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What is a Cottage Gear Manufacturer?

Hyperlite Mountain Gear does all of their design work and manufacturing in Biddeford, Maine using state of the art computer-aided design tools and industrial sewing machines.

A cottage gear manufacturer is one that manufactures their own products, rather than outsourcing them to a contract manufacturer. In the backpacking industry companies like Mountain Laurel Designs, Tarptent, ULA, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Yama Mountain Gear, ZPacks, Elemental Horizons, and Superior Wilderness Designs design, fabricate or sew all of their …

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