Welcome to Slot, a new desert culture brand out of Moab, Utah. We are climbers, mountain bikers, guides, canyoneers, rafters and everything between. With years of experience and expertise in the outdoor industry, our mission is to develop gear that is driven by the desert culture. The culture is expansive, and so is our product vision.

The compound

Our Co-Founder, Dave Schipper moved to Moab over 20 years ago, before it was cool. He has proudly and appropriately named his downtown property "The Compound." About as inclusive as they come, Dave has an eclectic mix of friends, climbers, mountain bikers, artists, and friends of friends of friends coming through for a spot to crash almost daily during desert season. His level of inclusivity and appreciation for people getting out in the desert is what the brand is all about.

A LONG TIME COMING

Dave has been designing technical outdoor gear for a long time with some of the biggest brands in the industry. About seven years ago, he started a side project designing a pack line that he hoped would dramatically improve the way he was able to move through the desert and the slot canyons that made southern Utah famous. He teamed up with local guides and started testing, then redesigning, testing some more, redesigning, testing...

14 iterations later

After seven years and roughly fourteen iterations, we are proud and excited to make these available to the public. You'll notice every well thought out design detail the more you get out and use them. Guide approved and tested, this collection of Canyon packs is truly a game changer for the way we move through the desert.

Canyon collection

This canyoneering backpack is the perfect blend of comfort and durability. This backpack proved to increase pace and safety in a canyon. It has room for daily supplies, extra ropes, and group gear. In non-guided applications, this backpack is a great choice for multi rope routes, overnights, or when more than the essentials are needed. It is equally at home rock climbing, pack raft portages, or any other big desert objectives
This canyoneering pack is the perfect blend of comfort and durability. This backpack proved to increase pace and safety in a canyon. It has room for daily supplies, extra ropes, and group gear. In non-guided applications, this backpack is a great choice for multi rope routes, overnights, or when more than the essentials are needed. It is equally at home rock climbing, pack raft portages, or any other big desert objectives
Guide 50L
Price
$250
The Rapide 38L is the most versatile pack in our line and our personal favorite as a daily driver. This is the everybody pack for every day in the desert. From long canyoneering routes to casual rock climbing days at the local sport crag, and big hiking missions through the La Sal's, this backpack can truly do it all exceptionally well.  The Rapide 38L has plenty of interior room for rope and gear with a divider to keep the two separate and organized.
The Rapide 38L is the most versatile pack in our line and our personal favorite as a daily driver. This is the everybody pack for every day in the desert. From long canyoneering routes to casual rock climbing days at the local sport crag, and big hiking missions through the La Sal's, this backpack can truly do it all exceptionally well.  The Rapide 38L has plenty of interior room for rope and gear with a divider to keep the two separate and organized.
Rapide 38L
Price
$215
The Canyon 26L is the ideal backpack for carrying personal gear. If rope and gear are carried in a Rapide 38L or Guide 50L, this pack is perfect for everyone else. With a compact and clean design, the Canyon still has enough room for a harness, helmet, food, water, safety, and a few extra layers. This pack boasts the same level of durability and carry comfort as its older siblings
The Canyon 26L is the ideal backpack for carrying personal gear. If rope and gear are carried in a Rapide 38L or Guide 50L, this pack is perfect for everyone else. With a compact and clean design, the Canyon still has enough room for a harness, helmet, food, water, safety, and a few extra layers. This pack boasts the same level of durability and carry comfort as its older siblings
Canyon 26L
Price
$140