How we started.
In 2005, Douglas Davidson founded The Brown Buffalo in Burlington, Vermont as a design and consulting firm focused on trend forecasting, innovation, product design, and product development. Over the past 16 years, we’ve specialized in providing a unique perspective in the accessories category to some of the world’s leading brands, including Nike, Adidas, Head Porter, Burton, Bellroy, HydroFlask, The North Face, and many more. Following Douglas’ own passion for product, he concentrated the firm’s energies on becoming the best backpack and travel-goods design firm in the marketplace.
Where we are going.
We design and manufacture, purpose built backpacks and accessories under our own brand name in Costa Mesa, California. We also continue to supply product design and manufacturing support to the World's Leading Brands, Military Personal, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Tier 1 Athletes and Music Artists.
Proud supporter of American Manufacturing.
We design and manufacture purpose-built backpacks, travel goods and accessories with our own signature fabrics and only the highest-quality materials. Each and every piece undergoes tried and true development and design standards ensuring durability and protection from the elements - no fads, no fuss.
Support American Manufacturing
Our California workshop is dedicated to hand-making utilitarian products with a timeless aesthetic for the independent traveler with impeccable taste.
We work with both global and domestic manufacturing partners to create the best product. The Brown Buffalo's independent US factory is home to a small, skilled team of highly-accomplished craftsman. Our select seamsters comes from an extensive background in footwear and apparel, each with over 40 years of experience in the craft. Every stitch, zip and pocket holds a story.