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OR – Cilogear

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Cilogear has introduced a signature line of packs. Now you can use the same setup as their sponsored athletes. For example, this is David Gottlieb model. He is a mountain rescue legend and relies on a special model of Cilogear’s 45 Worksack. It’s a combination of woven and non-woven fabrics to produce bomber performance. It’s fucking light and stupidly durable. Can you imagine a pack as light as 1.4 lbs stripped?

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OR – CiloGear, The Coolest Thing at OR

Friday, August 12th, 2011

At OR everyone asked me about the coolest thing I saw. Granted, I’m a bit jaded, being exposed to new stuff all of the time. I’ve always maintained that the coolest stuff at OR can be found on the fringes and CiloGear is no exception. Well, no exception to that rule, because everything they do is exceptional. Well known within the climbing community Cilo caught the eye of a couple of military climbers. The rest is history being written.

These aren’t mainstream packs that a Grunt is going to use. They are way too specialized for that. For example, you aren’t going to see a pack covered in PALS webbing. If it’s there, it’s there for a reason. These are very specialized tools for a specialized community. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, CiloGear was started by climbers, for climbers. They build to order and keep waste to an absolute minimum.

Taking this whole philosophy into account, as you can imagine they use some exotic materials to create their packs. Early on I talked about the advantages of Cuben fabric. They’ve embraced the technology and also run with a couple of forms of Spectra.

Take for example this 75L WorkSack. That is a 75 liter beast but when you consider the weight, you ask yourself, “How?” It weighs in at just over 2 lbs.

If you are the right customer, then CiloGear has the right gear for you.