Epperson Mountaineering, Artisan Bags Made In USA
Mark Epperson, a man who loves the mountains, founded Epperson Mountaineering in 1973 out of Montana. Mark’s vision has remained the same to this day; he couldn’t find any other backpacks that satisfied his demanding need for high-quality packs. He believed that by utilising the highest quality materials, artisan craftsmanship, and innovative functional designs he could make great backpacks which are fit for purpose.
Over time, as word spread about Mark Epperson’s creation’s, local outdoor enthusiasts searched for the packages and consumer demand grew, so much so that Mark eventually opened his own retail store in Libby, Montana – where he manufactured all the packages by hand one by one. But as demand outstripped supply, Mark trained artisan pack makers to create Epperson Mountaineering backpacks for local people and consumers around the world.
Today, all Epperson Mountaineering bags are still made in the USA using artisan packaging manufacturers with the finest components, such as 1000 denier Cordura, YKK zippers, mil-spec tubular webbing or unique Indian / oval pattern webbing and internal compartments reinforced with sealed seams to ensure long-term strength and durability.
Honouring Mark’s wishes for everlasting quality, all Epperson Mountaineering products are continually, individually checked with careful attention to detail and persistent reflection on new ways to enhance Meg Company’s ubiquitous backpack and other personal accessory products in California.
Epperson Mountaineering Climb Tote Bag
The Climb Tote Bag has become one of the brands flagship models since it’s introduction, remaining a repeat staple in every collection. The bag embodies the casual coolness and beauty of a classic tote embellished with rock climbing ‘daisy chain’ using mil-spec tubular nylon webbing to prominently standout from other tote bags. The specs of the daisy chain (a chain of small loops reinforced with bar-tacks) are identical to the requirement on actual climbing & mountaineering equipment.
In addition to its technical specifications, like many other EM models, the outer shell is constructed from 1000-denier textured nylon, giving an excellent resistance to abrasion & tear strength under pressure. Also it is coated with a DWR skin, a polymer coating added to outerwear to provide a water-resistant protective skin.
Shop the full range of Epperson Mountaineering bags, available this coming season online & in-store at Stuarts London.