About Hilltop Packs
Ultralight and Ultra-Custom Backpacking Gear made in the USA.
My name is Ben McMillen the owner of Hilltop Packs. A family owned company focused on creating products that are as unique as your life's journey.
HOW HILLTOP PACKS STARTED
I (Ben) have been a professional full-time photographer for almost 16 years. In that time I developed a strong passion for hiking and backpacking. Like most landscape photographers carrying camera gear efficiently has always been a struggle and solving that problem involved dragging out my old sewing machine. Once I made a few camera bags I moved on to stuff sacks, dry bags and of course Backpacks. Boom! Hilltop Packs was born.
One of our other businesses is a photography studio which also owns a print shop. We have been printing on unique materials for years. Once we started making backpacking gear it made sense to offer custom printing services to the Hilltop Packs product line. This allows us to make one-of-a-kind products you wont find anywhere else.
Who are we?
Ben McMillen - Owner of Hilltop Packs LLC. Fun fact, Not a single person has ever called me photogenic. Follow Ben's personal backpacking and photography adventures at:
Kailee McMillen - Customer Support.
Kailee keeps Ben's life in order. Highly underpaid for the position.
Hanna McMillen - Production Assistant.
As Ben's favorite middle child, Hanna enjoys helping her dad sew and other production related tasks when not in prison.
Angie Palone - Production Assistant.
Besides the embarrassing life-long task of being Ben's mom and an amateur karate expert, Angie helps construct the components needed for our custom products.
Preston Pratt - Sneaky Beta Tester and hiking buddy AKA "Spider Fighter"
Danni McMillen As one of Ben's top 3 favorite kids she is a huge help in the shop when things get backed up. Hates public affection. So we hug her a lot.
Carter McMillen mostly just gets in the way and isn't very productive. One day we will miss that.