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.
Designing, testing, and sewing the apparel, tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks that get us all outside. We're all trying to live up to the free-wheeling, go-your-own-way, who-cares-what-people-think attitude of the early days. We go outside because it’s the best playground we can imagine. It’s a place to be creative, express yourself, and escape from the sameness of everyday life. We do what we do because we think this desire to get out and be wild is in everybody.