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About Topo Designs

Topo Designs founders Mark Hansen and Jedd Rose, both Western natives, grew up camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, and hiking in the mountains. The memories of their childhoods and the enduring love of the outdoors that grew out of them fuels their present-day mission: to make simple, functional, versatile, and durable bags and clothes that enhances the outdoor experience. Highly specialized, technical gear has its place; Topo Designs’ products are there for the rest of the time.

Topo Designs was founded in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2010. Even though Topo has grown into an internationally recognized company, all the bags and apparel Topo sells are made locally in Colorado. In addition to drawing on existing resources and expertise, and boosting the local economy, Topo’s mountain-state location inspires its designs and fuels innovation. Its products are informed by the past, but creating ‘retro’ or ‘vintage’ products is not Topo’s driving goal. True, the best-selling Klettersack backpack is a good-looking bag, but it’s equally ready for the trail, stream, or street. By keeping things simple and focusing on quality materials and construction, Topo’s products offer the ultimate versatility.