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portrait of pacific adventure works founder

The story of the Hideaway Sleeping Platform starts with my passion for the outdoors. I surf, mountain bike, ski, fly fish, backpack, camp, ride dirt bikes, moto camp — you name it, I’ve probably tried it. I love the outdoors--and I love creating outdoor gear that helps people make the most of their time there.  

Before founding this company, I spent more than 15 years in the outdoor gear industry in product development, working for some of the “big boys” like Thule and Dometic. You can find the award-winning products I've worked on at your local REI.

The idea that became the Hideaway Sleeping Platform made me realize I was ready to take my next adventure, and to create my own company. My wife and I live in Santa Cruz, and after a few surf trips down to Baja, I decided I wanted to sleep in my Landcruiser instead of worrying about camping out. I thought about building a wooden platform but it was too heavy and difficult to take in and out.  

I wanted something lightweight, easy to set up and remove, and that I could adjust in height and stash my gear underneath. Nothing like this existed, so the first Hideaway prototype was born. After its christening on that trip it’s been tested, tweaked, abused, and re-tweaked until I loved the end result. I hope you like it too.

Our company is small but we have big dreams – to responsibly make high quality gear that lasts year after year while minimizing any negative impact on our community and planet. We welcome you along for the ride, welcome and appreciate your feedback, and look forward to more time outside, making the memories that matter.

-Reed

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