Gear Companies Giving 1% of Sales to Combat Climate Change



In a time where consumerism rules, it is pretty shocking to hear that gear companies and corporations are actually donating their sales to help the planet. 1% for the Planet is a pledge for a company to donate 1% of their sales on April 30, 2016 to nonprofits that are directly working to combat climate change. There are a variety of companies that are part of 1% for the Planet. But, here is a list of all the mountaineering gear companies that have made this pledge. View the entire list of companies that are part of this movement at onepercentforthePlanet.org.

Purchasing gear is already a huge decision and investment. Make your money go further by purchasing from these gear companies. Consider these gear companies the next time you are in the market for new mountaineering, backpacking, or hiking gear. Feel good about your purchase knowing that part of your sale will help fund great things. Help keep the wilderness wild, protect endangered species, seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep our natural spaces clean, and promote sustainable agriculture and energy sectors.

Large (Patagonia) and small companies will be found on this list. Check out where the company is based to seek out an opportunity to shop local too! 

Shop most popular gear companies part of 1% for the Planet:

Ahnu | Backpacker’s Pantry | ColdPruf | Klean Kanteen | Mountain Equipment | Patagonia | Trew

Popular Gear Companies 1% of the Planet

Photo Credit: Shane, Hajime NAKANO, Federico Holgado, c pond via Flickr


Ahnu Footwear

ahnu hiking boots

Hiking boots by Ahnu. Image from Ahnu.com

Based: Richmond, CA, USA
Gear: Boots and shoes
SHOP Ahnu

 

Backpacker’s Pantry

backpackers pantry

Based: Boulder, CO, USA
Gear: Freeze-dried meals
SHOP Backpacker’s Pantry

 

Basecamp by XcoSports

Based: Sofia, Sofiya-Grad, Bulgaria
Gear: Variety of apparel, packs, and more

 

Bedrock Sandals

Bedrock Sandals makes minimalist-style footwear.

Bedrock Sandals makes minimalist-style footwear. Image from Bedrock Sandals Instagram page.

Based: Oakland, CA, USA
Gear: Outdoor sandals

 

Blue Ice

Image from BlueIce.com

Image from BlueIce.com

Based:  Les Houches, France
Gear: Climbing gear

 

ColdPruf

Cold Pruf.com

Based: Yadkinville, NC, USA
Gear: Base Layers
SHOP ColdPruf

 

Garage Grown Gear

garage grown gear

Based: Victor, ID, USA
Gear: Variety

 

Gear Out There

gear out here.com

Based: Comox, BC, Canada
Gear: Variety

 

Hollain

Based: Seoul, South Korea
Gear: Variety

 

Klean Kanteen

klean kanteen.com

Based: Chico, CA, USA
Gear: Water bottles
SHOP Klean Kanteen

 

Le Yeti

Based: France
Gear: Variety

 

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

mec logo

Based: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Gear: Variety
SHOP Mountain Equipment

 

Mountain Sports

Based: Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Gear: Variety

 

NoCo Gear

Based: Fort Collins, CO
Gear: Variety

 

NuDown

Based: Reno, NV, USA
Gear: Jackets, Outwear

 

Patagonia

patagonia logo

Based: Ventura, CA, USA
Gear: Variety
SHOP Patagonia

 

Pettet Endurance

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Based: Bothell, WA, USA
Gear: Merino wool apparel

 

Ridge Apparel

Based: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Gear: merino wool apparel

 

Ship to Shore Traveler

Based: Seattle, WA, USA
Gear: Expedition apparel

 

Stellar Equipment

Based: Nacka, Stockholms, Sweden
Gear: Outerwear

 

Trailblazer (and Denali)

Based: Branford, CT, USA
Gear: Variety

 

Trew Gear

POWFUNK Jacket by Trew

Based: Hood River, OR, USA
Gear: Outerwear
SHOP Trew

 

Urberg

Based: Kalmar, Kalmar, Sweden
Gear: Variety

 

Ursack, Inc

Based: Mill Valley, CA, USA
Gear: Bear bags
SHOP Ursack

 

Madison Dragna

Madison Dragna

Madison is a long distance hiker and devoted yogi. She completed the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and Corsica's treacherous GR 20 in 2014. When she's not traveling, she enjoys life as a freelance writer in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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