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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.
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.
LekiLEKI products are developed and designed in Swabian Kirchheim/Teck. The poles are manufactured in our own production facilities in the Czech Republic in accordance with state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly methods. With passion and highly-qualified employees with many years of experience, LEKI has the goal of producing unbeatable products. Combining safety and comfort with an appealing design is our priority. The continuous exchange of ideas with experts and professional athletes helps us take full advantage of all different types of know-how.
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.
RED HelmetsRED helmets. Giving riders the confidence to progress. Unlock your riding with RED.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VasqueIn 1965 Vasque founder William D. Sweasy traveled to Europe and found our future. Outdoor recreation and mountaineering were sweeping the continent, and Sweasy knew it was a matter of time until the craze found its way stateside. He began preparing his high quality mountaineering and hiking boots so he’d be ready when the time came. After a brief run under the brand name “Voyageur,” Sweasy changed the name to Vasque in 1971 (for Fort Vasquez in the mountain mecca of Colorado). And no, the rest is not history. The Vasque trail continues today, breaking new ground toward what’s next. That’s what happens when you keep your eyes firmly focused on the trail ahead.
ThermarestFor over 40 years Therm-a-Rest has pursued a single mission to provide the best nights under the stars. No engineer can sit alone and proclaim a design innovative. True innovation is defined by consensus, in the field, by thousands—if not millions—of customers. Our focus on delivering that level of performance has allowed a number of our products to attain such a level of recognition over the last 35 years. Driven by the need to get a better night’s sleep outdoors, founders of Cascade Designs invent the revolutionary self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® mattress. The lightweight, portable mattress allows mountain climbers and outdoor enthusiasts to sleep better in warmth and comfort.
KimberKimber was founded with the singular purpose of building fine sporting firearms, better even than classics from the golden age of American gunmaking. Modern manufacturing techniques would be embraced and used to advantage, but assembly, fit and finish could only depend on practiced hands. There would be no compromise in features, materials or performance.
NikwaxNikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.
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.
MarkerIn 1952, skiing pioneer and innovator Hannes Marker founded the Marker ski binding company and introduced the first commercially successful releasable ski binding. What followed over the years were many changes, evolutions and market firsts; such as the Simplex Toe; Rotomat Heel; Active AFD; Stainless steel, AFD; Mechanically Operating Toe Cups; Twincam; Full Spectrum; Biometric; and revolutionary performance interface systems like Selective Control and new Piston Control.
MuzzyAt Muzzy we are bowhunters. Different, a breed apart an elite class of the hunting world with the drive to test our skills in nature’s own arena. We produce the finest archery & hunting products for our customers, including Broadheads, Bowfishing Equipment, Arrow Rests, and Hunting Scents.
IbexIbex Outdoor Clothing is a wool clothing company. We’re a natural fiber company. A thoughtful design company. An excellence-in-product-development company. We’re a hiking-before-dawn company. A dogs-in-the-workplace company. A bike-to-work company. We’re also a community-supported-agriculture company, a cross-country-ski marathon company, a coffee-in-front-of-the-woodstove company. As a company, we are the clothes we make: Ibex Outdoor Clothing is durable, evolving, active and modern. Our repurposed Vermont headquarters used to be a car dealership. The showroom now showcases the recent works of our creative outdoor attire. Since our founding, we’ve pushed the boundaries of wool construction, built relationships with like-minded craftspeople, sheep farmers and clothing manufacturers, and established a relationship with our customers that goes beyond the standard we make, you buy model of indelicate consumption. With every new bit of Ibex Clothing, we tie together more of our history as adventurers, our innovation as clothiers and our progressive push into a better type of clothing. It’s something you can feel in each of our products. It is the art of wool.
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.
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.
GregoryAt age 14 Wayne Gregory designed his first backpack as part of a Boy Scout project. Shortly after this experience he met Andy Drollinger, the founder of San Diego California Adventure 16, at a boy scout camporee. Andy was impressed with Wayne's design and over the next few years Wayne could be found hanging around the Adventure 16 factory, buying raw materials and tinkering with a variety of backpack ideas. He soon became the young companies second employee. In 1970, Wayne started his first company, Sunbird, with a goal to produce advanced external frame packs. Unhappy with the limitations of externals, he dissolved the company in 1973 and began working as a freelance designer (sleeping bags, tents, and technical apparel) for a number of companies in the newly emerging outdoor specialty industry. Intrigued with new directions in soft packs and internal frame concepts he decided it was time to get back to his first love, designing backpacks, and in 1977 Wayne founded Gregory Mountain Products in San Diego, California.
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.
FishpondAt Fishpond, we have a passion for creating products that stretch the boundaries of traditional product design and set new standards for functionality. With our roots firmly planted in our core fishing market, we have expanded our portfolio of products to include several new items targeting the outdoor adventure travel and lifestyle segments. Fishpond is headquartered under the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, which provides us with the perfect testing ground for our new product designs. The land and water here inspire us to focus on rugged construction and enable us to evaluate the performance we build into each and every one of our products.
SalewaOberalp Sports/Experts is part of the Oberrauch Group and owned by the Oberrauch family, who have been active in apparel for five generations. The group, which was founded by Anton Oberrauch 160 years ago, now employs 700 people and is active in the production, retail sales, and wholesale distribution of fashion and sporting goods. Oberalp Sports/Experts was founded in 1981 with the objective of importing high quality sports clothing and equipment into the Italian market and is now one of Italy’s leaders in the field. In 1990 Oberalp acquired the Munich-based SALEWA Group and increased its domination in mountaineering sporting goods in Europe. The company also represents and distributes a wide range of other European brands. Autonomous marketing strategies and a clear positioning for individual brands have been responsible for constant sales increases since the beginning.
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.
VortexYou dream about the hunt of a lifetime. We dream about making sure your optics live up to the task. Our warranty is about you, not us. It's about taking care of you after the sale. We will repair or replace your Vortex product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. It doesn't matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it. -Unlimited, unconditional lifetime warranty -Fully transferable -No warranty card to fill out. -No receipt needed to hang on to. If you ever have a problem, no matter the cost, we promise to take care of you. The VIP warranty does not cover loss, theft or deliberate damage to the product...that's it.
KatadynKatadyn offers a wide variety of water filtration and purification products suitable for any need. This allows outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to take along products for making their own drinking water when preparing their trips.
Havalon KnivesAt the heart of every Havalon product innovation and customer transaction are these four cornerstones: 1.Exceptional quality you can trust 2.Great value for the price paid 3.Exciting innovation that meets customer needs 4.Outstanding customer service - always
KuhlKühl® began as Alfwear in 1983 with the Alf hat, a Peruvian-inspired design that many ski bums equipped themselves with in the mid-80s. Updating it with polar fleece, John “Alf” Engwall designed the pattern for the hat that would become the choice for serious Rocky Mountain powder skiers. Engwall, Conrad Anker (the now legendary mountaineer), and brothers Jay and Kevin Boyle set out to introduce this effective design to the skiing and mountaineering world. The four co-founders consisted of three skiers and a rock climber, all of whom aspired to build a business and lifestyle around their respective beloved sport.
EisbarEisbär has been designing and producing the finest quality ski hats and sweaters for the Austrian Ski Team for over 50 years. At their beautiful factory in western Austria on the beautiful Danube River , skilled craftsmen use only the finest quality yarns and knits from the world over to produce a product unsurpassed in quality, design and function. Ever gone into your fathers or grandmothers closet and see a ski hat that they have worn for 20, 30 maybe even 40 years? This is the quality hat that is Eisbär, one that lives on for years of snow sports enjoyment. At Eisbär USA, we are dedicated to getting you set up to represent our company in your ski shop, resort, boutique or where ever fine quality clothing is merchandised and sold. Ski teams, clubs, and resorts in need of a custom designed hat? Contact us or your local Eisbar representative for details on how we can produce a hat for your group that says, "YOU"! Trend setting headwear is still a vital part of the on the slope, off the slope, to the slope statement setting attire..... Eisbär sets the trend!
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.
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.
SimmsSimms is a fishing company. We have enjoyed success by staying true to the original vision of our company by building the highest quality products to keep our customers dry, comfortable and protected from the elements in any fishing conditions. We work with the very best materials suppliers in the world in our commitment to make high performance, technical clothing and outerwear.
Seal LineSealLine gear protection for urban adventure, travel, paddlesports and rafting includes the finest dry bags, backpacks, totes, duffles, organizers and more.
Cripsi FootwearCrispi Footwear is a rare example of a perfect balance between TECHNOLOGY and TRADITION. Crispi is the dream of a man whose small Italian company has become a world leader in all of its production niches. Crispi is simply driven by passion. The goal is to produce top quality footwear, and Crispi does this in model after model. Crispi caters to a market of “specialists”, because it concentrates on producing niche items, to better exploit the technology and know-how acquired over the years. Hence, the diverse Crispi ranges: TELEMARK, of which Crispi is the world champion; PARAGLIDING, which offers a patented system to ensure maximum ankle protection during the landing phase; HUNTING products born of in-depth research into specific use materials such as A.B.S.S.(Ankle Bone Support System), D.T.L. (Dual Tech Lining) and C.S.F. (Crispi Skeleton Frame); the MILITARIA segment, which supplies special forces in a number of countries in the world; ALTA MONTAGNA, and TREKKING which makes available to all mountain and outdoors lovers the experience and technology acquired in all these diverse sectors.
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.
Hoppe'sIn 1903, Frank August Hoppe mixed up 9 chemicals & created the world's most potent gun cleaning solvent. Since that time, Hoppe's - the leading gun care company - has emerged, walking arm in arm with hunting and shooting tradition, advancing and evolving technologies to meet your needs at every turn. From the ever-popular and versatile No. 9, to the marvel of efficiency we call "Elite," Hoppe's is the only name you need to know for for firearm cleaning an protection.
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.
BenchmadeIt’s not just a knife. It’s a Benchmade. For two decades Benchmade has been committed to designing and manufacturing world-class sports cutlery and edged tools. We continually strive to manufacture high quality products that will deliver superior performance and provide great value for our customers. Whether you are using a Griptilian™ as a basic cutting tool or one of our professional grade rescue hooks to perform a quick cut in an emergency situation, you can count on your Benchmade to get the job done.
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.
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.
PlatypusIn 1972, Jim and Neil filed for a patent, and within two years we began production of Therm-a-Rest pads—the world’s first self-inflating mattress, and Cascade Designs, Inc. was born. Today Cascade Designs offers a wife variety of outdoor products. Today, we’re fortunate to remain a private, family-owned company that has grown to be one of the most respected outdoor equipment manufacturers in the world. Through the acquisition of strong companies with superior products and shared visions, and by sticking to the same fundamental principles we were founded upon: providing relevant and innovative products, exceptional quality, and service that exceeds your expectations.
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.
DermatoneDermatone's skin protection products are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who is exposed to Mother Nature's harsh elements of sun, wind, and cold weather. It is the only company to offer a truly complete line of sun and cold weather protection products that includes: lip balms containing sunscreen, 100% water free ointments in tins, lotions, creams and even a spray. Our lotions are non-greasy and absorb quickly into the skin without leaving an oily sticky residue. We have broad-spectrum protection for UVA and UVB rays and our formulas are water resistant and sweat proof.
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.
ZeissThe workshop for precision mechanics and optics opened by Carl Zeiss in Jena in 1846 already enjoyed a sustained period of prosperity during its early years. On the basis of Ernst Abbe’s outstanding scientific achievements, a global player in the field of optics gradually evolved. This period of success continued for a century. The enforced partition of Germany as a result of World War II led to two Zeiss companies, one in the West and one in the East. With the political changes taking place in the former East Germany in 1989/90, the two competitors reunited to form a single company in 1990. Reunited, Carl Zeiss became stronger than ever before in its eventful history. Today, the company looks to the future with optimism and anticipation.
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.
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.
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.
BrowningBrowning was started in 1878 by John Moses Browning at his father's store in Ogden, Utah. Today -- 130 years later -- Browning has grown to be the leader in sporting arms, technical hunting clothing and many other outdoor-related product categories . . . all helping to make your hunting and shooting experience a success. Fulfill our customers' dreams of a rewarding outdoor experience by continuing the Browning legacy of quality equipment and caring service.
SIG SauerSIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. High quality, ultimate reliability and unmatched performance have always been hallmarks of the SIG SAUER brand. In the USA, nearly 1 in 3 law enforcement professionals use SIG SAUER firearms. “We are proud that many elite military and government forces including the U.S. Navy Seals, the Federal Air Marshals, the Department of Homeland Security and the U. S. Coast Guard carry SIG SAUER firearms”, said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER.
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.
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.
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.
CliffCliff Outdoors is a family owned business located in Casper, Wyoming that designs and manufactures unique practical outdoor gear. Our current product line is geared to needs of practical fly anglers. In the future you will also see some really cool stuff for practical outdoors enthusiasts. Some will tell you that Cliff Outdoors was started by the urging of a group of friends that liked some of the "stuff" I had been building. We all had a similar fishing style and they appreciated the utility of my designs. I would argue that it all started because of a small room in the basement of my grandparent's home in Goshen County, Wyoming. The room was filled with fly rods, Winchesters, and the tools to take care of them. My Grandpa was an incredibly handy guy that liked things on the practical side, and I inherited a little of that from him. In his "gear room" you could feel the potential for outdoor adventure. That room drew me like a magnet and it was there that I first started learning that having the Right Gear at the Right Time has a direct impact on the opportunity for outdoor success.
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.
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.
RugerSturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market, and a major producer of precision steel investment castings. For almost 60 years, Ruger has been a model example of corporate and community responsibility. Our corporate motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens," echoes the importance of these principles while we strive to preserve our hard-earned reputation as a manufacturer of quality firearms and investment castings that simultaneously deliver value and innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SmartwoolWhen you realize no matter where you are or what the conditions, your clothing isn't holding you back — it's actually helping you do more of what you love. Wherever your passion takes you, SmartWool makes sure you can forget about what you're wearing and focus on the trail ahead.
AtomicEvery Atomic product is embroiled with the passion with which all Atomic employees live and breathe the sport – as active skiers on the piste or working at the factory itself. Every Atomic product symbolizes the drive to improve on the tried and tested every day with innovative designs. Atomic is based in Altenmarkt/Austria right in the heart of the Alps. Each new development can be tested on some of the world's most challenging pistes – within a stone's throw of the factory. The secret to Atomic's success lies in over 50 years of experience in skiing. The company dates back to 1955, when Alois Rohrmoser constructed the first skis. Atomic is now a technological market leader in terms of both its environmentally friendly production methods and its innovative products.
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.
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.
SteripenSteriPEN harnesses the brilliant power of ultraviolet light to make water safe to drink. It’s the same technology used by leading bottled water manufacturers, as well as major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia to purify water. Extensive microbiological and structural testing by independent laboratories across the U.S. and Canada has proven SteriPEN to be safe and effective, confirming the fact that SteriPEN’s UV light technology eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness. As a result, SteriPEN has earned the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, certifying that SteriPEN purifies water safely and effectively. SteriPEN purifies 16oz. (0.5L) in just 48 seconds; 32oz. (1.0L) in just 90 seconds. All without any pumping, timekeeping, or any added aftertaste or chemical odor.
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.
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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