Klymit is a solutions company that challenges traditional approaches to the conception and fabrication of outdoor goods and apparel. Part engineers, part gear junkies, part mad scientists, and all outdoorsmen, Klymit was conceived under the idea that the experience of outdoor enthusiasts can be enhanced with new technologies and a different approach that yield quantifiably superior products.
With the innovation of NobleTek insulation outdoorsmen and women have the opportunity to maintain comfort in any condition that nature could throw at them, unimpeded by the limitations of traditional layering. With adjustable insulation you save money and weight on layers, and keep doing what you love to do in the outdoors by allowing you to change your warmth on the fly.
Klymit again reset the benchmarks for the industry with regard to camping pads. Utilizing body mapping technology and loft pockets, Klymit has changed your comfort and performance expectations. Their camping pads are hands down the lightest and most compact in the industry, and capture the warmth of your sleeping bag underneath you for the first time in a camping pad. The durability and ease of use of these camping pads is unmatched.
Klymit is focused on one thing: to enhance your experience in the outdoors using the most advanced technologies available. Get out there and experience the difference.
Klymit was founded in 2007 by Nate Alder while scuba diving off the coast of Brazil. The idea struck Nate while spending the summer backpacking around the country and working on his advanced scuba certification. During one of the scuba seminars, Nate learned about how divers in cold climates pump argon gas into their dry suits for insulation. As a former snowboard instructor, Nate wondered if argon could be used to warm skiers, snowboarders, and all outdoor enthusiasts. The company’s first success was the innovation of the award winning NobleTek insulation. From his successes in presenting his business plan at the collegiate level Klymit was born and development began on this revolutionary idea. Nate's passion for developing new ways to stay warm and his drive for success has given Klymit a great start. He has formed around him a motivated and capable team to take Klymit to the next level as the company continues to grow and develop new innovative solutions.
Part salesmen, part engineers, part gear junkies, part mad scientists, and all outdoorsmen the Klymit Team focuses on bringing quantifiably superior products to the outdoors enthusiast. We thrive on challenges. Where others see problems, we look for solutions in cutting–edge science and technology, harnessing breakthroughs into outdoor products that perform at new levels, so you can reach new heights on your adventures.
Cory Tholl, President
As the cornerstone of Research and Development from Klymit’s inception, Cory has emerged as the leader of Klymit in a very short time. Employing a broad business background with vision and a keen market awareness, Cory takes a results driven approach to product and brand development towards strategic growth. With a M.S in Mechanical Engineering, a MBA, and 5+ years in Product Development and Marketing experience with companies like Intel, Alcoa, Easton, NuSkin, Merit Medical and now Klymit, Cory has brought his expertise to influence all aspects of the company. In addition to Cory’s many areas of responsibility he is at the head of Klymit’s International and Military Sales. Cory is an avid outdoorsman and spends much of his time leading his family and his scout troop on adventures.
Matt Maxfield, Director of Operations & Development
As an essential component of Klymit since December 2008, Matt has emerged as the point man for Klymit product development. With a B.S. in mechanical engineering and business management, Matt combines a masterful skill set with a forward thinking approach that, through his influence in product development, has had a huge impact on who Klymit is. Credited for designing the Inertia X Frame, Inertia XL, and Static V, Klymit's anatomically mapped camping pads, Matt has built a body of knowledge on how to articulate inflatable designs that is unmatched worldwide. As the mainstay of Klymit innovation, Matt has also proven effective at everything from sales to inventory management to customer service, and is a true entrepreneur. Matt is also an avid outdoorsman, speaks fluent Spanish, and is a Wakeboard instructor in the summers.
Gabriel Rhoads, Marketing/North American Sales Manager
An integral part of Klymit since November 2009, Gabe’s experience in directing entrepreneurial sales and marketing, strategic brand development, and product development combines a wide skill set with an industry familiarity that is a natural fit for Klymit. Having an eclectic background in directing sales for startups, as an avid outdoorsman, morning radio host, ambassador for the United Way, and Division 1 athlete, Gabe incorporates personality and team building with a paradigm of effective and dynamic sales techniques to efficiently create sustainable distribution channels while catalyzing short term growth. Gabe views directing sales for Klymit towards rampant growth as his next great opportunity and challenge. Gabe can be found deep in the mountains when not in the office always with his faithful mountain bulldog Nala.
Tanner Allen, Sales Team Account Manager
As a pivotal player in the Klymit Sales Team, Tanner has brought energy and expertise in sales from his Sports Entertainment and Software sales background. As a family man with 2 kids he loves to get them involved on all of his outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and his favorite sport soccer. He is a sports enthusiast and is always on the look out for new things and the next great idea which is why he is drawn to Klymit. He believes that innovation and technology can and should belong in every aspect of our lives and is activly helping others find and love Klymit products.
Ken Rivas, Consumer Sales Manager
Kens favorite way to describe Klymit is "a bunch of outdoor junkies that create gear for other outdoor junkies." Ken is married and has a little boy. He comes to Klymit as an expert in retail and customer service. Ken graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Psychology and Business Management. Ken is a true adrenaline junkie enjoying anything from powersports (4wheeling, dirtbikes, sportbikes, and snowmobiling) to rock climbing, and even the occasional tactical shooting competition.
Outside Media, Public Relations
As a public relations company that specializes in the outdoor industry Outside Media has been key in helping Klymit deliver news about their products, people and business to the community, trade and press. Outside Media is located in Columbia Falls, Montana and has a team and associates who are all outdoorsmen/women with many years of experience in the outdoor industry. With more than a decade of experience on the front lines of journalism, they know what the media want. They get how news works because they’ve been there. They know the inner workings of newsrooms, editorial meetings, rundowns, assignment desks, anchor desks and field reporting. They know how to pitch stories because they’ve been on the receiving end of good and bad pitching. Best of all, they know how to tell stories sincerely and fascinatingly. They have solid relationships with editors, writers and producers at national print publications and broadcast networks. Klymit is proud to have them representing the brand and products.
Cally Rhoades, Shipping & Customer Service Manager
Cally has ten years of customer service experience and is a wife and the proud mom of three kids. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and two dogs whether it be out in the vegetable garden, in the mountains or at the lake. She loves hanging out at the campfire and watching stars otherwise hidden by city lights. She loves photography and pretty much anything that includes being creative and working with her hands. Cally's favorite thing about Klymit is the out of the box thinking. She has always been one to stretch the limits and show people that life outside of the box is fun and exciting. Walt Disney said “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” At Klymit we are always curious about new ideas and ways that conventional outdoor gear can be pushed to a realm of something totally new and almost unheard of. It’s like making magic happen, and it’s amazing to witness the ideas unfold and come to life.
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