Penfield began life in 1975 and was set up as an outerwear brand that also offered a significant dose of style. The designer behind the brand was already a well known name in the American outerwear market, particularly with respect to the use of down insulated outerwear when it comes to creating designs that are incredibly durable with respect to providing ultimate warmth and protection from the elements. The original designs were created specifically for the New England climate and this practical aesthetic has remained as the brand has continued to grow during the years. It's now a go to for outdoorsy men who don't want to compromise on the style element. The line of backpacks from the brand offers everything from lightweight daypacks through to sleek city designs.