Welcome to JA Gear!

Hello! I know that on some devices it shows that my website is not secure. That has nothing to do with buying through PayPal. I get no credit card info. Hope that doesn't turn folks away.

 Thank you for looking at the J.A.Gear website! I have been making outdoor gear for close to 30 years, but I'm new to this web stuff. The site seems to be working, because folks are ordering packs and butt flaps! Thank you!

I am passionate about getting after it in the mountains. Whether skiing, biking, fishing, hunting, or just going for a hike."....the mountains do not change, they are always beautiful,not just to the eye, but above all to the heart." (G. Rebuffat " Starlight and Storm" [what a great book!]). I am not a salesman or a marketer. I let my gear do the talking or the people who use it.

My Ridge Packs have been popular for some 20+ years. Skiers at Bridger Bowl know that these are the best packs for hiking the Ridge or Schlasman's.The Big Sky Butt Flaps have been popular at MT Snowbowl for years, sold as Beavertails. I've sold a lot of them but for some folks they have been hard to find. Whats so hard about calling information and asking for J.A. Gear's phone number? Now days you can just Google something and find it. Maybe thats what you just did.  I hope to make it easy to get a pack. Perhaps the easiest way is just to call me!  I have a PayPal acc. so we can do it that way or send me a check.

Lots of people like my stuff . I hope I have something a little different to offer. I try to keep it simple. Most people say they like that my packs don't have a lot of extra bells and whistles.I'm not into fads in the name of "innovation".I don't make fashion accessories but functional gear that works! And since I am dealing directly with you, I can charge a reasonable price.(I'm in this for the fame not the money,LOL). Just don't think of them as cheap. I won't give you any hype, or B.S. 


Contact me at 406-587-2504 and let's talk about a pack!

Thank You and I'll ski ya later.

Jim Schipf