With Topo Designs backpacks, camping and hiking have never been so stylish.
Head for the verdant prairies of Colorado, a fertile land which inspired two outdoor activity enthusiasts: Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen. In 2008, the two friends set themselves the challenge of creating sturdy backpacks similar to the ones they used on their travels when they were young. Although they were united by their passion for outdoor activities, Jedd worked in design (more specifically in graphic design) and Mark taught biology at middle school. However, in 2008, they gave up their jobs to devote themselves exclusively to bringing their dream to life: Topo Designs. Jedd took over designing and making bags with a newly purchased sewing machine. Mark travelled the country looking for local suppliers for the textiles used in their future creations. Although the majority of Topo Designs bags are made in the States, some parts and equipment are produced by long-standing partner factories in Mexico, Canada or Vietnam. The design of Topo Designs bags and accessories is tinged with a certain joyful nostalgia. Fun and colourful, their backpacks could easily star in any West Anderson movie. At KEUS, we like their slight old school side which recalls the forest, afternoons spent as a child playing in the grass, building huts in the trees and catching grasshoppers. Although the colour is inseparable from the brand's DNA, many bags (Rover, Klettersack, Light Pack, etc.) are also available in black.
Mountain hiking, cycling, photography, travel or urban outings, Topo Designs backpacks are designed to cater for specific needs. Thus, although the Subalpine Pack and the Mountain Pack are all designed for hiking, the Travel Bag (30/40L) will be just as suitable for a weekend away or for travelling. But, no need to call Mike Horn or be a dedicated hiker to proudly sport one of the brand's backpacks. Let it be said: Topo Designs bags are all extremely versatile and suitable for outdoor activities just as much as for city-dwellers everyday needs. Indeed, many Topo Designs bags have a protective pouch for a laptop. Therefore, you'll even be able to watch Netflix in your tent when you're out in the wild. And that has no price, right? With their slight vintage hiking look, Topo Designs bags are, nevertheless, highly skilled modern-day objects that will never let their owner down. The technical materials used in the backpacks, such as 1000D Cordura®, 1000D nylon or 400D polyester, are extremely hard-wearing and resistant to rubbing and the rain. Thus, you can spend 5 hours smooching with it or scale Mont Blanc (or whatever peak you fancy) with your Topo Designs bag without having to worry about damaging it or seeing annoying bobbles appear on the parts exposed to rubbing. And, at KEUS, we don't like, in fact we hate, bobbles. All Topo Designs backpacks are equipped with breathable padded shoulder straps on which it is possible to use different systems (strap or buckle) to attach your water bottle, keys, or camera strap. The compression straps on almost all Topo Designs models allow you to adjust the depth of the bag according to what you put in it. Smart!
Just like its brother, the Klettersack, Topo Designs' Rover is one of the brand's emblematic backpacks. And it is easy to see why it's become such a bestseller so quickly! Available in many colours (black, olive, red, navy, etc.) and sizes (mini or classic), everyone agrees when it comes to the Rover. Suitable for both men and women, this Topo Designs backpack is an excellent companion for outdoor activities (hiking, outings and excursions) as much as for daily life (metro, cycling, working). The Rover Classic offers a capacity of 20L. Equipped with a protective compartment for a 15-inch laptop, the Rover has various side pockets and a front pocket with a zip where you can put your keys, for example. This cheeky little bag (admit it, you want to call it your buddy, right?) is fastened with two vertical straps behind which you can insert a rolled up jacket. The bag is closed with a cord protected behind a flap which holds a storage pouch. For neat freaks, the Topo Designs brand offers different sized pouches available on their own or in a kit (Accessory bags Kit) to slip into your backpack. Discover a selection of Topo Designs backpacks and pouches in stock on our website. Mountain Pack, Rover Pack, and more, the brand's emblematic models are available in different colours and versions. To help you decide, find the price and technical details for the backpacks on each product sheet. Free delivery within 48 hours. For further information before making your purchase, read our review and test of the Topo Designs Mountain Pack in the Crash Test section of our journal. Otherwise, contact us via the live chat!