Be American Made

Celebrating American-made products and those that produce them.

Velo Transit

You know us, we love bags. Whether from Red Oxx or Inside Line Equipment or Outdoorsmans. We simply love great bags, backpacks, fanny packs or any other ‘bag’ type item. We have a new company to add to our bag list: Velo Transit. Velot Transit makes bags from their shop in Seatac, Washington. You can bet their bags are waterproof! They have the perfect testing grounds for that, no question. Continue reading

William Roam

William Roam produces American Made, spa-quality, amenities for your home as well as for the hotel industry. William Roam products are American-made, but more than that, they’re American-inspired. Each product features American fruits, grains and other key ingredients. They’re also formulated, refined, and packaged in the states. They produce hotel amenities for those looking to stock up lots of rooms. But they also offer a number of products for the individual. Continue reading

North Star Leather

North Star Leather was founded in Boston in 1969 by Stephen M. Batson. They stand out from most leather good producers as they are 100% Made in America. North Star Leather also stands apart by offering an amazing warranty on their products: North Star Leather’s products are guaranteed for as long as you own them. Really an unbeatable warranty. Clearly they are confident in their products! You’ll find everything from Men’s Wallets to Women’s Hair Accessories to Backpacks. Continue reading


We love camping and just generally being outside and experiencing nature. In a perfect world we’d be doing this all year round from the comfort of either an RV of some type. When we reach that point we’ll be sure to look at what Jayco has to offer. Jayco manufactures the majority of their products from their home in Middlebury, Indiana. What isn’t made there is made at their campus in Twin Falls, Idaho. Continue reading


The first thing when we saw when we landed on the website for DSPTCH was their Pet Sling. As people who frequently travel by train and also because we are dog owners and lovers, we though: this is brilliant. As brilliant as this is, it is not the only thing that DSPTCH manufactures. They have a full line of packs as well as slings and accessories. They take building quality products to heart: Continue reading


A dry bag is a must if you are going to be in the extreme outdoors. You’ll want them for any activities on the water for sure. However, they are incredibly useful for backcountry trips as well. Keeping your gear dry under any condition. Watershed produces American Made dry bags for both military and civilian use. Whether you need duffels for packing in to a remote spot or you need kayak bags for an extreme trip through the rapids, Watershed has you covered. Continue reading

Lawn Chair Usa

You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about lawn chairs, do you? We didn’t either. However, as soon as we saw Lawn Chair USA we became quite excited. These are the same chairs we sat on as kids in the family yard! We honestly didn’t know these even existed still. We were pleasantly surprised to find they not only still exist but are also Made in America! Lawn Chair USA LLC was started in 2010 because we wanted to bring back an American classic, the folding aluminum webbed lawn chair. Continue reading

North St Bags

North St Bags uses recycled bottles to create highly water resistant bicycle panniers and bags that come with a lifetime warranty. And they are Made in America. Portland, OR to be exact. All North St. packs are designed, cut, and sewn in Portland, OR by our rad crew of makers. You’ll find a full list of bicycle bags as well as everyday bags and accessories. We like the Pioneer 8 Hip Pack and the backpack panniers that allow you to use them both on the bike and off. Continue reading


If you are in the market for high-end, hand-made, American Made leather goods, Lotuff should be on your short list. The products from Lotoff span a wide range. Everything from backpacks for men to totes for women to American Alligator wallets and even to completely custom bespoke items to match exactly what you need and want. All of it made by hand by American artisans. We know very little about how to tan leather, but reading about the Lotuff process is not only educational but also quite interesting. Continue reading

Mission Workshop

Looking for an American Made waterproof bag? Maybe something to use on your overlanding adventures or perhaps just for those big rides to work? Say hello to Mission Workshop. All bags produces by Mission Workshop are made right here in America: From the initial design / prototyping to the actual manufacturing and finishing, every step of our bag’s production goes down right here in the USA (using domestic and foreign components). Continue reading
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