CNOC Outdoors was founded in 2017 by outdoor enthusiast Gilad Nachmani. After he went on one of many trips to the Scottish Highlands, his last commercially made trekking poles broke. Frustrated with the idea of spending hundreds of dollars on a new pair, he set off to prove you can make trekking poles cheaper. In 2017, after a trial by fire in hardware manufacturing (and a move from the UK to Oregon), CNOC was established and ready to make the first item on Gilad’s perfect gear list: a simple, light water collecting bottle that would work with his Sawyer Squeeze. After lots of development, handshaking and a successful campaign on Kickstarter, the Vecto was born. CNOC was founded to create amazing gear that everyone wants but no one makes.