Osprey is inspired by and celebrates the desire to explore life with curiosity and passion. They don’t believe adventure is accessible to few, it’s open to everyone and is found anywhere you have the willingness to look. Some find it summiting lofty peaks in remote ranges, mountain biking twisty singletrack, or traveling to new places near or far. Others find it on their children’s earliest adventures, either on their parent’s back or gently guided as they shoulder their first pack. Wherever you find adventure, they’ve got your back.
LEKI's unique development started as a result of the founders' personal dissatisfaction: Karl Lenhart, an avid skier himself, was less than impressed by the quality and functionality of the ski poles of the time. Therefore, he used his own machine park to manufacture grips and baskets for skiing poles. These went into mass production in the 60s. On the other hand, Lenhart was familiar with aluminum and composite processing on account of his aircraft manufacturing experience. In 1970, he used these raw materials to produce his first ski poles to be sold under the LEKI brand, which stands for the first two letters of the owners last name (Lenhart) and the first two letters of the company’s town where the headquarters are located in Kirchheim Germany.
Founded in 2012, GRAYL was inspired by two global travelers, Nancie Weston and Travis Merrigan, and their concerns about global plastic pollution and the poor quality (health, taste, odor, clarity) of water that people around the world endure daily. GRAYL is committed to changing the status quo by making practical and durable filtration and purification solutions.
Founded in 1991 by Yoshi and Dorothy Takashina outside of Boston, MTI is still a family-owned company based near the waterfront in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Owners Lili and Gordon Colby met over 20 years ago working for Mad River Canoe in Vermont, and their passion for paddlesports and near-shore sailing still drives MTI product designs.
Founded in 1971, Eddyline Kayaks is a manufacturer of premier kayaks and paddles. In 1996, Eddyline changed the industry when they first introduced thermoformed kayaks to the paddlesport market. Eddyline has always been a closely held company, focused on quality rather than quantity. Their designs are a direct reflection of the commitment to their customers’ paddling experience. Eddyline strives to build the highest quality kayaks and paddles with meticulous attention to detail, support customers with “best-in-class” service for their adventures, and to innovate to improve the comfort, performance, and reliability of Eddyline kayaks and paddles.