A huge thanks to all of the amazing backers who helped us reach our funding goal in less than a week! We're so grateful for your support. Let's keep the momentum going strong!
Here at Garage Grown Gear, we’re passionate about giving outdoor gear startups a voice in an industry dominated by big box brands and retailers.
Through our online store and magazine, we’ve been connecting you all – our wonderful, amazing community – to the best new brands out there for more than three years.
We now introduce our exclusive Garage Grown Gear line made in collaboration with Give’r, Art 4 All, The Landmark Project and Superior Wilderness Designs – four brands we love and have worked with since the beginning.
Pre-order this cool outdoor apparel and gear now to ...
- Get a sweet deal ... all backer levels are offered a reduced price off of retail value!
- Be the very first to get your hands on these products. We’ll fulfill backer rewards before making these items available for sale on Garage Grown Gear.
- Support the gear and adventures that grow out of garage! This Kickstarter is a pretty huge milestone for us and has the potential to take Garage Grown Gear to the next level. The momentum we pick up from this campaign will all be funneled into helping outdoor gear startups succeed!
Lightweight EDC Gloves by Give'r
Marshmallow roasting. House projects. Summer skiing. Backpacking trips. Huckin’ it on a bike. The Lightweight EDC (Everyday Carry) Gloves designed in collaboration with Give’r do it all and then some. They are unlined, made with cow leather, and come hand-branded with BOTH the Garage Grown Gear logo and YOUR initials!
Give'r promotes a lifestyle fueled by passion, purpose, challenge and adventure. It aims to inspire the unrelenting pursuit of dreams, the confidence to take the road less traveled, and the desire to share the wonders of life with others.
The Give’r story began five years ago when a group of friends from Jackson, Wyoming headed into the wilds of Ontario, Canada. To commemorate the trip, they made a hat that featured the phrase Give’r – a term often used in that part of Canada that meant to get after it and be in the moment – and an outline of the Tetons. After the trip people kept asking where they could get that original Give’r hat and soon a business was born.
Born in the Tetons Hat by Art 4 All
Art 4 All was founded on the philosophy that fine art shouldn’t be confined to galleries, but instead should live the adventures that inspired it. Batik artist Abby Paffrath creates scenes found throughout the West and puts them on hats. She uses an artistic technique she learned in Indonesia that involves wax and layers of bright colors.
The Born in the Tetons Hat created by Art 4 All features the iconic mountain range where both Garage Grown Gear and Art 4 All have their roots.
Into the Mountains Tee Shirt by The Landmark Project
The power of place inspires all of The Landmark Project’s designs. The images evoke the nostalgia of adventure, community and iconic landscapes. Garage Grown Gear was born on the Idaho side of the Tetons – and asked The Landmark Project to create a tee shirt that represents this heritage.
The Landmark Project is based out of Greenville, South Carolina. It is an up-and-coming artist community located near unique landscapes – such as the granite domes and rhododendron tunnels. Greenville’s attributes – raw creative talent and a passion for the outdoors – are what inspired this business.
The Into the Mountains Tee Shirt is printed on 52% cotton, 48% polyester grey fabric.
Souped up 25 Pack by Superior Wilderness Designs
The Souped Up 25 Pack made by Superior Wilderness Designs treads the line between handy features and the ultralight approach. Weighing in at 14 ounces, this 25L pack is made out of durable X-Pac material and includes a roll-top closure, two water bottle pockets, an attached front mesh pouch, a Pa'lante-style under pocket and a sweet Garage Grown Gear patch.
The Garage Grown Gear team worked closely with Superior Wilderness Designs to create this backpack. It draws on our collective experience with bagging wilderness peaks, traveling in far-flung places and cruising around town on a bike. The slate grey color and pack style are exclusively available through Garage Grown Gear.
Superior Wilderness Designs got its start after founders Brandon McIntyre and Ashley Thick realized that gear available in big box stores is unnecessarily heavy – so they decided to make their own. All their packs are made from a small shop in Brandon and Ashley’s Michigan home. The small batch production allows them to select high-quality materials, pay attention to details and offer their ultralight packs at a reasonable price.
We are the experts on outdoor gear startups. We devote 110% of our energy to finding cool new brands, getting to know the people behind them and testing their gear.
We’re passionate about giving the little guys a voice in a world dominated by big box. We sell our favorite gear from early stage outdoor brands in our e-commerce store and we share stories and reviews in our online magazine.
We’re on a mission to inspire people to get outside – because when you have that cool new piece of gear, you go outside to use it. We call it “the gear bump.”
We walk the talk. We regularly ski backcountry laps before work, recover from ultramarathons and adventure races at our desk, and take time off to explore wild places.
We're a remote team living in Idaho, Minnesota, Montana and Colorado! Our internal communication consists of a few too many memes posted to Basecamp.
We care a whole heck of a lot about you! Questions or feedback? email@example.com or hit us up with our online chat feature on www.garagegrowngear.com.
Risks and challenges
We have extensive experience working with each of the partnering brands associated with our Kickstarter and we have working prototypes of all of the products that we're creating. As we are utilizing the production lines that our companies use on a regular basis, we are confident that (when funded) we will be able to fulfill our backer rewards within a timely manner.
That said, delays within the production process could cause delays in shipping. We do not anticipate this being an issue, but it is possible that we'll run into an unforeseen circumstance that sets our timeline back.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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