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 to make gear that you can trust when you’re out there. Our passion is producing high quality outdoor equipment in a sustainable manner. We outfit all people with the gear needed to camp comfortably, explore the backcountry…and have FUN!
One Hell Of A Ride
Big Agnes started over 20 years ago with the goal 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 in backpacks?
The demand to enjoy, protect, and preserve the outdoors has only grown stronger. We continue outfitting and inspiring all people with the gear they need to camp in comfort, explore public lands, and have fun. Like you, we are more motivated than ever to get out on the trails and set up camp, again and again.
Based in a ski town in northwestern Colorado, our backyard is an 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.
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.
Inspired By You
As loyal customers you continue to inspire us. You get outside, and enjoy amazing 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 outfitting all people with the gear needed to camp comfortably, explore the backcountry, and have 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.
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.
Big Agnes is committed to reducing our impact. Check out some of the sustainable initiatives we’ve implemented into our manufacturing, material sourcing, and facilities to help reduce our impact on the environment from locally in Steamboat Springs, CO to our products that are used globally.Learn More
We’ve traveled the globe for the best of the best in fabrics, materials, and construction in an effort to design tents that will withstand the test of time, wind, dirt, and kids.Learn More
Bob Swanson Memorial Grant
Every year our grant committee seeks to help those who seem to best embody Bob’s spirit and love of life and adventure & the winner announced at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Snowshow.Learn more