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Made in USA Backpacks

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Kerstel, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Kerstel

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for backpacks (tactical and hiking) that are made in the good ol' USA. Please list the ones that you know of.

    As of right now I have Spec Ops, TAD Gear, Goruck and Mystery Ranch.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Synaptic Misfire
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    Kelty, Kifaru, Tactical Tailor and London Bridge Trading are a few more.
     
  3. TARFU
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    Mission Worskhop, Rickshaw, Seagull, Timbuk 2 (Custom bags only. Ready Made are now done in Asia), Red Oxx, and Tom Bihn.
     
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    Not entirely sure, but I think Camelbak max gear packs are USA assembled/made/produced/whatever.
     
  5. BigEd

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    HSGI High Speed Gear Inc. in North Carolina.
    LifeTime Warranty on all their gear.

    They only offer a couple of packs, but they have produced other custom styles before.
    You can call them 877-301-2116 and ask for Gene about custom work or mods. It never hurts to get a quote.

    I bought a couple of pouches and a plate carrier back in 2005, have been a fan of their gear ever since.
     
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    Are Oakley made in U.S.?
     
  7. MadManBro

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    McHale Packs.
     
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    Eberlestock is made right here in Boise Idaho, last I checked. Rockin packs too.
     
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    USGI Surplus....my affordable favorite!
     
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    I am not sure Eberlestock bags are made in the USA.

    I have read on a several sites/forums that the company is in Idaho, but the packs are made in Vietnam. Tags on bags inside say "Made in Vietnam".
    Search for: eberlestock vietnam

    This happened with Eagle Industries. Their products were made in the USA, but they could not keep up with the orders so they are now made in the Dominican Republic.
     
  11. Kerstel

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    I went on a 30 day expedition to the Wind River Range in CO 40 years ago. Back then, it was Camp Trails and Kelty with Kelty being the best you could get with their waist suspension system. Good to see they are still in business.
     
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    Camelbaks arent made in the U.S.
     
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    They still have there U.S. made plant to.
     
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    Zulu nylon gear

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Do you have to request an Eberlestock pack that is made in the USA?
    [​IMG]

    I have read conflicting threads that Eberlestock used to be made in the USA, and now they are not. The pic above is from last December and from another forum.
     
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    ULA Equipment (Utah) - made primarily for backpacking
    Cilo Gear (Oregon) - made for climbing but the smaller worksacks should be fine for hiking
    Wild Things Gear (New Hampshire) - climbing but can be used as hiking
    Kletterwerks (Montana) - old school climbing bags by the same man behind Mystery Ranch
    Duluth Pack and Frost River (Minnesota) - old school canvas primarily for portage
     
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    Several companies who supply gear to the military have two manufacturing facilities, one in the US to comply with the Berry Amendment and one wherever labor is cheapest to build their civilian gear. Eagle is the most notorious they make their civvie stuff in Dominica.
     
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    Veitnam, Idaho?

    Srsly, I think LL Bean is still made in Maryland, aren't they?
     
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    Tactical Tailor (Tacoma, WA) 1000 denier, lifetime warrante.