The Ski Hut was one of the most influential sources for modern, lightweight, backpacking and climbing gear in the '50s and '60s on the West Coast. The Ski Hut began making their own gear under the brand "Trailwise" in the late '50s. North Face and Sierra Designs claim to have got their start in the industry through Trailwise. This Trailwise catalog was produced during a critical and formative time for the company and industry; it is rich with product illustrations and descriptions and would be inspiring resource for the backpacking and climbing industry makers of today. This catalog truly is a treasure trove of ideas and packed with illustrations. Postmarked. Item #488.
Condition: Very Good to Fine, barely visible crease on the front cover at bottom right corner; 1/2" closed tear on the verso cover near staple binding.