Kifaru has been crafting back country gear since 1978, it is gear for life with ultimate long term value. Being a small company, we keep a critical eye on quality control for the highest performance. No foreign sweat shops, no passing the buck. Every dollar that is spent with Kifaru stays right here in the United States, instead of fueling foreign economies. Buy this gear with confidence - it’s based on three decades of knowing what it takes, and has been thoroughly torture tested.The skill and dedication of our American staff ensures that we build the very best gear with a continuity unmatched anywhere.