OUR STORY begins in 2010 with an adventurous kid on an Island in Maine.

”I started thinking about designing gear while growing up on Peaks Island. Daily commutes involved travel by boat, bicycle and foot. It was challenging to carry everything I might need throughout the day, and I discovered problems with the gear I depended on. Seams blew out, bags didn’t fit correctly, and they were often heavier than they needed to be. We started Flowfold to solve these problems by building lighter and stronger gear.” - Charles Friedman, Founder 


A few thousand prototypes and sketches later, Charles assembled a team of friends who shared a passion for having fun outside, and Flowfold began to take shape.


Based in a workshop near Portland, Maine we make minimalist gear for everyday adventures. No bells, no whistles, just high quality outdoor gear you can use every single day. Every item is handmade in the USA using some of the world’s strongest and lightest fabrics and comes with our Lifetime Warranty.