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Since 1853, Aigle has been guided by an unwavering commitment to authenticity, style and function. Every pair of Aigle rubber boots is handmade in France by master craftsmen, and every article of clothing is fashioned with integrity from the best materials.
With a name inspired by the first reptile to sprout feathers for flight, it's no surprise Arc'teryx is all about creating outdoor gear and clothing that allow users to perform at the point of extreme need. Its innovative, highly technical outerwear protects against the elements while ensuring ease of motion for an optimal outdoor experience.
Established as an extension of Arc'teryx, Veilance offers high-performance urban clothing in a system of essential forms. Rooted in technical utility, material innovation and wearable silhouettes, every piece is engineered for minimalist style and peak outdoor performance.
With Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion Bode Miller as chief innovation officer, it's no wonder that Aztech Mountain delivers technically superior attire that goes from the slopes to the ski lodge without missing a beat.
In 1870, this Tasmanian brand was founded on the belief that nothing is more beautiful than boots that keep you safe. Since then, Blundstone has provided famously comfortable footwear for generations of cultishly devoted customers.
Tested to the limits in wind tunnels and on the blustery hills of Auckland, New Zealand, these ridiculously strong umbrellas are engineered to handle seriously wild weather.
This Certified B Corporation is named for an active stratovolcano in Ecuador, where founder Davis Smith lived in his youth. Known for its inventive, thoughtful approach to design, Cotopaxi guarantees every product for 61 years. Two percent of its revenue is donated to charities worldwide.
Founders (and brothers) Maico and Dennis Signor learned shoemaking from their grandfather, then went on to work for labels like CHANEL, Gucci and Maison Margiela. In 1992, they began producing their own designs, and the result is a line of performance footwear as elegant as it is functional. Every pair of Diemme shoes is handcrafted by expert workers in Onè di Fonte, Veneto, Italy.
Founded in 1922 on the San Francisco waterfront, Golden Bear has created tough, durable jackets for longshoremen, fighter pilots and men about town for nearly 100 years. All products are still designed and made by hand in San Francisco.
HOKA ONE ONE
Synonymous with running shoes that provide cushioning without compromising performance, HOKA ONE ONE stays true to their "Time to Fly" motto. The signature Meta-Rocker design (AKA wheels for your feet) is made to complement a runner's normal gait cycle and drive you forward.
In an industry dominated by men, this Swedish company is notable not only for award-winning designs and sustainability, but for being a world-class outdoor company run by women. About 90% of its products are made from recycled, recyclable, renewable, biodegradable or bluesign-certified fabrics.
Headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask launched the first all-insulated bottle in 2009 and has spent the last 10 years delivering on its commitment to save the world from lukewarm.
If you're looking for windproof, waterproof, breathable skiwear with body-temperature regulation and superior moisture-wicking properties, consider KJUS. Founded by Olympic ski champion Lasse Kjus and entrepreneur Didi Serena in 2000, this performance outerwear company is a favorite of athletes worldwide.
The original fully packable and 100% waterproof jacket (also known as the "pac-a-mac") was born in 1965 after founder Leon-Claude Duhamel watched people getting soaked in a rainstorm in Paris. Today these light, sporty jackets are more popular than ever, available in a variety of fabrications and a rainbow of colors.
The original Leatherman (first imagined by Mr. Tim Leatherman of Oregon in 1975) was called the PST, or Pocket Survival Tool. It comprised 13 different tools and folded up into a five-ounce, four-inch toolbox. Today the company is still based in Portland, where it designs and manufactures world-famous multi-tools for builders, problem solvers, pioneers and adventurers of all kinds.
Every one of these heirloom-quality rubberized coats is made by a master craftsman, entirely by hand, in the Mackintosh factory outside Glasgow, Scotland. This traditional manufacturing technique was born in the 19th century—and has not changed a bit.
New Balance began in Boston in 1906 selling arch supports to police officers, waiters and others who worked on their feet. Today this American-made brand is a global leader in athletic footwear, using some of the world's most advanced technology to put bodies in motion.
Founded as a family ski workshop in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon has grown into a global innovator of outdoor technology. From revolutionary bindings and boards to award-winning shoes and boots, Salomon delivers meticulously engineered footwear for peak performance in any environment.
Founded as a mountaineering company in Japan in 1958, Snow Peak has evolved into a luxury camping brand that makes gear and apparel tough enough to climb Mount Fuji yet stylish enough for everyday use. Snow Peak is a third-generation family-run business.
From the yarn to the finished product, these high-performance thermal garments are designed and made in Östersund, Sweden, where they know from experience what it takes to avoid getting cold. Seamstresses quality-mark the garments they sew by stitching their own name tags inside.