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10 Colorado-Based Companies That Make Cool Products For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Colorado is known for its many outdoor recreations, so it’s no surprise that the small businesses that call Colorado home have created some impressive outdoor products over the years.

Here’s a look at what a few Colorado-based outdoor recreation equipment companies have in the works in 2022.

1. BOCO equipment — Boulder, Colorado

BOCO Gear is a one-stop shop that offers a variety of products from backpacks to cold weather gear, often Colorado-themed. They are known locally for their selection of headwear including cycling caps, racing hats, visors, beanies and more.

Brunton — Louisville, Colorado

Brunton is a company specializing in compasses. They sell digital and classic style compasses designed to help explorers navigate on their next great adventure. Brunton also sells a line of durable monoculars.

Head Sweatshirts Rock

Headsweats is known for its wide selection of performance headwear. Their product line includes face masks, crush hats, beanies, speed visors, and more.

outer element denver

Outdoor Element sells several useful multi-tools designed to help explorers in a pinch. Their product list includes multi-purpose carabiners, knives, fire starters, and a line of “camp kitchen” tools.

Item 6 Steamboat springs

Point 6 designs head-to-toe gear for runners, hikers, cyclists, hunters and for various snow activities. They also have a line of tactical gear designed for military and first responders.

Scott fly rod montrose

Scott Fly Rod specializes in handcrafted fly rods. They sell a variety of rod styles, including fast-acting freshwater rods, saltwater rods, two-handed rods, and custom options.

Lumberjack Rock

Slumberjack creates its product with its motto in mind – “Camp in Comfort”. The company focuses on nighttime outdoor gear, such as sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents and rainwear.

SmartWoolSteamboat springs

SmartWool manufactures woolen socks and underwear to keep users warm during outdoor adventures. They sell specialty socks for runners, hikers, cyclists, hunters, and skiers.

scarpa— Boulder, Colorado

Scarpa sells specialized footwear designed for winter activities. Shoes and boots include options for hikers, climbers, skiers and winter runners.


Trango is a climbing brand that sells gear that meets the needs of multiple climbing disciplines. Their products are aimed at sport, gym, traditional, bouldering and alpine climbers.

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