The Initial Klettersack will be created using the first pattern, the identical high quality materials and hardware, and is constructed to the same standards.The backpack provides 28 liters or 1700 cubic inches of storage room, includes a full span, foam-padded backpanel, along with zippered top pocket on the lid. The package is made of Cordura using the option to get a leather underside.
So as to fund initial generation, Jim is operating a Kickstarter campaign to shoot pre-orders for The Original Klettersack. They are going quickly although early bird prices begin at $75. Delivery is anticipated sometime in October. On the campaign you might also have a look at some amazing 70s climbing photographs from the Wilderness Experience catalogue back then.

The Klettersack is going to be made at a factory located in Vietnam, when he had been President of Kipling, EastPak and JanSport International which Jim utilized. The factory has a 5 day work week, service for employee ’s households, overtime pay (such as dinner!) , a full time nurse, and a minimum working age of 18 years old. More importantly, they are a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, a foundation committed to upholding labor standards and making life easier for their employees.

Back in 1971, during the heyday of outdoor firm begins, Laurie Thomsen, along with Greg, Jim began an outside school and guide service called Wilderness Experience. The following year, they began manufacturing products in Chatsworth, California.


Back in 1974, the team introduced the Klettersack backpack, where it became a favorite climbers and mountaineers of their afternoon. Now Jim Thomsen was able to reacquire the Wilderness Experience trademark to be able to reintroduce The Klettersack.

Many leading mountaineers utilized on expeditions around the globe wilderness Experience packs. By the 1980s the product line included backpacks, sleeping bags, purses and apparel. Wilderness Expertise was the first outdoor company to complete a stock offering and has been listed on the NASDAQ. With hundreds of workers Wilderness Experience had seven factories in the USA in 1985 and was sending tens of thousands of products every day.