To be able to fund initial generation, Jim is operating a Kickstarter campaign to take pre-orders for The Original Klettersack. Early bird prices start at $75 but they are going fast. Delivery is expected in October. Over on the campaign you may also have a look at some 70s climbing photos from the Wilderness Experience catalogue.

The Klettersack will be manufactured at a factory established on Vietnam, when he was President of Kipling, EastPak and JanSport International which Jim employed. More importantly, they are a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, a foundation committed to upholding labor criteria and making life easier.
Leading mountaineers used on important expeditions around the globe wilderness Experience packs. From the 1980s the product lineup comprised backpacks, sleeping bags, purses and clothing. Wilderness Experience was the outdoor business to finish a public stock offering and was listed on the NASDAQ. With tens of thousands of employees Wilderness Experience had seven factories in the USA in 1985 and has been sending tens of thousands of goods each day.

Back in 1971, through the heyday of firm begins, Greg, Jim, and Laurie Thomsen began an school and direct service named Wilderness Experience. They started outdoor products in Chatsworth, California the following year.
The First Klettersack will be produced using the original layout, the exact high quality materials and hardware, and will be built to exactly the identical standards.The backpack provides 28 liters or 1700 cubic inches of storage room, features a full length, foam-padded backpanel, and zippered top pocket on the lid. The package is made of Cordura using the choice to get a leather bottom.

In 1974, the team introduced the Klettersack backpack, where it quickly became a favorite of mountaineers and many of the top rock climbers of their day. Now, 45 decades later, Jim Thomsen managed to reacquire the first Wilderness Experience trademark in order to reintroduce The Klettersack to the entire world.