Gen Shimizu founded YAMA Mountain Gear in 2006 (under the name Alpinlite) after conversations on the Pacific Crest Trail. Shimizu designs and builds YAMA gear out of a historic, former lumber mill on the banks of the Blackfoot River, just outside of Missoula, Montana.
Shimizu says, "I’ve strived to get out on the trail as much as I can, and to design efficient, thoughtful, and beautiful gear inspired by my trail experiences. It’s important to me to make the most of by outdoor time, and I aim to help you find that balance that allows you to explore efficiently and comfortably."
YAMA has been a member of 1% for the Planet since 2019. It donates 1% of revenue to environmental efforts in its local community.
YAMA Mountain Gear
1304 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
In order to show you the most useful information, we have omitted some unreviewed products. View the complete product list »