Etowah Outfitters is not a project that just came out of nowhere. Our owner, Paul Fitzner, had a dilemma that needed to be fixed. Luckily, he found the solution for it and eventually aimed to help other people who encountered the same problem. This inspired him to come up with a business that will provide exceptional outdoor gear to all adventure seekers nationwide.
In 1991, Paul Fitzner came up with Etowah Outfitters. Since our company’s establishment, we have always focused on one thing: producing simple gear as light as durability will allow maximum functionality for the outdoors. Things continue to change in this industry, but our principle holds. Simply made gear will never let you down in times of need.
Thank you for letting us pursue our passion and giving us the privilege of providing you with reliable outdoor gear for more than 20 years. We look forward to offering more shortly.
Read more about how the inspiration and foundation of Etowah outfitters came to be below.
During Paul’s teenage years, he was an addicted backpacker. His baggage was always too heavy in every adventure. He packed too much gear and toys, which led to more weight for his stuff. His backpack had turned into a three-bedroom condo in terms of mass.
Soon enough, Paul decided to do something about his dilemma. He looked at an old pack list and immediately realized what his problem was: He tended to bring a lot of unnecessary things. This, of course, had him paying the price of carrying too much, both in terms of weight and money.
It was simple. He started packing all the stuff that fell under the category of his needs:
Sometimes it can be the little things that change ones life, but these changed the course of not only Paulss' and the building of the business that became Etowah outfitters in 1991, but also hundreds of hikers and backpackers who use our products and gear every year.
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