Vargo Outdoors began as a website devoted to providing information on how to backpack and offered various hiking checklists and Appalachian Trail statistics. Our site was not a money making venture, just a place to publish ideas on backpacking. It was a few years later, around 2002, that we converted to an online store and began selling backpacking gear, climbing equipment and outdoor apparel.
The next leap occured a year later when we began designing and manufacturing backpacking equipment. We started with titanium tent stakes, then alcohol backpacking stoves, then a titanium mug and kept expanding. In 2008 we added a dry bag line called the DriSeal Series. Today, we offer about 60 items manufactured under the Vargo brand and have a retail store in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.