Altadena Works is a creative partnership based in California that emerged from our shared desire to produce quality goods manufactured within the USA. Our products are rooted in simple and straightforward design, constructed meticulously with functionality and longevity in mind. Understated yet luxurious in their material quality, our bags deliver a solution both modern and practical for everyday use.

The backpacks are designed with the attitude that a bag should be an extension of what you’re wearing, with minimal design and slimmer profile referencing the simplicity of 1970’s outdoor equipment. Everything about the bags has been considered, from unique color schemes to user-friendly pocket placement and zipper pulls. All our bags are made in the USA using the highest quality materials, including heavyweight Cordura ballistic fabric, military spec nylon webbing and hardware, and leather custom ordered from Horween, one of America’s oldest tanneries. Construction is fundamental – Altadena Works products are made by seasoned American artisans who’ve worked in bag production for over 30 years.

Taking the utmost care through every stage of production, they ensure the bags meet their own high standards as well as ours.

Our products are built to last, and provide functionality in every context, whether you are hiking, traveling, or on your daily commute. We believe the best design results from reduction. We don’t make anything we wouldn’t use or wear ourselves, and we’re pretty particular – you should be too. Thanks for looking, and please check back for more Altadena Works products.

All photography in collaboration with
Brett Cody Rogers