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HISTORY
 
 
Outdoor Products has continued to deliver simple, yet high quality and durable products at reasonable prices. The philosophy behind this approach is formed by its rather unique brand origin.
 
 
                         
 
 
The father of the Altshule brothers, who founded the brand, sold military surplus items beginning in the 1950s and at the start of the 1960s he launched a retail outlet called “The Famous Department Store” in downtown Los Angeles.
It was the first department store on the West Coast to carry military surplus items as well as camping products, including RVs, and house equipment for repurposing military tarps into camping tents and backpacks. In the 1970s, the store was such a hit that it had to move the dedicated RV sales floor to another location, but the Altshule brothers noticed that there was a gap in their product lineup.
They did not necessarily overlook this aspect when purchasing; rather at the time no one offered durable, reasonably priced products for everyday use by outdoor enthusiasts.
As a result, using their equipment for repurposing military tarps, they launched the brand Outdoor Products in 1973. This led to a rather unique compilation for their initial lineup that included backpacks, sleeping bags, boot covers, rain ponchos and other items.
 
 
                         
 
 
Although simple to make from essentially two sheets and minimal sewing, the “452” used highly durable cordura® fabric and YKK zipper. Together with a similarly made duffle bag, the “452” was sold in university coops across the United States during the mid 1980s. Its popularity grew to the point where the company had licensing agreements with all of the major professional sports teams in the MLB, NBA, and NFL
 
The “452” is a true masterpiece completely free of excess design language that paired perfectly with any fashion for people of any age.
 
 
  > ABOUT US
 
HISTORY
 
Outdoor Products has continued to deliver simple, yet high quality and durable products at reasonable prices. The philosophy behind this approach is formed by its rather unique brand origin.
 
                         
 
The father of the Altshule brothers, who founded the brand, sold military surplus items beginning in the 1950s and at the start of the 1960s he launched a retail outlet called “The Famous Department Store” in downtown Los Angeles.
It was the first department store on the West Coast to carry military surplus items as well as camping products, including RVs, and house equipment for repurposing military tarps into camping tents and backpacks. In the 1970s, the store was such a hit that it had to move the dedicated RV sales floor to another location, but the Altshule brothers noticed that there was a gap in their product lineup.
They did not necessarily overlook this aspect when purchasing; rather at the time no one offered durable, reasonably priced products for everyday use by outdoor enthusiasts.
As a result, using their equipment for repurposing military tarps, they launched the brand Outdoor Products in 1973. This led to a rather unique compilation for their initial lineup that included backpacks, sleeping bags, boot covers, rain ponchos and other items.
 
                         
 
 
Although simple to make from essentially two sheets and minimal sewing, the “452” used highly durable cordura® fabric and YKK zipper. Together with a similarly made duffle bag, the “452” was sold in university coops across the United States during the mid 1980s. Its popularity grew to the point where the company had licensing agreements with all of the major professional sports teams in the MLB, NBA, and NFL
 
The “452” is a true masterpiece completely free of excess design language that paired perfectly with any fashion for people of any age.
 
 
ABOUT US
 
 
Not content with the quality and design of the existing sports packs in the market at that time, Altshule brothers, Americans and both are outdoor enthusiasts, decided to rent a small warehouse in California in 1973 and start producing quality sports packs under their own brand name, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS. Replying on the brothers’ persistence in product quality, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS packs are presently the favorite of the Americans and have been one of the top three best selling products for many years.
In Japanese drama series “Beautiful Life” in 2001, the pastel blue pack carried by the hero of the drama, Japanese top icon TAKUYA KIMURA, instantly became a fad of the time in Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. It also established the reputation of OUTDOOR PRODUCTS as a legendary lifestyle brand in Asian regions.
Towards the product quality, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS always keeps scrupulous, all the materials and accessories are of highest quality and under strict supervision : highly water- repellent nylon fabrics exported from Korea, branded zippers & buckles. For product design, we always keep our products fashionable and feature patterned fancy fabrics.
Thanks to the market needs, we launched UV sunglasses, sun hats and winter-related stuff successively since 2002. As OUTDOOR PRODUCTS’ motto towards product design and quality persistence, consumers gain satisfaction from all our products.
Especially for the hand-made UV sunglasses, the frame completely designs and fits for Asians’ face, in addition to exquisite craftsmanship; they meet Europe and US requirement for standard UV sun-glasses lens, which are absolutely stylish practical accessories.
 
ABOUT US
 
Not content with the quality and design of the existing sports packs in the market at that time, Altshule brothers, Americans and both are outdoor enthusiasts, decided to rent a small warehouse in California in 1973 and start producing quality sports packs under their own brand name, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS. Replying on the brothers’ persistence in product quality, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS packs are presently the favorite of the Americans and have been one of the top three best selling products for many years.
In Japanese drama series “Beautiful Life” in 2001, the pastel blue pack carried by the hero of the drama, Japanese top icon TAKUYA KIMURA, instantly became a fad of the time in Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. It also established the reputation of OUTDOOR PRODUCTS as a legendary lifestyle brand in Asian regions.
Towards the product quality, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS always keeps scrupulous, all the materials and accessories are of highest quality and under strict supervision : highly water- repellent nylon fabrics exported from Korea, branded zippers & buckles. For product design, we always keep our products fashionable and feature patterned fancy fabrics.
Thanks to the market needs, we launched UV sunglasses, sun hats and winter-related stuff successively since 2002. As OUTDOOR PRODUCTS’ motto towards product design and quality persistence, consumers gain satisfaction from all our products.
Especially for the hand-made UV sunglasses, the frame completely designs and fits for Asians’ face, in addition to exquisite craftsmanship; they meet Europe and US requirement for standard UV sun-glasses lens, which are absolutely stylish practical accessories.