The idea around simplicity and the sense of connectedness with the things we own is a huge part of Topo Designs. Being outdoors is a very spiritual thing, we really enjoy the quietness and calm that is ever present. We wanted to complement that idea by creating things that worked very well but weren’t unnecessarily complicated or overshadowed by the latest technology so the outdoor experience was undisturbed and took center stage. We wanted to take off our bag or coat for a rest on the trail and feel like we were removing a little piece of who we were and not a piece of gadgetry that just didn’t meld into that natural environment.