October 24

Kletterwerks – A True Heritage Brand from Montana

first_img It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt If you Google the definition of the word authentic, some of what you’d find is:  made or done in the traditional or original way; worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.  You might also see a picture of a Kletterwerks bag.Based in Bozeman, Montana, Kletterwerks (In German, Kletter means climbing and werk means plant, so ‘climbing factory’) is known for their great bags. They are the company that outfits the SOCOM or Special Ops Command and are carried by the majority of the Tier 1 Military Units in the United States.  Fire Fighters were the next to join as big fans. Now they outfit almost every HotShot fire fighting crew in the country.The hunting market developed from Kletterwerk’s own personal lifestyles up in Montana, and of course, they kept their roots in the outdoor and skiing scene.  Dana Gleason, a big skier and backpacker in the 80s and 90s, understands not only Big Sky Country, but what bags are a must have for guys around the country.They are also known for their collaborations with the likes of:  Mark McNairy, Pilgrim Surf and Supply & Advise. The ultimate in combing fashion and function.The increase, over the last decade, of American heritage brands, has been particularly impactful for Kletterwerks.   But their three key styles remain: the Flip, the Day, and the Rock. All made of 1000 denier Cordura fabric, which is a dense rip-stop nylon fabric that has a great strength to weight ratio.We could wow you with more techinal info, but the fact that the Navy Seals approached the company to replace their bags they had been using for 20 years, well that’s all we need to know. (And yes, Kletterwerks glady placed the bags with even better ones.) Editors’ Recommendations 1. Flip Pack 2. Kletter Kurier Bag 3. Day Pack 4. Konker Bag 5. Mark McNairy Collaboration 6. Pilgrim Surf Collaboration 7. Supply & Advise Collaboration 8. F/W Campaign 9. F/W Campaign 10. F/W Campaign 11. F/W Campaign The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now last_img read more

October 22

Team Nova Scotia Names Canada Games FlagBearers

first_img Twitter, @teamnovascotia Facebook, facebook.com/teamns Instagram, @teamnovascotia and Flickr, Team Nova Scotia 2017 SnapChat, teamnovascotia (special filters will be available throughout the Games) Sailor Siobhan MacDonald and paddler Zane Clarke will carry the Nova Scotia flag at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg. The flag-bearers were announced during the team’s pep rally today, July 8, in Halifax. Ms. MacDonald, a Mabou native currently studying at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., will carry the flag for the opening ceremonies on July 28 in Winnipeg. She is a double amputee who will compete in the 2.4mR para-sailing event, in which she placed fourth in Sherbrooke in 2013. “I feel pretty shocked, honestly, just because I know what phenomenal, phenomenal athletes we have on Team Nova Scotia,” said Ms. MacDonald. “It’s hard to put into words how proud I am to lead us into the opening ceremonies in Winnipeg. I still have to pinch myself. I’m just really, really excited.” Mr. Clarke, a member of the national U23 kayak team and multi-gold medal winner at nationals, will carry the Nova Scotia flag at the closing ceremonies on Aug. 13. This will be his third Canada Games, having represented Manitoba in 2009 and Nova Scotia in 2013 (winning a gold medal). He was not able to attend the pep rally because of his national team commitments. “Selecting the flag-bearers is never an easy task and this year was no different,” said Stephen Gallant, chef de mission for Team Nova Scotia. “The competition was tough but Siobhan and Zane are extremely deserving and great representatives for the province. They are medal hopefuls and, more importantly, community-minded athletes who are great examples of what determination, hard work and perseverance can accomplish.” Team Nova Scotia coaches and managers nominated flag-bearer candidates and a committee evaluated the nominees on several criteria, including athletic and academic accomplishments, community work and character. Team Nova Scotia has about 425 athletes competing in 16 sports during the games. TSN and RDS will televise 40 hours of live coverage, including the opening and closing ceremonies. For the first time, all sports will be webcast live and Team Nova Scotia will offer a number of Facebook Live events and other coverage at www.facebook.com/teamns . Nova Scotians can find information and photos about Team Scotia and its athletes at www.teamnovascotia.ca. They can also follow Team Nova Scotia on social media: Sponsors and partners of Team Nova Scotia include the Government of Nova Scotia, Sport Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corp., Atlantic Lottery Corp. and Karbon Sports. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. About, 4,000 athletes, coaches and managers will compete in more than 250 events in 16 sports in this year’s games. For more information on the 2017 Canada Summer Games, visit canadagames.ca/2017/.last_img read more