There seems to be a lot of rad companies, like Topo Designs, based out of Colorado. That last sentence really isn’t a factual statement at all since I have only been inside the Denver International Airport on the way home from visiting this girl who lived in Arizona. I have no idea why I had to fly to Washington D.C. and then Colorado and then Arizona, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it had to do with the fact that I was being super cheap. In case anyone cares, Arizona is crazy fucking hot and kind of weird, which means you need a cool backpack to carry a cool bottle of water made from titanium or aluminum and lots of drugs because drugs make outdoorsy shit and weird cities way more fun. If you’re gonna get a cool technical backpack make sure you get it in ballistic black. Why? Because if you get one in crazy ass colors TSA will totally randomly search the shit out of you.