For over thirty years, Down East Innovation has been developing and producing a wide variety of products, primarily for the United States military.
Since 2004, DEI has manufactured and delivered more than 3 million pack-frames to all branches of the U.S. Military and many allied countries. The introduction of our frame systems established an entirely new level of performance and durability for the military.
We are constantly evaluating how our gear performs in the field and using this hard-won knowledge to improve everything we make.
ENGINEERED TO PERFORM
“A loaded combat ruck must be stable so that both energy and situational awareness are not sapped away trying to maintain balance. Yet, the load must be dynamically distributed so that natural, athletic movement and comfort are enhanced. Our pack-frames are engineered to do exactly this.”
-Frank Howell, Chief Designer