About Big Agnes

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jul 01, 2022

Who is Big Agnes?

At our core, we want to inspire you to get outside and find the same appreciation for the backcountry we have. We’re a small company with the mountains just minutes from our office. We test product in these mountains and make gear that you can trust when you’re out there.

Leading the Pack

When we started Big Agnes over 20 years ago, we just wanted to build better gear to get people out camping. It was a simple idea, rooted in providing comfort to brave souls sleeping in the backcountry and keeping them on their sleeping pad. Who could have imagined two decades later we would be making award-winning gear, changing the sustainability game with solution-dyed tent fabrics, and helping you haul all that gear on the trails with our backpacks launched in 2022?


It’s been one wild ride. None of us could have predicted the hangover or lingering effects of a global pandemic. The demand to enjoy, protect, and preserve the outdoors has only grown. We’ll continue outfitting and inspiring all people with the gear they need to camp in comfort, explore public lands, and have fun, as fast as we can. Like you, we are more motivated than ever to get out on the trails and set up camp, again and again.


We're Different to Other Gear Companies

We’re based in a ski town in northwestern Colorado. Our backyard is outdoor paradise, and our testing grounds are within sight of our office. The Continental Divide Trail is home to some of our favorite trails for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking; the Mount Zirkel Wilderness beckons us with its high alpine summits. The Yampa River flows a stone’s throw from our office, and on most lunch hours the office is quiet enough to hear a pin drop while we’re out finding fresh air or fresh tracks of one kind or another.

Motivated by Years of Sleeping in the Dirt

As loyal customers you continue to inspire us. You get outside, camp often and enjoy some of the best nights under the stars. We are more motivated than ever to continue innovating and reducing our environmental impact so future generations can continue exploring the backcountry in ultimate comfort.


Looking forward to the years to come, our mission has evolved, and we are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We’ll keep moving forward with our goals of outfitting all people with the gear needed to camp comfortably, exploring the backcountry, and having fun. We can’t wait to see you on the trail.

Big Agnes is Committed

Being surrounded by outdoor recreation makes us appreciate our environment every time we get outside. We strive to incorporate practices from design ideation to end-of-life solutions committed to protecting the outdoors. Our social impact is greater than the gear we manufacture. We partner with over 20 organizations that help protect our public lands, support sustainable practices, and lead in equality and inclusivity.

In this post we tell you all about Big Agnes. We were the first company in the UK to recognise the quality of products made by this company and for many years we were the only ones selling Big Agnes gear.