Most outdoor gear companies outsource their production to foreign countries. We don’t. We design and manufacture gear in a renovated textile mill located at 40 Main Street, Biddeford Maine. The reasons are intuitively simple as the gear we make. We believe “Made in the U.S.A.” is a worthwhile endeavor that benefits our customers, our company and the community where we do business. Our employees are highly skilled craftspeople who care deeply about the quality of their work. And the 180-year old repurposed textile mill where we operate is part of a successful effort to revitalize the local economy, fueled in part by mid-size companies like ours.
We believe it’s critical that our gear is designed and built in a place that’s relevant to its end use. Maine is filled with the mountains, forests, trails and rivers that initially formed our passion for the outdoors. It’s the kind of place that inspired us to found this company… the kind of place that now serves as our local test lab. Being outdoors, immersed in adventure keeps us connected to what’s truly important and to what core outdoor adventurers really need. We pursue our outdoor activities with a passion, and then we funnel those experiences directly into our products and our company culture.
We believe in the long tradition of high-quality American-made manufacturing. After 20-30 years of declining American manufacturing and the increasing consumerism of disposable products, older consumers are remembering, and younger generations are learning the necessity of high-quality and attention to detail for products that perform and last. This awareness is contributing to a new and growing trend toward American insourcing. Our designers, cutters, stitchers and craftspeople embody that tradition to provide you with high-quality outdoor gear that is designed and built to be used hard.