Men’s outdoor accessories from independent designers, quality-made, hand-crafted and thoughtful. Crafted by hand with tested techniques and contemporary materials to give you durable products with contemporary style.



Adapted for your day…

The Crest is a waterproof backpack handcrafted from heavy-duty 10.10oz waxed cotton canvas and lined with adventure-tested Cordura nylon. Uphill Designs was born on Dan’s 2013 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. For the trip he sewed a minimalist, lightweight bag and the Crest is a re-envisioning of that little pack that went all the way from Mexico to Canada on foot. We’ve added deep water bottle pockets, comfy quarter-inch foam back support and a computer slip-pocket to adapt this for your day to day.


“Nature first.” – Uphill Designs

Meet, Dan Sedlacek, who founded Uphill Designs after a 2665 mile thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. Using a backpack and tent he had sewn himself, a vision emerged to build a company centered on community, adventure, and gear. Today, a small, passionate team designs and handcrafts leather and canvas goods in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Combining the rustic aesthetic of the trail with elements of modern design, Uphill creates unique lifestyle and adventure goods built to last.