The Pack Shack Story About Us

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In 1985, Karen, owner and founder of The Pack Shack, started sewing specialized wildland gear in her home after realizing there was a nonexistent market for the requisite gear that wildland firefighters need. Karen’s vision was to create quality gear that offered both great pricing and superior service. Since that time, The Pack Shack has continually delivered on its promise of performance-based products for the wildland firefighting community.


After 36 years of service and with retirement in mind, Karen and her family sold their business to True North Gear, a family-owned and operated company with aligned values and origins. The Pack Shack will continue to provide the same superior customer service and will still be made in Eagar, Arizona by the same group of dedicated sewers.

As caretakers of The Pack Shack legacy, our focus will remain on providing meaningful customer solutions and durable, useful gear to you, our valued customers. We know that our continued success depends on customers’ satisfaction and we value your input, appreciate your questions, and welcome your feedback!