Turquoise and light brown; neon yellow and army green; teal and red. Do these colors “go” together? Just check out the gear from TOPO Designs – and you’ll see they are… oh, so right together.
TOPO Designs’ bright color combinations and clean lines come from the minds of founders Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen. Growing up with hand-me-downs, they became enamored with the simplicity, functionality, and aesthetics of their parent’s retro outdoor gear. Drawing from the inspiration of their well-worn bags – they started TOPO Designs from Rose’s Fort Collins basement in 2008. While they were still working from those subterranean digs – their clean, minimal bag design was featured in The New York Times.
Since expanding production and…moving out of the basement, they have been featured by the likes of Outside Magazine, Fast Company, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, Monocle, and so much more. Despite the growth, they have stayed true to their roots – simple and locally-made. All TOPO products are made here, in the US, primarily in a LEED-certified building near Denver.
"Initially the whole idea was to bring back…simplicity to outdoor gear. So instead of talking about how tech things are and what fabric they're made out of and how high you can climb with them, we're more about the simplicity around it and focusing on using a nice, simple product that compliments a simple lifestyle.” - founder Jedd Rose.
Purchasing a TOPO Design is money well-spent – as not only will you have a killer accessory upping your awesomeness, but you can also weather a storm, hike a mountain, go camping, carry your books to class, etc etc – but more importantly you’re supporting a super great company and the US of A.
Check out our selection of Topo Bags on our website: