Brand Introduction Mention the name Triple Aught Design and very few people in the EDC or backpack community won’t know who you’re talking about. Founded by Patrick Ma (now of Prometheus Design Werx) the brand originally centered around military inspired clothing and backpacks, with the epicenter of their pack range being the tactical Fastpack line.
Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch is a world renowned brand known for their comfortable, tri-zip packs built for everyone from the military to city dwellers. The brand’s designs also caught the eye of the US Navy SEALs, as they designed custom packs from them back in the early 2000s, leading to the adoption of their 3
Brand Introduction Boundary Supply is a small team based out of Utah that has been around since 2015. With their lead designer Brad Mayer hailing from Bellroyand Gregory Mountain Products, and Cavin Nicholson the CEO of Boundary launching several successful Kickstarter campaigns with Coalatree. Boundary takes pride in making sure that all products and factories they
Known first and foremost for their game changing slim wallets, Bellroy is synonymous with slick and stylish carry goods. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Bellroy now brings even more to the table, with everything from backpacks to innovative phone cases. We also owe thanks to Bellroy for funding the fantastic content creators at Carryology, which
Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch are a brand with a reputation, hard earned after decades of quality: their founder Dana Gleason began designing packs back in the 1970s before starting his company Kletterwerks. The problem with heritage is that it can restrict as well as support, and too often designers will look too much on their
Brand Introduction Arc’teryx is a brand that has long been synonymous with rugged outdoors equipment as well as tactical users through the LEAF line and program. Regardless of which line is used, the fossil of the extinct Archaeopteryx bird is easily recognizable and has even spawned on the brand’s nickname of “Deadbird.” The Mantis 26
Brand Introduction If you’ve ever climbed a mountain, gone on a hike, or even just gone to an outdoor store, the name Arc’teryx is as ubiquitous as it is hard to spell. Known for high quality and equally high prices, Arc’teryx is a Canadian brand that was inspired by the need for durable technical gear
Brand Introduction If you haven’t heard of HEX, you’re probably exactly like I was until the day their Signal backpack showed up on my doorstep. HEX is brand with their roots in the Southern California fashion scene. Originally founded by musicians and designers Dan Maravilla and Trent Valladares, the HEX brand is much more urban-chic
Brand Introduction Backpacks on Kickstarter are kind of like Beanie Babies in the 90s: there are way too many of ‘em, and most are crap, but every once in awhile, you find one that really does it for you. As a pack addict, I’m always chasing that elusive bag that fills every single role I
Brand Introduction The last few months have been a time of great Kickstarter hype. Boundary Prima System, Remote Equipment ALPHA 31, and Evergoods have been promising high-quality, backer-funded bags and as their campaigns have closed and backers have (not so) patiently played the waiting game, we’re finally getting to see some of these guys deliver.