Life’s too damn short to spend a single minute of any adventure hot, cold, sweaty, or annoyed by poorly placed zippers. Whether you’re a mountain guide (like us) or a weekend warrior (we do that, too), comfort equals enjoyment. But comfort also equals safety: In an alpine environment, a comfortable climber is a confident one, and that can make or break your climb.
That’s why we take our job so seriously: Because you depend on us like a climber relies on his or her rope partner. Our mission is to build functional, durable alpine workwear that’s so dependable you’ll never think twice about wearing it. Sounds easy, but it isn’t.
Gear development is often driven by corporate mentality, marketing fads, and superficial testing. Not at Bight. We’ve flipped the script and empower working climbers and guides to design our apparel. They hump loads in it, sweat in it, suffer in it, and celebrate in it. They know how it should function when shit gets real – and when you spill that post-summit beer. The result is reasonably priced clothing that thrives in any conditions.
At its core, Bight is more than a business. It’s a calling and a labor of love, led by a small team of mountain-crazed craftspeople obsessively dedicated to one goal: reducing suffering in the mountains.