Mudroom Backpacks is now available at Adventure 16 in Southern California - Gotta Keep 'em Separated!

Mudroom Backpacks is now available at Adventure 16 in Southern California - Gotta Keep 'em Separated!

by David Deioma March 15, 2018

Adventure 16 - San Diego, CA

Mudroom Backpacks is now available at Adventure 16 in San Diego, Solana Beach and West Los Angeles, CA

Adventure 16 - Outdoor Gear and Travel Outfitters

Adventure 16 has a reputation as one of the best outdoor outfitters in the United States.

Adventure 16 is dedicated to providing Customers with the finest products, first hand and accurate information, and plenty of inspiration, has guided us since its origin in 1962.

Adventure 16 began as a goal of some young Explorer Scouts whose leaders were involved in river running in the early 60s. Together, they set out to make 16mm adventure films for a lecture series. In the process, their passion turned to making backpacks. A garage in La Mesa, California became a workshop to develop a revolutionary backpack design that allowed much of the pack's weight to be carried comfortably on the hips. By the late 60's the hobby had become a business. The entrepreneurial leaders were busy inventing and selling innovative, top-of-the-line products and outdoor gear, including the first two-layer dome tent specifically engineered for backpackers' needs.

In 1970, Mic Mead, an avid customer and active outdoorsman, bought and incorporated the company. Throughout the 70s, growth and innovation was steady. Mic focused on designing and improving production efficiency. Among other things, he designed the first baffled down parka and pioneered the use of aluminum alloy tent poles for an optimal strength-to-weight combination.

After opening retail outlets and distributing outdoor gear and apparel nationwide, Adventure 16 led the industry in introducing the Lifetime Guarantee on all products bearing its name.

Adventure 16 offers inspiring slide shows and educational clinics at store locations. We now consist of four Southern California retail locations and an online store, specializing in outdoor gear and clothing for backpacking, hiking, camping, climbing, mountaineering and adventure travel.

Collectively A16 strives to fulfill Adventure 16's mission:

"With a shared appreciation for the outdoors and in the spirit of continuous improvement, the people of Adventure 16 work together to achieve a harmonious balance among genuine customer loyalty, a meaningful and enjoyable work environment and a financially prosperous company."

 - John D Mead, President

More information is available at

Adventure 16 has three location in Southern California including:

Adventure 16 San Diego
4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 283-2374

Adventure 16 West Los Angeles
11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 473-4574

Adventure 16 Solana Beach
143 S. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-7662


About Mudroom Backpacks

Mudroom Backpacks makes commuter backpacks specifically designed and constructed to hold an extra pair of shoes separately from laptops and electronics.  Mudroom officially launched in 2015 while it is backed by 20 years of retail, backpack and consumer goods experience in the outdoor, backpack and retail channels.  Mudroom offered its maiden backpack line called the Quartable in 2015 and is now available in six states across the United States, as of March 2018.  Please see for more information. 

David Deioma
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