Brand Introduction Sarma Custom Made is a handmade gear manufacturer based out of Haifa Israel. The owner Boris Fridman has been hand making bags for the last 20 years as well as designing armed forces equipment for the source tactical gear team. Sarma makes a wide variety of bags, backpacks and pouches, the most popular
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.
Brand Introduction Triple Aught Design is a brand who understand adventure. A quick glance at their website will show you climbers, covert photography, trips to archery and rifle ranges. Their community events involve road trips into the mountains, or code-breaking scavenger hunts around San Francisco, where they are based. In a world where, sometimes, less
Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch has long been a name synonymous with quality, comfort, and innovation. They’ve been doing their thing since 2000, and are owned by industry veterans Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker, formerly of Dana Design; pioneers in the load bearing industry. Mystery Ranch might be best recognized by their signature Tri-Zip packs, which
Brand Introduction Hill People Gear is a name synonymous with quality, comfort and good old-fashioned family business. They’ve been doing their thing since 2010 and shortly after launching they partnered up with US manufacturer First Spear to deliver the physical side of their design process. The brand was founded and is still operated, by Evan
If you’re reading this, you probably own a backpack or two. You probably have an idea of what you like, and which companies produce the bags you like. If your favourite brand is bringing out a new pack, you can probably guess how it’ll look and function, to some degree. Every so often though, you
Hiking in the summer, you can pack light. Food, water, a map and compass and a pair of shades might be all you need. Climbing hills in winter is a different story: the temperatures drop, the days get shorter and it gets harder to keep your feet on the ground. All of that requires some