A Little About Us
to provide useful and innovative backpacking accessories to long-distance hikers while fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within our company and the outdoor community.
Welcome to Thrupack – where handmade craftsmanship meets the spirit of adventure!
Nestled in Norfolk, Virginia, we are not just a business; we are a cottage company, a microbusiness, a passion project that thrives on bringing high-quality, handmade backpacking accessories directly to you.
Meet Paul, the adventurer behind Thrupack. Around 12 years ago, he ventured into the world of backpacking, embarking on countless weekend hikes that eventually led him to the majestic Mt. Katahdin. The spark ignited s flame and after accumulating nearly 5,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail (2012) and Pacific Crest Trail (2015), Paul had an epiphany – the world needed a waist pack tailored for thru-hikers.
In the humble confines of his closet, prototypes took shape. The vision was clear: create a waist pack that exceeded the expectations of backpackers. As friends embraced these packs, Paul envisioned a broader community of enthusiasts who could benefit. In 2017, Thrupack officially entered the scene, armed with a business license and a domain.
From Hobby to Community
What started as a hobby swiftly transformed into a vibrant career path within a community that Paul loves dearly – the community of long-distance hikers. Since our inception, the support from hikers worldwide has been nothing short of overwhelming. Thrupack became more than a business; it became a shared journey with fellow adventurers.
Crafted with Passion
Step into our workshop, where every pack is meticulously crafted by an experienced hiker. We take pride in the hands that create each accessory, infusing them with the wisdom gained from the trails. Thrupack isn't just about products; it's about a commitment to quality, a dedication to our craft, and a love for the adventure.
Thrupack is based in Norfolk, Virginia. From the initial prototype in Paul's closet to the workshop where each pack now comes to life, to the shelves where our products are stocked, we are rooted in the American spirit of innovation and resilience.
Join us on this adventure, where every pack tells a story, and every journey is an opportunity to connect with the great outdoors.
See you out there!