Kifaru We’ve had extensive experience in the outdoor business – both in the field and in the shop, and many of us have gained valuable experience as former employees of Mountainsmith – making and using Mt. Everest quality mountaineering products. Every dollar you spend with Kifaru is kept right here in the United States. Instead of fueling foreign economies, we put funds right back into American pockets. The taxes reaped from our sales and salaries support our infrastructure and our communities – not those in Asia or Latin America. We could go offshore, but we’ve found from past experience that timelines and quality are often sacrificed. Because of this crew, and Patrick Smith’s dedication to this country, our gear is unquestionably the best in the world.