Since the Genesis of Stone Glacier, we have had the advantage of being a small and nimble company without the limitations or expectations that larger corporations put on businesses to meet certain financial goals or to design within specific processes and timelines. In fact, Stone Glacier was started by accident and in the most organic way possible. We are simply hunters who appreciate cool gear, unique innovations, and just want to design products that make our time in the field more enjoyable and ultimately more successful. It’s what we do. We design, refine, and repeat. Or, if we don’t have any good ideas we don’t... we just go hunting. That’s the beauty of Stone Glacier. It’s a problem-solving company that doesn’t need to create problem’s to solve. We just do what we do.
Then, on occasion, we have a light bulb moment and obsess over it until we make it perfect. Many years ago, the Load-Shelf was one of these moments. There had to be a better way to get meat out of the backcountry without requiring multiple trips. The result of that obsession was an innovation that ultimately revolutionized hunting backpacks and is now practically a requirement in any backcountry hunting pack.
Recently, we’ve been obsessing over a pants system ideal for backpacking. We have designed and refined, over and over again. The result, is our unique patent-pending Contour Waist System™, an innovation that we believe is as revolutionary for backcountry hunters as the Load-Shelf. The Contour Waist is integrated into our new De Havilland Pants. The system allows the user to customize the waist size of their pants for an exact fit and make micro-adjustments in the field when layering. The Contour Waist eliminates bunching of fabric to minimize hot spots on the hips caused by miles of hiking under a heavy pack. Along with the De Havilland Pants, we are excited to introduce three more pieces of technical apparel to round out a clothing system designed specifically for backcountry hunters. The next step in Stone Glacier’s evolution is here.