Tough, spill-proof, odor-proof bottles

The Nalge Company originally made lab equipment—but scientists used their bottles while backpacking because they were strong and easy to clean. Nalgene now makes lots of containers, like their Grip ’n Gulp™: tough, spill-proof, and “odor-proof enough to allow leftover milk to go undetected under the couch for months.”


Julbo Inc.

Protecting delicate eyes

An expert in sun protection for high-risk environments and delicate eyes.

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Black Diamond Equipment

The spirit of the sports

A brand not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we love and their values and goals - past, present and future. 

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Hydrations and packs for any size adventure(er)

CamelBak creates the most state-of-the-art and portable packs and hydration systems on the market. They have been outfitting little (and big) explorers for decades.

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Outdoors for everyone

In 1952, Asher Kelty began making backpacks with external frames out of lightweight aluminum, and waist bands that transferred weight to the hiker’s waist. Today, Kelty makes JPMA-certified child carriers, with a children’s line of packs, sleeping bags, and accessories. Kelty wants families to embrace the outdoors with confidence.

Klean Kanteen

Toxin-free, lightweight and reusable

Even before the news about BPA plastics, Robert Seals was driven to develop a toxin-free, lightweight, reusable bottle. Today, Robert’s kids have expanded Klean Kanteen to cups, canisters, and more, with charitable work and policy advocacy that supports sustainable and healthy choices. 


Backpacks for kids to carry and be carried

Mike Pfotenhauer grew up backpacking with his family in Oregon, in packs that did not fit. He eventually designed his own, started selling them in 1974, and still reviews every design Osprey produces. Osprey’s “Almighty Guarantee” will repair or replace any damaged or defective product, for life.