GORUCK should not exist. Jason McCarthy was a Special Forces soldier, not a businessman, when in 2008 he had what he calls a stupid idea to build a bag that would thrive in Baghdad and New York City. There was no business plan, or launch strategy, or equity raises.
There was simply a Special Forces way of life, a community to live up to, and another to build.
So, yes we build gear. Yes, we lead events, build teams, and strengthen communities. But only because if we didn’t, we’d have to find some other way to change the world, one day at a time.
Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag maker in the U.S. and has continuously handcrafted hunting, shooting and outdoor gear in MN since 1882. The quality, time-tested craftsmanship & hardware are guaranteed for life.
We strive to make the world’s best high-quality canvas and leather packs, luggage, purses and briefcases and we will continue to make them in the USA with a lifetime warranty.
Hand made vintage packs and other gear since 1971.
Rivendell Mountain Works was the brainchild of Larry Horton back in 1971. The flagship products were both based on designs created by the late Don Jensen, who was a climber active with the Harvard Mountaineering Club, in the 1960’s. Larry had a keen sense of how to manufacture these products to a high standard and a design philosophy of adhering to a theme of simplicity. In the 1977 catalog, Larry wrote “In spite of our choice to remain a cottage industry-or, perhaps, because of it-we have managed to continue an innovative influence on the world of equipment for backpackers, climbers and skiers.”
One thing that RMW gear came to represent, in the 1970’s, was gear that was reliable and had great longevity. Packs and tents are certainly two of the most important items that you need to be able to trust implicitly. Even now the Jensen Pack™ is built to be far more durable than many packs on the market today. For longevity and during extreme use, it is just not going to come apart on you. These packs are overbuilt to the nines.
Stephanie Dawn quilted handbags are fun, functional and fresh! All colors and patterns are designed with modern American women of all ages in mind. Finally, a stylish and high quality handbag line that is EXCLUSIVELY MADE IN THE USA.
The Vest Guy has been custom manufacturing vests, packs, slings, and arm bands for over 25 years, and all of them are made in the USA. All of our products are custom made to order, so if you want a different color or pocket layout, that is our specialty. Buy with confidence from an expert, someone that has been in the field and knows what it takes to produce a practical, reliable, fully functionally piece of equipment. The owner, Rob Daugherty, served 16 years in law enforcement, 4 1/2 years as a firefighter/EMT, 8 years as a professional wildlife photographer specializing in vests for CERT, Police, Military, Photographers, Fire-Rescue, First Responders, Emergency Management, Incident Commanders, Emergency Communications, ARES, EMS… Rest assured, with being in business for over a quarter of a century, our Lifetime Warranty means something, actually it means everything.