Like many good things, Topo Designs began in a basement.
Our cofounders, Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen grew up in the West, so they have always been interested in spending time outside and the gear required to do so. But in 2008, they realized they wanted a different kind of outdoor gear, something like the gear they grew up with; bold and well-designed, with a clear tie to the brand.
So Jedd bought a sewing machine and began concepting, designing and sewing packs in his Northern Colorado basement while Mark set out around Denver and the front range looking for the partners needed to make those designs widely available.
Today, we’ve grown out of the basement, but we’re still in the business of making products we want to use as individuals. With Jedd and Mark still leading the charge, we aim to create the most durable, beautiful products that can be used out on the trail, in town or traveling the globe. We know firsthand that nothing is more frustrating than being let down by your gear, and that motivates us to build things that last — simple, classic products inspired by who we are and our Colorado roots.
We’re looking for outdoor or fashion forward storytellers who love gear that can go anywhere on their map — if this sounds like you, join us!
Highlights of the Topo Designs Affiliate program include: