We are Hilltop Packs

We are a family-owned business focused on creating ultralight and ultra-custom hiking products. We do this with a small group of amazing gear makers in our little shop in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

WE STARTED WITH A MISSION
And that mission is: To be different, to create truly one-of-a-kind but highly functional gear you won't find in major retail stores. With personalized food bags, fanny packs, dry bags, and more, we guarantee that your gear will be as unique as your personal journey.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We take great pride in our ability to personalize your backpacking equipment. We can custom print any color, pattern, or photo submitted by the customer with most of our backpacking products.

HOW DID HILLTOP PACKS BEGIN?
In 2019, our founder, Ben McMillen, posted a photo of his custom printed food bag with a bear printed on it to Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit. This quickly caught everyone's attention. An opportunity was born to give people what they wanted – gear with some personality! Since then, we carefully assembled a team of passionate gear makers and created this small but mighty company we call Hilltop Packs.

WHAT ABOUT COFFEE?
We also own a Coffee Roastery! You can view our dedicated coffee site at www.HilltopPacksCoffee.com

WHO WORKS AT HILLTOP PACKS?

Ben McMillen
Owner of Hilltop Packs
Co-Owner Hilltop Packs Coffee
Co-Owner Apex Giant
Trail Name: Still no trail name
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
​Position: 
Payroll & HR
Started in 2019
Trail Name: Ben's Wife
Fun Fact: Kailee is Ben's wife. She keeps Ben's shhhh straight. Kailee also manages our Photography studio. 

Amie Lou
Position: Operations Manager
Started in 2019
Trail Name: Shop Mom
Fun Fact: Amie yells a lot. Usually at Christian. Amie is also pretty famous in the competitive duck herding community.

 

Christian Wilson
Position: Graphic Designer
Started in 2020
Trail Name: Elvis
Fun Fact. Usually the reason Amie is yelling. Has dressed up as a Llama more than the average person.

Brandon McMillen
Position: Business to Business Manager
& IT Specialist
Started in 2020
Trail name: Angel Hair
Fun Fact: A computer nerd who also Collects Banana Label Stickers. Has awesome hair. 

Jen C
Position: Customer Service
Started in 2020
Trail Name: Salsa
Fun Fact: When you reach out to Hilltop Packs 83.7% of the time it will be Jen who replies. And she likes dolphins.

Hanna McMillen
Position: Part-time Coffee Shop
Full-time Ben's Daughter
Started in 2019
Trail Name: Eyebrows
Fun Fact: Only been to prison twice. Jail three times. Escaped once. All for overdue library books.

Amanda
Position: Sewing Shop Supervisor
Started in 2021
Trail Name: Stitch
Fun Fact: Never gets yelled at.

Steve Barrett
Position: Creative Content Writer and cut shop operator.
Started in 2022
Trail Name: Fruity 2 Bagz
Fun Fact: Knows how to spell all the different "there, their, and they're" words and even how to use them words correctedtly. 

Meg
Position: Gear Maker
Started in 2022
Trail Name: Steve Hater
Fun Fact: Doesn't like Steve

Katelyn
Position: Gear Maker
Started in 2022
Trail Name: Not Courtney
Fun Fact: Her name has never been Courtney.

Tracy
Position: Gear Maker
Started in 2022
Trail Name: Traci
Fun Fact: Never won an underground rap battle.
Echo
Position: Shop Assistant
Started in 2023
Trail Name: ECHO Echo echo
Fun Fact: Tried Parkour once

Tim Buckley
Position: Gear Pro
Started in 2022
Trail Name: Buckley
Fun Fact: Has 14 imaginary cats. Two of them are named fluffy.

Bridget V
Co-Owner Hilltop Packs Coffee
Manages The Coffee Shop
Trail Name: Aunt Bee
Fun Fact: She loves when people call her Aunt Bridget

Diane
Position: Coffee Shop Assistant
Started in 2021
Trail Name: K-Cup
Fun Fact: Loves making K-Cups

Ed Hughes
Position: Head Coffee Roaster
Started in 2021
Trail Name: Random Potato
Fun Fact: Has never been seen not smiling

Travis Duncan
Co-Owner Apex Giant
Trail Name: Low Miles
Fun Fact: We will let you know when we find a fun fact about travis.

 

 

 Have questions? Check out our FAQ page here


Check out all the gear we make here!