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Scot Hill

Hill People Gear
Co-Owner
Grand Junction, CO
My brother and I started Hill People Gear in August of 2010, and we have grown it from a part time job to what it is now, a multi-employee business with a storefront on Main Street in Grand Junction, Colorado. At Hill People Gear we design and sell real use gear for back country travelers, with production of our designs handled by several manufacturing partners. Our products don't happen by accident, and they're not born in a design studio. They're built on years of backcountry, engineering, and quality assurance experience. Inspiration usually comes on the trail and multiple iterations are mentally tested and discarded to the beat of hiking boots before pattern making even starts. The key to our success is grounded in those design principles, good customer service, and finding the right companies to partner with.