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20 Years
in the Dirt.

We started Big Agnes 20 years ago with a back-of-the-napkin dream - build better gear for sleeping in the backcountry. The plan seemed simple; provide a comfortable night of sleep and people will come back for more.

Looking forward to our next 20 years, our mission hasn’t changed but has evolved and we are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We’ll keep moving forward with our goal of outfitting all people with the gear needed to camp comfortably, explore the backcountry and have fun.
Cheers to the next 20!

How It All Started: Big Agnes' Own Melissa Minter Digs Deep In The BA Dirt

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How’d we get here?

We’ve come a long way from simple beginnings with a couple sleeping bag samples to a global, industry-leading outdoor  brand with over 70 employees. Take a glance at the Big Agnes product, award, and highlight history.

To celebrate our 20 years, we’re giving away some cool stuff.

We're celebrating our 20th Anniversary all year long with giveaways and stories and as many nights under the stars as we can manage. Between May 8-31, sign up to win a Torchlight 20° Camp Sleeping Bag and Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad. Head to your local participating retailer (locate them below!) and fill out the official entry form by providing the requested information. There’s a winner at every retailer, so get out there and visit your local outdoor shop. Official contest rules here.


We can’t wait to see you on the trail.

Looking forward to our next 20 years, our mission hasn’t changed but has evolved and we are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We’ll keep moving forward with our goal of outfitting all people with the gear needed to camp comfortably, explore the backcountry and have fun.