Where it became a favorite of mountaineers and a number of the top rock climbers of the afternoon in 1974, the team introduced the Klettersack backpack. Now, 45 years later, Jim Thomsen managed to reacquire the initial Wilderness Experience trademark to be able to reintroduce The Original Klettersack into the entire world.

Back in 1971, through the heyday of outside company beginnings, Greg, Jim, along with Laurie Thomsen began an school and guide service named Wilderness Experience. They began manufacturing outdoor products in Chatsworth, California.

The First Klettersack is going to be created using the first pattern, the identical high quality materials and hardware, and is constructed to exactly the identical standards.The backpack provides 28 liters or 1700 cubic inches of storage space, includes a complete span, foam-padded backpanel, along with zippered top pocket on the lid. The pack is made of Cordura.
In order to fund initial production, Jim is operating a Kickstarter effort to take pre-orders to get The Original Klettersack. They’re moving fast although early bird prices begin at $75. Delivery is expected sometime in October. Over on the effort you might also take a look at some 70s scaling photographs from the Wilderness Experience catalogue.
Leading mountaineers used on expeditions around the globe wilderness Experience packs. By the 1980s the product lineup comprised backpacks, sleeping tents, bags and clothing. Wilderness Expertise was the very first business to complete a public stock offering and was recorded on the NASDAQ. Wilderness Expertise was sending tens of tens of thousands of goods every day and had seven factories in the USA.

The Klettersack will be made at a factory established on Vietnam, when he was President of Kipling, EastPak and JanSport International which Jim employed. The factory has a 5 day work week, support for employee ’s families, overtime pay (such as dinner!) , a full time nurse, and a minimum working age of 18 years old. They are a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, a foundation committed to upholding labor standards and making life easier for their own employees.