Founded a decade ago by a man who learned how to sew a backpack, Stone Glacier quickly expanded its product line to include new sleeping bags, tents, and apparel pieces. We recently spoke with lead designer Kurt Racicot to learn about the latest outdoor apparel. Learn about the materials and construction of Stone Glacier backpacks, sleeping bags, and tents.
Stone Glacier is an ultralight backcountry and hunting gear brand.
Stone Glacier makes ultralight hunting packs for high-alpine mountaineers. The Terminus pack has 7,000 cubic inches of internal space, including a 4,300-cubic-inch main bag (when configured as a bivy), a lid with 500-cubic-inch capacity, and a load cell with a 2,200 cubic-inch capacity.
Founded in 2010, Stone Glacier manufactures high-end hunting packs and backpack systems. Their packs are known as some of the lightest and most comfortable packs for backcountry hunters. They are designed with innovative features and industry-leading textiles and are made in the USA.
It uses CORDURA 500 fabrics.
The Stone Glacier harness uses CORDURA 500d fabric, Nitrogen-infused foam, and industrial hook and loop straps to ensure a precise fit under full load. Its three-way adjustment system dials in the exact height of the harness and the angle at which each shoulder strap leaves the frame.
CORDURA 500 fabrics are more durable than their laminate counterparts and are also breathable and moisture-resistant. X-Pac is also used in the main bag for extra durability. Both fabrics use durable YKK Aqua seal zipper technology to reduce water resistance.
It uses Merino6 boot gaiters.
The Chinook from Stone Glacier is a high-quality waterproof boot gaiter made from a merino-nylon blend. This blend is designed to wick moisture, dry quickly, and naturally, resist odor-causing bacteria. Its fitted hood keeps moisture out and hugs the body with double-layered X-Pac lower panels. It also has a patented Contrail Bootstrap that is made of a combination of a Dyneema rope and a pinless buckle.
It uses waterproof laminate fabric for the frame and suspension.
When it comes to frame and suspension fabrics, Stone Glacier uses a stronger-than-steel Dyneema laminate fabric for frame and suspension. This fabric is also highly breathable and will keep you dry and comfortable while hiking. This durable fabric will last for many years.
Stone Glacier backpacks are designed for high-alpine mountain hunters. They have a large capacity, featuring 7,000 cubic inches of space. The main bag is 4,300 cubic inches in bivy mode, with a 500-cubic-inch lid and an internal load cell of 2,200 cubic inches. The entire pack weighs only four pounds and is waterproof.
It has acquired other brands.
Stone Glacier is one of the leading manufacturers of premium outdoor apparel and gear. The company was recently ranked No. 1452 on the Inc. 5000 list, recognizing the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This list has helped companies like Microsoft, Under Armour, and Zappos gain national exposure. Other notable brands ranked on the list include Patagonia and Intuit.
Stone Glacier, based in Bozeman, Montana, makes outdoor gear and supplies. The company acquired several other brands in the past sixteen months, including the hunting firearms manufacturer Hevi-Shot, hunting-inspired fashion brand Vendor, electric bike seller QuietKat, and heating pellet fuel maker Fiber Energy Products. The company plans to continue expanding its brands in the outdoor industry and will continue to acquire other companies.