Can be found and we made it easy for you. Did you know in 2013 industry sources report 140 million were sold in America alone. Easy to see why since everyone has a back pack today. Imagine how many jobs we could create if they were all Made in the USA? I think that thought is worth pursuing as the implications are so worthwhile. This page is a good place to start to make that happen. With the goal of creating more business for American manufactures We have put together this list of backpacks made in the USA. If you know of another company that is in the business of American made backpacks please let us know about them. If you are like our family we buy a couple packs every year with no end in site. Just remember when you are shopping, American Made, Americans paid.
Frost River American Made Backpacks and Luggage are handcrafted in Duluth, Minnesota. Our products including waxed canvas packs, bags, luggage and accessories are generation-proof, reliable, and purpose-built for function. Because everything we make is built by hand in our workshop on West Superior St. at the headwaters of Lake Superior, and the doorstep to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Using old-world craftsmanship and the highest-quality raw materials like waxed canvas, premium leather and solid brass, we make quality, timeless gear you’ll use for years.
Apocalypse Design – Rugged outdoor gear for Alaskan Conditions, designed and made by Alaskans in Fairbanks, Alaska. Deep in the Alaska Range, southwest from Mount McKinley, stands The Apocalypse. This jagged 9,000 foot peak caught mountaineer Dick Flaharty’s eye during a winter expedition in these isolated Revelation Mountains. When Dick founded his custom outdoor gear and expedition clothing company in 1983, he named it Apocalypse Design after this formidable, untamed peak. The peak remained unclimbed for three decades, until Alaskan alpinists Clint Helander and Jason Stuckey summited Apocalypse in April 2013 by a bold route they named “A Cold Day […]
Battle Lake Outdoors Located in the heart of Minnesota, Battle Lake Outdoors is dedicated to crafting the highest quality packs and bags for you, the customer. A family-owned business, we have built our reputation on this quality and on the finest in customer service. Over our 25-year history, our products have all carried a lifetime warranty, although our bags are so well made that customers have rarely needed to take advantage of it. Our line of products covers a wide range of uses, taking you from travel and outdoor adventures to school or work. Each product is designed with cross-over […]
Duluth Pack, we strive to set ourselves apart from the other outdoor gear makers. For 130 years we have been building quality products in Duluth, Minnesota, and for the last 100 of those years at the same factory on West Superior Street. Many of our current manufacturing methods are similar to those in the early 1900’s. Pride in craftsmanship is the reason we put signature labels on all of our products. These labels read: “Handcrafted by”: with the sewer’s hand-signed initials or name on it. Just lift up that little American flag, and there is the signature. (see photo gallery) […]
GORUCK builds the world’s best gear right here in the USA and produces events globally. Coupled with our mission statement to Challenge Excellence and Do Right By People, this 1+1=3 approach allows us to grow GORUCK in a way that is connected to people aka GORUCK Nation. OUR RUCKSACKS PROUDLY BUILT IN THE USA WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Our rucks have been tested on countless deployments and GORUCK Challenges and come out unscathed. GR1 is our original product and the foundation for everything GORUCK. QUALITY IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIFE AND DEATH TO US AND WE STAND BY OUR […]
Green Guru Feel good about your adventurous lifestyle by upcycling old bike inner tubes, wetsuits, climbing ropes, and banners so our sewing ninjas may build you the most exciting eco- adventure gear such as backpacks, messenger bags, bike bags, duffels and accessories. All of our gear is proudly made in the USA surpassing environmentally and social standards.
J.W. Hulme Co. is an authentic American heritage original. For more than 100 years, our craftsmen have dedicated themselves to making leather goods of exceptional design, quality, and durability. At J.W. Hulme, we use only the finest materials and meticulous hand craftsmanship to create leather goods of exceptional quality. Should your item require repair at any time, simply contact customer service.
Kifaru We’ve had extensive experience in the outdoor business – both in the field and in the shop, and many of us have gained valuable experience as former employees of Mountainsmith – making and using Mt. Everest quality mountaineering products. Every dollar you spend with Kifaru is kept right here in the United States. Instead of fueling foreign economies, we put funds right back into American pockets. The taxes reaped from our sales and salaries support our infrastructure and our communities – not those in Asia or Latin America. We could go offshore, but we’ve found from past experience that […]
Mountain Ridge Gear, LLC makes high-quality American made packing gear for outdoor enthusiasts. As a 21-year veteran in the military, I developed an affinity for tough, modular outdoor packing equipment built to withstand heavy weight over long periods in harsh climates. After retiring, I traveled extensively and have gone through numerous equine panniers and packs that didn’t hold up. Out of frustration, I designed my own outdoor gear, including panniers made for all sizes of equines and saddles, rugged backpacks, pommel bags and pouches. All the gear is made to order right here in beautiful Peyton, CO!
North St. Bags of Oregon was founded in 2009, North St. Bags brought a waterproof convertible backpack/pannier to cycling accessories. With a product line of packs and bags made from US Made materials and salvaged vinyl for the commuter and the long distance cycle tourist. All products are designed, built and weather tested at the micro-factory in Portland, Oregon.
Red Oxx Mfg American Made Luggage and Bags. Red Oxx sells handcrafted, soft-sided luggage, briefcases, and rugged adventure gear guaranteed to last. Every Red Oxx product is backed by an unconditional lifetime warranty. You break it. We marvel. Then we replace it or repair it. No questions asked.
Rivendell Mountain Works have been in production for over a year now, with our vintage day pack line, and have been super pleased with the great enthusiasm our customers have shown for these remakes of the 1979 vintage designs. All of our packs are 100% USA made, at our micro- cottage workshop in Washington State
Tom Bihn has been designing and making bags for well over 20 years. Tom designs all TOM BIHN bags. You’ll often find him in our Seattle factory consulting with our sewing crew, designing a new bag, or making patterns.
Topo Designs of Colorado makes quality backpacks and shoulder bags all made in the USA. Our bags feature natural leather lash tabs, all-metal military spec hardware, heavy duty straps reinforced with seatbelt webbing, and inner organizer pockets.
Tough Traveler’s backpacks are well-known for their superior durability, excellent workmanship and materials, designed in convenient sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can pick a backpack for your adventure, travel, or everyday use.
Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) was started by Pacific Crest Trail hiker Brian Frankle, who saw a need for durable yet light weight backpacking equipment. Nine years later nearly half the hikers completing this arduous 2650 mile trail are carrying a ULA pack. Our reputation for quality,innovation and customer service have given us a worldwide reputation that is second to none. ULA is one of the few remaining U.S. based backpack companies who manufacture in house. Our factory in Logan Utah enables us to be extremely responsive to our customers ever changing needs. It allows us to adapt new technologies and […]
WaterField Designs creates laptop bags made in the USA. With a factory in San Francisco they can ensure quality production of their products. They don’t believe in mass production, rather building bags to order to increase efficiency. To make the best laptops bags made in the USA they start with top shelf material like sturdy ballistic nylon, durable waxed canvas, and premium full grain leather. Premium parts like self locking zippers and stronger hardware than you will find elsewhere. WaterField Designs make more than just laptop bags made in the USA, you will also find duffel bags, totes, back backs, […]