Our Story


Welcome to Northside Bags, a small outdoor backpack company based in Duluth, Minnesota! My name is Nate Elsey Williams and I founded this company in 2018 with a group of supportive team members. If you are like me, you enjoy living an active lifestyle and being on the go!

I came up with the idea of Northside Bags after a bad experience I had at a music festival when I became separated from my friends while being dehydrated with a dead phone battery. After that  as a college student, I started doing research on solar-powered backpacks. I ordered and tested samples.

After 2 years of improving the product, we moved to a well known backpacking town in Minnesota and Northside Bags was born!

Our Goal:

Charger Hydration Bags are an popular product in other countries and we want it to have the same impact here in US. Our goal is to market and make this a well known product. We are currently selling the solar-powered hydration bags online and out of our office in Duluth, Minnesota  (371 Canal Park Drive)

One of our promises that we made when we started this business was to grow and be able to give back to others. We are currently looking for charities and organizations to help. If you have any ideas or people we could benefit, email us at Northsidebags@gmail.com.