Madden's Mountain Gear is Back After a 10-Year Hiatus

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 22, 2014 • References: maddenequipment and coolhunting
Madden Equipment has all the mountain gear you need to get your alpine show on the road. Its classically styled packs from a recently revived Colorado heritage brand are back in action to bring you the utmost quality and function while you're climbing peaks.

Forty years ago a small shop in Boulder, Colorado called Outward Bound instructed by Dan Madden set out to make a better pack to suit his and his students' needs in the backcountry.

After taking ten years off, his company is back with a new name and new pack, producing outdoor-focused bags with enough technical features for adventures and classic city styles. Most former employees of Outward Bound are part of the brand's revival, only now a variation of packs are available from laptop bags to tech-friendly accessories.