• Apr172014

    Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation

    Dale of Oskar Blues, The Dusters, Gov. Hick., Mike V. and Diana from CAN’d Aid

    On Thursday, April 10th, as part of the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, CO, Madden Equipment made a $5000 donation to The Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation in support of Colorado Flood Relief.  Gov. Hickenlooper, a craft beer guy himself, as well as Dale Katechis, owner of Oskar Blues, joined us for the Infamous Stringdusters Concert at the Ogden.

    The Infamous Stringdusters, Madden Equipment, and The CAN’d Aid Foundation joined forces back in December to raise awareness and funds for those people, businesses and organizations affected by the September flood. The partnership kicked off with the Duster’s Road2Boulder tour and continued with their Ski Tour.  Madden Equipment donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all Dan’s PackKnapsack, and Daytripper to support the cause.   Since September, CAN’d Aid has raised over $500,000 to support those affected by the Colorado floods.
    We are proud to be involved in this great partnership.  Stay tuned for more fun stuff from the Gear, Beer and Bluegrass trifecta.

    Andy Falco of the Dusters shows us his two most important carrying cases…

    Madden Equipment: Backpacks and Travel Gear Made in USA
  • Apr082014

    April 2014 – Our Official Launch Press Release is Out!

    Madden Equipment: A True “Heritage” Brand

    The Time-Tested, Original Outdoor Gear Brand From Boulder, Colorado, Brings Back Its Line Of Classic Packs From The 70’s And 80’s. Made in Colorado, USA


    Daylite: The classic "day-and-a-half" packPRLog (Press Release)Apr. 7, 2014BOULDER, Colo.A team of original Madden Equipment employees has reunited to bring back the classic backpack brand from a 10-year hiatus.  Led by Mike Valvano, a 23-year Madden Equipment veteran, the group is returning the brand to its roots by employing many of the original craftspeople.  The goal is to restore the quality of workmanship and to produce simple, durable packs in Colorado.

    Each Madden Equipment pack is crafted from start to finish by a single sewer using the original patterns and much of the original equipment.  It’s this attention to detail that helped Madden Equipment develop a loyal following of discerning adventurers in the USA, Europe and Japan during the past 40 years.  The company is committed to promoting classic pack building and sewing construction techniques.

    Madden Equipment was started in Boulder back in 1974 by Outward Bound instructor, Dan Madden. Dan knew what students needed in the field so he created gear that was simple and durable and would last longer than anything on the market. Now, after a little time off, a team of original employees from Madden Equipment prepares to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary with a collection of time-honored packs.

    Madden Equipment

    Madden Equipment, based in Boulder, Colorado, makes classic backpacks and outdoor gear. The company’s mission is to produce simple, durable packs in the USA.  All goods are made in Colorado using USA-sourced materials, including local Colorado bison leather. The brand was re-launched in 2014 after a 10-year hiatus. The goal was to bring the original team back together and revive the Madden Equipment community.

    To speak with Mike Valvano, President and 27-year outdoor industry veteran, please contact:

    Madden Equipment

    Madden Equipment: Backpacks and Travel Gear Made in USA