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PROUDLY MADE IN MAINE

We design and build all of our gear in the historic Pepperell Mill that dates back to the mid’ 1850’s. Although the fabrics we use couldn’t be more different than the ones this complex was constructed to make, the export from our production floor is still coming from the hands of the proud people of Biddeford, Maine.

PROUDLY MADE IN MAINE

We design and build all of our gear in the historic Pepperell Mill that dates back to the mid’ 1850’s. Although the fabrics we use couldn’t be more different than the ones this complex was constructed to make, the export from our production floor is still coming from the hands of the proud people of Biddeford, Maine.

APPROACH BAG

The newest addition to our assortment of haul-your-essentials gear, the Approach Bag drops the mic without having to say a word. Over the years, various versions have been created by our R&D team for us to try, they've become indispensable travel accessories, and it's time we share. They're destined to be all-time favorites for anyone who's got one.

APPROACH BAG

The newest addition to our assortment of haul-your-essentials gear, the Approach Bag drops the mic without having to say a word. Over the years, various versions have been created by our R&D team for us to try, they've become indispensable travel accessories, and it's time we share. They're destined to be all-time favorites for anyone who's got one.


FULL DOME CAP

Half Dome? That’s cute. We decided to go all the way on this supremely stylish FlexFit® logo cap that’ll put an exclamation point on whatever fancy outfit your hip friends and family members throw together. They’ll wonder how they ever left the house without your help before.

FULL DOME CAP

Half Dome? That’s cute. We decided to go all the way on this supremely stylish FlexFit® logo cap that’ll put an exclamation point on whatever fancy outfit your hip friends and family members throw together. They’ll wonder how they ever left the house without your help before.


SHOULDER POCKET

Heading out with the Shoulder Pocket, and then having it taken away would be the best way to demonstrate why it’s such a handy and relied upon item. But we’ll save you the trouble and tell you that this ever-popular accessory sells as fast as we can make them for a reason. Technology within easy reach, a little lip balm maybe, a hanky – we won’t tell you what to carry in it, just that you’ll be pumped to have what you need right where you need it.

SHOULDER POCKET

Heading out with the Shoulder Pocket, and then having it taken away would be the best way to demonstrate why it’s such a handy and relied upon item. But we’ll save you the trouble and tell you that this ever-popular accessory sells as fast as we can make them for a reason. Technology within easy reach, a little lip balm maybe, a hanky – we won’t tell you what to carry in it, just that you’ll be pumped to have what you need right where you need it.


VERSA

Sure, the fanny pack or bum bag–or whatever name you remember it being given–somehow earned some snickering and raised eyebrows back in the day. But its usefulness is undeniable, and like the champion it is, this accessory has held its head high and survived the test of time. To honor it, we gave it the Hyperlite Mountain Gear treatment, and the result is a streamlined, focused, and dependable companion for any adventure. Already a crowd favorite.

VERSA

Sure, the fanny pack or bum bag–or whatever name you remember it being given–somehow earned some snickering and raised eyebrows back in the day. But its usefulness is undeniable, and like the champion it is, this accessory has held its head high and survived the test of time. To honor it, we gave it the Hyperlite Mountain Gear treatment, and the result is a streamlined, focused, and dependable companion for any adventure. Already a crowd favorite.


FLORA LOGO T-SHIRT

More than just a super-comfortable T-Shirt, the Flora Logo Tee shows all onlookers what ingredients the wearer needs for an adventure to start; the outdoors and their Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff. Drawn by Maine artist (and former UltaMid stitcher) Kate Burgau, this design speaks to the heart of those drawn to the wild.

FLORA LOGO T-SHIRT

More than just a super-comfortable T-Shirt, the Flora Logo Tee shows all onlookers what ingredients the wearer needs for an adventure to start; the outdoors and their Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff. Drawn by Maine artist (and former UltaMid stitcher) Kate Burgau, this design speaks to the heart of those drawn to the wild.


PODS

You might pick up that there’s a theme developing here. Having your stuff where you want it in as efficient and convenient a manner as possible. Inside your pack, few accessories will testify to the value we place on these traits than our beloved Pods. Highly functional with a barely noticeable gain in overall pack weight, and designed to match interior pack dimensions and stack, Pods reduce the time you used to spend looking for the gear you need. You won’t understand how you backpacked without them before.

PODS

You might pick up that there’s a theme developing here. Having your stuff where you want it in as efficient and convenient a manner as possible. Inside your pack, few accessories will testify to the value we place on these traits than our beloved Pods. Highly functional with a barely noticeable gain in overall pack weight, and designed to match interior pack dimensions and stack, Pods reduce the time you used to spend looking for the gear you need. You won’t understand how you backpacked without them before.


REPACK

The REpack has one job to do, and oh how it does it. It keeps your food warm while it rehydrates. Simple. More than anything, though, it’s the effect it has on so many other actions involved in keeping the calories installed on trail. Repackaging your meals reduces waste and extra carried weight, encourages food creativity, and increases the likelihood you’ll be eating your food hot. It’s the key to a real reward at chow time, and what more would anyone want at the end of a long day?

REPACK

The REpack has one job to do, and oh how it does it. It keeps your food warm while it rehydrates. Simple. More than anything, though, it’s the effect it has on so many other actions involved in keeping the calories installed on trail. Repackaging your meals reduces waste and extra carried weight, encourages food creativity, and increases the likelihood you’ll be eating your food hot. It’s the key to a real reward at chow time, and what more would anyone want at the end of a long day?

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3400 JUNCTION

If you don’t know specifically what trail you’d hit if a wand was waved and you could go right now–just that you know you want to do ALL OF THEM, then the 3400 Junction is a safe bet for the pack that will take on each and every route in stride. With the functionality of both pocket styles on our time-tested Windrider and Southwest, there are few environments where the Junction wouldn’t be right at home. The universal applause for our most recent trail pack is warranted.


MINIMALIST WALLET

We hear all the time that the Minimalist Wallet is the “Dyneema© gateway drug.” Not really. It would, however, make sense. This featherweight accessory will give its user irrefutable proof of the kind of abuse this wonder fabric can take while inducing an uncontrollable urge to replace all existing equipment with as much Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff as a gear closet will allow. Proceed with caution–and our full blessing. Another slam-dunk gift for a loved one.

MINIMALIST WALLET

We hear all the time that the Minimalist Wallet is the “Dyneema® gateway drug.” Not really. It would, however, make sense. This featherweight accessory will give its user irrefutable proof of the kind of abuse this wonder fabric can take while inducing an uncontrollable urge to replace all existing equipment with as much Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff as a gear closet will allow. Proceed with caution–and our full blessing. Another slam-dunk gift for a loved one.


SUMMIT PACK

Looking for a smaller volume pack that really doesn’t have an opinion about anything; it’s just up for whatever its wearer is? The Summit is very likely the pack for you or a pal. Light as heck and a blank canvas for myriad pursuits, the Summit Pack can be everything from an everyday carry to a stashed pack within a bigger one to be used for those last hundred feet to the top of a–wait for it–summit. And, since it’s a one-size-fits-all, you can get one as a gift without having to awkwardly try to measure the recipient’s torso and blow the surprise.

SUMMIT PACK

Looking for a smaller volume pack that really doesn’t have an opinion about anything; it’s just up for whatever its wearer is? The Summit is very likely the pack for you or a pal. Light as heck and a blank canvas for myriad pursuits, the Summit Pack can be everything from an everyday carry to a stashed pack within a bigger one to be used for those last hundred feet to the top of a–wait for it–summit. And, since it’s a one-size-fits-all, you can get one as a gift without having to awkwardly try to measure the recipient’s torso and blow the surprise.


NALGENE™ TRITAN NARROW MOUTH WATER BOTTLE

Show some brand affection while also staying hydrated? We’re here to tell you that this is a far cheaper way to look like a genius than any book on tape or costly seminar. This bottle, right here, is the answer. Light and sugared-up gorilla-proof, it also keeps water wet. Anyone that’s got one of these under the tree will be eternally grateful for how much better their life just got.

MINIMALIST WALLET

We hear all the time that the Minimalist Wallet is the “Dyneema® gateway drug.” Not really. It would, however, make sense. This featherweight accessory will give its user irrefutable proof of the kind of abuse this wonder fabric can take while inducing an uncontrollable urge to replace all existing equipment with as much Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff as a gear closet will allow. Proceed with caution–and our full blessing. Another slam-dunk gift for a loved one.


THE ULTAMID

Do you REALLY want to make someone’s holiday dreams come true? One of our legendary UltaMid Shelters would likely inspire the recipient to write poems about you from the breathtaking backcountry spots they’d pitch it in. There’s nothing quite like the gift of an UltaMid if you want this to be the year that everything changes for your favorite outdoors person.

SUMMIT PACK

Looking for a smaller volume pack that really doesn’t have an opinion about anything; it’s just up for whatever its wearer is? The Summit is very likely the pack for you or a pal. Light as heck and a blank canvas for myriad pursuits, the Summit Pack can be everything from an everyday carry to a stashed pack within a bigger one to be used for those last hundred feet to the top of a–wait for it–summit. And, since it’s a one-size-fits-all, you can get one as a gift without having to awkwardly try to measure the recipient’s torso and blow the surprise.


OUR STAFF PICKS

Probably won’t come as a surprise that many of the people who work here do so because of the opportunity to combine their love of the outdoors with a career. Start digging a little deeper, though, and you’ll quickly learn all of our little eccentricities, preferences, and quirks–as evidenced here in our Staff Picks, for example.

STAFF PICKS

Probably won’t come as a surprise that many of the people who work here do so because of the opportunity to combine their love of the outdoors with a career. Start digging a little deeper, though, and you’ll quickly learn all of our little eccentricities, preferences, and quirks–as evidenced here in our Staff Picks, for example.

KLEAN KANTEEN INSULATED TKWIDE 20 OZ. BOTTLE

Recommended by Alex // Engineering

Whether I'm on my morning commute or booting up in the parking lot, the Klean Kanteen 20oz always has my coffee hot n ready. It also has a trusty sealed cap for hauling a hot toddy to the top of a mountain in your bag!


DARN TOUGH® HIKER MICRO CREW CUSHION SOCKS

Recommended by Victoria // Engineering

My Darn Tough socks are my favorite piece of gear ever. They come with me on every trip. I wear them all year long, whether I'm mountain biking, paddling, trail running, or coming to work, wearing boots, sneakers, or sandals. I've been wearing the same three pairs since my freshman year of college. And they're a great gift, because sometimes $23 seems like a lot to drop on socks.

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STERILITE 30-QUART MODULAR STACKER BOXES

Recommended by Kendra // Marketing + Sales

I use these Sterilite totes for everything from storing my quiver of packs to transporting my wetsuit back and forth from the beach. The clear plastic makes finding the gear you need a cinch, and the stack-ability allows you to save precious space. It may seem boring and practical, but this is one gift that no backcountry lover on your list will be bummed to receive.


WYATT BRAY PRO MODEL KENDAMA

Recommended by Dylan // Customer Service

Adopting an ultralight mentality means packing only the essentials. When gifting for the holidays, you should take a similar approach. What does your friend, significant other, or family member really need? The answer is a Kendama. I carried one from Georgia to Maine on my Appalachian Trail thru hike, and often you’ll hear “clacks” coming from my desk at the office. A Kendama provides countless hours of fun for all skill levels. Whether you're chasing your first “big cup” or attempting to lace a “jug spike”, a Kendama’s entertainment to price ratio makes it the perfect gift.

THE EXEC BY PIT VIPER

Recommended by Tyson // Customer Service

Sometimes you need to intimidate the mountains you are hiking. You need to strike fear into the next pitch, or the next turn in the river. Sometimes you need a little extra fire in your eye for a few more beers in the lodge. When those times come, I put on my Pit Vipers and demand respect. Honestly, these glasses are great and fit weird shaped heads like mine. If you have someone who complains about too much sun in their face or not enough authority in their life, slide a pair of these bad boys into their stocking.


CALIFORNIA SURFING AND CLIMBING IN THE FIFTIES

Recommended by Ryan // Marketing & Sales

A source of sustenance and inspiration for the winter months and long hours in the office, this 84 page book of both black and white and color images captures the freewheeling spirit of a small group of individuals that contributed to a monumental growth in technique and equipment across both activities. Regardless of their beginnings, all involved knew that they were onto something special. “It was a secret thrill," writes Steve Pezman, founder of The Surfer's Journal and an icon of mid-century surfing. "The world was lame. We were not."


RAB® MICROLIGHT ALPINE JACKET

Recommended by Burkett // Wholesale Manager

This is my day-to-day jacket through the winter and provides the perfect balance of warmth and breathability. Whether I am commuting to the office or making turns on the slopes, it is always with me. When layered with a shell over the top, it will be the perfect combination to take you into the hills, no matter what the conditions may be.

LODGE CAST IRON 5-QUART CVR DEEP SKILLET

Recommended by Laura // Production

I'd have to cook you a meal over an open fire (like a ham egg 'n cheese on English muffins) in one of these for you to truly understand why I think any outdoor cook should have a covered cast iron skillet or Dutch oven. Several of my favorite cast iron skillets were gifts from my Dad, and he also taught me how to make the breakfast sandwiches over a fire. Cast iron is very versatile and Lodge makes them in the USA! I also suggest a pair of leather welding gloves to prevent burns when cooking in a hot pan over a fire. When I'm done cooking or packing up camp, I put the sooty pan into a brown paper grocery bag to keep things clean.

OTHER ESSENTIALS

Included here, you’ll find the kinds of items we rely on to round out our kits when we head outside. Time and mileage tested, we can attest to their value and say with conviction why we never leave them behind.

ESSENTIALS

Included here, you’ll find the kinds of items we rely on to round out our kits when we head outside. Time and mileage tested, we can attest to their value and say with conviction why we never leave them behind.

REACTOR STOVE SYSTEM

Fast and fuel efficient, the MSR Reactor is as reliable as that guy named Cookie that seems to be the camp chef in all the old cowboy movies. Remember him? Everybody got fed, and he could even help remove buckshot if things went pear-shaped. This stove can’t perform surgery, but you’re all but guaranteed to eat no matter the conditions outside.


STORM375 HEADLAMP

This headlamp is a tough mammajamma featuring all the functionality and reliability you’d look for in this critical piece of overnight gear. One awesome feature we like is the digital lockout that prevents it from accidentally turning on from jostling around in your pack and draining the batteries­–a huge bummer to discover when the sun goes down.


NEOAIR® XLITE SLEEPING PAD

The Therm-a-rest Neoair XLite is so widely accepted as the zenith of air mattresses that we distribute it ourselves. Great for three-season use, and comfortable as all get out, this is an invaluable piece of equipment and the key to restful nights. “I don’t think there is any competition to the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir lineup.” - Ambassador Luc Mehl


VESPER™ 32ºF / 0ºC QUILT

This quilt knocks it out of the park with its lightweight, small pack size, and easy warmth management. Well-made quilts are growing in popularity for good reason, and this one deserves attention. Never tried a quilt? Our pal Joe Cruz points out– “The oft-repeated commendation for quilts is that, since a full bag’s insulating material under you will get compressed and serve no useful function, one may as well just eliminate that part. There’s a reasonable point there, but I pack a quilt primarily for its unmatchable versatility.”

CAPTURE CLIP

You may have noticed that a few hikers here and there like to document their adventures with cameras. For that, we’re extend our bottomless thanks–it’s in large part why our blog looks so good! Being that we don’t want anything turning off the flow of brilliant imagery that comes our way, please! Photographers! If you’re reading this and you don’t have one already, pick one of these up! (And don’t forget that you can send those pics and words right here).


PAD THAI ENTREE

Made in Maine! Delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. But yeah, they’re just down the road a ways, and we can’t help but let that influence our choices when it’s time to grab some food and head out for the weekend. Great stuff.


ARMLESS SUNGLASSES

Folks around the office started wearing these last Summer, and once we got the “What the hecks” out of our system and put them on, it’s hard to understand why anyone in the outdoor adventure set would protect their eyes with anything else. They’re amazing! Super light, super tough, and we all look incredible in them. Highly recommended.

Use one and believe. We don’t really need to go into any more detail than that. If GUCCI made a pee rag, this one would be better.


TRAIL PRO TREKKING POLES

Another Black Diamond product we see every time we hit the trails out here in New England, these poles are relied upon for their rugged construction, the well-designed FlickLocks that keep everything staying put, and just how perfectly they go with the color palette of our tents and shelters–they keep the roof over our heads and really tie the room together. Light, comfortable, and good for miles and miles, we’re big fans.


MICROSPIKES®

While tied to our desks last Summer with 2.8mm UHMWPE Core guy lines, we lived vicariously through the many thru hiker channels on YouTube. Out on the PCT, we saw a ton of these shoe accessories being put on in the Sierras and a lot of upright hikers as a result. With tough and reliable construction, they’re a go-to product for trails that roam through changing environments.