About The Author

BENJAMIN BRESSLER

Sea Kayaker, Hiker, Backpacker, Skier, Snowboarder, Mountaineer

I am a 29 year old technology professional from Seattle, WA with a passion for the wild places of the world.  My outdoor philosophy centers around lightweight gear that allows for fast movement while still providing a semblance of comfort.  Over the years I have logged countless miles figuring out what works and what doesn’t in the Pacific Northwest backcountry.  There is a reason so many outdoor companies draw inspiration from the terrain of this area – rugged, glacier covered mountains surrounded by rainforest create a scenario where weather changes quickly.  Even on beautiful summer days you need to be prepared for temperatures to drop and the moisture to start falling.  Gear that holds up in this environment is gear that will work anywhere.