Fall 2014 Graduates

 

Cairn (www.getcairn.com) inspires and equips outdoor enthusiasts through a monthly subscription box of carefully curated products that cater to an outdoor lifestyle. 

"The mentoring and business advice provided by Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW) during our 4+ months working with them has been incredibly helpful.  From long term business strategies, to financial structures and accounting, to understanding product life-cycles and purchasing decisions, their experience with both general business and the outdoor industry has extended to and added value to all parts of our business."

- Rob Little Founder Cairn

homeschool technical apparel

 

We founded this brand with one goal in mind, which is to build the best outerwear available. Breathability, durability, and a timeless style are the cornerstones of what we do. It has to work here in the great northwest in some of the gnarliest conditions imaginable.

 

Free RaNge Equipment

In 2011, Tosch was “attending” school in Bozeman, Montana and “studying” mechanical engineering. More importantly, Tosch had registered for a ski mountaineering race at Bridger Bowl but did not have an appropriate skimo pack, nor the appropriate amount of money to buy one. So, he dusted off the old Kenmore sewing machine, designed and drafted a pattern, and stitched together a sketchy-looking pack. It was a massive success.

The summer of 2012 brought Tosch back to his hometown of Bend, OR with a decision: stay in school, or sew backpacks. While packrafting the middle fork of the Salmon, he read a book called “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho and subsequently dropped out of school. Tosch never liked school anyway.