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How it began

I refused to buy a backpacking chair simply because it wasn’t light enough, felt wobbly, had no lower back support, or its feet sunk down into the ground or snow. I had literally flipped over and dumped out on more than one occasion when trying out other backpacking chairs. I couldn’t stand that these other chairs would only ever be just a chair. I set out to design a chair that was ultralight, no, Adaptive Light, incredibly stable, supported my back, and didn’t feel like I was sitting on the ground or squatting with my knees up to my chest. The goal was to minimize overall weight carried while using every piece of equipment to its fullest extent possible. Providing the most comfortable, dependable, and durable chair ever made for the backcountry.

It all started with the first full size trekking pole chair, the MUHL, which uses a set of 3 piece telescoping trekking poles and pairs it with a freakishly strong yet lightweight frame. It’s then covered by a durable fabric seat with unique shaped pockets (holsters) that fit the trekking pole handle into.

We couldn’t stop there and our testing and development led us to even more interchangeability. Again, we wanted the most capability that we could possibly get out of a single frame.

That’s when the other camping chairs evolved into the CAPRA lightweight backpacking chair with a full frame. The HINNY Recon lightweight backpacking stool, and the SEAGOAT ISLANDER beach chair. All sharing the same freakishly strong frame.

Minimalist, Adaptive light design, that combines leading edge technology and multi use component versatility. There is much more to come, and we cannot wait to share it with you.

Our Team

Steve Graybill (USMC Amphib Assault, Aerospace Engineer) - Founder & CEO

I turn ideas into reality, creating innovative solutions from nothing, and taking that which is intangible and make it tangible and awesome. Value the principle of a “smart” design that has both a logical and objective balance of all design factors. Emphasize team collaboration, servant leadership, continuous learning, and exceeding expectations. One thing I’ve learned is that kids are brutally honest, so I live my life with the same filter, or lack thereof.

Sean Webb (PhD Esquire) - Chief Technology Officer

Born with a unique ability to juggle kids and advanced materials, the Daddy Doctor of composites technology is at home in a lab or crushing trails and bagging 14r’s all while wearing 100% cotton. Making sure Hayne can never break our gear on a molecular level is part of his DNA.

Kerry Bevers (The Real Boss) - Fabrication & Operations Manager

Programmed to destroy or complete any task without fail, this real life human cyborg terminator is absolutely unstoppable. Smarter than a quantum computer processer, combined with lightning fast reflexes, she is the heart and soul of our operation.

Hayne Rawls (SEALs, USMC Spec Ops) - Field Operations

Envied by Chuck Norris, this real life Hero drinks bottles of MCT oil and eats sticks of butter and summer sausage to stay in shape. Taking down terrorists before breakfast, breaking in gear was just part of the job. Which is why this Bronze Star (V) with Valor recipient is more than qualified to put all our prototypes through the ringer.

Shaughn Tillman (Overall Bad@$$) - Media Overlord

Don’t let a beard fool you; this one is fully loaded with action packed cinematic Kung Fu. With rare, never before seen footage, his style of story telling will draw you in and leave you craving more. Taking everything to the next level is part of his game winning strategy for connecting with our message.

 If you're wondering how we got our name... What if a Mule and an Alpine Ibex had a baby? An unrivaled combination of strength and agility - BOOM - MÜLIBEX was born.