I’m Matt  and this is my dog Lucy. Our name “Red Paw Packs” is from Lucy’s trail name “Red Paw”. ​

I started teaching myself how to sew backpacking gear so that I could grow my gear collection and to be able to take more friends out on backpacking trips. As a broke college student, the ability to make gear was a surprisingly less expensive way to expand to my backpacking kit. Better yet, it increased the number of people that I could help accommodate whether they needed a full kit or just a piece here and there. 

I’ve learned so much from making backpacks and fanny packs. Seeing something get created start to finish really helps you to understand the intricacies of how a single item comes to be, as well as what makes quality construction. The backpacking gear designs on my site are metaphorically and literally the products of my own blood, sweat and tears. Sleepless nights and trial and error have led to where we stand now. ​

We love the outdoors and aim to make good quality ultralight gear that enhances your experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!​

(850) 329-0182



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  • All in stock items will ship same day or next day after purchase. 
  • Check specific product pages to see the current lead times.
  • Contact us for expedited time frames at a surcharge. 


  • Return unused in-stock packs within 30 days for a full refund. Custom packs are not returnable because they are made to your exact specifications.
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  • Let us know if something is wrong and we will work to make it right.