To some, we’ve been part of your lives for decades – since the Grateful Dead played our opening night in ‘66 or Scot Schmidt transported us into the era of extreme skiing in the 80’s. For others, we’ve only just met. To all, new and old, novice and expert, we believe we are more than a collection of fabrics and zippers. We are a global movement that celebrates, encourages and enables exploration. We know it is more than putting one foot in front of the other. Exploration transforms the soul. It is social, creative and intellectual. It happens on the rock or the street. We exist to inspire you to explore.
From our infancy as a single store front, to our rise as a global year-round brand, we’ve remained focused on practicality and the spirit of adventure with a single mission in mind – get outside and never stop exploring. We’re an out of bounds brand. We have no foul lines or end zones. Whether through gear, expeditions or access, we have enabled generations of explorers to connect with the outdoors. The passion for exploring and dedication to preservation that our leaders poured into a small thriving business remains the bedrock of our company’s culture today.
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