WE GO
WAY OUT
Room with a view. The late Sue Nott, and early Mountain Hardwear Athlete.
TO BE
WILDER
TO BE
WISER
Always Engineer For The Experience
SUE NOTT, SOMEWHERE WILD
(CIRCA 2004)
Room with a view. The late Sue Nott, an early Mountain Hardwear Athlete.

Image: John Varco
Always engineer for the experience 
ed viesturs on mt. everest, 1996
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Our first Mountain Hardwear Athlete, Ed Viesturs, led the way for athlete-design collaboration for our company. Always focusing on the outdoor experience and culture, we sweat every stitch and detail.
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Image: MHW Archive
Always Engineer For The Experience
SUE NOTT, SOMEWHERE WILD
(CIRCA 2004)
Room with a view. The late Sue Nott, an early Mountain Hardwear Athlete.

Image: John Varco
Always engineer for the experience 
ed viesturs on mt. everest, 1996
/
Our first Mountain Hardwear Athlete, Ed Viesturs, led the way for athlete-design collaboration for our company. Always focusing on the outdoor experience and culture, we sweat every stitch and detail.
/
Image: MHW Archive
LET'S GO WAY OUT AND COME BACK A LITTLE WILDER A LITTLE WISER

WE GO
WAY OUT
TO BE
WILDER
TO BE
WISER

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LET’S GO WAY OUT
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AND COME HOME
A LITTLE WILDER
A LITTLE WISER
Laydown product shot the Men's Compressor™ Alpine Hooded Jacket with rollover image of it in use while ice climbing.

MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR
MAKES DURABLE
PERFORMANCE
EQUIPMENT THAT GIVES
YOU THE CONFIDENCE
TO TRY, GROW, AND
EVOLVE OUTDOORS.

It’s a place where real, lived experiences in the mountains come together wisely in the form of world-class product design. With a little grit and lot of fun, like-minded, free-thinking people band together, seeking our own path to building better outdoor gear. And the folks here tend to stick around. 

Since 1993, our focus has always been on the mountain, not the masses. We continue to follow our ‘Everything is Equipment’ product North Star, designing first and foremost for pursuits that get your heart pumping so loud you can hear it—the kind you only have when you head out into wilder places. Those times when you feel really, truly alive.

We make gear that works because, out here, it matters.

We do it for ourselves, our own adventures, and the ones we dream of having. We do it for the wilder path we hope you choose. From employee product testing trips to feedback sessions with athletes, mountain guides, and our in-house team of sewers, we are constantly foraging information from first-hand sources to create something that lasts.

Together, we meticulously study every stitch. We sweat every seam, fuss over fibers, and split hairs over hues and the how-it-looks. And then, we head out, and we play. Hard.
Ice climbing, close up.
HOW WE WORK
ENGINEER
FOR THE
EXPERIENCE
For 30 years, we have built essential equipment for climbers, mountaineers, and
outdoor athletes and have supported expeditions on the world’s highest peaks.
Relentless precision continues to inspire everything we do — our designers sweat
every stitch and detail to continuously improve function, durability, and comfort.
Snowboarding in perfect white-out conditions.
HOW WE WORK
THINK

FREELY
Questions excite us, giving us permission to experiment
outside the bounds. We poke and prod to envision new
ways of making and being beyond conventions and
stereotypes. At Mountain Hardwear, we work to create a
reality in which everyone feels empowered to explore
what they’re capable of in the outdoors.
Close up shot of the Kowabunga pack.
HOW WE WORK
MAKE
IT LAST
We are dedicated to preserving nature. For us, that
means creating fewer things that stand the test of
time. We use recycled materials, re-engineer old
products into new creations and repair old gear
because durability is sustainability.
A group of friends by the fire while camping.
HOW WE WORK
CREATE
TOGETHER
As outdoor people ourselves, we know a lot about equipment,
but we don’t assume to know it all. We nurture a feedback
loop with our community of climbers, alpinists, mountaineers,
skiers, snowboarders, trail runners and campers. We bring
people in, listen closely and iterate together to make
products and build initiatives that work for all of us.