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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.


Devon Balet


Andrew Burr

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.

The Mother of Comfort

At our core, we want to inspire you to get outside and find the same appreciation for the backcountry we have.


Devon Balet

It’s simple.

When you boil outdoor adventure down to its purest essence, you end up with the simple act of camping – nights spent sleeping on the ground, gazing at stars and listening to crickets are one of life's finest pleasures.


Devon Balet

We’re different than 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.


Mark Wilford

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.

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The journey is awesome.

Our urge to sleep under the stars and breathe fresh moun­tain air is what continually drives us and keeps us motivated. In the end, the bluebird summits and nights spent listening to raging creeks or even highway noise have made the journey awesome, and truth be told, we wouldn't want it any other way.