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    Kora

    While staying with a family of nomadic yak herders in high altitude, Michael was struck by the yaks’ apparent calmness. They appeared unperturbed. Despite the unbearable cold, all the yaks looked at ease, even comfortable. The herders told him that the secret of their endurance to this cold was the soft wool under their thick outer coats. It insulates them from the extreme Himalayan winters. Then, each spring, it falls loose naturally. Michael had a hunch that this soft and warm yak wool would do a great job of keeping outdoor athletes comfortable too. If it has been designed by nature to cope with these extreme conditions, then it could developed into the ultimate performance wool fabric on the planet - he thought.

    As a keen conservationist, endurance triathlete Himalayan explorer and linguist, Michael knew this was the life-project he’d been looking for. He spent the next 2 years refining his vision: a social company creating the world’s best technical base layers, run on fair trade principles. Kora was born.

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    Great Company! Great Customer Service!

    Garage Grown Gear is an awesome company run by people who really understand the field of wilderness travel and expeditions. The customer service is expectional.
    Lloyd and his team are super friendly and knowledgeable. Buying products through Garage Grown Gear is a great way to support small businesses and avoid large corporations taking over our planet!

    Great product and great, friendly service

    I purchased a superior wilderness designs backpack from here. What was great is that purchasing the item through garage grown gear, rather than SWD themselves, I was able to get this item a lot faster. It's a custom made backpack and everything was exactly what I had asked for. They even forgot to charge me for an upgraded brace on the backpack and when I brought it up, they rewarded me with more goodies for honesty. Lloyd was super helpful throughout the process, with both myself and my husband who ordered our packs seperately. Will definitely purchase more items for our future asventures!

    Unique outdoor gifts, fast shipping

    I found some great Christmas gifts on this website! I live to support small outdoor startups so that makes the purchases even better. Fast processing and shipping. You rock GGG!!

    Ten star rating needed!

    You read that correctly! GGG have taken every curve ball I’ve thrown at them and delivered amazing results! From one off orders to the legendary seasonal box offerings, I have been BLOWN AWAY! I have never had the pleasure of working WITH a customer service so on top of the game until GGG. Lloyd and crew have my support tenfold! Highest recommends!

    A Leaping-in-the-Air Standing Ovation

    It's 4:43AM in the pre-dawn chill of the northern Sierra Nevada range. This windless night I jot notes on constellations, the rustle of raptor wings, and wonderment. From my FarmToFeet socks and Goosefeet Gear down booties to the Lawson's reflective ridgeline suspending my rainfly, I am pampered by Garage Grown Gear's genius and innovation. They equip me and my buddies for the funnest trekking of wild country! Whether it is the CedarPass field-notebook in my hands or the Thunderbolt Clothing pants wicking the strain of climbs and bouldering, Lloyd and his team at Garage Grown Gear deliver with the finest care and communications of a Hilton Hotel's concierge.
    Every GGG item for my backpacking strengthens some startup gear engineer and all the crafters who build, fabricate or sew the GGG genius that comforts my buddies' outdoor excursions.
    Now, I'll wander back to the awe of constellations and the run of condensation from our rainfly to the duff of 10,000 years' red cedar boughs.