The trail that's led to here
As Mountainsmith nears its 40-year anniversary in 2019, we celebrate not only the gear that has led us here, but the stories, adventures, and experiences that have defined the rugged, Colorado-grown, no B.S. lifestyle we continue to share.
Founded in Golden, Colorado in 1979, Mountainsmith was born and bred in the Rockies. Our story began with Colorado outdoorsmen in need of seriously durable gear that could withstand the rigors of their backcountry pursuits. As their expeditions became longer and more remote, they realized that commercial gear couldn’t keep up with their adventures—so they built their own. With weeks at a time in the woods, they'd come up with new ideas and prototypes out of any materials on-hand, not just building gear, but building a lifestyle and brand that is still rooted in its connection to the Rockies.