A note to our community regarding COVID-19

Update: April 3, 2020

In support of the medical teams fighting to protect our health, we have transitioned our Seattle manufacturing to produce ASTM Level 1 masks for 51 hospitals in the Providence network. The materials are being provided by Kaas Tailored, and we’re humbled to join their efforts to meet the needs of the heroic healthcare community. All masks are allocated to aid in the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. We will not be selling masks directly at this time.

To our Cascade Designs family,

As the world changes rapidly around us, we hope that you are safe and able to enjoy the rejuvenation of the outdoors in a responsible way. Our teams at Therm-a-Rest, MSR, SealLine, Platypus and PackTowl are focused on protecting the health and wellbeing of our employees and that of our communities.

In these unprecedented times, our thoughts are with everyone personally affected by the spread of COVID-19 and we are grateful for the medical staff working on the frontlines.

As many of us operate from home, we’re also focused on being here for you. We’re working hard to continue to be your resource for information and inspiration. Our lines are open and our North American website is taking orders.

If you need a dose of adventure stoke, check out our brand blogs and YouTube channels for everything from gear maintenance tips to future trip ideas. Or just say hi to us on social.

As adventurers, we know things can go sideways fast, but it’s how we respond that makes all the difference. Right now, our ability to adapt and truly be there for each other like never before will allow us to navigate this extraordinary challenge and emerge even stronger—together.

From all of us at Cascade Designs, stay safe, stay creatively social, keep looking up.

Mike Chambers

Mike Chambers

A mountaineer and social entrepreneur, Mike Chambers has traveled the globe to pursue high-altitude expeditions and to help build high-quality education systems in rural communities in Africa and Latin America. Among his mountain endeavors, Mike has led 14 climbing expeditions, including two on Mt. Everest. He also competes in ultra endurance running and cycling events around the globe. In 2014, Mike co-founded Summits Education, an organization that operates a network of 41 primary schools, serving over 10,000 students in rural Haiti. He and his wife also run Flying Kites, a leadership academy for orphaned and critically poor children in Kenya. His program Flying Kites Adventures—guided expeditions and tours—raises money for the foundation.


  • Has led 14 high-altitude climbing expeditions.
  • Co-founded Summits Education, a program that operates a network of 41 primary schools in rural Haiti.
  • Founded Flying Kites Adventures, an adventure guiding service that, to date, has donated about $1 million to Fly Kites, a leadership academy for orphaned and critically poor children in Kenya.