The Vestibule Blog

We did it again!

We did it again!

For the second straight year, Stone Glacier has made Inc Magazine’s prestigious list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country! This is no easy feat, a team effort, and largely attributed to our loyal customers. With a growth rate of over 600%, we are truly proud to represent the hunting and outdoor communities on a list comprised primarily of mainstream companies.

1 Shot Gear - Dealer Spoghtlight

1 Shot Gear - Dealer Spoghtlight

1 Shot Gear in Golden, Colorado has been one of our strongest retail partners for the past three years. At the helm of 1 Shot Gear is owner/operator, Alex Bourkalov, the nicest Russian we’ve ever met. Alex started 1 Shot Gear in his garage in 2009. Like Steve Jobs, he quickly built an empire that outgrew the garage.

Employee Packs - Spring 2020

Employee Packs - Spring 2020

When it comes to backpacks, there are thousands of ways to configure and decided on what pack might be best for you. At the end of the day there ar...

Colby's Pack Dump

Colby's Pack Dump

Growing up in central Washington, deer camp was THE hunt that I looked forward to every year. Although, back then, I knew hunting camp as more of ...

Stone Glacier Accessories

Stone Glacier Accessories

  Stone Glacier packs are designed with customization and modularity in mind.  A minimalistic approach and strict design ethos allow you to create...

Andrew's 5-Day Archery Elk Pack Dump

Andrew's 5-Day Archery Elk Pack Dump

I have been lucky to share so many successful hunts with clients and friends, both new and old.  Elk hunting takes me to some of the coolest reach...

Stone Glacier Frames & Bags

Stone Glacier Frames & Bags

Gear planning is an intrinsic element of any hunt and as they say "No two hunts are ever the same." Based on your trip duration alone you can see drastic shifts in gear needs. However, one thing that should be consistent in your backcountry outings is the fit and comfort of your pack frame.

Selecting a Frame

Selecting a Frame

One of the most common questions we get here at Stone Glacier is "What frame should I choose?". While there are many similarities in our frames, there are some significant differences.

Pete's Bear Hunting Pack Dump

Pete's Bear Hunting Pack Dump

I started bear hunting when I was in college, and to be honest, wasn't very good at it. My techniques were as bad as my gear and it took me years to produce any results. Once I realized I should be glassing more than hiking, I began to find bears and fill my tags.

What's up with rain gear?

What's up with rain gear?

There are many waterproof fabrics on the market, so how do you determine what rain gear will be best suited for your style of hunting? The amount of data and options can seem daunting and downright overwhelming. So, we comprised the below information to help give you insight into exactly what we were trying to achieve with our waterproof textile technology, HydraShield™. And, to help you better understand what type of hunting conditions our all-new M5 Series of technical rain gear is best suited for.

Wyoming Deer Conservation

Wyoming Deer Conservation

This past winter, at the Wild Sheep Foundation show, we connected with University of Wyoming Professor, Kevin Monteith, about the unique work his team performs studying generations of Mule Deer in the Wyoming Range. Kevin’s program, The Monteith Shop (@monteith.shop), has been working in collaboration with state wildlife agencies to understand the multiple aspects of mule deer ecology to ultimately aid in the development of effectiveness of wildlife conservation policy. We were excited to recently join them for a doe capture to help assist in the gathering of crucial information and data for their ongoing studies.

Designing The M5 Series

Designing The M5 Series

Every great product starts with an idea. An idea often stemming from experience. For Stone Glacier's founder and lead designer, Kurt Racicot, these ideas were born from 13 years of solo hunting the Chugach, Kenai, and Alaska ranges. After the purchase of his first sewing machine, Kurt started to modify his existing gear, which in turn led to new product developments and eventually the creation of Stone Glacier.