2017 Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Larry Fischer Award


It’s easy to be good at something you love. Passion drives action and persistence. Our passion is the outdoors.

Nature itself and the active enjoyment of it calms troubled spirits and nurtures the soul.

Few things in life give back more to you than that which you put in. The great outdoors is one of the rarities that blesses partakers, asking for nothing in return.

At Seek Outside we make our living manufacturing and selling outdoor gear to outdoor enthusiasts. Our gear is used for backpacking, packrafting, backpack hunting, unsupported traverses, peak bagging, horse packing, family camping, or simply hiking.

All these activities either require or benefit greatly from public land.

Protecting public land is in our heart and in our blood. It’s who we are as a company.

Receiving the 2017 Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Larry Fischer Award is an honor that underscores our commitment to protecting public land access for future generations.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers works full time to protect our heritage and future of outdoor pursuits by protecting the lands they depend on.

We are deeply honored to be recognized for the work we’ve put in and humbled when looking at the mountain of work still ahead.

Please join us in our love of the outdoors, in our passion for public land, and in our fight to protect them.

What you can do:

  • Join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. They are a nonprofit dedicated to fighting for public land access for hunting and fishing.
  • Go sign the Sportsmen’s Access petition to keep public land public. The Petition will send an email to your Representative. This is an easy, easy thing to do.
  • Read THIS PAPER published by BHA detailing public land issues, and how most federal land transferred to states in our country’s history is no longer public access.
  • Take a look at The Sportsmen’s Alliance. They are dedicated to protecting the rights of hunters and anglers.
  • The Wilderness Society fights to protect wild lands.
  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has been integral in fighting the Utah Public Lands Initiative, helped to get the Bear’s Ears designated a National Monument, and is currently fighting to keep the Bear’s Ears a Monument.

View Comments

X-Pac ™ Backpack Fabric

X-Pac ™ fabric originates from the sailcloth industry, the same industry that developed Cuben and Spinnaker, among others. The need for huge yardages of ultralight, ultrastrong, waterproof fabrics (plus customers with deep pockets - yachts aren’t cheap) means sailing drives innovation.The outdoor industry benefits from these innovations. Spinnaker, Cuben, and now X-Pac [...]

Read More »

Which Frame Height is Right for Me?

The frame height you need depends on torso length and expected loads. Torso LengthUp to 30 lbs30-50 lbsOver 50 lbs15-16”24"24"24 or 26"17-19”24 or 26"26"26 or 28"20”+26"26 or 28"28"The chart above ballparks the frame height needed in most situations.  For more detail and fine tuning, read on.Frame height is critical to comfort.A comfortable backpack is one that [...]

Read More »

Why We Care About Conservation

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." - Lyndon B. Johnson My father tells me stories [...]

Read More »

Product Focus: Seek Outside Divide

What makes the Divide the best ultralight backpack on the market? Comfort - our suspension rocks! The patent pending Evolution ™ frame paired with an articulating hipbelt that grips your body make our packs the most comfortable backpacks on the market. Versatility - one pack covers almost all the activities you can imagine. If it [...]

Read More »

Product Focus: Redcliff

The Redcliff is a Seek Outside original.  Part tipi, part pyramid, and all versatility the Redcliff is big enough for families and car camping while being light enough for large groups to carry backpacking.  A symmetrical shape and subtle angles on all panels make it capable of shedding strong wind, rain and snow, while pitching [...]

Read More »

Our four smallest shelters compared

Here at Seek Outside one of our most frequent customer questions is "which of the four smaller shelters should I get if I'm going to use it for backpacking?"  It's a tough thing to answer, especially if you have no way of seeing at least one of the options in person, and most especially if [...]

Read More »

Michael Fried on using the Unaweep motorcycling through South America

It's always a privilege to see the new uses customers find for our gear, things we never considered when we designed and built it.  Michael Fried's ambitious motorcycle and hiking trip through South America certainly qualifies.  Read, look, and then start planning.  -S.O. It's hard to pick a pack to live out of for a year, [...]

Read More »

Winter canyon backpacking video, logistics, and gear thoughts

Last week I wrote about a gear testing trip into the Escalante.  Today I'm back with the video report, as well as some thoughts about gear selection and trip planning for a backpacking in the Colorado Plateau during the heart of winter.Logistics:Statistics will tell you that January is one of the wetter months of the [...]

Read More »

5 steps for the rookie hunter

Last week at SHOT I had a number of conversations about how an adult who had never hunted might go about learning.  A shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade show might seem like an odd place for such a conversation, where you'd assume almost everyone hunts.  This might highlight the extent to which shooting (bow or [...]

Read More »