Cilogear Worksacks are back at Ice Fest to demo for the weekend. These meticulously crafted backpacks are designed and manufactured in Portland, Oregon. They source all their materials scrupulously and use that same precision in their design and manufacturing process: and climbers and guides like the results.
Williams started CiloGear (sounds like “jillo”) in Turkey in 2004, planning to build the packs there and sell them in the United States. That plan lasted for a few years, but he eventually tired of the challenges of international commerce and moved all his operations to the United States, first to Brooklyn and then to Portland, Oregon, in 2008.
“Guides love Graham’s packs because they don’t have a single extra feature, they last forever, they are really reasonably priced, and they work. Guides don’t make their decisions based on color, logos, water bottle holders, triple X suspensions. They want something that works.” Gear Maker Profile: Graham Williams