Our Story - VSSL Canada

Our Story

IT ALL STARTED IN A SMALL TOWN IN NORTHERN CANADA

VSSL Camp wasn’t created by marketing focus groups in some boardroom. It was invented by our founder, Todd Weimer, while he was growing up in Northern Canada. When Todd and his best friend were little they couldn’t carry much and had to travel light so they got very good at making the smallest, most practical kits to carry their essential gear.

A FEW DECADES LATER...

Todd found himself inspired by his childhood experiences, and wanting to help others be better prepared for outdoor adventure. Holding a Maglite one day, Todd found his muse. He realized that the handle of a traditional flashlight could now be used as a the perfect “vessel” to store and carry essential outdoor gear.

CHANGING HOW YOU PREPARE FOR THE OUTDOORS

Todd and the VSSL crew haven’t stopped packing critical outdoor gear into VSSLs ever since. But not just any gear. VSSL has found the right mix of quality, functional gear that you’d want on you anytime that you head out into the wild. The best part is how that curated set of outdoor gear is perfectly organized into a single, durable, compact unit known as VSSL.

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DESIGNED AND BUILT IN CANADA

VSSL doesn’t just make quality outdoor gear, we also care about making an impact on our community. That’s why, since we first started, we’ve partnered with Communitas; a not-for-profit that serves young people with special needs. It's often hard for these young folks to find good employment that is sustainable, so we decided to help make a change.


After all the parts of a VSSL arrive at our warehouse in Abbotsford B.C., they get carefully assembled by some of the exceptional young people that are a part of the Communitas program. We love having them as a part of the VSSL family and we’re extremely proud of their work; we’ve maintained a defective rate of less than 1% in the entire 4 year history of the brand. Thanks for helping us make a difference.


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