About Hilltop Packs
Handmade Ultralight Backpacking Gear made in the USA. My name is Ben McMillen the owner of Hilltop Packs. We are a small but growing family owned company focused on finding new ways to carry the backpacking & hiking gear you need with minimal effort while reducing your overall trail weight.
I have been a professional full-time photographer for almost 20 years. In that time I developed a strong passion for hiking and backpacking. I have always struggled carrying my camera gear efficiently and solving that problem is where Hilltop Packs began.
Who are we?
Ben McMillen - Owner of Hilltop Packs LLC
Follow Ben's personal backpacking and photography adventures at:
Kailee McMillen - Customer Support.
Kailee also keeps Ben's life in order.
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 enjoying the lovely 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 may not be helping create products but she is armed and ready to do Ben's makeup should he land any major TV appearances.
Carter McMillen mostly just gets in the way and isn't very productive. One day we will miss that.