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.
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.
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.
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, messenger bags and more. The more in this case includes sleeves for tablets, pads and games. The short list includes sleeves for the iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface, Nintendo, Sony. Regardless of the product you select they all are built with a simple design made to look great, work well and protect your gear. The designs draw from input gained from real end users.
WaterField Designs does not operate stores or even advertising. Customers come to them by word of mouth which is the best type of marketing available. If someone you know loves a product chances are so will you. Just visit their site and you will see they get rave reviews from customers including pages of clever six word testimonials.
Editors note: In reviewing this website I found this company made it clear their products are made in the USA and tells you why. Their website is very easy to navigate and is full of helpful images. I really like that the company owner puts himself out the on the site with his contact information. Really enjoyed reviewing this company's site.
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 functionality, performing well no matter what you use it for.
At Battle Lake Outdoors, our commitment is to provide:
Durable products, guaranteed for life (*see the warranty).
Functional designs, planned to perform in a multitude of ways.
Pleasing styles and colors, outlasting trends and fads, that you will be proud to own for many years.
Products constructed from the highest quality, American-made materials.
Flawless, handcrafted construction in our own shop- including double sewn seams, beefy zippers, taped seams, and reinforced stress points.
Fairly priced products through our consumer-direct approach.
Environmentally conscious manufacturing through minimal waste generation, little or no packaging, reusing shipping containers, intentionally long-lived products.
Outstanding customer service, because satisfied customers become our loyal customers.
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 STATEMENT THAT AMERICAN MANUFACTURING IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. ALL GORUCK RUCKSACKS ARE COVERED UNDER OUR SCARS LIFETIME GUARANTEE.
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 in Hell".
Ten years after its founding, Apocalypse Design was named Alaska Exporter of the Year by the Alaska State Governor. A loyal worldwide following, from Hollywood filmmakers to polar explorers, recognizes Apocalypse Design as the highest quality outdoor gear made. Every piece of equipment and clothing is designed and sewn at Apocalypse Design, in Fairbanks, Alaska. This allows us to pay attention to the quality of every stitch. As an example of our commitment to excellence, all our products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
The owners and employees are active in the Alaskan outdoors. Our experiences include mountaineering, ocean and white water kayaking, skiing, bicycle riding, caving, snowmachining and dog mushing. As such, our standards for clothing and gear are very high to ensure that it holds up to the demands placed upon it when in use. This dedication to product excellence is carried through to the management team that is responsible for the preparation and construction of the products.
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.
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 materials in weeks rather than months, and also allows ULA to offer a level of customer service that is simply unmatched. Because we don?t rely on others to sew our packs, we always have all styles and sizes in stock ready to ship. Our packs have won awards from Backpacker magazine, The Great Outdoors, and Mens Journal. Our newly launched EPIC has received an award for innovation from Geographical magazine and was carried on the National Geographic sponsored circumnavigation of Alaska recently completed by Andrew Skurka. If you are hiking 2 miles or 2000 miles ULA makes the packs that will make all your adventures more enjoyable.
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) This touch of ownership was initiated at the sewers' request to put their pride of workmanship in writing.
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. ***Although their description claims all the packs are Made in the USA during a routine vetting it was noticed not all the products are labeled American Made; however some are. Please confirm before purchasing please.
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!
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 timelines and quality are often sacrificed. Because of this crew, and Patrick Smith's dedication to this country, our gear is unquestionably the best in the world.
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.
Phunnybaggs We Provide Customized Backpacks with unique features. Designed, Tested & Produced in Washington State
Custom Hide Leather backpacks in our collection are hand-crafted from full grain leathers in our factory & backed by our Lifetime Warranty Made in USA
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.
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