Topo Designs is a gear and apparel shop found in San Francisco’s NoPa neighborhood. In the store you'll find Topo's line of packs and gear, rooted towards mountain culture and outdoor living, but also dedicated exploring cities and world travel.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Travis Platt Contributing writer
In the world of Topo Designs, function, comfort, and purpose are the keys to living an exploratory lifestyle. Once you venture into this Colorado-crafted brand’s color-coordinated world, you instantly become a devoted cult fan.
Inside, you will find a wall featuring what could be mistaken for an art exhibit, an array of bags and packs synced up in a color-collage formation. This isn’t a “don’t touch” art exhibition, so feel free to reach forward to unhook, unzip, unravel, and explore the layered supply of endless pockets and compartments to find what best suits your needs.
Each backpack is distinct in personality and function to its purpose; to be the perfect companion for all your voyages. Some of our favorites include the Klettersack X-pack to endure wet environments, the Rover Pack to hold your camera and laptop for a day of urban exploring, and the 3-Day Briefcase for a long weekend or a CYTIES kind of trip.
Methodically arranged throughout the store is Topo’s unique design line in the form of jackets and caps and essentials for everyday carry, ranging from dopp kits to camera straps. In a world catering to creatives and innovators, it’s hard to leave the house without something to hold all your go-to essentials.
It’s safe to say that Topo Designs has changed the game when it comes to easing your lifestyle on the move while battling the elements. Stop in this SF staple and find the hardware that mirrors your way of life, and by selecting your pack, join the pack and represent a movement for those who love to move ahead.
The crew here is knowledgable about the pack you need for a specific journey, start a conversation for any gear questions
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