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ALPINE ROCK
DAVE SHARPE (IFMGA) ON THE BADILE NORTH FACE
OBSESSIVELY ENGINEERED ALPINE PACKS
HAND BUILT IN GREAT BRITAIN
FOR MISSIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD

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OUR STORY

BUILT TO SEND make obsessively engineered rucksacks for alpinists, climbers and ultralight backpackers. Our equipment, which is custom engineered and hand-built in the UK, is the ultimate in bombproof simplicity. Our team combines the skills of experienced design engineers, climbers and exceptional craftsmen.

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Our story starts in 1996, when a group of friends embarked on a journey to climb all the 4000 m peaks of the European Alps. Twenty years later, with over 70 big peaks under our belts, and having climbed rock and ice all over the world, we started a new mission—to create the finest engineered alpine packs on the planet.

DESIGN

BUILT TO SEND believe in engineering-led design. Our equipment is stripped-down to the minimum, with every superfluous element removed, allowing extraordinary strength and durability in ultralight form. Virtually indestructible, and unmatched in the extreme attention to detail with which they are designed and made, our packs are used by serious climbers on big missions in remote places, and by anyone who admires fine engineering and hand-crafted perfection.

ENGINEERING

Almost every component of our packs is custom engineered, from our aerospace grade aluminium buckles, to a foam we developed from that used for fighter aircraft ejector seats. At the core of our design is the monoshell construction technique, whereby the entire body of the pack is manufactured from a single piece of material. This leads to almost seamless designs, making our packs the strongest on planet earth. We use waterproof composite fabric imported from the USA. We manufacture under an ISO9001 quality assurance system in Great Britain.