1973, Montana saw Mark Epperson, a mountaineer establish the backpack brand Epperson Mountaineering. His aim was to create a high quality pack to meets his needs after an unfruitful search for one by using premium materials, expert manufacturing and functional designs he could take pride in. The result was not only an impressive collection of Epperson Mountaineering backpacks but also a never-ending quest to design and craft the perfect pack. As with the first made Epperson Mountaineering backpacks, today all of their outdoors lifestyle products are hand made by artisans in the USA with plenty of innovation to maintain the same level of high quality in each one while establishing new designs and improvements. All styles of Epperson Mountaineering bags just like the ones available here at Blackleaf.com are made with premier materials that includes 100 denier Cordura nylon for high durability, military spec tubular webbing, YKK zips and seam-sealed inner pockets and compartments that have been reinforced for lasting use on many an adventure.