Essentials is an entire range of statement pieces from C.A.M.P. that demonstrate our unwavering commitment to lightweight functionality. The concept is simple enough: create gear so light and so packable that you run out of excuses not to carry it with you. The implementation, however, is far from simple. With the outerwear, it means a never ending search for the latest and greatest lightweight materials with a driving focus on the true performance attributes of every choice we make. Looking through the line, one notices that we spend more time talking about the fabrics than we do talking about bells and whistles. This is because we are truly concerned with only a few key characteristics for each piece: weight, packability, functionality, and quality. The rest is easy or, in many cases, tinkering too much with features leads to unnecessary sales gimmicks that detract from these core requirements.
While the core Essentials line is focused around outerwear and shelter, the philosophy is hardly limited to these categories. Across the CAMP line, mountain athletes will notice that our greatest skill is in trimming the fat while maintaining functionality to make gear so light and so packable that it can actually lead to significant gains in performance and safety in the mountains.