We Moved To A Bigger Shop!

A family owned business focused on creating ultralight and ultra-custom backpacking and hiking accessories. We do this with a small group of amazing gear makers in our shop in Waynesburg PA.

To be different. To create truly one of a kind but highly functional gear you won't find at major retail stores.  With personalized backpacks, fanny packs, dry bags, and more... your gear will be as unique as your journey.

Our ability to personalize your backpacking equipment. We can custom print any color, pattern, or use customer submitted designs with most of our backpacking products.

Ben , our founder, 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 just to be different.

Ben, in 2019 posted a photo of his custom printed food bag with a bear printed on it to Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit, which caught everybody’s attention. 

The requests to make other custom food bags started pouring in from all around the world. An opportunity was born to give people what they wanted – gear that makes them stand out. Over that first year we assembled a small team of passionate gear makers in Waynesburg, PA and got to work.

We also own a Coffee Roastery! You can view our selection here or visit our dedicated coffee site at www.HilltopPacksCoffee.com


Ben McMillen
Owner of Hilltop Packs
Co-Owner Hilltop Packs Coffee

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
B2B Manager & IT Specialist
Started in 2020

Fun Fact: A computer nerd who also Collects Banana 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 times. 

Production Assistant
Started in 2020

Fun Fact: Cuts her fingers on a weekly basis.

Gear Maker
Started in 2020

Fun Fact: Never gets yelled at.

Bridget V
Co-Owner Hilltop Packs Coffee
Manages The Coffee Shop

Fun Fact: She loves when people call her Aunt Bridget

Coffee Shop Assistant

Fun Fact: Loves making K-Cups



 Have questions? Check out our FAQ page here

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