The Pondosa Pack was originally designed by a fire captain in California. He was tired of poorly constructed hosepacks and wanted to construct a hosepack that could hold up to everyday use. After he retired, we took over the company and have been manufacturing them for over 15 years. We want this pack to be the best and most reliable pack you have ever used, and pride ourselves in giving you the highest quality pack at an economical price. Also, The Pondosa Pack company likes to give back, so we donate a portion of all proceeds to local and national fire programs. We know without firefighters, we would be up in smoke!