Mike and Shelby started designing and making stakes at the beginning of 2021, right at their kitchen table. @Stakes evolved from a desire to share their love of backpacking and quest to simplify, everything.
They still make everything at home, but have now upgraded to a garage in the derelict hills of West Virginia. Mike and Shelby’s novel fabrication techniques and innovative appropriation of materials used in disparate and unrelated applications form the foundation for @Stakes, and their lives. They are excited to share both, and have been, as @Stakes have found their way into the packs of folks on trails all over the world!