Welcome to Alpine Luddites. I build custom technical backpacks and bikepacking bags. These are our my designs, created by decades of ideas gained from exploring the mountains of the world. I design, pattern, cut and sew every item myself. There is no factory, no hired sewers, only me .
I am a direct to you business. In my mind that is the best way to sell specialty, high-end gear that is off the mainstream and often requires more knowledge and passion than mass produced merchandise. Having a discussion on how you want your next alpine pack configured or dealing with peculiar fitting issues, bike or body, is a much different experience than buying from a typical retail scenario. Swapping stories, getting know what my customers needs are, maybe even climbing or riding together if you visit me in Ouray, is the right way to do business.
Simplified Alpinism came from random thought trying to explain the essence of what I do. My packs are totally reliable, functional and designed with the actual user experience in mind. From technical alpinism, to endurance Mountain bike racing my gear is easier to use and will last for years. There are very few who build gear this well. I like to say "Buy Once".
After looking over the site please contact me with any questions. Buying a custom pack from Alpine Luddites is akin to buying a handmade bicycle. It's all about meeting your needs , getting a perfect fit and sometimes a long wait.....
Thanks for your consideration.