In 2002, VARGO was started with the belief that great outdoor gear is all about pairing the best materials with simple, innovative, and functional designs. Titanium was the obvious choice for their hard goods due to its durability and lightweight strength. A fateful decision to hike the Appalachian Trail during the dawn of the nascent ultralight movement led owner/founder Brian Vargo to ask “What’s it all about?” while simultaneously asking “Why is my pack so heavy?” Soon the latter question outweighed the former and Brian’s quest for enlightenment gave way to a quest for the simple lighten-ment of his pack. So that’s really it. Vargo sees your needs for simple, lightweight, and durable outdoor gear and work to meet those needs.