ANCHORPAK

A Maine Story

A Maine Story

Tinkering and Design

Tinkering and Design

In Maine, ingenuity and resourcefulness are part of our character. We have all sorts of wicked weather and rough terrain to navigate and as a result we have learned to tinker with things to make life go better. A long history of good design has risen out of this these conditions, including many iconic products….and now the Anchorpak! GREAT!

The Invention

It was in this tradition that Anchorpak’s founder, Colin Sullivan-Stevens, a Maine native and Rhode Island School of Design graduate, designed the Anchorpack. He needed something to carry all his stuff to his studio on his bicycle. It needed to feature accessibility, hands free carrying, stability and comfort. Using an old movie screen for material and his geometric expertise from studies in acoustics, he designed and stitched together his first Anchorpak.
The Invention
Locally Handmade, Start to Finish

Locally Handmade, Start to Finish

It is in the spirit of local community and environmental awareness that we manufacture all our products in Maine. Maine is a state with a long tradition of quality textile manufacturing but over the years we have lost many jobs to overseas manufacturing. We are doing our part to restore this valuable skill set a valuable employment sector to Maine. We aim to source materials in the USA.