To be able to fund initial generation, Jim is operating a Kickstarter effort to take pre-orders to get The First Klettersack. They are going fast although early bird prices start at $75. Delivery is expected in October. On the campaign you can also check out some awesome 70s scaling photographs from the Wilderness Experience catalogue.
The Initial Klettersack is going to be created using the original layout, the exact same high quality materials and hardware, and will be built to the same standards.The backpack provides 28 liters or 1700 cubic inches of storage room, includes a full length, foam-padded backpanel, along with zippered top pocket on the lid. The pack is made from Cordura.
Wilderness Experience packs have been also used on expeditions around the world by many mountaineers. By the 1980s the product lineup included backpacks, sleeping bags, purses and clothing. Wilderness Experience was the first outdoor business to finish a public stock offering and has been listed on the NASDAQ. Wilderness Expertise had seven factories in the USA with hundreds of workers and has been sending thousands of products each day.
Back in 1971, during the heyday of outdoor company beginnings, Greg, Jim, along with Laurie Thomsen started an school and direct service called Wilderness Experience. They started manufacturing products in Chatsworth, California the next year.
The First Klettersack is going to be produced at a factory located in Vietnam, which Jim used when he was President of Kipling, EastPak along with JanSport International. , a full time nurse, and a minimum working age of 18 years of age. They are a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, a foundation dedicated to making life better and upholding labor standards.