Patagonian Inspiration

Some fantastic customer photos just in from Patagonia taken on arrival at a remote cabin in the stunning fjordlands of Southern Chile. The isolated property, only accessible by sea-plane was where Doug and Kristine Tompkins the force behind some of the biggest outdoor brands including The North Face, Esprit and Patagonia found inspiration, and from where they planned their ground-breaking conservation projects in the region.

Wynnchester customer Trey, a close friend of Doug & Kristine who now owns the ranch, sent these fantastic photos of their arrival at “Tic-Toc” with their reconditioned 1950’s Swiss Army roll-top rucksacks, used for hiking and exploring the stunning wilderness all around in the National Park – the Park which Doug & Kristine were instrumental in establishing, by investing profits from the global outdoor brands, and which the Tompkins Conservation Foundation continues to help develop and preserve.

A truly magical place and one with special significance in the outdoor products industry, as well as in South American conservation. Perhaps a suitable place for these very rare and historic vintage rucksacks to be put to use.

You can read more about the Tompkins’ efforts to preserve the pristine habitats of the region here (BBC) and of Trey’s own stewardship of the region here