Category: Soft Goods

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Cord Climbing Knickers

These climbing knickers (knickerbockers, knee pants, ect.) were made in the late 1970s or early 1980s when you could still commonly find them in climbing shops and sporting goods stores. The were rapidly falling...

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4-Season Forrest Mountaineering Wall Womb

  From the 1983 Forrest Mountaineering Catalog: Forrest 4-Season Wall Womb Single Anchor Hammock The Forrest Wall Womb has become a standard in the wall climbing community. The functional design of our single anchor...

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Forrest Mountaineering Rabbit Runners

Bill Forrest would often include a list titled “Forrest Firsts” in his catalogs. His list of innovations and new products is impressive even today. In 1976 he listed “Rabbit Runner – First runner with...

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Jeff Lowe / Wayne Goss Gear Sling

I’m not sure of when Jeff Lowe and Wayne Goss were in business together as Mountain Gear Incorporated. Jeff Lowe’s online biography doesn’t list the partnership but does ┬ácover his move to Colorado in...

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B.A.T. Hammock

Designed by Warren Harding and Roger Derryberry, the B.A.T.hammock and B.A.T.tent were two of the first commercially available bigwall bivy systems. The hammock hangs from a single point and has no built in adjustability....

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Forrest Wall Womb Single Point Hammock

The following is from the 1983 Forrest Mountaineering catalog. The exact wording is offered for historic documentation only: Forrest Wall Womb Wall Womb Single Anchor Hammock The Forrest Wall Womb has become a standard...