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Nunatak Gear is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of quality ultralight gear utilizing 900FP+ goose down and sophisticated shell fabrics.
Nunatak was founded in the winter of 1999. From a basement operation in West Seattle with a bunch of good ideas and little else, we are now a full time business run by seasoned backcountry folks located in Moab, Utah.
Nunatak is designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. Everything we make is backed by our support and warranty.
Apex by Climashield is a continuous fiber synthetic insulator replacing down in some of our jackets. It performs better in moist conditions and is not as affected by sweat compared to the extreme hydroscopic nature of down. Apex is durable, with a long usable life and good recovery from repeated compression cycles.We have two lines of custom Apex insulated jackets (aka puffies): the original Skaha and the superlight JMT Jacket. While...Read More
Nunatak has 2 principal lines of general backcountry down quilts: The Arc UL and the Arc Lite.In short the Arc UL is lighter with more sizing options, utilizing top shelf materials.The Arc Lite is less expensive and not as customizable.Read More
Down is comprised of thousands of individual clusters. The expanded clusters cling loosely together and form a mat of insulation. The trapped air inside this mat is what keeps us warm. What can go wrong? Well, besides moisture infiltration, mishandling and age - there are also a few other things that need to be in place for a quilt to be effective. Some of these are related to design.Read More
Snow is back! Spectacular amounts fell this winter and spring in the Sierra. The hiking season, especially for PCT’ers and JMT’ers, will revolve around high country snowpack, swollen creeks and the difficulties inflicted on backpackers.What to do? First off, be careful. Steep snow takes experience to navigate. Steep hard snow, melted and refrozen thru the many warm sunny days and cold nights typical of California summers, takes even moreRead More