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Yama Mountain Gear Factory Tour

Gen Shimizu, founder of Yama Mountain Gear, fabricating a cuben fiber shelter in his workshop

Calling Yama Mountain Gear’s digs in Charlottesville, Virginia a factory might be an overstatement, but not for long. Founded by gear guru and long distance hiker Gen Shimizu, Yama Mountain Gear is poised for rapid expansion into the burgeoning lightweight backpacking and fast packing market with a remarkable product pipeline full of …

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