Chuck Kennedy and Denice Hermann talk about the founding of the 70s sleeping back company DownHome. We talk with them about making gear to fund their lifestyle and their origins as the founders of the Arcata, California gear industry including their involvement with companies like the Arcata Transit Authority, Kokatat, Blue Puma, and Moonstone.
Learn about the Arcata, California region in our Hot Spots of Gear episode.
Read more about the history of DownHome at the History of Gear website.
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