Luxe Hiking Gear LLC was established to provide high quality outdoor equipment at an accessible price. We have a warehouse and retail store in Forks, Wa - where we ship inside North America and other worldwide countries, well as in person sales in our brick and mortar shop. We carry lightweight and unique camping gear that we hope will inspire everyone to spend the night outdoors. As well as hiking related gear to get you down the trail. Simplify your outdoor experience!
About Owner and Our Mission
Jake Morrison was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. A well known expert on the Olympic Peninsula hiking trails in Washington State. Many hikers know him as “Barefoot Jake” on the trails. Out of his obsession and passion for camping equipment, Luxe Hiking Gear products was born. Jake actually spends a lot of time in the backcountry personally testing gear in some of the toughest weather conditions from January to December.
As a young boy his father would take Jake on 2 week long archery hunting trips, into the Southern Cascades of Washington State. Sometimes in the dead of winter using just a bow, snowshoes and a backpack. This built the foundation for his love for the outdoors.
In his young adult years he realized he wasn’t feeling fulfilled with his 9 to 5 schedule and left it all behind to spend more time in the outdoors where he was happy. As a newbie backpacker he started off with the typical big brand name outdoor gear that you will see everywhere.
Because of his love for wilderness photography, he evolved to the most minimalist, ultralight hiking, where he even hiked and camped under just a poncho. This style of hiking is nice if you are only walking, but not so fun if you are hunkered inside a shelter during a serious storm.
As a part time job for a few years, he gained experience working in the outdoor industry for years, and has been lucky to experience the most elite and expensive tents you can buy. Being a gear nerd he studied intensely the shape, performance and materials of all these tents and he realized that the highest costing fabrics are mostly just for show or to save a negligible amount of weight.
So he found the perfect balance between performance (durability & water resistance) and cost. He set out with the mission of getting real people camping outside by providing high quality, practical tents at lower price points.
Join our tribe! Shop lightweight hiking and camping gear now.
Updated: June 2021