The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose vision is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. Together with our members, the AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Hueco Rock Ranch, New River Gorge Campground, and Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $100,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants that fund adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at http://www.americanalpineclub.org.
When choosing gear for your adventures, you look for a quality product and a name you can trust. When it comes to food, you seek great-tasting and nutritious ingredients that will sustain you. At AlpineAire Foods, our passion for food is only exceeded by our thirst for adventure. Since 1979 we have been dedicated to working with only the finest ingredients to deliver convenient, satisfying and nutritious meals. With an emphasis on quality, combined with the care that goes into every one of our products, you can count on AlpineAire Foods to fuel your next adventure.
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that inspires and supports a culture of American mountain craft. As the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers, the AMGA offers cutting edge knowledge and hundreds of years of collective experience that you won’t get from any other climbing organization. AMGA guides and staff are the experts in the business of being a guide. The AMGA spent 30 years setting standards for American guiding, protecting the guiding environment, and organizing a powerful, unified community of climbers and skiers. And will spend the next 30 supporting future generations of guides and clients.
Balega is the number one selling sock brand in the American run specialty market, a designer and manufacturer of technical performance socks. Crafted for a superior fit and unbelievable comfort, Balega is committed to the technical excellence, quality and performance offered in Balega socks.
Chamois Butt’r® was developed in 1988 via collaboration between physical therapist and avid cyclist Steve Mathews and an experienced and passionate group of pro cyclists, physicians and chemists. In the years since its launch Chamois Butt’r has evolved from an individual product into a full suite of offerings developed to suit the individual preferences of a wide range of athletes, disciplines and conditions. The Chamois Butt’r line is featured on the shelves of most U.S. bicycle retailers and also distributed internationally. For more, please visit: chamoisbuttr.com.
The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage outdoor businesses to help protect and conserve threatened wild places for their habitat and recreation values.
Founded in 1994 by an avid skier and 20 year veteran of the aerospace industry, DryGuy™ sought to provide a solution to cold & wet extremities often experienced by people who work and play outdoors. While boots and gloves provide the necessary insulation for hands and feet during cold in winter months, they often become water logged and soaked with sweat rendering them uncomfortable and counterproductive. Acquired by Implus in 2014, DryGuy offers wide variety of boot / glove dryers and thermal layering products designed to keep you and your gear comfortably warm and dry in the outdoors.
FALKE International Fourth generation family owned German business, where luxury and performance is a way of life now available in the US market. From luxury legwear to the bodymapping Ergonomic Sport System, quality is a given and performance is unsurpassed. FALKE is committed to deliver the ultimate in technology and technical excellence.
FuelBelt, Inc. is the world leader in hydration belts and running accessories. Founded in 1997 by 36x Ironman finisher and 7-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to serve the needs of endurance athletes across the globe. FuelBelts have been used to break world records, set personal bests, and have been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts. For more information, visit www.fuelbelt.com.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., G3 Genuine Guide Gear is manufacturer of industry-leading gear for backcountry skiing. It has been making avalanche safety equipment since 1995. The G3 product line includes skis, alpine-touring and telemark ski bindings, climbing skins, avalanche shovels, probes and other ski accessories.
GCI Outdoor™ was founded in 1996 after founder Dan Grace asked this simple question: “Why isn’t there a chair for this?” That question was answered when Dan, utilizing his engineering background, designed the Everywhere Chair®, the patented hillside adjustable chair. In 1998, Jeffrey Polke joined as co-owner bringing his sales, marketing and retail experience. Together they grew GCI Outdoor with innovative product designs and unsurpassed customer service. Today, Dan and Jeff continue to make it happen. They are building their team and adding more innovative products to their catalogs.
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 10,000 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion. www.gore.com
For nearly 40 years, Gregory Mountain Products has been the leader in expedition, backpacking, daypacks and travel gear. World renowned for fit, durability, and performance in all of its products, Gregory has won awards from such diverse media outlets as Outside Magazine, Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, Consumers Digest and Alpinist Magazine. Responsible for many industry firsts in backpacking fit and design, the Gregory research and design team continues to lead the way in innovative backpack technology and performance. www.gregorypacks.com.
GU Energy Labs develops and innovates products that deliver the right nutrients, in the right amounts, at the right time for optimal athletic performance. The originators of the energy gel in 1993 (and current category leader), GU has expanded to include hydration, energy, and recovery products in a wide variety of flavors. In collaboration with Olympians and age groupers alike, GU continues to use both heart and science to make products with ingredients that help the body replenish, perform, recover, and repeat. Recommit to becoming your best athletic self! Learn more about GU products, and discover how nutrition planning can help you GU FOR IT: www.GUEnergy.com.
Hot Chillys introduced the very first body fit base layer. Appropriately called “The Original”, it was a stretch product made from a blend of wool and polypropylene, and packaged in a bright yellow can. Now, 30 years later, the updated version of this same product, Micro-Elite Chamois, is still one of our best sellers and still comes packaged in a can. Hot Chillys is more than a product that works; it is a mindset that reaches beyond the slopes.
Today, the Hot Chillys product line consists of a wide variety of base layers, socks, and fleece products—all with one thing in common, to keep you warm, dry, comfortable, and looking good so you can focus on whatever activity makes you happy.
Founded in 2002 by Olympic medalist and World Champion freestyle skier Kari Traa, the brand that bares her name is a result of Norwegian heritage and the need for trustworthy women’s-specific active wear. Today, Kari Traa is Scandinavia’s leading sportswear brand and Europe’s fastest-growing women’s apparel brand. For strong and active girls who also want to express their femininity, style and individuality, Kari Traa inspires women to lead a happier, healthier and stronger lifestyle—made by girls, for girls. Kari Traa sportswear is available in specialty retail stores throughout Scandinavia, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
Katadyn is the Switzerland-based market leader for portable, personal water treatment systems and products for the outdoor and marine industries. Under the guiding principle, “Making water drinking water,” Katadyn develops and manufactures its portable water filters, desalinators and chemical disinfectants for camping, hiking or global journeys. With Katadyn products, clean drinking water is a given even in remote corners of the globe. As functionally multipurpose as a Swiss army knife, the finely tuned product portfolio offers diverse and personal solutions for water treatment. Still made in Switzerland today, the product line ranges from water filters and tried-and-true Micropur tablets to the smallest manual desalinator for marine applications. One thing all products have in common is our high standard of quality, reliability and easy operation. For that reason, many international aid organizations as well as the military rely on the survival aid and life-saving support from market leader Katadyn. Katadyn is a brand in the Katadyn Group portfolio.
We are about craft. About style. And about function. We believe that anything worth doing is worth doing with the best of what’s available. We believe anything out there can be made better, including our stuff. We’re obsessive and driven. It shows in how we build our bikes, how we ride, and how we make these clothes.
Built on a legacy of innovation, LEM Helmets gives bike riders the peace of mind that comes from knowing their helmet has over 30 years of safety technology woven into its design. Our approach to product-talk highlights the joy of riding, while tech clearly and confidently compliments the conversation.
We exist to elevate each individual’s style with clean silhouettes and colorways for road cycling, mountain biking, bike commuting, and kids, and provide the confidence to make every ride entirely its own. After all, the purpose of tech is so riders can focus on getting after it.
Seattle-based MSR has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment and hydration systems, shelters, snowshoes, snow tools, and backcountry poles. The majority of MSR products are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.msrgear.com.
Metolius has been innovating rock climbing gear since the company’s founding in 1983, and offers some of the best and leading gear and equipment for the toughest rock climbing challenges.
For more than a century, the Optimus name has stood for dependable outdoor stoves and clever accessories. Founded in Stockholm in 1899, the company has often set new technical standards over its lengthy history. Indeed, it has also earned numerous awards and has been a successful part of innumerable expeditions. For many demanding users, the gas, multi-fuel and hybrid stoves by Optimus are their first choice – and for good reason: Bound by the tradition of its name, Optimus products are continuously re-engineered for further improvement. Next to its high-performance models, one also finds true classics in the portfolio. For example, the Optimus Svea, among others, continues to sell successfully after more than 70 years and has achieved cult status among outdoor enthusiasts. No matter whether a proven longtime standard or a super-light newcomer, for camping or expeditions, the reliable and stylish outdoor cooking gear from Optimus is bound to quickly become a beloved favorite – and of course a reliable impetus for any upcoming adventure. Optimus has been a part of the Katadyn Group portfolio since 2007.
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle – with in-house manufacturing and prototyping capabilities at our company headquarters – Outdoor Research was founded in 1981 after a failed piece of gear on an Alaskan climbing expedition inspired ideas for a better design.
Seattle-based PackTowl® has been the market leader in towels designed for active use for nearly 20 years. The number one selling sports towel on the market is light, packable, antimicrobial, and highly absorbent. PackTowl® brand towels are easy to bring anywhere and wring dry in a matter of seconds. For more information, visit www.packtowl.com
PEARL iZUMi is a world leader in the manufacture of high-performance, high-tech sports apparel and footwear for avid cycling, tri, and running enthusiasts. Based in Louisville, Colo., a suburb of Boulder, PEARL iZUMi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation, located in Irvine, CA.
Petzl’s roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.
Seattle-based Platypus brand has been the market leader in flexible and modular hydration products for over a decade, designing easy-to-use, taste-free products for optimum performance. Unmatched versatility and quality define Platypus’s BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free bottles, hands-free hydration systems, hydration packs, and the pump-free, fast-flowing personal and group water filter systems. The majority of Platypus products are made in their U.S.A. and Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.platy.com.
At Princeton Tec, we’ve been pioneering new technologies and building lights for four 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.
The revolutionary RinseKit is a portable, pressurized shower that’s like having a garden hose at the beach or the trailhead. With no pumping, and no batteries, it fills in 20 seconds, storing the strength of a regular household spigot to deliver pressurized spray for up to four minutes. The only product of its kind, RinseKit’s patented design features the eon pressure system that holds up to two gallons of water with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings from jet stream to soaking shower. RinseKit simply connects to any hose spigot, and stores the pressurized water for later use on the go. For additional information, visit RinseKit.com.
Rottefella has focused on ski bindings, and only ski bindings, since 1927. Based in Norway, Rottefella crafts superior bindings for Nordic and Telemark skiing.
SCARPA North America Founded in 1938, SCARPA is the only company in the world that builds performance footwear for the full range of mountain sports – skiing to mountaineering, rock climbing to backpacking, trail running to hiking.
Seattle-based SealLine is a manufacturer of high quality, portable gear protection products designed for use in challenging, outdoor environments. SealLine dry bags, dry sacks, packs, duffles and protective cases provide essential gear protection for paddle sports, urban commutes, and other outdoor adventures where water, moisture, mud, or dirt are a threat. The majority of SealLine brand products are made in U.S.A. manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.seallinegear.com.
For over 50 years Slumberjack has led the outdoor industry, creating new and innovative gear to enhance any wilderness experience. Offering a wide assortment of tents, sleeping bags, camp furniture, and a new tactical hunting line, Slumberjack continues to be the go-to brand for comfortable, functional, and easy to use outdoor equipment. Whether heading out on an overnight camping trip with friends and family, an epic week-long elk hunt, or anything in between, Slumberjack has your outdoor experience covered.
Telluride Venture Accelerator exists to create a stronger Telluride community through the promotion and support of philanthropy. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making.
Seattle-based Therm-a-Rest has been the market leader in premium outdoor comfort since its invention of the world’s first self-inflating mattress in 1972. A commitment to providing inventive, long-lasting and reliable mattresses, sleeping bags, blankets, and camp furniture solutions that reinvent the way people live outdoors. All Therm-a-Rest mattresses are made in the Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.thermarest.com.
Uncharted Supply Co. was founded by a community of adventurers and philanthropists all with a shared mission in mind: to educate families, friends, and communities, and prepare them for any kind of emergency. Uncharted seeks to bring peace of mind and emergency preparedness into the modern era. With innovative products like the Seventy2 Survival System, standing ready is no longer just for the doomsayers and survivalists. To learn more about Uncharted Supply Co, visit: unchartedsupplyco.com. Or, follow the them on: Twitter:@unchartedsupply, Instagram: @unchartedsupplyco.
Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.
Under Armour has two classes of publicly traded common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Class C stock trades under the ticker symbol “UA” and Class A stock trades under the ticker symbol “UAA”. For more information about Under Armour’s stock, please visit the Company’s Investor Relations website at http://www.uabiz.com/investors.cfm.
From chuck wagons to station wagons, Wenzel creates the gear that helps you sleep out under the stars. Rooted in the outdoors since 1887, Wenzel offers everything you’ll need from tents and sleeping bags to packs and outdoor furniture. The 2018 Tribute Collection brings fresh prints and throwback styles to your camping essentials and is aimed at the festival goers and campers who want to add a bit more camp swagger to their adventures. So wherever you go, take Wenzel along for the ride. #CampSwagger
Based in Kirby, Wyoming, Wyoming Whiskey has a simple goal: to create America’s next great bourbon. The company and product is a collaboration between its partners and 97,818 square miles of Wyoming. The Mead family first came to Wyoming as ranchers in 1890 and the state defines them, and their whiskey. They use the finest corn, wheat, barley, and water from the Big Horn Basin and promote Wyoming’s natural and human resources. Every drop of this bourbon is 100% Wyoming.
Yaktrax® is the ultimate winter solution for people of all walks of life, providing ice traction devices and hand warmers designed to keep you moving. Inspired by a Himalayan Sherpa, the original Yaktrax model features a spikeless coil design that grips the ice and snow with each step. Focused on innovation and quality, we strive to keep you confident and comfortable in any weather. With Yaktrax, nothing will keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Yaktrax was acquired in 2006 by Implus, and has led the market with its Walker and Pro devices since its creation in 2001.