Feature

Made in Colorado

January 2004

Do you get giddy when the mailman delivers your REI catalog? Does your mouth water at the sight of a shiny new snowboard? Do you rejoice at finding the perfect pair of hiking socks? Is a new mountain bike better than a new SUV? OK, you’re a gear head. Now, when you hear the letters “ABC,” do you automatically think “Always Buy Colorado”? Well, then, you’re a “Made in Colorado” gear head and we’ve assembled this list just for you.

With products from more than 20 companies, our guide features companies based in Colorado towns from the Front Range (Denver, Boulder, Golden­) to the Western Slope (Grand Junction, Montrose, Paonia) and plenty of other places where you might not have guessed they’d be churning out innovative, top-of-the-line gear.

And speaking of gear, we’ve covered the gamut. You can check off everyone on your holiday shopping list with gifts from socks, hats, and helmets to fly rods, snowboards, bikes, snowshoes, and more. By Allison McCready Melun