42 Top Quality American Made Backpack Brands
If you’re searching for what backpacks are made in the USA then you’ve come to the right place. Here I’ve researched and compiled a directory to all of the American made backpack manufacturers I could find. If you know of more then please let me know! The pack in the above photo is one of my personal favorites, the ULA Ohm 2.0 on Kongma La Pass, Nepal while trekking to Mt. Everest.
If you want to see my top 5 recommended backpacks then visit my Top Recommended Backpacks page.
- alpineluddites.com – Custom alpine backpacks and bikepacking bags.
- cilogear.com – Technical backpacks for climbing, mountaineering, skiing, and more. I own and highly recommend their 45L Worksack which earned our Editor’s Choice; check out the review!
Colfax Design Works
- www.colfaxdesignworks.com – Urban backpacks and camera slings.
Cooke Custom Sewing
- cookecustomsewing.com – Packs and more.
- crosscanvas.com – Classic canvas bags.
- defybags.com – Urban backpacks, messenger bags, and duffel bags.
- dsptch.com – Urban backpacks, messenger and laptop bags.
- duluthpack.com – Lots of classic bags, packs, and more.
- elementalhorizons.com – Ultralight packs and accessories.
- equinoxltd.com – Ultralight gear.
Exo Mountain Gear
- exomountaingear.com – Hunting packs.
- freerangeequipment.com – Technical packs.
- frostriver.com – Canvas and leather durable goods including backpacks, bike bags, canoe bags, and more.
- goruck.com – Simple rucksacks, often used with Goruck weighted plates for workouts.
Green Guru Gear
- greengurugear.com – Bike bags/packs, panniers and gear.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear
- hyperlitemountaingear.com – Technical mountaineering and backpacking packs.
- katabaticgear.com – Backpacks and sleeping bags too.
- kifaru.net – Hunting packs and more.
- killspencer.com – High end fashion backpacks.
- mysteryranch.com/Packs/Mountain/Kletterwerks – Retro rucksack packs and tote bags. Note, Kletterwerks is a division of Mystery Ranch.
MIS (Make It Simple)
- miscalif.com – Backpacks following the KISS philosophy (Keep It Simple Stupid).
- missionworkshop.com – Waterproof packs and more.
Mountain Laurel Designs
- mountainlaureldesigns.com – Ultralight packs and gear.
- mysteryranch.com – Backpacks (including the packs I used on the fireline). Note, most of their packs are now made in the Philippines. Much of their tactical line and fire packs are still made in the USA.
North St Bags
- northstbags.com – Backpacks, bike bags, panniers and more.
- pack-rabbit.com – Interesting external frame backpacks that convert to chairs.
- palantepacks.com – Ultralight frameless backpacks.
- seekoutside.com – External frame backpacks, sleeping bags, tipi tents and wood stoves.
- specops.us – Tactical backpacks and various tactical nylon gear.
- stoneglacier.com – Premium lightweight hunting backpacks.
Superior Wilderness Designs
- swdbackpacks.com – Custom ultralight backpacks.
- tannergoods.com – Craft canvas and leather backpacks and bags.
- tombihn.com – Durable packs and more.
- topodesigns.com – Some backpacks, travel bags, luggage, clothes, and more. Note that many Topo Designs products are now imported.
- toughtraveler.com – A variety of old school packs, luggage, and gear.
Triple Aught Design
- tripleaughtdesign.com – Military inspired backpacks and other gear.
Tucker and Bloom
- tucker-bloom.com – Premium fashion canvas and leather backpacks and bags.
- ula-equipment.com – Ultralight backpacks. I own an Ohm 2.0 pack and love it! The Ohm 2.0 received our Best Buy Award.
- vedavoo.com – Fishing packs, bags and gear built to order in the USA.
Wild Things Gear
- wildthingsgear.com – Technical packs among other gear.
- yar.gear.com – Small batch ultralight frameless backpacks.
- zpacks.com – Packs, shelters and sleeping systems
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