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6 Backpack Line Success Stories [2023]

6 Backpack Line Success Stories [2023]
Start A Backpack Line

Backpacks enable you to carry camping items safely. Ideal bags for hikers are waterproof, lightweight, and flexible. Quality backpacks provide maximum protection for the contents. There is a demand for backpacks all year round, which increases during the camping season.

A backpack line business can reap enormous profits. It allows you to be your boss or start a business.

Building your line of backpacks might seem like a daunting task, but it can be rewarding to know that you have made something out of nothing. It will take time and hard work, but ultimately you are going to end up with a great product that resonates with your audience

To start your camping backpack line, research the current trends and focus on providing durable products.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a backpack line:

1. Tortuga ($3.6M/year)

Fred Perrotta (from Remote) started Tortuga about 13 years ago.

$300K / month
2 founders / 9 employees

Case Study

Over the past nine years, we’ve bootstrapped our way to seven figures in revenue.


2. Gobi Gear ($240K/year)

Chez Brungraber (from Bend, Oregon, USA) started Gobi Gear almost 9 years ago.

$20K / month
2 founders / 1 employees
Bend, Oregon, USA

Case Study

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Chez, the founder of Gobi Gear. I started Gobi Gear about 4 years ago to make organization easier and more fun, specifically focusing on the outdoor adventure and travel markets. Rummage less, explore more!

The best measure of success for isn’t just the bottom line, but rather walking through an airport and seeing a stranger with a Gobi Gear backpack on. Or learning that the owner of other, big brand name outdoor gear companies have heard of you. The idea of outfitting all kinds of people with our gear, all across the world, and putting smiles on their faces - that is what success is to us!


Learn more about starting a backpack line:

Where to start?

-> How to start a backpack line?
-> How much does it cost to start a backpack line?
-> Pros and cons of a backpack line

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established backpack line
-> Marketing ideas for a backpack line
-> Backpack line slogans
-> Backpack line names

Other resources

-> Backpack line tips
-> Backpack line manufacturers
-> Backpack line hashtags
-> Backpack line calculator

4. Adventurist Backpack Co. ($300K/year)

Kelly Belknap (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started Adventurist Backpack Co. almost 6 years ago.

$25K / month
2 founders / 0 employees
Denver, Colorado, USA

Case Study

My name is Kelly Belknap, and I co-founded Adventurist Backpack Co. along with my wife Matilda Sandstrom.

Co-founders Kelly Belknap (right) and Matilda Sandstrom (left) traveling by train through Belgium.


5. Lunchbox ($660K/year)

Tom Worcester (from New York, New York, USA) started Lunchbox about 5 years ago.

$55K / month
1 founders / 7 employees
New York, New York, USA

Case Study

I’m Tom Worcester, founder of Lunchbox, the first anti-theft festival hydration pack and the last festival bag you’ll ever need.

We founded Lunchbox in April of 2018 and launched our Kickstarter in December of 2018. We recently concluded our Kickstarter on January 15, 2019, exceeding our funding goal by 170%. With the business generating revenue as of December, we’re now operating at $36k in monthly revenue and climbing quickly.


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