2021 was quite the year to start a new small business. That said... by golly some good ones were started! A couple of these brands are already available on Garage Grown Gear, while others will be joining the GGG family in 2022. Other great new brands you want the world to know about? Let us know in the comment section! Want to see the top new products of 2021? Click HERE!
"SAMBOB is operated by Sam Roberts, an avid hiker, sewist, and field biologist based in Portland, Maine. The business started in early 2021 and has become an exciting one-person operation, allowing Sam to interact with clients and make hundreds of one-of-a-kind pieces, including pullovers, shorts, vests, and wind jackets! Currently, SAMBOB focuses on custom pullovers. By increasing the options for materials, colors, features, and sizing, Sam hopes to make the perfect custom fleece available to everybody."
"Farm to Summit was founded in 2020 by Louise and Jane Barden, a Durango based couple with a passion for adventure and a shared love for farm fresh and flavor packed meals. Together their backgrounds in farming, fine dining, and ecology combine to create a product that intends to not only shake up the way we eat in the backcountry but also help mend the broken links in our food system. Farm to Summit is their vision for a viable future of food, a radical paradigm for our new era of sustainable consumption."
"Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, Alien Outdoor Gear is a single person cottage company started by Brandon York. Inspired by a silly name that he and friends called their hiking group, Aliens, Brandon wanted to honor his friends and all that they learned together with Alien Outdoor Gear.
They are dedicated to providing high quality ultralight backpacks and accessories to make your next backcountry adventure a little bit more enjoyable without sacrificing durability. Every piece of gear is handcrafted and made to last through the grueling elements that we face in the outdoors."
"During his thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Jolly noticed that everyone has to choose between the protection of a sun hoodie or the ventilation of a full button down. After hiking a few days with another hiker named Max, who was wearing his mother’s cotton half button hooded gardening shirt, Jolly knew that it was time to make a new technical sun shirt with no compromise."
"Located on the Oregon Coast, FarPointe Outdoor Gear creates handmade, small batch, outdoor clothing from Natural and Synthetic fabrics. From Merino and Hemp, to Alpha Direct and Wind Pro. With an ultralight approach, FarPointe will customize the perfect fitting Hoodie or Thermal bottoms to match the season or environment you will be exploring.
Founded by Thru-Hikers, every FarPointe product is designed and tested for all outdoor adventures."
"El Coyote Quilts is a small, family-run, cottage shop based in Arizona. They take a minimalist approach to custom making some of the highest quality, down, quilt style sleep systems on the market.
Their goal is to hand-make your favorite piece of ultralight gear by taking into consideration every material and feature to create a simple, yet versatile quilt.
Founder, Brian Noakes is a commercial helicopter pilot, backpacker, bikepacker, fly fisherman, gear maker, and passionate outdoorsman."
"Dylan “Pickle” Tonkin, a native of Pennsylvania, thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016 and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. It wasn’t just the walking that made thru-hiking memorable for Dylan. It was the people he met along the way and the incredible landscapes that brought the community together.
With the iconic plants that we’ve all come to know and love along the footpaths we call home, Dylan has collaborated with artists and trail angels to create nostalgic Hawaiian-style Town Shirts in true-to-trail prints that connect our community and can even stand up to a thru-hike."