In order to fund first production, Jim is operating a Kickstarter campaign to shoot pre-orders to get The Original Klettersack. Early bird prices start at $75 but they are going quickly. Delivery is expected in October. On the campaign you could also have a look at some awesome 70s climbing photos from the Wilderness Experience catalog.

The Original Klettersack is going to be created at a factory established on Vietnam, which Jim utilized when he was President of both JanSport, EastPak along with Kipling International. The factory has a 5 day work week, assistance for employee ’s families, overtime pay (like dinner!) , a complete time nurse, and a minimum working age of 18 years old. More to the point, they are a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, a foundation committed to making life easier and upholding labor standards.

Wilderness Experience packs were also utilized on important expeditions across the globe by several leading mountaineers. From the 1980s the product lineup included backpacks, sleeping purses, bags and apparel. Wilderness Expertise was the very first organization 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 has been sending tens of thousands of goods every day.

Back in 1974, the team introduced the Klettersack backpack, where it became a favorite climbers and mountaineers of the day. Now, 45 years later, Jim Thomsen managed to reacquire the Wilderness Experience signature to be able to reintroduce The Original Klettersack into the world.

The Initial Klettersack is going to be created utilizing the first pattern, the identical high quality hardware and materials, and will be built to exactly the same standards.The backpack provides 28 liters or 1700 cubic inches of storage room, includes a complete span, foam-padded backpanel, and zippered top pocket on the lid. The package is made of Cordura.
Back in 1971, through the heyday of outdoor firm begins, Laurie Thomsen, along with Greg, Jim began direct service and an outdoor school called Wilderness Experience. They began manufacturing outdoor products in Chatsworth, California the following year.