Evolv Sports - www.evolvsports.com
Evolv is a US-based performance climbing and outdoor footwear company dedicated to creating high friction technical rock shoes as well as performance casual footwear. Born in 2003, out of a dream to create the best rock climbing shoes in the US, the first Kaos and Bandit models were handcrafted and built in a 500 square foot garage by the two owners. A decade later, Evolv is now one of the top rock climbing shoe companies in the world and is trusted by many professional athletes, and weekend warriors alike, to reach their full potential.
Evolv proudly sponsors world-class elite athletes: Chris Sharma, Ashima Shiraishi, Kai Lightner, Peter Croft, Lisa Rands, Alex Johnson, Meagan Martin, Paul Robinson, Steph Davis, Lonnie Kauk, Craig Demartino, Ronnie Dickson, as well as numerous National and Grassroots athletes, many of whom contribute to product design and development at our US headquarters. By owning and operating a US manufacturing facility and R&D facility, Evolv designs innovative products and manufactures the highest quality rock climbing shoes under strict quality control. Manufacturing our shoes in the US has also allowed us to stay true to our humble roots and provide the best resole service in the USA through our resole branch, Yosemite Bum.
In 2012, we launched our newest performance casual shoe, the “CRUZER,” which has already grabbed a lot of attention by climbers and the media. This year we plan to introduce some new additions to our rock climbing shoe line, keeping us competitive and in tune with what our loyal customers are asking for out on the rock.
Skratch Labs - www.skratchlabs.com
Founded by renowned sports physiologist Dr. Allen Lim, Skratch Labs’ philosophy is to use real food as the optimum source of nourishment for sports and life. Lim’s recent collaboration with Biju Thomas on ‘The Feed Zone’ cookbook has lead to a revolution in the way athletes think about fuel for activity and recovery. Skratch Labs provides ready-made products to help complement this lifestyle, beginning with their Exercise and Everyday Hydration Drink Mixes.
Skratch Labs Hydration drink mixes continue to grow in popularity with cyclists, runners, triathletes, climbers, hikers, motocross riders, NASCAR drivers, youth sports participants, firefighters, and everyday regular folks. The Skratch Labs team has additionally determined through extensive field-testing that Skratch Labs Everyday Hydration Mix is an excellent remedy for hangovers.
Küat Racks - www.kuatracks.com
The talented team of industry experts, and talented dreamers and schemers behind Kuat Racks embrace an unruly process in order to bring the best products possible to cyclists. Avid cyclists themselves, they understand the unique needs and challenges of those who choose to see life by way of two wheels. After a particularly challenging bike rack experience in 2005, Luke Kuschmeader decided to create a solution himself and their original rack, the Alpha, was born. Since then, Luke and Kuat Racks have embraced a strategy that relentlessly pursues perfection by taking each product through a grueling process of design, testing, critiquing and improvement. As they say, “We bike a lot, We complain a lot, We think a lot, We complain a little more.” The result of their work: innovative, sharp bike racks and accessories of the highest quality.
ABS Avalanche Systems - www.abs-airbag.com
The ABS Peter Aschauer GmbH is a dynamically growing and owner managed company dedicated to avalanche safety borne out of passion for winter sports. The ABS avalanche airbag is the original and market leader with sales in more than 25 countries worldwide. In the case of an avalanche it can prevent burial and therefore significantly increase the chances of survival. Innovation and commitment to highest quality standards ‘made in Germany’ are the essential factors for the long-term success of ABS.
Bluesmiths - www.bluesmiths.com
Crafters of exceptional Ocean&Surf apparel and accessories, Bluesmiths’ innovation steams from their deep respect for the ocean and passion for the sports the ocean provides for. Through their personal experiences, they saw a need to build better gear that would stand up to the rough battering of the waves and gear that would also offer versatility for pursuits outside of the ocean, too. Bluesmiths is dedicated to quality workmanship through conscientious selection of the most advanced materials, functional construction and clean, attractive design and tailoring. Thoroughly testing their product in the waters off Maui’s North Shore, Bluesmiths is building better gear for what we live for.
Native Eyewear - www.nativeyewear.com
Native Eyewear is a premier outdoor sunglass and goggle brand, designed for adventurers from every avenue. With a mix of runway-ready style and features like interchangeable polarized lenses, sub-1oz frames, anti-fog ventilation, amazing grip and a lifetime warranty, there’s a pair of Natives fit for every type of adventure.
Deuter - www.deuter.com
Deuter (pronounced Doy-ter) is one of the oldest pack makers in the world, founded in 1898. Known for creating the first mountaineering specific pack, first women’s specific pack and first ventilated back system, Deuter is also one of the world’s leading technical pack companies focused on design, technologies and product innovation. Users from hikers to alpinists, bike commuters and racers to child carriers, adventure travelers and more, Deuter’s focus on functionality sinks stereotypes by creating products that fit, perform and provide comfort and ventilation for any endeavor.
Ortovox - www.ortovox.com
Committed to innovation, Ortovox is the world leader in avalanche rescue technology. Emergency products are the basis of the Ortovox product line including avalanche transceivers, probes, shovels, and backpacks designed to help skiers, riders, mountaineers and other snowsport participants should the unthinkable happen. Using cutting edge German innovation and user-friendly functionality for the most stressful situations, the Ortovox product line is designed by mountain users for mountain users.
The Hotel Telluride - http://thehoteltelluride.com/
The Hotel Telluride is a premier Telluride property emphasizing first-class hospitality and comfort. An award-winning hotel nestled in the heart of historic Telluride, Colorado, and the hotel offers guests the best in service, convenience, and accommodations. Set a half-block off Colorado Avenue, Telluride’s ‘main street’, the hotel is a half-mile from Oak Street Plaza station, the location of the free, and 13-minute gondola ride to Mountain Village. Guests can find everything they need at The Hotel Telluride, including spa treatments and in-room spa services, along with The Bistro, which features the “healthiest breakfast in town,” après-ski beverages and light dinner fare. Outdoor enthusiasts will find ski, snowboard, and bike storage and a complimentary shuttle to take them to the gondola. Spring, summer, and fall are alive with activities including shopping, dining, hiking, biking, concerts, and festivals. The Hotel Telluride is recognized by Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure as a preferred hotel and outstanding guest reviews keep the hotel as a top-ranked property on Trip Advisor. The hotel’s character and charm, “Incredible Bed” with down bedding, in-room amenities, and exceptional guest service are attributes that differentiate the hotel from any other in Telluride.
Schoeller Textiles & Technologies - www.schoeller-textiles.com
Schoeller Textil AG is an internationally operating Swiss-based company specializing in the development and manufacture of functional fabrics and textile technologies. Founded in 1867, Schoeller Textil AG remains a family owned, privately held company. Since 2003, Schoeller’s facility in Sevelen, Switzerland operates in accordance with the bluesign® standard. Schoeller invests heavily in research and development and places a high priority on developing complex customer-specific and industry-specific solutions. This allows Schoeller to continue being at the forefront of textile innovations. In cooperation with their global partners, Schoeller develops and manufactures high performance fabrics and textile technologies on the most modern equipment. Innovation in combination with ecological and social responsibility is the foundation of their business. Schoeller fabrics meet the highest worldwide standards.
Optrix - www.optrix.com
Optrix designs and manufactures iPhone housings, mounts and software for sports action videos. Obsessive attention to detail, function and purpose allow Optrix product to offer unsurpassed protection will delivering stunning results, redefining what you thought was possible with an iPhone.
Salence - www.salence.com
Smart, stylish, Salence line is designed with unquestionable protection in rain, snow, and wind during the most demanding activities. But Salence jackets and coats are also designed with real life in mind. The brand’s designers believe that you should have the same comfort, protection, and functionality in your everyday world as you do on the steeps of Norway, or in the windswept Torres del Paine. Their mission is to design technically advanced, high performance, functional clothing with fabrics and styling you can wear where ever life takes you. Taking inspiration from classic styles and adding in contemporary edge, Salence provides wearers with a confidence and assurance to take on any challenge with clear-minded well being and strength.
Thunderbolt Sportswear - www.thunderboltsportswear.com
Thunderbolt Sportswear is an independently owned Portland, Oregon based apparel company dedicated to crafting a focused line of versatile apparel that seamlessly transitions from the outdoors to the big city and across the globe. We use only the highest quality fabrics, technologies and pieces put together with the best practices in small run productions. We are dedicated to exceeding our customers’ expectations with every stitch of our brand.
D-fa Dog - www.d-fa.com
Imagine your favorite outdoor brand made gear for your dog, and that’s what we do. Based in Wanaka in New Zealand’s South Island, D-fa Dogs is a designer and manufacturer of high quality outdoor gear for active dogs of the world. Whether your dog is a workmate, playmate or fur-child, D-fa Dogs gear will help you both make the most of your surroundings.
Fitsok - www.fitsok.com
The mission at Fitsok has always been to give athletes the best in engineered fit and performance by building products that allow everyone to excel. Each sock is built to perform. From the athletic CF2 to the advanced CX3 and feature-rich F4, the entire FITSOK lineup is designed to keep your feet dry, comfortable and cool.
Whether running, biking, or training, each Fitsok product pushes the boundaries of moisture and temperature management. When a sock enables athletes to excel, it becomes more than a sock – get out there and RUN FOR IT.
SpiderTech – www.spidertech.com
SpiderTech’s innovative pre-cut, ready-to-use kinesiology tape offers dynamic, active support designed to give athletes the competitive edge to succeed in their goals. Whether to prevent injury, decrease repetitive strain, or heal more quickly from injury, pre-cut Spider applications can be worn before, during or after any training session or competition. Used with incredible results and success by the 2011 French Open Champion, Li Na, Ironman champions, Olympic cyclists, surfers, wrestlers and many other athletes across multiple disciplines.
Emotion Kayaks – www.emotionkayaks.com
Emotion Kayaks, headquartered in Berks Country, PA, was launched in 2003 by Tom and Diane Strauss, and Tom Martell – extremely passionate outdoor enthusiasts and pioneers in the retail sales of recreational kayaks. Their objective is to develop and deliver innovative recreational and fishing kayaks that meet retailers’ and consumers’ needs. They also strive to get as many ‘butts in boats’ as possible! Emotion Kayaks are manufactured in the US and sold internationally. Emotion Kayaks is honored to have won Recreational Kayak of the Year in Outside, Paddler and Canoe and Kayak magazines for three consecutive years – 2007, 2008 and 2009 previous to this prestigious award. For more information, visit emotionkayaks.com.
Kep’s Balls were created in Kep Heinitz’s kitchen after my many outings and choosing not to eat the nutrition bar that he had in his pack. Kep is an avid cyclist, beekeeper, and anthropologist. “I started doing research in ancient foods that our ancestors lived and thrived on, which became my drive for including these rich ingredients in my natural energy fuel. I feel that the nutrients that our bodies’ need and deserve occur in nature instead of in laboratories.” Not only are they amazingly tasty, they are also packed full of nutrients our bodies’ can break down efficiently and utilize!
Acli-Mate – www.acli-mate.com
Acli-Mate® Mountain Sports Drink is based in Gunnison, Colorado and employs a local team involved in product development, sales, marketing and community outreach. Our mission is to provide a family of natural sport drink and supplement products for the health conscious athlete, sportsman, mountain traveler and everyday individual of any age while embracing and striving for economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Sportube – www.sportube.com
Established in 1995, Sportube is the World’s number one supplier of hard sided travel cases for winter sports equipment and manufacturer of fly fishing specific rod cases. Sportube cases are assembled with pride in the USA using the best quality raw materials and components. Sportube’s products include three models of ski and snowboard cases and two rod tubes. Each model is ergonomically designed, has wheels for easy transport and carries a 5-year or Lifetime warranty depending on Model.
ISAORA – www.isaora.com
Founded in early 2008 in New York City by two friends and avid snowboarders – ISAORA proves that technical performance and high style need not be mutually exclusive. Having spent the better part of our youths entrenched in the street and snowboard culture, but like many first generation snowboarders, having long since outgrown our anti-establishment views and no longer convinced baggier-is-better or brighter-is-bolder, we imagined a brand that offered a more versatile, fashion-forward option for both men and women. At ISAORA, we will forever be drawn to snow, inspired by adventure, and awed by nature, but more importantly, we are dedicated to stomping a new path in performance wear. Whether you confront the elements on snow-covered peaks or a driving rainstorm in the concrete jungle of everyday city life, ISAORA provides style, performance, and protection wherever your adventure takes you.
Ski Logik – www.skilogik.com
Ski Logik is a Colorado-based brand pioneering in what it refers to as Extreme Ski Making, utilizing unusual amounts of engineering, craftsmanship, and expensive materials. Each pair is made individually and only ten pairs or less are produced per day in its Creation Center. Ski Logik has been winning performance tests including 2011 Ski of the Year. Ski Logik is also known for its environmentalism and social responsibility. 95% of the wood used in making the company’s skis is sustainably harvested. For each pair produced, Ski Logik makes a donation to the Nature Conservancy to have a tree planted in a reclaimed rainforest.
Propét USA https://www.propetusa.com/
From the companies beginnings in 1985, Propét has been dedicated to providing the shoe industry something that it lacked: true value for a quality product. Propét's mission today remains the same and they are proud to offer in stock, more sizes and widths of shoes for a precision fit. The busy lives of people today demand quality footwear that can stand up to the rigors of all types of activities. No matter what you are doing or where you're going in life's adventures, Propét has the shoes to take you there.