Giving back to those giving their all: COVID-19 update
Joining Forces to Support Our Communities

Our Cascade Designs family of brands is truly inspired by the heroic efforts put forth by our communities during this crisis—from the medical responders to the grocery store employees. Resolved to help, we’ve joined forces and refocused our manufacturing muscle to assist with making protective gear. Like so many, we wish to give back to those giving their all.

100,000 Level 1 Surgical Masks

Our Seattle production team quickly shifted gears to sew medical masks in response to the shortage of PPE for health care professionals. On April 30, we met our goal of 100,000 masks! The materials were provided by Kaas Tailored and the masks have been going to 51 Providence Hospitals, as part of their 100 million mask challenge.

Safety Gowns for Firefighters

Firefighters protect our lives; we’re humbled to help protect theirs. Working with King County Emergency Management, we’re using Therm-a-Rest mattress materials to help make protective gowns for local firefighters. The durable material is easily disinfected after each call, making the gowns reusable. It also withstands the harsh environments firefighters face far better than disposable gowns.

As a family of brands, we know how critical it is to help one another. We’re grateful to be part of an incredible community of adventurers—regardless of which uniform you wear to work. From all of us at Therm-a-Rest, MSR, SealLine, Platypus and PackTowl, let's keep doing our part, so we can see each other on the trails once again.

Steph Davis

Steph Davis

Rock climber, BASE jumper and wingsuit pilot Steph Davis is the most successful female free soloist in the world. Considered a rock climbing visionary, she is the first person to free solo the North Face of Castleton, the first woman to free climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan, the second woman to free climb El Cap in under 24 hours, and the first woman to summit all the peaks of the Fitzroy Range in Patagonia. She is also the only woman to combine free solo climbing with base jumping. Her first ascents can be traced from difficult rock routes to high-altitude climbs around the globe. Though she lives her life in high and wild places, Steph remains impressively grounded. She promotes simple living and wellness, which she writes about on her blog The former law student now resides in Moab, Utah, in her off-the-grid octagonal cabin near Indian Creek.


  • Summited all seven peaks in the Fitzroy Range, with first one-day ascent of Torre Egger, Patagonian Andes
  • Third ascent of Shipton Spire, Karakorum
  • Free climb of El Capitan in a day
  • Free climb of Salathe Wall, El Capitan
  • Free solo of Longs Peak Diamond

Essential Gear

  • MicroRocket Stove
  • Titan Kettle