MASSIF — A legacy born on the mountain.
Randy Benham, one of Massif’s founders, was a Jenny Lake search-and-rescue (SAR) crew member in Grand Teton National Park who understood the demands of rugged, unpredictable and hazardous work conditions. He wondered, why can’t flame-resistant gear be as comfortable and effective as my favorite non-FR gear? He was unwilling to accept the existing trade-off between comfortable, high -performance personal gear and the uncomfortable protective gear designed to protect against injuries from flash fires. FR fabrics lacked the characteristics of high-performance outdoor apparel: stretch, breathability, moisture management, and inclement weather protection.
On a mission to fill the gap and solve the problem, in partnership with the specialized knitting mill Antex, and a core group of extraordinarily dedicated people, Massif invented never-before-seen FR fabrics and applied them to innovative clothing designs for numerous climates and contexts. Every yarn and stitch represents the vision of our founders, including a commitment to being 100% made in the USA.