WHAT IS HILLTOP PACKS?
A family owned business focused on creating ultralight and ultra-custom backpacking and hiking equipment. We do this with a small group of amazing gear makers in our little shop in Waynesburg PA.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our ability to personalize your backpacking gear. We can custom print any color, pattern, or use customer submitted designs with most of our backpacking products.

HOW DID HILLTOP PACKS BEGIN?
Ben has been into hiking his whole life but didn't start Backpacking until 2015. Like many who get into backpacking he became obsessed with gear and even started making his own. To be different he also started printing on different fabrics so his gear would stand out. In 2019 Ben posted a photo of his personal food bag with a bear printed on it on Facebook, Instagram and Reddit. It was the custom printing that caught everyone's attention. It was that day that requests for custom printed gear began.

WHAT DID BEN DO BEFORE HE STARTED HILLTOP PACKS?
Ben owned (and still owns) a wedding and commercial photography studio. It's that studio that also had a print shop where the custom printed backpacking gear started.

WHO WORKS AT HILLTOP PACKS?

Ben McMillen
Owner of Hilltop Packs
Started in 2019

Fun Fact: Ben tells jokes that only he, and on a good day, maybe like one other person in the room finds funny. He claims he's ok with that.

Kailee McMillen
Payroll & HR
Started in 2019

Fun Fact: Kailee is Ben's wife. She keeps Ben's shhhh straight. Kailee also manages our Photography studio. 

Amie Lou
Shop Manager
Started in 2019

Fun Fact: Amie yells a lot. Usually at Christian. Amie is also pretty famous in the competitive duck herding community.

 

Christian Wilson
Gear Maker
Started in 2020

Fun Fact. Overdresses for work. Usually the reason Amie is yelling. 

Brandon McMillen
Print Shop Manager & IT
Started in 2020

Fun Fact: A computer nerd who also Collects Bananas Label Stickers. Has awesome hair. 

Jen C
Customer Service
Started in 2021

Fun Fact: When you reach out to Hilltop Packs 67% of the time it will be Jen who replies. And she likes dolphins.

Hanna McMillen
Part-time Gear Maker
Full-time Ben's Daughter
Started in 2019

Fun Fact: Only been to prison once. Jail twice. Arrested five times. Escaped three. 

Brooke
Gear Maker
Started in 2021

Fun Fact: Who don't know much about Brooke yet. This makes us nervous.

 

 

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