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steel crest

Please allow up to 10 days to craft your product

The Crest is a waterproof backpack handcrafted from heavy-duty 10.10oz waxed cotton canvas and lined with adventure-tested Cordura nylon.

Uphill Designs was born on Dan’s 2013 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. For the trip he sewed a minimalist, lightweight bag and the Crest is a re-envisioning of that little pack that went all the way from Mexico to Canada on foot.

We’ve added deep water bottle pockets, comfy quarter-inch foam back support and a computer slip-pocket to adapt this for your day to day.


Deep water bottle pockets to fit  Nalgene-sized water bottles

Canvas: 10.10oz waxed cotton canvas

Lining: Cordura outdoor nylon

Hardware: antiqued cast-brass

Leather: full-grain vegetable-tanned montana cowhide

Care: Do not machine wash! For best results, gently wash away any dirt or spill with clean cloth, cool water and unscented soap.


Size: 16” x 10” x 4” (roll-top adds 5”)

Weight: 1lb 4.5oz

Carrying capacity: 22 liters (+6 with roll top)

Suggested max weight: 25lb

Interior padded pocket fits a 15” laptop

7” deep water bottle pockets to fit bottles 3.65” in diameter (large Nalgene)

Interior padded pocket fits a 15” laptop

7” x 6” front pocket snaps closed for securing easy access to wallet, keys, and phone.

Straps adjust 8” length 20” - 28”


We are a team of four handcrafting leather and canvas goods in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Each piece may have slight variations in coloration, appearance and texture. Handcrafting pieces from start-to-finish means we are able to accommodate special requests, just ask.

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