The concept for AntiGravityGear was born in 2000 on a Boy Scout backpacking trip to the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina. Remarking about how light we felt after removing our far-too-heavy packs, it was decided that the best gear for hiking would be anti-gravity gear. Why, we could even make an anti-gravity suit to carry our gear and sell it for a fortune!!! (At least WE would have paid a fortune for it just then.) Playing Madison Avenue advertising types around the campfire, we were soon talking about silly sounding slogans like "it carries you". We have not yet found the anti-gravity suit that would allow for such effortless backpacking, but in our search we have found a wide range of great products to offer from other like minded companies and have developed a few of our own.
We constantly strive to offer new and innovative products. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback you may have. We are committed to raising up the next generation with a deep reverence for Wilderness and Leave No Trace camping. As a part of this commitment we donate a portion of our proceeds to help support organizations that build and maintain our Trails and Wilderness areas.
Thank you for visiting our store and happy hiking!
George "Tin Man" Andrews
Heather Smith - Customer Support
Heather's first association with AntiGravityGear was as an enthusiastic customer using many AGG items while backpacking. She has a passion for the outdoors and has traveled extensively within the United States and internationally including Thailand, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Ecuador, Guatemala, and the islands of the Bahamas and French Polynesia. During her career she planned and led backpacking, canoeing, and cycling trips for the YMCA. She currently enjoys leading Women's Hiking Retreats to share her love of the outdoors. Heather started section hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2008 and has now completed from Springer Mtn, Georgia to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia with the hopes of completing the entire trail in the next few years. When Heather is not helping AntiGravityGear customers you will find her playing tennis, biking, kayaking, sailing or just enjoying a long walk.