Kletterwerks: After 35 years of shuttering the influential climbing brand is reborn by the founder’s son

Kletterwerks

The story behind Kletterwerks is a long and adventurous one. Named for a rough German translation of “climbing factory,” the handmade backpack brand was founded by experienced outdoorsman Dana Gleason in 1975. Built entirely in Bozeman, Montana, Kletterwerks was about innovation, introducing multiple innovative designs and supplying packs to…

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