Deep in the Alaska Range, southwest from Mount McKinley, stands The Apocalypse. This jagged 9,000 foot peak caught mountaineer Dick Flaharty’s eye during a winter expedition in these isolated Revelation Mountains. When Dick founded his custom outdoor gear and expedition clothing company in 1983, he named it Apocalypse Design after this formidable, untamed peak. The peak remained unclimbed for three decades, until Alaskan alpinists Clint Helander and Jason Stuckey summited Apocalypse in April 2013 by a bold route they named “A Cold Day in Hell”.
Ten years after its founding, Apocalypse Design was named Alaska Exporter of the Year by the Alaska State Governor. A loyal worldwide following, from Hollywood filmmakers to polar explorers, recognizes Apocalypse Design as the highest quality outdoor gear made. Every piece of equipment and clothing is designed and sewn at Apocalypse Design, in Fairbanks, Alaska. This allows us to pay attention to the quality of every stitch. As an example of our commitment to excellence, all our products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
The owners and employees are active in the Alaskan outdoors. Our experiences include mountaineering, ocean and white water kayaking, skiing, bicycle riding, caving, snowmachining and dog mushing. As such, our standards for clothing and gear are very high to ensure that it holds up to the demands placed upon it when in use. This dedication to product excellence is carried through to the management team that is responsible for the preparation and construction of the products.