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.
In 1949, Nalgene started off, specializing in state-of-the-art polyethylene laboratory equipment. As rumors spread of scientists taking the bottles out of the lab and out on hikes and other excursions, the focus of Nalgene expanded. Thanks to Nalgene, everyone can enjoy durable, lab-quality containers for their everyday use.