About Basecamp Vintage

In the early 70s my father invested in quality outdoor and camping gear which he used and cared for greatly. Today he still uses that same equipment and it works as well as ever. It is my goal to salvage these beautiful pieces of  history and craftsmanship and give them a second life serving the outdoor communities around the world.

If you’re looking for a specific piece to complete your collection, or because they just don’t make em’ like they used to, feel free to drop me a line.

May your days be better spent outdoors.

Basecamp Vintage.

22 Responses to “About Basecamp Vintage”

  1. bobglass January 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Hi-
    I’m looking for all kinds of vintage backpacking/mountaineering gear and clothing but the two things on the top of my list right now are a sierra designs 3 man tent (tepee design) and a yakworks yak pack. I have a bunch of stuff that I can offer in trade as well as cash.

    • Basecamp Vintage January 23, 2012 at 1:22 am #

      Hello,
      First off just want to thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I will certainly keep an eye out for the items you are looking for. The only tents I have right now are two-man from Alpine Designs and Sunshine. I also have medium size packs from Holubar and Alpine Designs. Feel free to check out the Basecamp Vintage eBay and Etsy stores for the latest and contact me directly if you see anything you like. Also any other items I can keep an eye out for let me know and I’ll do my best to find them.

      Thanks
      Rob

  2. Jordan February 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Hello,
    I was wondering if you had any vintage daypacks for sale?

    Best
    Jordan

    • Basecamp Vintage February 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

      Hi Jordan,
      Not at the moment but I should have some soon. I will let you know what I get when I get it.
      Thanks for looking,
      Rob

  3. don slocum March 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    please advise when you get vintage swiss army salt and pepper ruck sacks in thank you.

  4. Jordan March 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Hello,
    I recently bought a vintage daypack and the foam in the straps has hardened. Do you know of a place that repairs daypack straps?

    Best
    Jordan

    • Basecamp Vintage March 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      Hi Jordan,
      Here are links to a few businesses that can most likely help you out. Please note this is not an endorsement for either business as I have not used their services. But, hopefully they can provide you with estimates for your repair or direct you to another outfit that can help.

      http://www.ripstoprepairs.com/

      http://www.stitchlines.com/

      Thanks,
      Rob

  5. dan April 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    hi i can’t seem to get your etsy page to load on my computer. can you please tell me how much you want for the wilderness expeperience carry on bag. sure would love to find an original caribou mountaineering briefcase with the old style caribou tag. thanks much and best of luck

    • Basecamp Vintage April 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      Hello!
      The Etsy page is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/basecampvintage really don’t have much listed at the moment but should have some more boots and packs up soon.
      I appreciate you interest in the Wilderness Experience carry-on. If you’re in the states I could get it to you for $20. Let me know if that’s reasonable. feel feet to email me at rob@basecampvintage.com with any further questions.
      Thanks,
      Rob

  6. Marek Sawczuk October 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi,

    I noticed that you have a Sierra Designs, Terra III listed here (yes it’s is a Terra III not IV – Terra III = 3 Seasons; Terra IV = 4 seasons; both had same foot print if I remember right).

    Anyway is it available for sale?

    Thank you,

    Marek

    • Basecamp Vintage October 24, 2012 at 2:58 am #

      Hi Marek, Thanks for the info. Unfortunately this tent is no longer available.
      Rob

  7. trevor December 27, 2012 at 3:48 am #

    Looking for holubar ultimate sleeping bag.

    • Basecamp Vintage January 9, 2013 at 5:42 am #

      No Ultimate at the moment. Do have a Sugarloaf and an older bag I believe is a Timberline. Let me know if interested.
      Thanks for checking out the blog.

      • trevor January 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

        Email me a contact #, and I will be in touch.

  8. Hunter Oatman-Stanford February 26, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi there,

    We just built a new vintage backpacks page at Collectors Weekly, and I thought you might find it a good resource (plus it filters some lovely auctions up for grab via eBay).

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/bags/backpacks

    Let me know if you have any questions…

    Cheers,
    Hunter

  9. Jonh OConnor April 4, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Im trying to find out if the AlpineDesigns plastic frame pack has sold , if not Im interested in buying it. Thanks John

    • Basecamp Vintage April 8, 2014 at 3:20 am #

      Hello and thank you for checking out the blog. Unfortunately this pack was sold to a buyer in Japan a while back. I will let you know if come across another.
      thanks again,

  10. Rick July 21, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Just wondering if your Roughear A-2 jacket is still available? A long shot as I think posted on Aug 14th
    Very many thanks
    Rick

    • Basecamp Vintage July 22, 2014 at 4:37 am #

      HI Rick, I’m sorry, no longer have the jacket. Just keeping the post up to provide additional info to others.
      thanks for looking, Rob

  11. Vincent September 4, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    I was wondering if you had The North Face leather bottom rucksack backpack – brown label made in the usa?

    • Basecamp Vintage October 7, 2014 at 4:41 am #

      Hi Vincent, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Yes the pack is Made in the USA. The earliest TNF Brown Labels did not contain the text “Made in the USA”. I believe it was in about the mid 1970s that they added it, even though everything prior to then was still made in the USA.

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