Gathr Outdoors Acquires Cascadia Vehicle Tents


Gathr Outdoors, which specializes in designing, manufacturing, and distributing outdoor products, has announced the acquisition of Bend, Oregon-based Cascadia Vehicle Tents (CVT). CVT will join the likes of brands such as GCI Outdoor, Klymit, and Rightline Gear, who currently make up a segment of Gathr’s portfolio.

CVT co-founder Bobby Culpepper will remain the company’s president, overseeing its daily operations. “Having built Cascadia Vehicle Tents from the ground up, we are excited and humbled by the opportunity to partner with Gathr Outdoors and their management team to help us reach new heights,” Culpepper stated. “Our goal since CVT’s founding has been to deliver the best product and consumer experience, and to help more people enjoy the outdoors, which is core to Gathr Outdoors’ approach.”

CVT is well-known in the overland industry as a family business that develops rooftop vehicle tents, awnings, off-road trailers, and car camping equipment for a variety of vehicle platforms. The brand’s mission is to bring rooftop tents to those who share their passion for the outdoors and is proud to offer products used by everyone—from weekend campers to serious overlanders.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. As Senior Editor at Overland Journal, you can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or writing about the unsung women of overlanding history. @desktoglory_ash