Burning candles for spiritual purposes dates back to ancient times. Our mascot The Pack Rat directs the mountain traveler to return safely from his adventure. The royal blue wax color represents the seeking of truth in the mountains and our loyalty to our colleagues. Light this candle whenever you or your loved ones are traveling into the mountains. This was made for us by a traditional family-owned candle factory that has been operating in the US for over 70 years.
A classic in the cult of heritage packs, the KNAPSACK can be found from Tokyo to New York to Zurich. We started making this pack in ‘78 and we have kept producing it with virtually no changes for about 40 years. The Knapsack now has a padded back panel for additional comfort when carrying outdoor or city gear. It’s a great simple bag for carrying simple stuff.
The MTN PACKBOARD daypack has a compact, well-organized packsack with a lot of exterior lash points to help haul your toys off the beaten path. We were inspired by trappers’ packboards and the ability to handle a variety of volumes and weights. Then we added some details that are found on modern military packs to help customize the carry options.
There is also a thin plastic frame sheet in the back panel that helps support the pack when lashing heavier gear like skis and we upgraded the shoulder harness to 1/2” EVA foam for supreme comfort. The outside of the pack features a double layer of 1000d Cordura® on the bottom for extra durability.
We built the pack using “heritage” construction techniques like double-needle stitching for durability and additional bar-tack stitching for strength. We also made sure to bind every raw seam – including around the zippers – to make sure the product lasts from the inside as well as the outside. The leather patch ages beautifully and adds timeless style to create a new “classic.”
A timeless and utilitarian mid-layer that uses the finest materials available. The 4-way stretch fleece has a super durable nylon face and beautiful soft lining that provides exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio. The modern shawl collar is shaped to protect the front and back of the neck from cold mountain winds. The extended sleeves are curved at the bottom for weather protection and also have built-in thumb holes for easy layering.