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At JD High Country Outfitters the quality of our goods is of the utmost importance, and with that in mind, we carry only the best brands in our store, and at our partner locations.
Hare and HartIt was a blustery July day in Buenos Aires when college friends Emily Harrison and Jennie Engelhardt first envisioned a company that would combine the tradition of handcrafted Argentine leather products with contemporary fashion. Later that year, they began designing the first Hare+Hart collection which launched Fall 2010. The two are currently based out of Buenos Aires and New York and spend much of their time designing, brainstorming and scanning via the internet. (Thanks, Al Gore!) All Hare+Hart products are made in Argentina by Argentine craftsmen using Argentine leather.
Winston Fly Rods1929 is an infamous year in financial circles, yet is cherished by anglers worldwide. That year, following the stock market crash, Robert Winther and Lew Stoner started what is known today as or the R.L. Winston Rod Company. Originally calling their company the Winston-Stoner Manufacturing Co., they later combined elements from both their names, and renamed it the R.L. Winston Rod Company. Technicians at heart, they began the Winston tradition of archiving each rod with a journal entry and a serial number. Almost immediately, the bamboo rods these two men built earned a reputation for performance and exceptional quality.
NautilusWhen you purchase a Nautilus fly fishing reel you take ownership of the finest reel on the market, and your confidence in the product is backed by 180 years of family tradition and excellence. Enjoy your days on the water and catch a few fish, or just take in the moment. When the time comes to rely on your tackle, get back to your daydreaming and let our reels work for you.
PatagoniaPatagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.
Backcountry Access is a privately held company founded in 1994 by Bruce (“Bruno”) McGowan and Bruce (“Edge”) Edgerly. We currently have about 45 employees, not to mention our reps and distributors. Our headquarters is at Valmont and Foothills, in Boulder, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Like many innovative companies, we have humble beginnings (Bruno’s garage). At BCA, our mission is to save lives, not just pump products. As a leader in our industry, we need to be responsible about sending people into the backcountry. They need to be equipped not just with products, but with education. That’s why we’ve invested so much in research and education.
KavuFounded in the Pacific Northwest in 1993, KAVU has been around. We figure that if you're going to do something for 20+ years you better love it. Fortunately, we do. We scramble up mountains, run rivers on inflatable couches, and ski sand dunes. We sit around campfires and hatch crazy schemes that become the next adventure, and we spill a lot of beer on our Chilliwack shorts because we're laughing too hard to keep a grip on the bottle. And that's just during work hours. Hey, we can't send our world-class clothing into the wild without field-testing it first. We understand what you need because we're out doing the same thing: playing hard, getting dirty, creating fun, and loving life.
Eagle CreekEagle Creek was born in the San Jacinto Mountains of California where Steve and Nona Barker ran a retail store called Mountain People. In 1975, they decided to put their energy full-time into pack manufacturing and began with a 1500 square foot warehouse in Solana Beach, California. Since the beginning, innovation, durability and craftsmanship have been an integral part of the brand's DNA. Today, Eagle Creek offers a full spectrum of travel solutions and can outfit any traveler for any adventure.
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Lucylucy Activewear® was founded in 1999 in Portland, Oregon by a group of like-minded women who felt that workout wear should not only support your athletic pursuits, but should be stylish and flattering, too. All of our styles are designed and developed by women who do the activities we design for: yoga, running, training, exploring the outdoors, and traveling to your favorite destination. And that’s just scratching the surface: on our team we also have marathoners, triathletes, swimmers, tennis players, golfers, rock climbers, dancers, weight lifters, Pilates enthusiasts and even martial arts experts. We’re a passionate group, and our mission is to make clothes that fit and flatter you, your life, and your passion.
DakineBacked by a pro team roster that includes some of the world's top action sports athletes, DAKINE has been an industry leader in action sports accessories for over a quarter of a century. Founded in Hawaii and based in Hood River, Oregon, DAKINE offers a complete range of innovative products, including sport-specific to street-savvy backpacks, bags, travel gear and accessories for guys and girls.
UmpquaIn the early 70’s Umpqua Feather Merchants revolutionized the way business was done in the fly fishing industry, particularly in regard to the most indispensable piece of equipment used by every fly fisher...their flies! Few anglers today are aware of the impact Umpqua Feather Merchants has had on their enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing.
Sage Fly FishingAt Sage, every piece of angling equipment we make is designed, tested and hand built with one goal in mind: Maximum Fishability. It’s a term we came up with a few years back to describe the kind of performance that helps you cast better, fish more effectively and have more fun. In short, every Sage rod, reel and line is specifically designed to help you make the most of your precious time on the water.
Princeton TecAt Princeton Tec, we've been pioneering new technologies and building lights for more than three decades. And yes, you could say it's been quite a ride. In our pursuit to be the world's best, we've travelled the earth by ocean, by air, by bike and by foot. We've consulted great athletes, scaled mountains, traversed the poles, touched the ocean floors and rolled two wheels on every continent. We are constantly inspired by what our ever evolving environments have to offer and the human spirit that challenges us to tackle them. This spirit, our spirit, motivates us to push technology and design, so that we can ensure that you have, not only the best lighting solutions, but solutions where technology is applied and the performance makes sense for how you use them.
LeathermanOur core values aren't something we hang on the wall and only point to when we have "visitors." They weren't created in a board room to make the shareholders feel better. Leatherman's core values were created for, by, and with our employees and users who are the heart and soul of everything we do. They embody our spirit here whether you're on the manufacturing floor, or in the finance department, and from our newest employee to our oldest, Tim Leatherman himself.
PistilOur continual search for the unexpected fabric, our attention to the subtle variations that define a piece, our dedication to clean, flattering silhouettes and superior fit – this is what elevates Pistil’s collection of hats and accessories. Our Spring/Summer 2012 collection offers a diverse array of accessories including scarves, belts and headbands – essentials that punctuate a simple summer look.
BurtonStanding sideways since 1977. Burton built the world's first snowboard factory. It is the largest snowboard brand in the world. Burton products are marketed worldwide in over 4,348 stores; 1,536 of those stores are located in the United States. In 2003 Burton allowed several online companies to sell Burton products over the internet. For years Burton had only been available through stores locally, but Burton felt that an online presence would allow buyers to have an alternative instead of turning to another brand.
BerettaBeretta is the oldest continuously-owned firearm manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1526 by Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta, the company has an illustrious history of producing some of the most beautiful and functional firearms known. Today, under the leadership of Ugo Gussalli Beretta and his sons, Franco and Pietro, Beretta embarks on the 3rd Millennium with the benefit of centuries of experience. That experience, combined with investments in technology, organization and growing product lines, has prepared Beretta for the demands of the global market of the 21st century.
TervisLet’s take a little trip back in time. It’s 1946. Detroit. Engineers Frank Cotter and G. Howlett Davis hit on something big: they harness the natural insulating powers of air to create a permanently sealed, double-walled tumbler. Finally a way to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Not to mention, it is virtually indestructible. This outstanding innovation changed the drink ware industry forever. Talk about a game changer. Combining the last three letters of each of their last names, Cotter and Davis dubbed their new cup brand “Tervis”. In the years to follow, they worked hard to refine and improve their designs. The original tall, cylindrical tumbler evolved into additional sizes and products. Today, Tervis offers six tumbler sizes, plus hundreds of customizable designs, emblems, and accessory combinations. The Donelly family purchased the Tervis product rights in the 1950s and incorporated the Tervis Tumbler Company in 1967. To this day, all Tervis products are proudly made in North Venice, Florida, where over 700 people are employed through this family-owned-and-operated business. In 2011 we celebrated 65 years of making quality made-to-order tumblers.
TevaIt's been 25 years since we took our first step into the Grand Canyon, and not a moment has gone by that Teva® (that's "teh'-vah," not "tee-vah") hasn't been hard at work developing products that enable and encourage your adventure. Of course, given our heritage, we have an obsession with water, and our passion lies in identifying and enhancing the areas in which water effects an adventure. To us, water presents a paradox. It is the source of a year-round playground, but it simultaneously poses a year-round problem. Anyone who has ever slipped on a patch of ice or been forced to deal with soaking wet socks can attest to this duality.
AsicsASICS, an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano - a sound mind in a sound body. Staying true to the philosophy by which it was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product. Our mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, we pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon our technological advances and pushing the limits on what we can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. We pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul.
RossignolWe live for the mountains, because we need to experience the mountains every day of every year. Begin with the world’s best athletes. Listen to them. Outfit them. Make them better. Before, it was only about product and specs and design. And it still is, but now our innovations have a pulse, a human desire, and a meaning. Under our technology beats a heart. We use this expertise to create technical gear to do the stuff we love to do. Then we use the same intensity to create all that is casual. Because that’s how we live in the mountains: through product that enhances the lifestyle. We are a fundamental ingredient of the lifestyle. We are part of the lexicon. Not just the most respected brand, but a word that is synonymous with great memories, epic adventures and incredible friends. And yes, anyone can say they’re an authentic mountain sports lifestyle brand. We can prove it.
GarminThese 3 words describe our products, our company, our culture — and our future. As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality and service. Our user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of our customers.
FITS Sock Co.At FITS Sock company, our products are crafted with the finest products and the highest standards to give you a guaranteed perfect fit. Made with pride in the USA.
KaskEvery brand has a story. Here we would just talk a little bit about what we achieved so far, and where we got inspiration from to some of our patterns and styles in the past and today. So, when Kask was found in 2001, Kaj Zackrisson & Sverre Liliequist knew how to crochet since some years. The beanies that we made for our selves and our friends, became very popular so we decided to try to build a little brand, the “business plan” was to create unique beanies to wear with pride! As important as the looks the functionality was also in focus, a soft non itchy smooth beanie was created. we were also very clear with that the beanies should work out for our lifestyle, and never feel itchy in the forehead! The first pattern we made we decided to call “Sickbird”, and the inspiration for that was the Sickbird award at the freeskiing world tour events, and yes, both of us received it a couple of times. This pattern worked out really well, and the Sickbird have been seen on numbers of Kask products since then, now lately still on beanies but also on the ski socks and merino base layers.
BadlandsBadlands has been leading the hunting industry for over 10 years. Our company started out manufacturing some of the finest mountaineering packs in the world. Our technology was, and still is, the most cutting edge in the hunting world, period.
Bear ArcheryFred started Bear Archery during the Great Depression. The company flourished with his passion for bow hunting and bow craftsmanship. Over the years, the Bear name gained legendary status as a mark of quality, continually furthered by Fred's dedication to advances in design and workmanship. Today, Bear craftsmen build on Fred's contribution to the sport by their commitment to his original vision: to bring you quality products that perform well above price. This is what Fred Bear stood for, and it is what Bear Archery will always stand for. In simplest terms, it's all about the hunt. Your hunt.
Ex OfficioTraveling, whether you seek different cultures, epic scenery or the thrill of the unknown opens your mind to the wonders of the world. We at ExOfficio celebrate the traveler by crafting garments that allow you to experience the world unhindered. ExOfficio was born in 1987 when our founders discovered the need for technical apparel that performs as gear. They engineered a shirt with the functionality of a fly-fishing vest, built-in ventilation, and the construction of a dress shirt. Today, we put the same thought into every detail for garments that will enhance any adventure. In 25 years we have gone farther than we ever thought possible while remaining true to our original mission. You often have to return to a familiar place to realize the wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways you grew from your travels.
Scientific AnglerThroughout our 60 year history, Scientific Anglers has consistently set the standard in premier fly-fishing. From inventing the contemporary floating fly line more than 50 years ago to our specialty core construction and patented AST and Sharkskin technologies we continue to transform and modernize the sport. Our angling scientists and design team work in partnership with fly-fishing legends to develop cutting-edge technologies and ultimate fly line designs to boost your fly-fishing experience to the extreme. Whether you are just beginning or an experienced angler our equipment is designed to give you optimum performance with every cast.
KjusIt all began more than 10 years ago with a bold vision: “We will develop the world’s best skiwear. With our experience from the world of ski racing. And using the most advanced fabrics. Designed to meet the highest requirements of passionate skiers.” The pioneering spirit of the first hour has resulted in a philosophy which challenges the KJUS team every day. Moving the boundaries of possibility. More innovative, more ergonomic and more lightweight, this is the motto of Didi Serena, CEO and mentor of the KJUS brand. Today KJUS stands for extraordinary design, outstanding quality and maximum performance. Its unique cut and use of high-quality stretch fabrics offer the greatest possible freedom of movement. Every part of the KJUS ski, golf and outdoor collection reflects its passion for sports. They set new standards and underscore the KJUS Performance Lifestyle.
BuffOur seamless multifunctional headwear protects athletes on the windiest Alpine slopes, the hottest deserts and plenty of rivers, lakes, roads and trails in between. Today, you can buy a huge lineup of Buff® products in more than 70 different countries. And we're still growing. We invite you to become part of the Buff® revolution. See for yourself why Buff® headwear is the perfect accessory for any outdoor activity.
POC SportsBuilt on a strong mission; to do everything we can to possibly save lives and to reduce consequences of accidents, for gravity sports athletes, by developing and renewing what personal protection is all about. POC has in many ways already set a new standard when it comes to technical solutions, construction, material combinations and engineering, with patented solutions, to increase the degree of protection. POC works in a cross scientific way, from the office at Nacka gatan 4, in Stockholm. The organization involves competences from different fields, such as engineers, material specialists, industrial and graphic designers, neurologists and back specialists. Stockholm is an important centre for some of Europe’s leading research and development experts in the areas of safety, medicine, health care, advanced product development and testing. All our products have been tested by top world gravity sport athletes and then further refined to perfection. Our athlete friends love to go flat out but without suffering cuts, bruises and headaches, or in the worst cases, risking back or brain damage as a result of crashes that sadly happens to even the best athletes. The end result is a line of lightweight, high performance gear that offers the ultimate protection against injury thanks to superior impact absorption and penetration resistance. When developing a product at POC, we do it in the spirit of doing the best. We never compromise in choosing materials or construction, and we never compromise safety, quality or performance.
ExpedSince 1997, the Exped Team has designed and built the highest quality, specialized gear for the active, outdoor enthusiast. Such equipment is designed to appeal to everyone from the casual hiker of the Appalachian Trail to the technical climber in the Himalayas. Every user expects his equipment to meet exacting requirements, and at Exped, we build products intended to surpass those expectations!
OakleyOakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible. Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 600 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories. These products represent our commitment to excellence — a passion that redefines what is possible for those who defy their own limits.
FilsonOver the years, Filson's philosophy has never changed: make sure it's the absolute best. Clinton Filson spent a lot of time talking to his customers and refining his designs to their specifications. So it's not surprising that the items that worked then still work today, over 100 years later. Comfort, protection and durability never go out of style.
SpyderSpyder is obsessed with engineering superior skiwear to keep you dry, comfortable and warm on the slopes. Rigorously tested by top athletes, Spyder embodies a passion for performance-the same passion driving you to your next adrenaline rush.
Snow PeakIt is our great honor to experience and enjoy the richness of nature, finding that when we experience the natural world we find happiness and a sense of fulfillment. Snow Peak's journey began in 1958, when our founder Yukio Yamai, an accomplished mountaineer, created his own line of superior gear out of the dissatisfaction with available products. It is our birth place and our founders heritage that we look to when ever we sit down at the drawing board and create our next piece of outdoor gear.
Rio Fly LinesFor more than 20 years, RIO has demonstrated passion, innovation and a pure love for the sport through its development of the industry’s highest performance fly lines. And the great news is, we will continue to research, design and refine our products to ensure they are your preferred line of choice for years to come.
BemanBeman is considered one of the world’s preeminent innovators of carbon arrow technology. Beman continues at the forefront of the industry by developing new methods and processes for ever improving their products. Beman arrows are used by pros and sportsmen alike for their prefect balance of speed, durability, consistency, strength, and value. With the introduction of ViBrake™, Vibration Dampening Nocks and Inserts, Beman arrows are more innovative and accurate than ever.
RED HelmetsRED helmets. Giving riders the confidence to progress. Unlock your riding with RED.
ColumbiaWe enjoy the outdoors as much as you do, which means we know what you need. We know that being cold and wet is no fun. Blue eyes may be sexy, but blue lips aren't. And, while a sunny day is excellent, sunburn sucks. That's why we make high-quality performance products that keep you comfortable and protected, no matter where your excursions take you.
KaenonDerived from a Polynesian word meaning free, Kaenon(pronounced: KAY-nun) was founded in 2001 by two brothers who wanted to create a better sunglass. Unsatisfied with the sunglasses that were available on the market, they developed a proprietary polarized lens and wrapped it in unique frame styles and color treatments to match their active lifestyles. The sunglasses Kaenon created were quickly adopted by world-class athletes ranging from sailing to golf, from baseball to fishing. However, unlike other sport sunglass brands available at the time, athletes did not remove their sunglasses as they left the field. They discovered that, for the first time, their “lifestyle” sunglass performed just as well as their previously worn “sport performance” sunglass, both on and off the field of play. With roots deep in the world of competitive sailing, we continue to expand the Kaenon ethos into nearly every active sport and lifestyle movement, providing the perfect blend of comfort, protection, style and clarity to those who seek to live their lives free of compromise.
C.F. BurkheimerOur fly trout rods are light in hand, and heavy in performance. If they don’t cast 80 feet with good turnover right after they dropped a fly on a quarter at 25, they’re not Burkheimer’s. We want to build you a rod that you’re proud to fish with, because you deserve it, and the trout deserve it. We don’t have a “FastX3″ series, or a “Power Enhancement Taper”, that’s not the Burkheimer way. We build stunningly beautiful rods with superb performance, because that’s what the situation demands.
EberlestockWelcome to our family owned company.Under our brand you'll find an original and unique mix of products and information, but you should also notice a central theme. Unlike any company in the world, we have addressed the need for efficiency and mobility for those who hit the trail, or the fire escape, or the rappel line, while carrying weapons. The basis of our ability to do this comes from our founder's experience in the Olympic sport of biathlon, in hardcore solo wilderness hunting, in applying our essential understanding of the military, and above all in listening to our customers. We jump in and get dirty with them. We're not afraid to throw a little weight onto our backs and see what happens, both metaphorically and physically. And we always look for a better way to get the job done. We'll do our best to give you perfection. And we think that you'll find our products at a level that's on par with the very best brands in the outdoor gear and shooting sports industries. We stand behind everything that we make, and we're certain that here, you will find original thought.
OptimusGas stoves are simplest. Many people who cook in the outdoors choose a gas stove because of its simplicity. You don’t have to fill it with fuel, it’s quick to light, and easy to control. A multi-fuel stove, as the name implies, gives you the flexibility of using different fuels. A white gasoline stove in an ultra classic lightweight design gives you the performance you need at high altitudes.
BoytBoyt Harness Company is the world’s premier manufacturer of high quality gun cases, hunting accessories and specialty hunting clothing. Founded in 1901, the construction methods and high quality materials used to make Boyt products have remained virtually unchanged since the turn of the last century. Boyt gun cases are backed by a lifetime warranty, unmatched in the hunting industry. Along with gun cases the product line has grown to include the industry’s largest variety of specialty hunting bags and duffels, sportsman’s travel luggage, and an extensive line of safari clothing, big game hunting clothing and upland hunting clothing. Boyt’s canvas and leather gun cases are constructed from the finest materials available, resulting in heirloom gun cases that have been passed from generation to generation of American hunters for more than 100 years. Our clothing and shooting accessories bring to mind the time when hunting products were expected to last for years and usually did. From their base in Osceola, Iowa ,Boyt design engineers search the world over for the finest in heavy canvas, milled from the best available U.S. grown long staple cotton, fine Italian harness leather and solid cast brass hardware to insure that our products not only look great but will stand up to the elements for years to come.
Turtle FurTurtle Fur was founded over 30 years ago at the base of Mount Mansfield in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont, USA, where our family of Turtles lovingly crafted softness and warmth to fend off the foes of winter. Our Turtles are inspired to design unique, innovative, and constantly evolving hats, necks, socks, gloves, clavas and more by our love for the outdoors (and indoors), and our endless search for new and old materials, techniques and styles.
SorelFounded in 1962 on the frozen plains of Canada, SOREL brings its functionality and heritage of expert craftsmanship to the modern world of fashion, where it is inspiring a new generation of doers, builders, and creators. And though SOREL makes more than just boots, there’s a boot in everything SOREL makes.
CroakiesIn 1977 a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, came up with an idea for an eyewear retainer that would grip his shades through all kinds of alpine adventures. Using an old wetsuit, some sharp scissors, and good old American ingenuity, he made the first pair of eyewear retainers. The ingenious device was based on the design of a Chinese finger trap and it quickly became a hit with all of the patrollers! Demand picked up quickly for the patrolman's invention which was nameless at first. Back in the seventies, the Jackson Hole ski patrol used the nickname "croakies" when they couldn't think of a word (think "thing- amajig"), but it finally stuck on the first neoprene eyewear retainer ever invented. Croakies headquarters are still in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with our production in Bozeman, Montana. Our inspiration remains the same - to create eyewear retainers and accessories that provide comfort, style, durability, and functionality to active people of all ages. With the addition of men's and women's belts into Croakies accessory line-up, Croakies now offers something for everyone. Croakies products are sold by retailers throughout the United States and in over 30 countries around the world. They've even been used OUT of this world – Croakies became standard issue on the Space Shuttle in 1990.
SitkaOur approach to performance hunting apparel is systematic. Constructing the most functional designs from the most technical performance fabrics and insulations, then combining them in various strategic combinations, SITKA® Gear systems withstand the exertion level, temperature, wind and precipitation of any hunting scenario.
ColemanW.C. Coleman could see the light for the darkness. The young salesman was taking a stroll after a hard day’s work selling typewriters, and spotted a new type of lamplight in a drugstore window in Brockton, Alabama. This new light burned with a strong, steady white flame and was fueled by gasoline. The standard lamp of the era burned kerosene and produced a smoky, flickering, yellowish light. W.C. was stricken with very poor eyesight, and was very interested in this new, steady white light that enabled him to read even the smallest print in books and on medicine bottles. Coleman saw potential in the new light, and through his vision a new company was born that would put America’s farms and ranches in a new light, and would eventually make his name synonymous with outdoor fun.
High Country FliesHigh Country Flies - Jackson Hole’s preferred fly shop. Established in 1974, HCF has been serving the needs of anglers in one of the great fly fishing Meccas of the world for four decades. Our longevity is the result of consistently offering the finest products in the industry, combined with an emphasis on knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service.
CamelbakAt Camelbak, our mission is to continuously reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform. We are forward-thinking inventors who value creative, unconventional ideas and unusual solutions to common problems. We seek new ways to do things and are not afraid to take risks. We are fully dedicated to what we make, how we make it, and for whom we make it and the way it impacts people's lives.
Light My FireOur lives have become digital, time efficient, mobile and programmed. Yet when we dream, we dream of candlelight and romance, campfires and freedom, bonfires and celebrations. Everyone longs for fire. Fire is life. We sell fire. We develop unique, low-tech, premium quality outdoor products with the design, color and function that make them just as attractive to use in the city as in the wild.
SwarovskiAll over the world, enthusiastic hunters, nature observers and birdwatchers, and those people who wish to make their travel and leisure activities unforgettable by gaining an individual perspective through high-quality long-range optics, place their trust in the long tradition and uncompromising quality of equipment by SWAROVSKI OPTIK.
MSRFor 40 years, the MSR brand has stood for cutting-edge backcountry-gear engineering. Our passionate fusion of mountaineering and engineering has led to a succession of groundbreaking products—from stoves, tents, and snowshoes to cookware, water filters, purifiers and camp towels—that have revolutionized the outdoor industry. That’s why MSR gear has been taken on expeditions around the world, standing up, time and time again, to the most demanding situations imaginable.
William JosephOutstanding innovation, manufacturing and design are the elements that each William Joseph fly fishing product embodies. Used around the world by professionals and seasoned outdoorsman alike, William Joseph is setting the benchmark.
The North FaceThe North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. We push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. We remain deeply proud to be the first choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers.
Beyond CoastalYears of sun exposure and the ensuing effects drove Shawn Biega to start Beyond Coastal Suncare. A diehard skier and surfer, Shawn and his cohorts spent endless hours in the sun year-round, every day their skin taking a beating. Although they wore sunscreen, too many of his friends were being diagnosed with skin cancer. After some initial research Shawn was disappointed to find the sun care market filled with greasy, chemical laden formulas that claimed broad spectrum protection. After years of research and testing (on himself, not animals!) in surf breaks, skate parks, and ski slopes, in 2006, Beyond Coastal Suncare was born. Two years later we grew a bit and relocated to Utah's Wasatch Mountains. We miss the surf, but love the skiing! The outdoor opportunities are plentiful in Utah and the sun is harsh. This combination continues to spur our constant research into better sun care. As individuals we are parents, athletes, consumers and concerned members of our global community. As a company and signatory of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics we are committed to offering your family the cleanest, healthiest sun care products possible at a reasonable price. Our formulas are crafted to offer true broad-spectrum protection and are packed with moisturizing botanical antioxidants that nourish, repair, and hydrate your skin.
KastleKÄSTLE is an Austrian company based in the heart of the Alps. We are a small tribe of life-long skiers with extensive experience in the ski manufacturing industry. We came together because we share a passion for skiing and a desire to build the world’s best ski systems. Quality is our most important priority. Quality has two meanings to us: first, functional and performance-oriented product development; second, respectful and sustainable relationships with our partners and the mountains. Our products are uncompromisingly built to the highest standards. We strip away the gimmicks and gizmos that plague many skis and focus on functional technology. The result: advanced and elegant ski designs that deliver uncompromising performance.
Abel ReelsQuality. Dependability. Precision. Innovation. Beauty. Over the last 25 years there have been many words associated with Abel Reels, but those in our mission statement remain our favorites: To design and build the best, most dependable gear in the world and give world class customer service. Living by that mantra, along with the continued support of our loyal customers, has allowed us to continue to manufacture the best reels and tools available to fly anglers today. 1988 seems to be a lifetime ago, when we started small (relatively speaking) with our standard arbor Big Game series of reels. Back then, our original drags boasted “Stop a Sub” power, and that tradition of strength lives on in every Super Series reel today.
Seal LineSealLine gear protection for urban adventure, travel, paddlesports and rafting includes the finest dry bags, backpacks, totes, duffles, organizers and more.
Picture Organic ClothingThe first one is coming from marketing, after graduating from a business school, he became upset being in Paris and dreaming about awesome powder sessions. The second one was working as an architect within a architect family company, which is the “traditional life” for an architect’s son, but not the life he dreamed about, being a “bio a eco fan.” The third one just graduated high school when he decided to join this adventure with his two friends onto this crazy project instead of going to university, as he was really “different.”
Obsessed by their child dream, by this need to create something looking like them, Jeremy Julien & Vincent built Picture in 2008 and as a first headquarter they had a small space beside a carcheck office. A product conception the most eco-friendly as possible. unique creations, that you can notice easily thanks to a fresh and colorfull design, appreciated for their technicity and quality. Street prices monitored, so that our products are a possible alternative to products that are non eco-friendly thanks to aligned prices.