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Ep. 529: How Argon Inflated Jackets Led to the Best Sleeping Pad in the Outdoors - Cory Tholl

A true adventure usually includes a few changes in the original plan. Some good and some bad. The same goes for the adventure of starting a business or introducing a product in the outdoor industry.

When a crazy idea of having argon inflated jackets to keep warm was born, Cory Tholl was totally intrigued by the idea. So much so, he joined the small team and they got to work bringing the outdoor world one of the strangest twists on the tried and true jacket.

The name of the whole venture became Klymit, and as they pursued this adventure of an idea it became clear that something needed to change. Using the technology they'd already built, they decided to turn their attention to other inflatable products to make life outdoors a lot easier. 

Today, Klymit makes a number of outdoor products but are especially known for their affordable, lightweight, and comfortable sleeping pads.

If you have an idea you want to start pursuing, I hope Cory's story helps you learn a thing or two about being flexible in the world of adventure. 


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