As the story goes Mark Epperson, a world-wise man who loves the mountains, founded Epperson Mountaineering in 1973 in California.
Gradually, as word spread about Mark Epperson’s backpacks, local outdoor enthusiasts were really sweating the packs and consumer demand grew so that Mark eventually opened his own retail shop in Libby, Montana (pop. 2, 628) where he would make all the products by hand one by one.
As demand outstripped supply, Mark trained artisan pack makers to create Epperson Mountaineering backpacks for local people and now, you, you lucky style enthusiast.
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