Archives: TOPO Designs


22874709812_abb8821e3b_o_1024x1024YES!! I love that Topo has expanded to a full on Women’s line!!

Creating a brand is tough enough as it is. Most of us underground starters (Editors Note: Topo has been around for many moons, but started from something small.) do what will generate enough funds to keep the lights on while capturing the creative vision that started the entire endeavor to begin with. Women’s specific cut is typically on the back burner; not because women’s cut isn’t important, but because it’s not financially available to do it all. SO, to find out that TOPO has taken it to this level brings me joy. I personally have been IN LOVE with their new Chaco collab. as of late.

I hope you love this as much as I do. These are a few of the items that stood out to me.

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Oh man… I still have a pair of Chaco’s from 15 years ago. I got out of the Chaco game a while ago but as soon as I saw they collaborated with Topo… it was a no brainer.

Alright, so when you’re traveling to a ride, race, or general shenanigan exploration sessions… what’s the first thing you want to do when you get done? Get those damn shoes off and slip into something comfy. Well, Topo knows this; Chaco is well aware; so they high-fived and said “LETS DO THIS” (editors note: paraphrasing) and here we are today.

As a Native of Denver, Colorado, I’ll never abandon my sandal wearing roots… EVER. Although I may leave on an extended sabbatical, my piggies will always crave the feeling of open air, dirt between my toes, and refreshing water from a cool creek after a hike through nature.

Honestly, in love with the bright colors and design of the Topo x Chaco ZX’s; well that along with supporting Topo Designs and long lost pals, Chaco. These will be used for more than expected. As of right now they will serve me well pre/post rides and hiking to local watering holes. Come to think of it… these will be the perfect companion on the upcoming Swift Campout overnight June 25-26. PUMPED!!!

Thanks for making great things Topo x Chaco!! I’m looking forward to enjoying these for many years to come.

If you’re into this collaboration, go to Topo Designs and check the Chaco Men’s ZX/1’s and Women’s ZX/2’s as well as apparel and backpack goodness!!


Review // Topo Designs x Woolrich Rover Pack

The Topo Designs x Woolrich Rover Pack is definitely the classiest pack I own hands down. When I first got it in I didn’t think the combo of having Woolrich woolen fabrics accompanying the Rover would be that big of a deal. Actually, I primarily picked this version of the Rover because it was blacked out and I was instantly in love. Little did I know that the feel and subtle look of the Woolrich wool upper really makes this pack standout. Those facts along with the coated pack cloth liner, and other amenities the Rover pack offers, makes this bag a go to when I hit the trails for a simple coffee hikes like the one depicted below.

Kyle and I got out during the Thanksgiving holiday to explore and find the best camp coffee spot, talk about life, and enjoy nature outside of the insanity that was unfolding in the city below. I hope you had similar opportunity to enjoy nature during the holiday. Cheers!

The Power of B Squad

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Listen, you may be on B Squad, but you’re the B Squad Leader!”

Yup… this weekend was one for the books (or blogs rather). When we three get together fairy dust falls from the sky, the Narnian pathways open there gates, and we live a lifetime of excellence where time stands still, the Angels blow their horns, birds land on our shoulders, and we whistle a happy tune through the rainbow field of butter cups and dandy lions to the land of Excalibur and beyond.

Here is a photo recap starting and finishing in Nashville, TN. I hope you enjoy.

Make sure to go check out Kyle Steed‘s and Brenton Little‘s IG for other rad shots from this bro get away sesh.

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Topo Designs // Mountain Jacket

topo_designs_mountain_jacket_black_1024x1024Love this jacket! Perfect set up for the soon to come spring showers when you’re out riding x hiking across the land.

“The Topo Mountain Jacket. Our answer to the everyday jacket, perfect for out on the town, durable enough to wear on the trail. Inside pocket for phone, keys, full back zipped pocket for stashing gear without it getting in your way. Reversible zipper on the back pocket allows you to turn the jacket into pillow for camping or long plane flights. Waterproof, breathable nylon fabric and rolled seams help keep the elements at bay. Interior of ripstop nylon creates a smooth comfortable feel and acts as a vapor barrier.”

Head over to Topo Designs and check out more shots/info on the Mountain Jacket.


TOPO Designs // Fleece Jacket Review

48730013The Topo Designs Fleece Jacket has become one of my favorite pieces of winter apparel to date. The fit is immaculate, giving you a snug feel that doesn’t limit mobility when climbing around new unexplored places along your hike or ride.

My pal Travis (pictured) was kind enough to sport the Fleece Jacket as well as holster a few adult beverages in the Topo Field Bag while I snapped away. It was great to soak in our surroundings, sharing a few stories as we hadn’t hung out in a while, and watch the sun fall over some canned refreshments.

Go to Topo Designs and check out more details with this jacket. You can also head over to FOLLYxFILM to check out all of the photos taken on this exploration session.

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TOPO Designs // Field Bag Review

Topo Pink FarI’ve had the pleasure of using the TOPO Designs blacked out Field Bag for the last couple weeks. I found two stellar locations (pink and yellow) to capture the TOPO Field Bag in all of its black beautiful glory, so I shot both. Not even gonna apologize for it!

I’ve used and reviewed a few bags since FOLLY’s inception, this is the first camera’esk bag thus far. It’s smaller, simple, a no brainer choice to use on the go. It has a padded exterior, if you are housing your camera, you won’t have to worry about it getting dinged up as you cruise from spot to spot.

There is a removable divider about center of the interior that helped keep my camera nicely separated from the canned adult beverages I carried with me on these little excursions.

The velcro front makes securing the Field Bag’s large securing flap simple. The velcro is monkey grip strong so you won’t have to worry after flapping the flap shut and it not securing before you hop on your steed and ride out.

There are compression straps, D rings, and clippable locations all over this little guy!! If need be, you could attach a lot more goodies to the Field Bag upon filling the interior… and that’s what I love the most about it!! The availability to expand and keep it simple at the same time.

At one point I had 6 cans of brewskis, lock, camera, film, and my shades inside. Not an issue to hold it all.

As you’ll see below, there is a removable waist strap. When I got the Field Bag in I took that off immediately thinking I’ll never need it. Shortly after I took off via bicycle to cruise around town I noticed the Field Bag constantly shifting to the front. As this is happening I thought… “oh TOPO… you think of everything”. First thing I did when I arrived at mi casa was throw that sucker back on. For anyone that is going to be using this bag in the field… make sure you have that waist strap in place. You’ll be happy you did.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my few words on this solid American made bag by the great folks at TOPO Designs. Their company as a whole hits home for me, being based out of Denver, CO and creating very solid exploration apparel and bags to assist you in getting out there.

Go to TOPO Designs and check out other shots and info on the Field Bag. I promise you won’t be disappointed you did. Topo Logo Close 2Topo Bottle HolderTopo AmericaTopo Side Pink WallTopo logo close trainTopo Back PadTopo Waist BeltTopo America 2Field Bag Open

TOPO Designs x Woolrich

topo_designs_woolrich_rover_teal_1024x1024topo_designs_woolrich_duffel_charcoal_grandetopo_designs_woolrich_accessory_bag_teal_grande“We teamed up with the venerable outdoor brand Woolrich to create a new twist with some of their timeless fabrics.”

Yup… next level gear ready for your purchasing pleasure. TOPO has you covered for all your Fall x Winter exploration carrying needs.

Go to TOPO Designs and check out this goodness. You’re welcome.