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.

Nina Caprez

Nina Caprez

Swiss rock climber Nina Caprez became addicted to the wild nature of mountains at 13 when she took up mountaineering. Enchanted by the act of climbing, she threw herself into every discipline of the sport—from world championship competitions, to alpine peaks, bouldering to sport climbing, and finally multipitch, where she's achieved some of the hardest routes on the planet. Today, as one of the world's best rock climbers, she holds the first female ascent of numerous routes in Europe. The big, technical climbs are those that energize her most. "Climbing should be a fun game," she contends. With her positive attitude carrying her ever upward, she stays fiercely motivated, conquering dream route after daunting dream route.


  • Free ascent of El Nino, 1000 m/13b, Yosemite Valley
  • FFA of Divine Providence, 1000 m /7b+, Mont Blanc
  • Unendliche Geschichte, 420 m, 8b+, Rätikon
  • FFA Hannibals Alptraum, 300 m, 7c, Rätikon
  • Orbayu, 550 m, 8c, Picos de Europa, 300 m, 7c, Rätikon
  • FFA Carnet d’adresse, 250 m, 8b+, Grenoble
  • FFA Silbergeier, 200 m, 8b+, Rätikon
  • FFA Carnet d’adresse, 250 m, 8b+, Grenoble
  • FFA Ali Baba, 240 m, 8a+, Aiglun
  • Hotel Supramonte, 8b, Sardinia