Topo Designs

The classics never go out of style, they just get a facelift, or in this case, a splash of color. In the years that Denver’s Topo Designs has been in business, they’ve striven for American-made portage that has a modern façade with a classic silhouette. All of their bags are manufactured in a LEED-certified facility at the foothills of the Rockies and while their bags aren’t designed specifically for cycling, they are versatile, durable and innovative.

I had the opportunity to visit Topo’s design and shipping facilities while I was in Denver and was immediately pulling out my card to make some purchases. From a new (out soon) backpack that stuffs into a pocket, padded laptop carriers (out soon), to their classic Klettersack backpack, nesting bags and even their accessories like the Web Belt and Liberty co-branded water bottle, I put a dent in my checking account!

I’ve honestly never purchased them before because I never saw anything Topo made in person. In this case, seeing and feeling was believing. With high-quality, wear-reducing cordura on the bottoms of their bags, you’ll have them for years with no issues.

Check out more photos from my Shop Visit to Topo Designs in the narrated gallery and check your local Topo retailler here.

  • I have the Mountain Bag (why’d they discontinue it!!??) … it’s a great city bag, and fits perfectly on my CETMA HALFrack

  • Liking these narrated galleries – the little things.

  • Mark and Jedd do great work! Stoked you got to visit them.

  • Kyle Kelley

    Where are the sewers?

    • At a factory about 50 miles away. Didn’t have time to go out to it….

  • roadrunner bags already has been making a backpack that collapses down to fit in your hand, but I’m sure you already knew that.

  • Sick!

  • Cubbyredds

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