Wilderness Equipment’s story starts in the early 1970’s. Youthful enthusiasm, a student budget, and a commitment to endure poor conditions found Ian Maley manufacturing and testing his own gear in the South West of Australia. In these early days Ian found out the hard way the difference between good and bad ideas, quickly weeding out the lemons. Over nearly 40 years of production Wilderness Equipment has built a reputation for durability and performance, and continues to have a strong commitment to making gear for life. They expect your Wilderness Equipment pack to be the most comfortable you’ve ever worn, and your tent to keep you out of the weather, no matter the conditions.