I always get a kick reading really old hiking and backpacking magazines and seeing the print advertisements that gear manufacturers used to run. I’ve pulled some of them together in this post to give you a look at the gear that manufacturers were trying to sell people nearly 40 years ago, from 1973-1975. I’m sure you’ll recognize many of the company names including Sierra Designs, Recreational Equipment Inc, Mountain Safety Research, Kelty, Marmot and The North Face.
Camp 7 – too bad that company disappeared. The first sleeping bag I ever bought was made by them and it lasted 15 years. I love that image!
If any of these ads appeal to you, leave a comment naming your favorite one.