About Initial Ascent

At Initial Ascent, innovation is at the forefront of every decision. We benchmark our products on Innovation, Quality, Durability, Functionality, and Comfort. Our products are 100% made in the United States. We are proud, American backcountry hunters who live, work, and play in the adventurous state of Idaho.

We test our products extensively with help from our support staff in the field. We construct each product to outlast even the toughest environments. Our backpack frames have been through 17 generations and 3 years in development. We are honored to introduce the highest quality suspension system for backcountry hunters. Our IA4K and IA6K bag design uses a "V" shaped structure, which properly centers heavy loads across the back. This creates a wedge, keeping the load high and tightly fitted. Pockets, zippers, and straps are strategically placed to increase efficiency and accessibility during the hunting experience.

We hand-select our pack system materials using a thorough, arduous process. The materials we use to construct our products are the best on the market. We use Triaxial Carbon Fiber, 500d Cordura®, UV resistant nylon webbing, water proof YKK zippers and Duraflex® buckles and hardware. We guarantee that our materials will not fail our customers when it matters most.