Cascade Designs, Inc. began over 40 years ago with the simple idea of providing a more comfortable night outdoors. Since then, we have grown to become the parent company of some of the most respected brands in the outdoor industry. Though much has changed with this success, our recipe for achieving it has not. We believe that manufacturing the majority of our gear in our U.S. and European facilities is an essential element in maintaining quality, and that by striving to exceed our customers’ expectations of service, we will be successful for many years to come.
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At MSR, we are engineers, tinkerers and passionate outdoor users–each with strong perspectives on how a product should work based on our own experiences in the wild places we love. But collectively, we believe that innovative solutions are bred by challenging convention, and that functionality, simplicity and reliability are the governing elements of enduring design.
Today, many MSR products are still hand-built on manufacturing lines just a floor below where we concept them.
We are a focused and passionate team with an insatiable desire to be out exploring the world. We share your understanding that being outdoors is a more than a way to define your location – it's an essential part of life. Whether it's your path to personal enlightenment and inner peace, or the place you go for the adrenaline fix of the next big adventure, it's where you'd be now if you could, and that's what bonds us all.
Why focus on comfort? It's the simple belief that the better you rest, the better you play. It's a universal truth that is readily apparent in our daily lives, but one that is too often overlooked at play. From the essential, life-preserving warmth that we've provided to some of the world's most significant expeditions, to a simple seat that turns a rocky outcrop into the most amazing lunch stop you've ever dreamed of, the right dose of comfort makes everything better by allowing you to be at your best.
Originally developed for the maritime industry, our waterproof dry bags were made to meet the most demanding standards of gear protection. As avid paddlers and adventurers, we recognized the benefits those same levels of protection and performance could offer the paddling world.
We make our gear in the US because we believe that what you take with you on your adventures—clothes, sleeping bags, food, and equipment—deserves to stay protected, safe, and accessible. We also believe that you should be able to count on that protection, now and into the future.
For decades, our passion for being outdoors has fueled our quest to make exceptional lightweight, quick-drying, superabsorbent and highly packable technical towels that are ready for any adventure.
Our goal is a simple one: make the towels you reach for when you’re out soaking up life.
Our mission is to offer the finest taste-free and adventure-ready hydration and water filtration products on the planet. For over 20 years, we’ve made water bottles and hydration solutions for everyday hydration needs from the city to the trail.
We’re proud of the fact that we make the majority of our hydration solutions here in the U.S.A. in our own factory. And because we believe in what we make, and making it right, we have our own certified, world-class water laboratory, which enables us to research, develop, and test technologies so that you can have safe, effective, and dependable hydration and filtration options that meet your needs.