Ultraspire - Providing Elite Athletic Hydration Equipment The journey of the Ultra-Athlete begins with desire, a compelling need to go beyond the last point of return...and then some...and more...and so on, and so
Necessity combined with frustration truly were the mothers of invention for Mountainsmith. Back in the 1970s, Patrick Smith, an avid outdoorsman, was (and still is) spending 150 days or more a year in the field. Frankly, he felt that the packs available then weren't cutting it. He figured that there had to be a better way to carry gear and thus, Mountainsmith was born. Since then, they've grown into a company with a full line of high quality, highly functional outdoor products.
John Howard Company, Inc. was founded in 1970 to provide a higher level of service in the textile industry. Since then, the vision and dedication of its founder has taken it to the status of a highly regarded nationwide company. Originally focusing on the mountaineering industry, JHC has expanded into the fields of orthopedics, apparel and much more.