As the name suggests, GoLite focusses on creating light weight equipment. They make a range of men’s and women’s clothing, packs, sleeping gear, foot wear and other equipment. The company headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.
Only having recently discovered this brand, I must say I am quite impressed.
They have moved far beyond just making gear – as they note in their introduction to themselves, “our design directive is to create beautiful, simple, high-performance clothing and gear that helps you better enjoy your everyday trail experiences and is ‘light on the planet’”. There is obviously a great deal of thought going into reducing impact and ensuring good and fair working conditions.
Working conditions in their production facilities are externally verified, they have a ‘take back’ program for worn out equipment, and are seeking to use recycled and low impact materials where ever they can.
As far as I know, they are only available to Australians via one of the on-line services rather than being in outdoor stores.
For an assessment of the company, check here.