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Discovering Imperial Stock Ranch

Ok, we admit it: all of us at Sahalie are a pretty picky lot. Before an item is allowed into our catalogs or placed on our website, it undergoes a through review and judging. (Is it special enough? Does it look good? Feel good? Will it endure? What’s its story?). We love the unique, the undiscovered, the one-of-a-kind. So when we heard about Imperial Stock Ranch we knew we’d found something special.

Imperial Stock Ranch Grassland

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Sahalie® – Our Story Starts Here


Sahalie is the latest evolution of the Early Winters® catalog that began in 1972.

In the early 70s, two climbers decided to take on a huge granite spire in the Cascade Mountain Range in northern Washington—the Early Winters Spire. That night a winter storm hit. When morning light broke, tent poles and bits of nylon were scattered everywhere. The storm had blown their hasty camp to bits!  While picking up the pieces, the two had a great idea: to design and manufacture equipment that could satisfy the demanding needs of intrepid outdoorsmen like themselves. They started their own outdoor company, and named it after the place where it all began, Early Winters. Over the years, Early Winters  was known for amazing tent designs (the “Omnipotent” is a legend in the outdoor industry) and fantastic design concepts with the newly invented Gore-TEX®.

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