'The dream is that when we take off our bag, we feel as if we're removing a little piece of who we were.' Everything just makes sense with Topo Designs. Wonderfully simple, functional and aesthetically pleasing, founders Mark Hansen and Jedd Rose began the company back in 2010. Taking its name from Topographic maps, Topo Designs hail from Boulder, Colorado, and manufacture some of the best gear in the industry. Working with local people, for local people and the wider community, hand making their packs in a LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) factory overlooking the mountains, everything is considered. Cordura 1000 Denier Military grade nylon fabric as standard, YKK heavy duty hardware, sturdy seatbelt webbing straps (we love this) and leather lash tabs make these bags and accessories some of the best we've ever seen. Lined with waterproof high visibility pack cloth, Topo also deliver more modern features such as a laptop sleeve, so they work just as well in the city as they would on the trail. Being connected so intimately with production and believing in supporting smaller, locally made goods, the ethos is in owning fewer products, but products you can connect with.