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Stitched with a Story

handmade climbing gear

Who we are

We are Tsuga, a team of riders, climbers, makers, and creative thinkers who share an obsession with the outdoors and a passion for high-quality craftsmanship. Our experiences outside the shop inspire us to design and build products that make simplify everyday life and enhance outdoor experiences. From our mountain bike packs to our utility bucket bags, everything we produce is carefully crafted to deliver innovative solutions and surpass expectations, now and for years to come.


Located in Boone, NC, our design house is a hub of creativity and innovation where we not only build our own products, but also collaborate with companies from around the country to help start, grow, and optimize their businesses through design consultation and contract manufacturing services. We strive to enrich the lives of our customers, our clients, and our team by offering high-quality services and dependable outdoor gear. The best part? We're having a damn good time doing it.

How it started

Founded in 2008 by outdoor enthusiast and industry vet Jimi Combs, Tsuga was born out of a desire to build gear that fused bomber durability with unique functionality. We began building high-end canopy systems, designed to "make time spent outdoors even more enjoyable and trouble-free." As we started to grow, so did our product line. We started making some utility bags. Then some totes. Then some custom gear for companies throughout our community in Western North Carolina. Within a few years, our small canopy brand transformed into a two-part business split between our outdoor gear store and our custom design house. 

How it's going

Tsuga is more united, inspired, creative, and driven than ever before. We never anticipated being where we are now and are incredibly grateful for all of the people and communities that have played a role in helping us get to this point. We have a feeling it's just the beginning, and hope you'll stick around for the ride.