Over 25 years ago in his living room, Paul Fish designed a better backpack. Then he made it. By hand.
Several packs and a few other product modifications later, Paul and his wife Karn opened a small retail shop in Spokane, Washington. The first Mountain Gear location was just a few thousand square feet and served a core group of climbers, backpackers and mountaineers in the inland northwest.
rs later, Mountain Gear moved into its current retail home at 2002 N Division in Spokane, with an indoor climbing wall and pool. With a passionate, experienced staff teaching classes in climbing, kayaking, backcountry cooking, how to layer clothing, and more, Mountain Gear has helped thousands of people start amazing adventures and life-long hobbies.
Mountain Gear's catalog was first published in 1993 and is now considered an encyclopedic reference of climbing, mountaineering and backpacking gear. The mountaingear.com website launched 2 years later and supports the retail and catalog foundation with a full assortment of clothing and equipment.
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