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    Welcome to Garage Grown Gear! We are a team of outdoorsy individuals dedicated to supporting the growth of small outdoor companies, startups, and cottage industry vendors. We believe there is something inherently wonderful about supporting new ideas, and that new brands spark fresh conversation and innovation within the outdoor industry. 

    Founded in 2014, the Garage Grown Gear team is a collection of backcountry skiers, ultralight backpackers, paddlers, ultramarathoners, climbers and generally outdoorsy humans. Split between offices in Driggs, Idaho and Saint Paul, Minnesota, we live and breath the products we carry. Our curated online store carries gear, apparel, and food, and our online magazine features gear reviews, brand profiles, Kickstarter roundups, and outdoor stories and news.

    While we love supporting the growth of small businesses, we couldn’t do it without our wonderful community! By rocking gear and apparel from small companies, you automatically become a ambassador for that brand. You transform into a connection point between the incredible products and companies you support and the person who is unaware such a wildly cool piece of gear exists. New products and new businesses are the culmination of thousands of hours of thinking, planning, and dreaming, and by supporting their development, you are supporting real people with real aspirations. Thanks for your commitment to supporting the little guys!

    Ever have a question about any of the brands or products we carry? Is there a company you think we should work with? Don’t hesitate to drop us a message and let us know!

    -GGG Team

     

    Meet the Team 



    Lloyd Vogel - 
    Likes Gear. Lots of it.

    Lloyd was born and raised in the booming metropolis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin! He discovered his love of kayaking along the shores of Lake Michigan, and spends his ever diminishing free time kayaking, backpacking, playing ultimate frisbee, and eating disproportionally large meals.

    Lloyd got his start in business through Big Outdoors, which merged with Garage Grown Gear in March 2017. Prior to that he was a special education teacher. While the world of startups and education are plenty different, a background in herding kittens has helped him in both professional pursuits. He's the guy on our chat feature, our 1 midwesterner, and our token redhead. 

    Favorite piece of trail gear?
     The Hiker fanny pack by Thru. Hands down. Nothing keeps you more organized and more fashionable. You won’t catch me on trail without it!”

      

    Amy Hatch – Geeks out on content marketing

    Amy got her start in business when she launched Jackson Hole Packraft. Through it she learned how to start, run and ultimately sell a business. She also gained the confidence to launch a larger venture ... er, umm ... adventure. 

    Amy's background is in journalism. She ran a community newspaper at age 23 and worked as a producer at Alaska's leading broadcast news station. 

    When not tapping away at the keyboard, Amy can be found playing with her daughter, drinking coffee and training for adventure races. She loves trail running, mountain biking and skate skiing ... but above all backcountry skiing. And, that, is why she calls the Tetons home.

    Garage Grown Gear Store Favorite: Purple Rain Skirt. "Wear it backpacking and packrafting, or to music festivals and networking events. Best pockets ever. And love the yoga-style waistband"

     

     

     

    Sean Groth - The Brain!

    Sean is an Idaho native who grew up exploring outdoor areas within a hundred mile radius of Yellowstone National Park.  

    Sean worked on a fly-fishing ranch for a dozen years in West Yellowstone and spent a lot of time backpacking, fishing and biking.  After playing three years of Junior hockey, he fell in love with the town of Bozeman and decided to go school at Montana State University.   

    Receiving an Industrial Engineering degree, Sean moved to Seattle to work for the Boeing Company building commercial airplanes for six years. Sean recently completed his MBA degree from the University of Montana, and is the financial guru of GGG!  


    Garage Grown Gear Store Favorite: Anything and everything from Voormi! Hard not to like USA wool.




     

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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.