Starting in the early 80's as a distributor of other outdoor brands, we began to build our own gear in 1997. Since then we have created many highly innovative products and won many awards for our designs.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota. The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.
Empire Wool and Canvas Company
Traditional Textiles. Timeless Performance. Crafted in Minnesota.
Lure of the North
Traditional winter travel, crafts and skills.
We value energy in all forms, so we've decided to start broadening our vision. The efficiency and versatility of LED lighting led us to launch a new kind of product: The Luminoodle. With the support of 6,768 Kickstarter backers, we turned the idea of a flexible, waterproof, USB-powered LED strip into a reality. Those backers asked for colors, an on/off switch, a dimmer, and longer versions of the Luminoodle, so we created the Luminoodle Color and the extra-long Luminoodle Basecamp.
Lester River Bushcraft
Blend ancient skills with a few efficient tools, and you'll improve your ability to adapt on any terrain. You'll appreciate having rugged, reliable gear ready for your next long hike, full day of chores, or family emergency. I'm a father, adventurer, and craftsman. My hands tell me as much about the world around me as my eyes. From the simple angles of a bevel to the last knot in a cord, I build deliberate gear so you can use it with purpose. So when all of the glitz and technology of the catalog pages fail you in the woods, my tools will be there in your hand. No 12V plugs, microchips, or fancy interlocking pieces: just steel, sharp and solid. - Jason Gustafson - Founder of Lester River Bushcraft
Our mission is to provide quality goods with excellent customer service. We are a small family business raising kids and enjoying the outdoors. We field test and use what we sell and your purchases support our backwoods lifestyle. We believe that our lifestyle and experience in the outdoors gives us an advantage over other "sales people". This advantage lets us wisely choose time tested proven products for your outdoor adventures!
Snowtrekker® Tents maintains a strict, sustained commitment to provide only gear of the highest quality and durability to withstand the most demanding winter environments in which it is designed to perform, safely and reliably. This is our mission. And yes, we proudly build our tents in the USA.
We build gear with the very best in design, materials, construction and ultimate function.
SKI PULKS-sleds that are towed behind winter travelers with rigid pole systems. We’re really proud to bring you the best pulk systems, built to accompany all of your winter adventures.
Canoe Packs, Camping Gear, Dog Sledding gear. All hand-made in Ely, MN, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, built to last for years.
Silky saws are manufactured in Ono Japan, home of the finest cutlery steel known to man. Crafting fine wood cutting saws since the early 1900’s, Silky continues to raise the bar for quality, endurance and cutting efficiency that none can match. Leading the industry in both design and innovation, saw users are changing their language in all parts of the world from merely asking for a saw, to asking for a Silky.
Cooke Custom Sewing
We are a husband and wife team that has been actively designing and sewing for the outdoor industry since 1980. Our designs have been birthed out of our own hands-on back country experience combined with Dan's background in engineering. We were the first to commercially produce canoe covers designed for the canoe tripper as well as many specialized innovations for the outdoor enthusiast. We pride ourselves in providing customized service to meet the exact specifications and requirements of our valued customers.
Packs and gear for hiking, backpacking and camping from Frost River, Duluth Minnesota. Our packs feature waxed cotton canvas, perfect for Boundary Waters
Black River Sleds
My aim is not to build the most sleds but to build durable, affordable sleds that meet the demands of musher and snow walker. I think you will agree! -Chris Evavold
Four Dog Stoves
Will Keep You Warm on a Four-Dog Night! For over 25 years, we've been designing, making and using tent stoves and cookers, and have over 50 years of field experience making outdoor items of the highest quality and workmanship--all designed for heavy outdoor use--and all made in the USA. You can feel confident that the wood fired stoves we make will bring you many years of enjoyment, because we build them to be "mule tough", so that they will give you decades of reliable use. We put a little bit or ourselves in everything we make, and we won't ship a outdoor wood burning stove to you, until we know it will work just right for you. In a time when so many companies sell items that will not last, or are not of durable nature, we do just the opposite: we make hand-crafted products meant to last a lifetime, and maybe even longer. I make all my wood fired stoves as if my life depends on it, because I know your life depends on them when you're out in the bush. And that's a big honor. In the bush, there are
To meet him was to never forget him. George “Stormy” Kromer was genuine, and that spirit reached every corner of a company he never planned to start in the first place. He simply wanted a piece of headgear that worked as hard as he did. One cap led to a thousand and then many millions, but a century later we’re still making products as authentically as the first one—from materials to methods. You can’t pretend to be a legend. It’s something you earn from your customers, your commitments, and always carrying through.
United States Forest Service
We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Sagewood Gear builds rugged, adaptable outdoor equipment that has been meticulously designed, and expertly crafted to outfit those of us with the adventurous spirit. We are those individuals who look for the blank spots on the map, take the trails less traveled, and explore the far reaches of our world. It is through this unrelenting exploration that we discover and define who we truly are. What we once feared we now embrace, what were once dreams are now incredible stories, and what was once our imagination is now our reality. Grab your gear, plot your course, and get moving.
ArgoNorth is the premier developer of high-quality, custom flashlights and headlamps for established brands.
The foremost authority in winter trekking. Learn, discuss and connect with like minded trekkers.
Ely Folk School
Our mission is to build community by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness heritage, art, history, culture, and craft of the people of northern Minnesota.
Darn Tough Socks
Earth Rider Brewery
Bull Moose Patrol
At Bull Moose Patrol, we believe every outdoor excursion—no matter how big or small—offers adventure, excitement, and the chance to enjoy and learn about the world around us. We're sharing our adventures (and misadventures) and knowledge to help you get excited about the outdoors—whether you're a tenderfoot or an experienced guide—and create an outdoor adventure you'll love. Walk along the trail with us and take a new look at the outdoors. We offer classes and presentations--both in person and online—on wilderness and camping skills, survival skills, as well as custom-guided canoeing and camping trips.