"I have been a nature enthusiast for almost 10 years now.
In 2012 I had the privilege of hiking the Appalachian trail and growing from the experience. In 2015, I went on to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and I continue to experience an amazing outdoor community!
I have always had a particular interest in the nuances of backpacking gear. After spending hours poring over available gear, comparing data and specifications to make the correct choices for my kit, it became apparent that certain things were just going to need to be solved on my own.
I realized with my background and exposure to all types of gear, I might be able to fulfill some of the specific needs of hikers.
So, I started out by making myself a hip pack. About 30 hip packs, actually.
I was trying different designs to maximize function and durability, minimize weight, and give the user as much room to adapt it to their kit as possible.
What started as a fun hobby became a business that sends goods all over the world.
Thru. is about quality, innovation, and value. Good service should be a given."
-Paul a.k.a. "Skunk Ape"
Thru. is based in Norfolk, VA