Simms was founded in 1980 by visionary angler and longtime river guide John Simms. Having spent decades providing clients with life-changing experiences on the world’s most majestic rivers, John realized the waders available at that time weren’t up to the job of keeping the folks he was guiding dry, comfortable and safe on the river. Never mind the guides who, as he did, lived and breathed the sport 150+ days a year. So, he set about creating products worthy of a new generation of anglers who, like him, wanted to get out on the water earlier and stay out longer in any weather.
By the late 80's, John had put his namesake products on the map as the most rugged and dependable waders in the sport. Having set the company on the right path, he was ready to spend more time on the rivers he loved. After all, it was the reason he built those waders in the first place. At the same time, he wanted to ensure Simms would continue to craft the type of high-quality products the brand had become known for and anglers had come to depend on.
Alpine Archery and Fly carries waders, wading jackets and pants, boots, hats, sandals, and more. Stop by and check out what is in stock.
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In recent years it has been difficult to get your hands on a pair of what we feel is the best hunting boot in the market hunters across the country can get their hands on top of the line Italian boots.
Unlike most boot manufacturers in the current hunting space, Crispi began with their roots in the outdoor sport and hunting industry. Alessandro Marcolin's cutting edge vision began in 1975 when "Crispi Sport" was created in Veneto at the foot of the Alps. From the start "Progress, Evolution, and Innovation" have been the key words that guarantee success and rapid growth to the company at international levels. Four decades later, Crispi is the result of a fusion between tradition and technology, talent and experience.
Our belief, which focuses on quality and care for our products, brings us to follow meticulously every stage of the production process and to create every piece with precision. We pay attention to every detail so as to create a shoe that is defined by excellence and can respond to every need of who wears them.
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"Mystery Ranch is built on a heritage of function, comfort, quality and durability. Since 2000,
Mystery Ranch has been manufacturing packs and load carriage systems for military, hunting,
wildland fire and mountaineering customers, with a focus on use-specific designs and hand-
built quality. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Mystery Ranch is a global brand with worldwide
production and distribution.
Owners Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker have worked together since 1978, when Dana
hired Renee as a production sewer with his first company, Kletterwerks. Their business
association grew through building packs at Kletterwerks and then designing specialized carry
systems for cameras and other electronic equipment with Mojo/Quest Systems.
In 1985, Dana and Renee founded Dana Design, the backpack company that would come to be recognized as the industry standard in load carriage technology. Dana's ArcFlex internal frame was the first pack system that integrated different kinds of materials to maximize the benefits of each for more effective load transfer. By the early 90's, Dana Design was the pack to own and the name had become synonymous with comfort and quality.
At its peak, Dana Design had three full time production facilities in Montana, over 200 employees and dealers all over the world. Prompted by the need for capital to expand into wider markets and manage a growing company, Dana and Renee accepted an offer to sell Dana Design to the K2 Corporation in 1995.
After a few years of what they thought would be a skiing- and backpacking-filled early retirement, both Dana and Renee realized that they still wanted to be in the business. When Dana's daughter, Alice, asked him to design her a new hip sack, he went back to the design room and found that there were still some great packs that needed to be built.
Dana and Renee officially founded Mystery Ranch in 2000, and they were officially back in packs. The hip sack that Dana built for Alice was the beginning of what would become Mystery Ranch's patented lumbar wrap, and the designs for the NICE frame and SATL would soon follow. Though firmly entrenched in outdoor retail, Dana was approached by the Navy SEALs for custom packs in 2004, and Mystery Ranch began a relationship with the military that would significantly alter its business model and design strategy.
Dana and Renee decided to move the company to a direct sales model so that they could focus on designing products for specialized customers with a new capacity for customization and rapid prototyping. The feedback from the military and Special Forces users provided a better understanding of what customers wanted and how best to give it to them. Dana and Renee took what they learned from these relationships and applied it to design and construction of all product lines, so that regardless of the mission, a Mystery Ranch pack is up to the job.
This was a move away from the traditional wholesale model in the outdoor industry, but one that provided Mystery Ranch an opportunity to design for high level customers in military, wildland fire, backpack hunting, and mountaineering. The innovation that followed allowed Dana the creative freedom to push the boundaries of what was possible in pack design and materials technology, while building on his history of designing durable and comfortable packs, and has inspired user-centric designs across all Mystery Ranch products.
Mystery Ranch continues to grow into new markets, and every product we build is steeped in a history of innovation that spans four decades and is rooted in our dedication to designing the most functional, comfortable and highest quality packs on the market. With both domestic and international sales and production, as well as direct to consumer and wholesale business models, we maintain our standard of quality around the globe." (direct from Mystery Ranch)