Sleep In The Dirt

Our Commitment to the Trail

Sponsorship and Non-Profit
You probably know that the Continental Divide Trail is close to our hearts, and geographically it’s located right in our backyard. We found ourselves recreating on the CDT through enough summers to wonder how we could help maintain it. The first step was adopting a portion of the trail to call our own, then comes the responsibility of maintaining it. Read the rest

Border To Backyard Rally: Big Agnes Treks the CDT

Essays From the Field
At Big Agnes, when we say we sleep in the dirt, we mean it and we do it. There’s no better way to develop and test product, no better way to walk the walk of an outdoor gear brand than to immerse ourselves as much as possible into the trails, campgrounds, and amazing public lands that surround us here in Northwest Colorado and beyond. Raising awareness for this rugged, brutal, historic trail means more funding for improvements, maintenance, and protection. Read the rest

Walking the Walk to Talk the Talk

Company News
Our mantra at KNS Reps has always been use the gear we sell. So, on a beautiful Fall day in September, I planned to hike over West Maroon Pass to Aspen to visit my friends at the Ute Mountaineer, and hang with Sam, my good buddy whom also works on the buying team at the shop...I have been selling outdoor gear for over 20 years, and it was refreshing to see a myriad of folks getting after it. I thought of sharing my sales pitch for Big Agnes several times, but kept it to myself. Maybe this foray into the wilderness will lead these hikers into the Ute Mountaineer, or their own specialty retail store back at home. Read the rest

#BorderToBackyard’s Bonding on Bikes

Company News
"Something pretty powerful happens, however, when the depth of your vulnerability somehow parallels the level of trust your team has developed in one another. It allows you to feel all the feels: the frustration, the defeat, and the absolute rawness of the accumulation of the days. It also allows you to dust one another off, to become each other’s soul food, one another’s strength. Because we were so willing, because it was so easy, because we didn’t really have to search for it in one another--we were able to see ourselves, our team, and that trail with a different set of eyes. Our miles together were void of all judgement, and our moments of frustration were never due to each other--we were far too busy with our jokes and one-liners for that. The energy we shared was airy enough to keep us afloat--to carry us--from beginning to end." Read the rest