Gerry has been synonymous with American outdoor excellence, having produced high-performance and high-quality outdoor apparel and equipment since 1946. Gerry was started in the mountains of Colorado and the brands innovative products paved the way for the active performance fashions on the streets and the slopes today.
Gerry was founded by Gerry Cunningham, an avid skier and outdoorsman, with an innate passion. He was serving in WWII and immediately became aware of the need for sophisticated backpacking equipment. He long had a penchant for designing and building better hiking and climbing gear. He started inventing things out of his own necessity and as a solution to peoples outdoor needs. Gerry's rich history put the brand on the map as one of the true original outdoor brands.
The passion and drive of Gerry Cunningham's legacy will progress the brand into the future. Gerry will continue to provide cutting edge style and elite quality, while staying true to the brands heritage as an outdoor innovator and leader.
Gerry 1947 catalog
(Piton Supplement January 1947)
Gerry Horizontal Blade
- c. 1947
Gerry Wafer piton - Many of the early Wafer pitons were created with teardrop shape rings - c.1947 - Donated by Roy Tore Fallaas through Steve Grossman
These three pitons were in a auction with many 1940s Gerry pitons. No markings are on the pitons. The piton ends are pointed where most Gerry Wafer pitons have a flat tip blade. Pitons are possibly Gerry or 1930s Sporthaus Schuster.
Gerry Wafer piton with rounded tip
Unmarked Wafer ring pitons. Possibly Gerry or US Army
Gerry Angle piton
- Showing two different Angle pitons. One has a square hammer end and a large ring. The other Angle has a angled hammer end and a small ring. - The 1947 Gerry catalog lists this Angle piton in two sizes. - The 1960 Gerry catalog lists the ring Angle piton as U.S. Army Issue.
- Chouinard collection - What caught my eye with this piton is the Gerry manufacturer mark showing the full logo. I have never seen this before where Gerry products were usually marked with a single capital "G." - c. 1940s/1950s