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Our Story

Since 2018

Talus Expedition Gear exists to upgrade the experience of camping from your vehicle–whether your vehicle is a brand-new, tricked-out 4×4 or a 25-year-old hatchback. With over 90 years of combined experience, the team at Talus can armor your vehicle for the next off-road adventure, wire in the electrical experience of your desires, or match you with the perfect roof top tent, vehicle recovery gear, or camp chair.

Talus started in 2018 when three friends–James, Dan, and Will–meshed their skill sets to design a self-contained, truck bed camper: the VenturePack. After staring at the bed of his 2000 Toyota Tacoma for too many years, trying to design the camper he wanted, Will used his work in public land management and search and rescue to look at a wide array of options. Failing to find what he wanted, he approached Dan and James to flesh out his vision. Using more than a decade of engineering and automotive mechanics experience, from 4x4s to import racers, Dan began hashing out a design. James added his metal fabrication and mechanic skills, honed during wanders from his native Scotland to North Sea oil rigs and around the world. What emerged became the foundation for a business focused on thinking outside the box.

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Today, Dan and James continue to helm the day to day operations at Talus, bringing customers’ visions to reality. Now firmly established in a 7,300 square foot facility on S. Century Way in Boise, Idaho, Talus Expedition Gear has grown into your southwest Idaho overlanding and vehicle-based camping center, with the know-how and attention to detail to take your adventures to a new level.

Our Philosophy

At the core of what Talus does is the belief that work is meant to facilitate living, not limit your life. As such, we are committed users of our products, developing a deep understanding of what we sell. While other companies may offer more products or a one-click online shopping experience, Talus stands behind educating customers on the products to make sure customers walk away with the right products for the right adventure.

We believe in the touch and feel experience of a small business and encourage all customers—whether local to the Treasure Valley or local to the roads that cris-cross the world—to come in, share their stories, discuss their challenges, and enjoy the experience of living a better life. Problems with your equipment? Talus is about quality in the products we make and offer in our store. If something isn’t working right, we’ll help you to find a solution by repairing the product or changing it for a better fit.

The Reason

Our Community

The people surrounding Talus Expedition Gear are a diverse crew with a single focus: enjoying the outdoors. We use every part of our vehicles: the back, top, and sides (in- and out-). With deep roots in camping trips equipped by army surplus gear, we at Talus know the experience of getting outdoors is the goal, whatever equipment you have. We’ve spent plenty of nights with rocks stabbing us in the back, stoves blown out by the wind, rain leaking through tent seams, and vehicles stuck in the mud with only a shovel and an ax to extricate them. That experience means we understand a splurge on nice equipment can be worth every penny. You want to go farther in this modern world. We’ll outfit you to get there.

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