Wilderness Experience was founded by mountaineering experts, Jim Thomsen and Greg Thomsen in California in 1973. The Thomsen brothers has developed hi-performance outdoor backpacks by using their climbing experience and knowledge. Products are now "Made in Japan" with high-quality materials, such as durable water-repellent nylon fabric, CORDURA® . Details like YKK zippers, cowhide leather badge and DURAFLEX buckles, also manifest the creative flair of Japanese workmanship.