The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies, by John Long and Dean Fidelman, is a photo book that perfectly captures the spirit of the times, when longhaired troublemakers roamed the American wilderness with style. It was the seventies, and the great outdoors had become home to the great American counterculture.
Suddenly there were anti-establishment adventure seekers in the national parks. And they were outfitting themselves with a revolutionary new type of outdoor gear made from 60/40 cotton nylon fabric. It was incredibly lightweight and strong, and had nothing to do with Vietnam’s heavy green canvas. It’s the same classic heritage material we use to make our Camp Nylon collection today.