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
For more than 30 years, The North Face has been the choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers and explorers. Athletes whose lives depend on their gear turn to The North Face for stronger, lighter, and more efficient equipment. To engineer such equipment, The North Face's materials specialists and design engineers work with the world's most advanced materials innovators to develop the technologies needed to realize their designs. As long as athletes continue to strive for new challenges, The North Face will continue to engineer the clothing and equipment they need to get there. Never stop exploring.
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.