About Hilltop Packs
Ultralight and Ultra-Custom Backpacking Gear made in the USA.
A family owned company focused on creating products that are as unique as your life's journey.
Who are we?
Owner of Hilltop Packs LLC.
Works at both the downtown shop and home shop.
Fun fact: Never been accused of being photogenic.
Payroll & Order Fulfillment
Kailee works from our home shop. Hard worker. Loves Pizza.
Fun Fact: As Ben's wife she keeps his life in order. Highly underpaid for the position.
Works in our downtown shop. Amie Keeps the shop running smoothly and on track.
Fun fact: She yells a lot. But we mostly deserve it.
Works in our downtown shop. Nice guy, sometimes. He is usually the reason Amie is yelling.
Fun fact: Overdresses for work.
Printing & Production Assistant
Works in our downtown shop part-time in our print shop.
Fun fact: Fully admits his older brother is better looking and generally better at everything than he is.
Hanna was a huge part of getting Hilltop Packs off the ground. Now she just helps part time as she finishes High School.
Fun fact: Only been to prison once so far.
Works in our downtown shop.
Fun Fact: Besides the embarrassing life-long task of being Ben's mom she is also an amateur karate expert.
One of Ben's top 3 favorite kids she was a huge help in the shop when we first opened for business. Danni is now a student at Penn State University.
Fun fact: Hates affection. So we hug her a lot.
Fun fact: Carter mostly just gets in the way and isn't very productive. One day we will miss that.
Sneaky Beta Tester and hiking buddy AKA "Spider Fighter"
HOW HILLTOP PACKS STARTED
I (Ben) have been a professional full-time photographer for almost 16 years. In that time I developed a strong passion for hiking and backpacking. Like most landscape photographers carrying camera gear efficiently has always been a struggle and solving that problem involved dragging out my old sewing machine. Once I made a few camera bags I moved on to stuff sacks, dry bags and of course Backpacks. Boom! Hilltop Packs was born.
One of our other businesses is a photography studio which also owns a print shop. We have been printing on unique materials for years. Once we started making backpacking gear it made sense to offer custom printing services to the Hilltop Packs product line. This allows us to make one-of-a-kind products you wont find anywhere else.