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Ep. 73 - R&D Coordinator at Hyperlite | Josh Stein

Several years ago, Josh Stein was making his own UL backpack at home. Now, Josh is the R&D Coordinator at Hyperlite Mountain Gear. This isn't a rags-to-riches story, but more insight on how one of the biggest names in the cottage industry still has roots in the maker community. 

The pioneering post-cottage company has exploded in popularity over the last few years and continues to do so through their new products. Releasing things like one of the finest UL ski mountaineering packs and a highly-coveted, DCF, 1-person tent. These designs are just one aspect of Josh's job and we get to hear all about it. 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear about: 

  • Josh as an MYOGer
  • How Hyperlite designs new gear 
  • Why they almost exclusively use Dyneema® Composite Fabrics
  • What Josh wants to make next 
  • Hints at what's to come for HMG