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Welcome to your guide specializing in the finest American made gear. We harbor nothing but love for other nations, but also a big soft spot for buying local, supporting American workers, fairer wages, high environmental standards, and finding the best made gear. Why not value quality over quantity? Why look at cheap imports when we can find affordable high quality gear made in the USA, gear that we will cherish for a lifetime?

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My recommendations of the best backpacks made in the USA for hiking, backpacking, climbing/mountaineering, hunting, backcountry skiing, and simple everyday use.

Be prepared to take on any emergency with the best survival equipment in the world.

A look at the top athletic shoes built in the USA including running shoes, sneakers, cross-trainers, minimalist shoes, and even slip-ons for days at the beach.

My search for the best American-made phone cases and screen protectors has ended in success. Here are the results.

Your guide to the best water bottles, reservoirs, and hydration systems you can find.

Diving into the best hunting equipment available and manufactured in the USA!

I’ve tried a lot of sleeping bags. Here you’ll find the warmest, lightest, and simply the best sleeping bags made.

Recommendations on the best American made free weights and fitness equipment to outfit the ultimate home gym.

The best gifts are those which create your best memories. So give the gift of adventure! Here I’ve selected a variety of excellent American-made gear that would bring a smile to any savvy outdoorsman or outdoorswoman.

​1.  Gifts Under $20
2.  Gifts Under $50
3.  Gifts Under $100
4.  Big Gifts

Want the best hiking, backpacking, or work boots made in the USA for Men and Women? Here they are!

Here you’ll find a lineup of the best headlamps made in the USA for camping, backpacking, running, hiking, biking, fishing, and all things in the dark. 

Looking for the top sunglasses made in the USA? You’ve come to the right place.

All of the non-studio (outdoor) photography on my site was shot by me with the help of American-made camera straps, bags, filters, and lens cases. You may not be aware of how many great photography brands manufacture gear here.

Your guide to some of the coolest outdoor clothing made.

Leatherman makes the world’s best multi-tools. I’m familiar with Gerber, Sog, and Victorinox multi-tools but none compare as favorably as Leatherman tools…

Nothing but the lightest, the comfiest, and the most durable camping mattresses available.

My picks for the top ultralight backpacking gear. This is also some of the best survival equipment in the world.

Trust your life with the top American made rock climbing gear from harnesses and ropes to cams, quickdraws, shoes and more.

As a Hotshot Firefighter I used and abused Council Tool axes and pulaskis… These are among the finest axes in the world.

Checkout the best performing water filters for backpacking and camping.

Find the most reliable, best engineered flashlights available.

Whether you’re looking for adventure sandals, flip flops for the beach or fashionable sandals for a hot summer night on the town, you’ll find awesome and affordable American-made men’s and women’s sandals.

Discover the top skis made by American craftsmen and women who actually ski!

Only our favorite gear, the top American made equipment that earns our Editor’s Choice and Best Buy Awards.

Recommendations to find the best American-made outdoor.

An extensive directory of American-made outdoor equipment. 

I’m Matt Mullins, your professional guide to the best gear. ​