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Ethan Kanning
(ruggedstickman) - F

Locale: Edmonds
Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 17:59:53 MDT Print View

Hello all,

Can someone provide a brief market synopsis related to current UL gear production? IE. How many companies are making gear, the big players, the up and comers, who demands the most respect based on gear reviews, etc.

Outside of the big names (Mtn Hardware, Go-Lite, TNF, Montbell, etc) I am familiar with Ray Way, Mtn Laurel Designs, Gossamer Gear and Zpacks but would be interested to see who else is in this market play space.

Thanks.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:04:17 MDT Print View

Here is one list. Search and you will find others.

http://sectionhiker.com/backpacking-gear-directory-2/

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:05:17 MDT Print View

Bear Paw Wilderness Designs, Six Moons Designs, Yama Mtn, Borah Gear, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, ULA, Oware, ...

Charles G.
(Rincon) - M

Locale: Desert Southwest
Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:08:00 MDT Print View

Elemental Horizons makes great packs.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:32:57 MDT Print View

Yep. Those are all on the list I linked to. Anything missing from that one?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:39:35 MDT Print View

Off the top of my hear I have kit from the below cottage companies.

MLD.
Gooses Feet.
Dirty Girls Gaiters.
Tarp Tent.

Edited by stephenm on 06/07/2013 18:47:12 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:43:42 MDT Print View

"Yep. Those are all on the list I linked to. Anything missing from that one?"

Relax Ken. Your post wasn't up when I started compiling a list.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:45:24 MDT Print View

No kidding. But we know how people are around here. Look at the other posts.

Edited by kthompson on 06/07/2013 18:46:03 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Movers and Shakers: Companies making UL Gear on 06/07/2013 18:48:39 MDT Print View

Fair enough. Good link though.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
UL on 06/07/2013 18:52:37 MDT Print View

Some of the hammocking gear I make is UL. Not the hats though.

Brian Reyman
(breyman) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Additional UL Companies on 06/08/2013 10:44:43 MDT Print View

Katabatic Gear
HammockGear (cuben tarps and quilts)