Podcast Episode December 7, 2021

Episode 51 | Cottage Industry Interview: Livio Melo of allmansright

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This is the first installment of the Backpacking Light Podcast’s new series of cottage industry interviews – where Andrew and Ryan chat with some of the small business owners who make up the ultralight cottage industry world.

In this episode, the guys interview Livio Melo, the founder of allmansright.



  • introduction to Livio Melo, founder of allmansright, a cottage ultralight gear company
  • how Livio decided to make his first pack
  • the allmansright Hölster Stake Sack typifies the allmansright ethos – gear design guided by user experience
  • what drives allmansright design?
  • Livio talks real sustainability
  • why do people fall in love with objects?
  • how coming from two worlds informs Livio’s thinking and design
  • land ownership
  • allmansright right vision and values
  • Livio wants to slow down – “lighten up and still go slow”
  • Livio’s favorite outdoor experience – the Collegiates in Colorado
  • adventures in Sweden
  • summing up allmansright
  • Shop more allmansright gear at Garage Grown Gear

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    Locale: Rocky Mountains

    Companion forum thread to: Cottage Industry Interview: Liveo Melo of allmansright

    A conversation with Livio Melo, founder of Allmansright, an up-and-coming gear maker based in the Bronx, New York.

    BPL Member


    Not an unlimited member so I can’t see this, but Allmansright is great to work with.

    I am doing an ongoing collaboration with Liv and Jen co-designing (my input was minimal!) and marketing the Liten, their UL pack on my website. The finish, details and overall functionality of the Liten is spectacular.



    Like the look of    your/their stuff. Could you put your specs in Metric.

    Matthew / BPL


    I’m excited to watch this. I’m busy so it will have to wait until tomorrow but I’m glad to see this happened.

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