Topo Designs

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Today in Gear: July 21, 2017

High-performance running sunglasses, an iconic Porsche rally car, a leather belt worthy of Batman and much more.

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Today in Gear: March 20, 2017

Handcrafted Italian sneakers, technical hiking pants, an iPhone for devout Apple enthusiasts and much more.

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Today in Gear: August 29, 2016

An all-in-one fly fishing kit, a new high-end activity tracker smartwatch, duck boots crossed with sneakers and much more.

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Today in Gear: August 15, 2016

A new streetwear-meets-travel bag collab by some of the greats, stoneware you'll want to stock up on quickly, a 20th anniversary double IPA and much more.

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Today in Gear: July 27, 2016

A dovetail surfboard-inspired skateboard, a new rye whiskey with emphasis on the "rye" part, a special-edition electric three-wheeler and much more.

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Today in Gear: February 29, 2016

An ingenious journal (scientifically proven to improve lives), Star Wars for your wrist, the only [compact] camera you'll ever need and more.

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Today in Gear: October 15, 2015

Apple's new line of accessories, a collaboration between Topo Designs and Woolrich, Sony announces the newest addition to its RX series and more.

You're On Your Own for the Rest

Four First Dates, Four Outfits

Your first date will be over before it starts if you don't dress to impress. Here's how to style yourself for each level of formality.

Dating and Love
Sling and Shoot

7 Camera Straps for Every Photographer

Heavily branded camera straps can blow your cover in a crowd. Instead, downplay your presence with one that's made to be casual, cool, durable and comfortable.

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Today in Gear: June 22, 2015

Topo Designs unites with the Tenkara Rod Co., Canon announces its latest high-end point-and-shoot, a round of premium home goods that won't break the bank and more.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: May 19, 2015

A new American watch brand, fluid dynamics from HYT, Luminox turns 25 and Frank Sinatra turns 100.

Today in Gear: April 30, 2014

Today in gear we examine, the ultimate tea brewer, Apple's update to the Macbook Air, Harmon Kardon's special take on the HTC One M8 for Sprint, Trident's Iceni Sports car, Gilette's FlexBall handle system and Topo Design's minimalist trail pack.

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What's old is new

Tested: Topo Designs x Howler Brothers Klettersack

Retro gear is retro for a reason: modern outdoor gear design performs better than its forebears in almost all respects. But we still have a soft spot for the leather, wool, canvas alpine designs of the 1950s and ‘60s -- you know, before things got all sleek and neon. After seeing two Gear Patrol favorite brands, Topo Designs and Howler Brothers, collaborate to design a classic climbing pack, the Klettersack ($189), we decided to go all Reinhold Messner and take it to the mountains to see how a retro style pack works in the environment that inspired it.

Today in Gear: October 2, 2013

Etiquette Clothiers + Mark McNairy Boot Socks What happens when Italian woolen luxury meets rugged/preppy designs from a lauded American master? Luxurious, attractive boot socks, that’s what. Only a few colorways, all comfy, all handsome. Stick your feet in these — just make sure you’ve got boots that’ll live up to the standard they set....

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Beyond Your Standard Messenger Bag

The Best Modern Takes on the Commuter Bag

Once you've got your bike, which you should by now, the next step is to pick up the appropriate accessories. For commuters, second only to a helmet is a suitable bag that holds the necessities and, beyond that, meets specific, personal work- or looks-related criteria. The next thing to consider is the style of bag -- backpack, messenger or something else entirely? We've got all of the above, with a preference toward backpacks.

Today in Gear: May 21, 2013

Classified Moto Honda CB “SuperStrada” This custom job by Classified Moto involved a donor 1980 Honda CB750F Super Sport, a front end from a Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike, some nice Ducati bits and more than two years of work. The result? A jaw-dropping dream on two wheels. classifiedmoto.com (★) Hamilton Short Sleeve Sport Shirts Hamilton’s summer-spec...

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Cannonball!

Kit: Epic Pool Party

Around the country, where people can't easily access a natural body of water, they'll flock to fake ones for some relaxation, fun, and relief from the heat. This is the seasonal blessing and curse of the fortunate few who own -- or have access to -- a pool. If you fall into this category and are already bemoaning your hosting duties to come, may we remind you of the wise words of "Uncle" Ben Parker Voltaire, "with great power comes great responsibility". Think that bowl of corn chips ("but they're restaurant style!") and playing some Jimmy Buffet from your puny laptop speakers answers the call? You are woefully mistaken. It's time to take your waterside shindigs to another plane. What we're talking about is the kind of event that'll haunt Charlie Sheen's dreams and leave the neighborhood gabbing for decades. We've got your shopping list right here.

Buying Guide
Noel Nomad

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Traveler

The person who coined the phrase “getting there is half the fun”, clearly never had to travel by air, train, bus, or car during the holiday season. No amount of planning can ever guarantee a smooth journey, but having the “right tools for the job”, as they say, will go a long way towards making...

Mountain bound, urban adept

Topo Designs Sling Bag

We see just about every size and shape of bag — no complaints here — but we’ve grown fond of the proficient carries from Topo Designs. Blame it on a blend of proficient design and great prices. And of course, the fact that each bag is made in the Colorado Rockies. As a follow-up to...

Home-Grown Quality

TOPO Designs Klettersack

One would expect intelligent design and exceptional function from a group of unsatisfied American outdoorsmen who previously scattered across the world to purchase premium alfresco gear. The only logical action was to take matters in their own hands and create an American bag company suitable for even the most austere mountain man, or, perhaps, even...

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