Real Use Gear for Backcountry Travelers
Our products don't happen by accident, and they're not born in a design studio. They're built on years of backcountry, engineering, and quality assurance experience. Inspiration usually comes on the trail and multiple iterations are mentally tested and discarded to the beat of hiking boots before pattern making even starts, to ensure a consistent and functional product. Here is how we do that at HPG.
Load carriage - A pretty straightforward discipline if you're paying attention -- basic newtonian physics, vertebrate anatomy, and the dynamics of bipedal locomotion.
Flexibility - Human beings have been evolutionarily successful for one simple reason -- adaptability (thanks to our brain). We believe in outdoor gear that is similarly adaptable. "One pack to rule them all" is a holy grail probably forever out of reach -- but "one pack to handle 80% of what you need to accomplish" is very achievable.
Longevity - Our goal is to build packs with enough durability to get you reliably through any backcountry misadventure without any unnecessary weight. You'll find that our packs are uncommonly efficient with very low empty pack weights relative to the chassis capability.
Brands: Hill People Gear