About Helixot

About Helixot

The Brand


Helixot is a brand of outdoor activity supplies. A nature-oriented brand, Helixot develops equipment which enables you to become ever more independent in different outdoor environments. Whether you are performing aquatic or terrestrial activities, you will always be equipped to reach your goal. Helixot is there to free you from the starting line.

Helixot aims to offer you solutions so you can go exploring with complete peace of mind, without worrying about any obstacles.
The XO 6.2 bag will enable you to take off with everything you need on your back…
We create technical and design solutions. Users are increasingly looking for both functional and esthetically-pleasing objects. Helixot positions itself as a designer and manufacturer of high-quality products.


The Brand


Helixot designs and produces, innovative accessories for outdoor activities. The brand’s goal is to develop products that get you as close to nature as possible. That free you from any inconvenience and allow you to enjoy whatever path you choose, on land or at sea.

Helixot will provide you with solutions so you can explore the world with complete peace of mind, worry free off any obstacles that might come your way. Our first product, the XO 6.2 Backpack will allow you to take everything you need with you whatever the activity or weather condition.
Creating specialized solutions that are also design. Consumers are looking to find items that are both functional and design. Helixot positions itself as a designer and producer of high-quality products.

 
 

“Everything started during a trip to Burma. I was in a tiny boat on the Inle lake, and felt completely helpless, with no way to protect my passport, phone and camera if they fell in the water…Back in my guesthouse, nice and dry, I started sketching different bag designs. The idea was born: a backpack which would follow the shape of my back, with a watertight screw cap closing mechanism to keep my valuables safe and dry.”

Grégoire, Helixot founder

“Everything started during a trip to Burma. I was in a tiny boat on the Inle lake, and felt completely cut off from the world in my little skiff, without any way to protect my passport, my phone and my camera if they fell in the water…Back in my guesthouse, mercifully dry, I started sketching different bag designs. The idea was born: a backpack which would be contoured to the shape of my back, with a watertight screw-top closing mechanism to keep my valuables down my first design, a quick sketch…”

Grégoire, Helixot founder

The Team



Grégoire Letissier
Founder and CEO 

 

Grégoire has travelled around the world. More than once, when exploring deep into the countryside, he found himself in isolated, precarious situations, needing to keep his valuables dry and close by. With no existing solutions on the market, Grégoire took advantage of his wife’s move to Malaysia for a few months in late 2015 to take the plunge and begin his Helixot dream: to build a completely waterproof backpack. An engineer with a technical background, he developed and created this new product himself. During his 4-month stay in Malaysia, he collaborated with entrepreneurs to elaborate the first prototype of the XO 6.2 bag. Once back in France, he connected with French partners to set up its production, entirely French-made.



Marion Jaffré
CMO

Passionate about digital and leading Marketing and IT teams to ensure the success of digital transformation projects, Marion is working now in Malaysia as a freelance digital consultant after 11 years at different operational & top management levels, she met Gregoire in Malaysia and joined a few month later she joined Helixot adventure (Greg’s ears still remember how excited she was even it was through skype).
She is looking forward to snorkeling and sailing with her XO6.2 in Malaysian islands!



Mathieu Linotte
Graphic designer

Originally from Reims, Mathieu Linotte left the Champagne region to go to the École des Arts-Décoratifs in Strasbourg, majoring in graphic communication, and received his diploma in 1997.
Mathieu is passionate about all forms of graphical imagery, whether through drawing, photography, illustration… Mathieu quickly saw graphic design as an ideal job, enabling him to bring together his passion for all of these different visual arts.
As a graphic designer and artistic director in Strasbourg and then in Lyon, Mathieu first worked in an agency setting before becoming self-employed in a wide range of sectors (publishing, urban magazines, cultural and institutional communication, visual identities) and always yearning for new adventures though which to meet new people and creative projects…

The Team

 

Grégoire Letissier
Founder and CEO 

 

Grégoire is an explorer who’s passionate about travels and water sports. More than once he found himself in situations where he needed to keep his personal belongings safe and dry. With no existing solutions on the market and a background in engineering, he decided, while living in Malaysia with his wife, to design a 100% waterproof backpack and create the Helixot brand. He spent his 4 months in Malaysia working alongside entrepreneurs to complete the prototype production of the XO 6.2 Backpack. Upon his return back in France, he identified suppliers to manufacture the XO 6.2 Backpack with a ‘Made in France’ label.

Marion Jaffré
CMO

Passionate about digital, Marion has a background in business studies and worked as a Chief Digital Officer for a French SME. Her need of adventure brings her to Malaysia where she decides to move and become a Digital Strategy Consultant. After meeting Grégoire she decides to join the Helixot team. She cannot wait to discover the Malaysian sea floor and coastline with her XO 6.2 Backpack

Mathieu Linotte
Graphic designer

Originally from Reims, Mathieu left the Champagne region to go to the École des Arts-Décoratifs in Strasbourg, where he majored in Graphic Communication in 1997.
Mathieu finds in graphic design the perfect way to combine his passion for images, his drawing skill, his talent for photography and his love of illustration.
He starts working as a graphic designer and artistic director in agencies before becoming self-employed for a wide range of sectors (publishing, urban magazines, cultural and institutional communication, visual identities). He is always looking for new adventures that will allow him to meet new people and work on creative projects…

MADE IN FRANCE

MADE IN FRANCE

Our decision to make our products in France came naturally. The expertise of our local partners and the production proximity ensures a quality build. We are proud to promote French quality and be ambassadors across the world.

We decided to make our products in France to ensure production proximity and ensures a quality build, thanks to the expertise of local partners. We are proud to promote “Made in France” quality all around the world.

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