Our story begins over 10 years ago when founder Thomas and his buddies could often be found doing ultra-light, long distance hiking in the Santa Barbara backcountry, Los Padres Wilderness and Sierras. They even managed expeditions to the northern Rockies to pack raft in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and undertake a dicey off-trail glacier lake swimming, boulder hopping climb to the highest peak in the state’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.
In 2020 Thomas began searching in vain for a topper for his new Tacoma long bed that would meet his need for a working pickup, a comfortable get-away camper, and a reliable base camp for hiking trips. Finding none that satisfied his meticulous attention to detail and knowing there were likely other folks across the country looking for a high-quality multi-use topper, Thomas tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit and leveraged what he had learned about materials, fabrication, finances, marketing, and customer relations while a partner in a local commercial millwork and furniture manufacturing company that services offices, hotels, restaurants, and multifamily housing.
Thomas and his partner, Katy, spent the remainder of 2020 and much of 2021 developing prototypes, refining the design, experimenting with materials, and searching for the area’s best suppliers, metal fabricators, powder coaters, and fabric suppliers. The result of this tireless attention to detail and customer feedback made the Topo Toppers “Badlander” a reality.
What matters most to the team at Topo Toppers is that the quality of the camper is worthy of the customers investment. Adventuring in wild places is something close to our hearts. We feel honored to build a product to make people feel at home when far far away from home.
OVERLAND EXPO MTN WEST - Aug 26-28 Loveland, CO
Our last show in Redomond, OR was amazing! If you didn't get a chance to check it out, come see us in Loveland, CO August 26th-28th. Click the link below for more info & tickets.