Trail Designs®, and its products, are the vision of three Northern California backpacking mechanical engineers. Through our various treks deep into the Sierra Nevada, hauling heavy and inadequate gear, we concluded there should be better solutions than what was commercially available. As a result, we formed Trail Designs LLC in June 2005 and began using our keen wit and razor sharp talents to develop products optimized for the lightweight and ultralightweight backpacker.

Here's an interview with the whole Trail Designs crew for Hendrik's Hiking in Finland blog

.....and another separate interview with Rand Lindsly for Benjamin Moryson's Outdoor blog from Germany.

.....and this just in Russ Zandbergen's podcast with Practical Backpacking.

.....and yet another interview with Rand Lindsly for Jacob Dinardi's "Hike it. Like it." site!

....and another interview with Rand Lindsly for Keith Foskett's blog

photo by George "Tin Man" Andrews