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Woods outfits adventure

With a legacy of outfitting Canadian exploration since 1885, Woods is driven to inspire the next generation of adventurers with reliable, crafted designs. 

a canadian brand. strong heritage. 

As an iconic Canadian brand with over a century of firsts, Woods has enabled and inspired the spirit of adventure since day one. Designed and developed in Canada, we’re driven to develop products that meet the demands of today’s outdoor experts, helping them carry on the Woods legacy of exploration and adventure.

back to the basics 1885

Woods is among the oldest, most respected outdoor brands and a trusted outfitter for many significant expeditions and Canadian milestones.

true north strong.

Woods’ experience developing products to outfit exploration and adventure over the past 130 years, including iconic styles such as The Arctic Parka, Arctic 5-star Sleeping Bag, and Woods canvas tents and packsacks, informs and inspires the next generation of product design. Woods blends refined, heritage-inspired style with modern-day performance.

true north strong.

Woods’ experience developing products to outfit exploration and adventure over the past 130 years, including iconic styles such as The Arctic Parka, Arctic 5-star Sleeping Bag, and Woods canvas tents and packsacks, informs and inspires the next generation of product design. Woods blends refined, heritage-inspired style with modern-day performance.

Woods in the history

1885

Woods Manufacturing Co. Ltd established by James W. Woods

1903

Captain Bernier commissions a purpose-built polar expedition parka by J.W. Woods to be used exploring, mapping, and understanding Canada’s North aboard the CGS Arctic.

1906

Woods outfits explorer Roald Amundsen and crew as they become the first to navigate the Northwest Passage.

1913

The Canadian Arctic Expedition is outfitted with Woods tents, sleeping bags and Arctic Parkas.

1914

Woods equips allied soldiers with tents, sleeping bags and other goods during WWI.

1925

Outfits first ascent of Mt. Logan.

1950

First to circumnavigate North America on the RCMP schooner St. Roch.  

1967

Woods becomes the Commonwealth’s largest flag manufacturer.

1982

Laurie Skreslet and his team, outfitted with Woods gear and apparel, become the first Canadians to summit Mt. Everest.

1885

Woods Manufacturing Co. Ltd established by James W. Woods.

1903

Captain Bernier commissions a purpose-built polar expedition parka by J.W. Woods to be used exploring, mapping, and understanding Canada’s North aboard the CGS Arctic.

1906

Woods outfits explorer Roald Amundsen and crew as they become the first to navigate the Northwest Passage. 

1913

The Canadian Arctic Expedition is outfitted with Woods tents, sleeping bags and Arctic Parkas.

1914

Woods equips allied soldiers with tents, sleeping bags and other goods during WWI.

1925

Outfits first ascent of Mt. Logan.

1950

First to circumnavigate North America on the RCMP schooner St. Roch.

1967

Woods becomes the Commonwealth’s largest flag manufacturer.

1982

Laurie Skreslet and his team, outfitted with Woods gear and apparel, become the first Canadians to summit Mt. Everest.