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Shrike

$335.00

Introducing the Shrike, our new pack for your mountain running pursuits.

Named after the the small, mighty, and unexpectedly fierce bird, the Shrike is a smaller, more compact version of our Sassafras Fastpack. Built for mountain running, it sits higher on the back than the Sassafras and features revamped shoulder straps for better fit and even more easy-access capacity.

Made in the Montana from imported materials.

Designed for Movement

The Shrike is a smaller, more compact version of our Sassafras Fastpack, built specifically for mountain running. It sits higher on the back than the Sassafras and features revamped shoulder straps for better fit and easy-access capacity.


Features:
  • Variable volume from ~6.5 to 17.5 L.
  • Modular sternum strap options.
  • User-swappable shoulder strap padding.
  • Removable load stabilizers.
  • Large shoulder strap pockets.
      -top & zippered side access
      -outer fast-access stretchy mesh pockets
      -internal flush sleeve
  • Four pockitos on shoulder straps.
  • Zippered back panel with hydration sleeve & hangar.
  • Zippered side key & wallet pocket.
  • Loop webbing for adjustability and adaptability.
Included items:
Available separately:

These items may be discussed in the product description and shown in the photos, but are sold separately.

Every Shrike is cut and sewn in our Bonner, Montana workshop.


Adjustable Volume

The Shrike's main compartment adjusts from about 6.5 L to 17.5 L. The tapered width and thickness follow the body's form for a more natural weight distribution and feel. There are four basic configurations:

  1. Max volume - 17.5L: Measures 17.5L with three rolls of the roll-top.
  2. Ideal high volume - 12.0L: Roll-top secured at level of shoulder straps.
  3. Reduced volume at base: Bottom of pack clipped to taper the base of pack.
  4. Ideal low volume - 6.5L: Rear panel folded away to create smaller pack.

To collapse the pack, use the g-hooks. Then cinch the shock cord and store the extra in a pocket to keep it tidy.

If you prefer the bottom of the pack to have a more aggressive taper into your back, fasten the buckles on the bottom of the pack. Then relocate two of the hooks from the shock cord to the loops on the daisy chain to secure the bottom near the center (see photos).


Colors

Detailed information

Here you'll find detailed information about the features of the Sassafras. Use the list below to jump to a specific area of interest. Note that some photos may show earlier versions of the pack.


Pockets

Shoulder strap pockets

The main shoulder strap pockets are accesible from the top or the side. They're useful for carrying all sorts of things like water bottles, phones, hats, snacks, and so on.

  • Top access via cinched opening
  • Side access via zipper
  • Elastic compression straps helps hold items in place and reduce bounce of partially filled soft water bottles.
  • Secondary outer mesh pockets for quick access to small items like snacks, gloves or a hat.
  • Internal sleeve helps hold items like small phones flush to the body to reduce jostling.
-Back to menu-
Side & Main pockets

The side pockets are made of stretchy fabric, with the right side pocket offering additional access from the side. Accessibility while wearing the pack varies from person to person, so it's best not to expect to easily access items while wearing it. The easiest way to access items may be through the side opening on the right side pocket, especially for stowing items like jackets. There is a toggle to help secure the opening, but it may be challenging to operate it while wearing the pack. You might want to secure it at the beginning of your trip when you only plan to access items from the top.

-Back to menu-
Pockitos

The small pockets on the shoulder straps are called "Pockitos." There are two located where the straps meet the pack and they will sit on top or just behind the shoulder. The other two Pockitos double as load stabilizer mounts and are just above the main shoulder strap pockets. Expect them to sit from the upper chest to near your shoulders. You can carry items such as rain pogies, energy gels, lip balm, mini satellite communicator, small knife, whistle, headlamp, etc. in the Pockitos.

  • Made from lycra mesh
  • About 4" deep
  • Locations: Top of shoulder straps (2), Mid-shoulder strap (2)
-Back to menu-
Key Pocket

This zippered pocket on the left side of the pack body is a readily accessible place to securely stow your keys and wallet during your trip.

  • #3 Aquaguard, water resistant zipper
  • Recycled 20D silpoly backing
  • Internal clip for keys
-Back to menu-

Features

Hydration/Stash Sleeve

A zipper located above the shoulder straps allows for easy access to an internal sleeve and the pack body. The zipper openining doubles as a hydration hose port on the right side, and an elastic band on the shoulder strap helps keep the hose in place. When running with minimal gear, you can stow your items in the sleeve to keep them closer to your back.

  • #3 Aquaguard, water resistant zipper
  • Bladder hanger: to use, pass the g-hook through an opening on your bladder and clip it back to the webbing it's mounted on (may not work with all bladders).
  • Zipper garage covers opening when hose is used.
  • Sleeve is made from Recycled 20D silpoly.
-Back to menu-
Load Stabilizers & Y-strap (removable)

Load stabilizers work with the Y-strap to help you adjust how the pack carries. Tightening the stabilizers pulls the weight closer to your back to secure it in place. Loosening them reduces constriction. Their benefit is more noticeable with larger loads and increased body movement. For lighter loads, we often leave them at home and attach the center compression strap directly to the buckle at the haul loop.

-Back to menu-
Shock Cord Lashing/Compression (removable)

The shock cord on the rear-facing panel provides compression and lashing options. Removable hooks allow you to customize it as needed, and loop webbing on the sides allow you to secure tall items, such as tent poles, in your side pockets. To secure an item, wrap one of the free ends of the cord around it, then clip the hook to the webbing.

  • Accounts for 0.61 oz (17.3g)
-Back to menu-
Shoulder strap padding (removable)

You can remove the shoulder strap padding, which gives you the option to replace it with different thicknesses, swap it out when it's worn, or take it out completely. Removing the padding enhances breathability and helps the straps conform to your body, but we only suggest doing this for very light loads.

  • Accounts for 0.39 oz (11.0g)
  • Available in 1/4" (included) and 1/2" thicknesses.
  • See the product
-Back to menu-
Center Compression Strap (removable)

The strap that goes across the top of the pack is removable to allow you to swap out different lengths. For example, when used in vest mode, swap the strap out for a shorter length. It can be clipped directly to the pack or to the main pocket at the bottom, and near the haul loop or Y-strap at the top.

-Back to menu-

Add-on items

These add-on items are available separately.

Side straps

Side straps provide an alternate way to secure the roll-top can improve stability.

-Back to menu-
Ice Axe Loop

The add-on Ice Axe loop consists of a lower webbing loop at the bottom and upper shock cord cinch. The lower loop clips to the daisy chain at the bottom of the pack. The upper loop is lashed to the daisy chain on the pack body as needed.

-Back to menu-
Trekking Pole Stash

The trekking pole stash is a simple addition to the shoulder strap that facilitates the stashing of your z-fold trekking poles.

-Back to menu-

Capacity

Main Compartment
  • Pack Body (Ideal): ~395 - 730 in3 | ~6.5 - 12L
  • Pack Body (Maximum): 1075 in3 | 17.5 L
  • Pack Body (Minimum): 395 in3 | 6.5 L

Volumes are approximate.

Pockets
  • Shoulder strap pockets (2): 70+ in3 | 1+ L (each)
  • Pockitos: 5-6 in3 | 0.1 L (each)
  • Main pocket: 170 in3 | 2.8 L
  • Side pockets (2): 70 in3 | 1 L (each)

Pockets are made with stretchy fabric and measured with the fabric stretched, but not maxed out.


Weight

Total weight, as shipped: 18.5 oz | 524g

Actual weight may vary, usually ±0.1 oz (±2g), due to fluctuations in the fabric & component weights.

Itemized weight
  • Bare pack 16.61 oz | 471g
  • Y-strap & stabilizers: 0.55 oz | 15.7g
  • Center strap: 0.20 oz | 5.7g
  • Sternum straps: 0.14 oz | 3.9g
  • Shock cord & clips on rear: 0.61 oz | 17g
  • 1/4" Shoulder strap padding: 0.39 oz | 11g

Materials

UltraGrid

Used for the pack body and shoulder straps.

  • 210D Recycled nylon
  • Double 200D Ultra (UHMWPE) grid for exceptional tear strength
  • C0 DWR (PFC Free)
  • 1500mm PU backing
Stretch Mesh

A stretchy nylon fabric with UHMWPE ripstop grid to enhance cut resistance.

  • 5.0 - 5.5 oz/yd2 (170 - 186 gsm)
  • Nylon 6.6, UHMWPE, Lycra
Lycra Mesh

Used for the smaller pockets on the shoulder straps.

  • 5.0 oz/yd2 (170 gsm)
  • 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex

Sizing Information

The Shrike is offered in a one-size-fits-many option. To determine fit, measure your torso and chest, and refer to the chart below.

Keep in mind that everyone is different, and we are still collecting feedback. The chart is only a rough guide and may be adjusted as we gather more information.


How to take the measurements

You'll get the best measurements with the help of a friend, but you can still get decent measurements on your own. Taking the measurements a few times to average the results is recommended.

Torso Length:

The distance along your spine from the C7 vertebra to the level of your iliac crest.

  1. Tilt your head forward and find the bony protrusion at the base of your neck. This is your C7 vertebra.
  2. Place your hands on your the top of your hips (iliac crest) with your thumbs pointed horizontally toward your back.
  3. Run a string along your spine from the level of your thumbs to the C7 vertebra.
  4. Measure the length of the string to determine your torso length.
Chest:

The distance around the fullest part of your chest.

  1. Stand up straight with your arms by your sides.
  2. Wrap a string or fabric tape measure around your chest at its widest point, a little below your armpits. This is usually over the nipples and across the shoulder blades.
  3. Breathe normally and try to keep the tape parallel to the ground.
  4. Measure the string or note the distance on the tape measure for your chest measurement.

Putting on the pack

When you have a good fit, the shoulder straps will curve comfortably around your shoulder without significant airspace between it and your back.

  • Start with the shoulder straps, stabilizers, and sternum straps loosened
  • Put on the pack
  • Snug up the shoulder straps but don't overtighten.
  • Adjust the sternum straps to adjust where the shoulder straps lay (you may need to loosen the shoulder straps).
  • Snug up the stabilizers as desired.

Product Availability

  • In most cases, items that are available to add to your cart are in-stock and ready to ship. Please refer to the shipping tab or page for expected fulfillment times.
  • Some items may be marked as "Avalable to backorder," "Made to order," and/or show a lead time. In these cases refer to the information on the product page for expected fulfillment times.
  • For items that are sold out, please refer to the production calendar and the Q & A below for more information.

Q: When can I expect the item I'm interested in to become available?

A: For most items, please refer to the production calendar at the bottom of this page. This calendar shows when we expect to work on more substantial products. For some accessory products, production may not always be scheduled in advance and availability may be unpredictable.

FYI: If you do not see the item that you are interested in, then we do not know when it may become available (We're often not scheduled far out in advance and don't have a private schedule beyond what's shown!).


Q: Can I pre-order, back-order, or reserve an item?

A: We don't typically reserve products, however there are some exceptions to this. For example, if someone orders an in-stock Cirriform and wants to also order an out-of-stock Bug Shelter for it, if the Bug Shelter is expected within a couple weeks, we'll usually make arrangements to reserve one of the Bug Shelters and hold the order so shipping may be combined.

On occasion, select products may be available to back-order or pre-order. When this happens, that status will be shown on the product page. If you're signed up for the stock notification, you will receive a notice that the item is available to back/pre-order.


Q: Can you let me know when the item becomes available?

A: Yes. On the product page, enter your email address in the space provided to be automatically notified when inventory becomes available. If you don't see where you can do this, please let me know; sometimes there's a fluke in the settings and the field doesn't show. Please note that the email notification could get filtered out as spam. You can try to 'whitelist' info@yamamountaingear.com to make sure the email comes through.


NOTES ON USING THE CALENDAR

- For products shown on the calendar, you can typically expect the item to be made available towards the end, or soon after the period shown on the calendar. Sometimes, however, some items may be listed earlier in the period. For example, if the calendar shows that I'm working on tapered tarps, certain sizes may become available earlier within the period with other sizes coming later.

- Items that specify "ongoing production" mean that we are continually working on these items and doing our best to maintain inventory. If the item or a particular size is sold out, you can expect it to likely become available soon.

- Please note that you can change the month shown on the calendar using the arrows at the top.

Shipping Information


While most orders ship out within 1 - 3 business days, please allow up to one week for us to ship your order. This gives us some scheduling flexibility for getting out on the trail!*

*If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow a few extra days for us to seal the item(s) and ship your order.


Domestic

We use USPS and UPS for domestic shipping.

UPS Ground USPS Ground Advantage USPS Priority USPS Letter (Free)
Weight Any weight Any weight Any weight Stickers & DCF Patches only
Expected transit time
(business days)
1 - 5 2 - 5 1 - 3 1 - 5
Tracking?
(check your spam folder)
Yes Yes Yes No

Notes:

  • We may upgrade your shipping method from Ground Advantage to Priority Mail at our discretion and at no extra cost to you.
  • Transit time is not guaranteed and does not include the time it takes us to prepare your order for shipment (see top of page) or any posted lead times.
  • No UPS shipments to PO Boxes, please; select USPS to ship to your PO Box.

International

We offer shipping via UPS and the US Postal Service (USPS) to the following locations:

  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Europe (excluding Ukraine & Belarus)
UPS
Expedited
USPS
First-Class Package
USPS
First Class Mail (letter)
Restrictions -- order value < $400 Stickers & DCF Patches only
Expected transit time
(business days)
2 -5 varies by destination
(often 10 - 25)
varies by destination
Tracking?
(check your spam folder)
yes possibly limited No

Notes:

  • International shipping fees do not include import duties and fees which may be due upon delivery. We will not mismark values on customs forms.
  • In rare cases when the calculated shipping rate significantly differs from the actual rate, we may revise the shipping rate and refund or bill you (with your approval) accordingly.
  • Transit time is not guaranteed and does not include the time it takes us to prepare your order for shipment (see the top of the page) or any posted lead times. It's not unusual for parcels to be delayed in customs and this is out of our control.
  • Shipments made by USPS will hand over to your country's postal system at Customs; tracking may be limited after the handoff.
  • International shipping is via FOB Bonner, Montana terms. This means YAMA Mountain Gear is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen packages. If you run into a problem with your shipment, please let us know and we'll try to help. Ultimately, however, the customer bears the risk should something go wrong with shipping.

Pack overview

Designed for Movement

The Shrike is a smaller, more compact version of our Sassafras Fastpack, built specifically for mountain running. It sits higher on the back than the Sassafras and features revamped shoulder straps for better fit and easy-access capacity.


Features:
  • Variable volume from ~6.5 to 17.5 L.
  • Modular sternum strap options.
  • User-swappable shoulder strap padding.
  • Removable load stabilizers.
  • Large shoulder strap pockets.
      -top & zippered side access
      -outer fast-access stretchy mesh pockets
      -internal flush sleeve
  • Four pockitos on shoulder straps.
  • Zippered back panel with hydration sleeve & hangar.
  • Zippered side key & wallet pocket.
  • Loop webbing for adjustability and adaptability.
Included items:
Available separately:

These items may be discussed in the product description and shown in the photos, but are sold separately.

Every Shrike is cut and sewn in our Bonner, Montana workshop.


Adjustable Volume

The Shrike's main compartment adjusts from about 6.5 L to 17.5 L. The tapered width and thickness follow the body's form for a more natural weight distribution and feel. There are four basic configurations:

  1. Max volume - 17.5L: Measures 17.5L with three rolls of the roll-top.
  2. Ideal high volume - 12.0L: Roll-top secured at level of shoulder straps.
  3. Reduced volume at base: Bottom of pack clipped to taper the base of pack.
  4. Ideal low volume - 6.5L: Rear panel folded away to create smaller pack.

To collapse the pack, use the g-hooks. Then cinch the shock cord and store the extra in a pocket to keep it tidy.

If you prefer the bottom of the pack to have a more aggressive taper into your back, fasten the buckles on the bottom of the pack. Then relocate two of the hooks from the shock cord to the loops on the daisy chain to secure the bottom near the center (see photos).


Colors

Details

Detailed information

Here you'll find detailed information about the features of the Sassafras. Use the list below to jump to a specific area of interest. Note that some photos may show earlier versions of the pack.


Pockets

Shoulder strap pockets

The main shoulder strap pockets are accesible from the top or the side. They're useful for carrying all sorts of things like water bottles, phones, hats, snacks, and so on.

  • Top access via cinched opening
  • Side access via zipper
  • Elastic compression straps helps hold items in place and reduce bounce of partially filled soft water bottles.
  • Secondary outer mesh pockets for quick access to small items like snacks, gloves or a hat.
  • Internal sleeve helps hold items like small phones flush to the body to reduce jostling.
-Back to menu-
Side & Main pockets

The side pockets are made of stretchy fabric, with the right side pocket offering additional access from the side. Accessibility while wearing the pack varies from person to person, so it's best not to expect to easily access items while wearing it. The easiest way to access items may be through the side opening on the right side pocket, especially for stowing items like jackets. There is a toggle to help secure the opening, but it may be challenging to operate it while wearing the pack. You might want to secure it at the beginning of your trip when you only plan to access items from the top.

-Back to menu-
Pockitos

The small pockets on the shoulder straps are called "Pockitos." There are two located where the straps meet the pack and they will sit on top or just behind the shoulder. The other two Pockitos double as load stabilizer mounts and are just above the main shoulder strap pockets. Expect them to sit from the upper chest to near your shoulders. You can carry items such as rain pogies, energy gels, lip balm, mini satellite communicator, small knife, whistle, headlamp, etc. in the Pockitos.

  • Made from lycra mesh
  • About 4" deep
  • Locations: Top of shoulder straps (2), Mid-shoulder strap (2)
-Back to menu-
Key Pocket

This zippered pocket on the left side of the pack body is a readily accessible place to securely stow your keys and wallet during your trip.

  • #3 Aquaguard, water resistant zipper
  • Recycled 20D silpoly backing
  • Internal clip for keys
-Back to menu-

Features

Hydration/Stash Sleeve

A zipper located above the shoulder straps allows for easy access to an internal sleeve and the pack body. The zipper openining doubles as a hydration hose port on the right side, and an elastic band on the shoulder strap helps keep the hose in place. When running with minimal gear, you can stow your items in the sleeve to keep them closer to your back.

  • #3 Aquaguard, water resistant zipper
  • Bladder hanger: to use, pass the g-hook through an opening on your bladder and clip it back to the webbing it's mounted on (may not work with all bladders).
  • Zipper garage covers opening when hose is used.
  • Sleeve is made from Recycled 20D silpoly.
-Back to menu-
Load Stabilizers & Y-strap (removable)

Load stabilizers work with the Y-strap to help you adjust how the pack carries. Tightening the stabilizers pulls the weight closer to your back to secure it in place. Loosening them reduces constriction. Their benefit is more noticeable with larger loads and increased body movement. For lighter loads, we often leave them at home and attach the center compression strap directly to the buckle at the haul loop.

-Back to menu-
Shock Cord Lashing/Compression (removable)

The shock cord on the rear-facing panel provides compression and lashing options. Removable hooks allow you to customize it as needed, and loop webbing on the sides allow you to secure tall items, such as tent poles, in your side pockets. To secure an item, wrap one of the free ends of the cord around it, then clip the hook to the webbing.

  • Accounts for 0.61 oz (17.3g)
-Back to menu-
Shoulder strap padding (removable)

You can remove the shoulder strap padding, which gives you the option to replace it with different thicknesses, swap it out when it's worn, or take it out completely. Removing the padding enhances breathability and helps the straps conform to your body, but we only suggest doing this for very light loads.

  • Accounts for 0.39 oz (11.0g)
  • Available in 1/4" (included) and 1/2" thicknesses.
  • See the product
-Back to menu-
Center Compression Strap (removable)

The strap that goes across the top of the pack is removable to allow you to swap out different lengths. For example, when used in vest mode, swap the strap out for a shorter length. It can be clipped directly to the pack or to the main pocket at the bottom, and near the haul loop or Y-strap at the top.

-Back to menu-

Add-on items

These add-on items are available separately.

Side straps

Side straps provide an alternate way to secure the roll-top can improve stability.

-Back to menu-
Ice Axe Loop

The add-on Ice Axe loop consists of a lower webbing loop at the bottom and upper shock cord cinch. The lower loop clips to the daisy chain at the bottom of the pack. The upper loop is lashed to the daisy chain on the pack body as needed.

-Back to menu-
Trekking Pole Stash

The trekking pole stash is a simple addition to the shoulder strap that facilitates the stashing of your z-fold trekking poles.

-Back to menu-

Specifications

Capacity

Main Compartment
  • Pack Body (Ideal): ~395 - 730 in3 | ~6.5 - 12L
  • Pack Body (Maximum): 1075 in3 | 17.5 L
  • Pack Body (Minimum): 395 in3 | 6.5 L

Volumes are approximate.

Pockets
  • Shoulder strap pockets (2): 70+ in3 | 1+ L (each)
  • Pockitos: 5-6 in3 | 0.1 L (each)
  • Main pocket: 170 in3 | 2.8 L
  • Side pockets (2): 70 in3 | 1 L (each)

Pockets are made with stretchy fabric and measured with the fabric stretched, but not maxed out.


Weight

Total weight, as shipped: 18.5 oz | 524g

Actual weight may vary, usually ±0.1 oz (±2g), due to fluctuations in the fabric & component weights.

Itemized weight
  • Bare pack 16.61 oz | 471g
  • Y-strap & stabilizers: 0.55 oz | 15.7g
  • Center strap: 0.20 oz | 5.7g
  • Sternum straps: 0.14 oz | 3.9g
  • Shock cord & clips on rear: 0.61 oz | 17g
  • 1/4" Shoulder strap padding: 0.39 oz | 11g

Materials

UltraGrid

Used for the pack body and shoulder straps.

  • 210D Recycled nylon
  • Double 200D Ultra (UHMWPE) grid for exceptional tear strength
  • C0 DWR (PFC Free)
  • 1500mm PU backing
Stretch Mesh

A stretchy nylon fabric with UHMWPE ripstop grid to enhance cut resistance.

  • 5.0 - 5.5 oz/yd2 (170 - 186 gsm)
  • Nylon 6.6, UHMWPE, Lycra
Lycra Mesh

Used for the smaller pockets on the shoulder straps.

  • 5.0 oz/yd2 (170 gsm)
  • 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex

Sizing info

Sizing Information

The Shrike is offered in a one-size-fits-many option. To determine fit, measure your torso and chest, and refer to the chart below.

Keep in mind that everyone is different, and we are still collecting feedback. The chart is only a rough guide and may be adjusted as we gather more information.


How to take the measurements

You'll get the best measurements with the help of a friend, but you can still get decent measurements on your own. Taking the measurements a few times to average the results is recommended.

Torso Length:

The distance along your spine from the C7 vertebra to the level of your iliac crest.

  1. Tilt your head forward and find the bony protrusion at the base of your neck. This is your C7 vertebra.
  2. Place your hands on your the top of your hips (iliac crest) with your thumbs pointed horizontally toward your back.
  3. Run a string along your spine from the level of your thumbs to the C7 vertebra.
  4. Measure the length of the string to determine your torso length.
Chest:

The distance around the fullest part of your chest.

  1. Stand up straight with your arms by your sides.
  2. Wrap a string or fabric tape measure around your chest at its widest point, a little below your armpits. This is usually over the nipples and across the shoulder blades.
  3. Breathe normally and try to keep the tape parallel to the ground.
  4. Measure the string or note the distance on the tape measure for your chest measurement.

Putting on the pack

When you have a good fit, the shoulder straps will curve comfortably around your shoulder without significant airspace between it and your back.

  • Start with the shoulder straps, stabilizers, and sternum straps loosened
  • Put on the pack
  • Snug up the shoulder straps but don't overtighten.
  • Adjust the sternum straps to adjust where the shoulder straps lay (you may need to loosen the shoulder straps).
  • Snug up the stabilizers as desired.

Availability

Product Availability

  • In most cases, items that are available to add to your cart are in-stock and ready to ship. Please refer to the shipping tab or page for expected fulfillment times.
  • Some items may be marked as "Avalable to backorder," "Made to order," and/or show a lead time. In these cases refer to the information on the product page for expected fulfillment times.
  • For items that are sold out, please refer to the production calendar and the Q & A below for more information.

Q: When can I expect the item I'm interested in to become available?

A: For most items, please refer to the production calendar at the bottom of this page. This calendar shows when we expect to work on more substantial products. For some accessory products, production may not always be scheduled in advance and availability may be unpredictable.

FYI: If you do not see the item that you are interested in, then we do not know when it may become available (We're often not scheduled far out in advance and don't have a private schedule beyond what's shown!).


Q: Can I pre-order, back-order, or reserve an item?

A: We don't typically reserve products, however there are some exceptions to this. For example, if someone orders an in-stock Cirriform and wants to also order an out-of-stock Bug Shelter for it, if the Bug Shelter is expected within a couple weeks, we'll usually make arrangements to reserve one of the Bug Shelters and hold the order so shipping may be combined.

On occasion, select products may be available to back-order or pre-order. When this happens, that status will be shown on the product page. If you're signed up for the stock notification, you will receive a notice that the item is available to back/pre-order.


Q: Can you let me know when the item becomes available?

A: Yes. On the product page, enter your email address in the space provided to be automatically notified when inventory becomes available. If you don't see where you can do this, please let me know; sometimes there's a fluke in the settings and the field doesn't show. Please note that the email notification could get filtered out as spam. You can try to 'whitelist' info@yamamountaingear.com to make sure the email comes through.


NOTES ON USING THE CALENDAR

- For products shown on the calendar, you can typically expect the item to be made available towards the end, or soon after the period shown on the calendar. Sometimes, however, some items may be listed earlier in the period. For example, if the calendar shows that I'm working on tapered tarps, certain sizes may become available earlier within the period with other sizes coming later.

- Items that specify "ongoing production" mean that we are continually working on these items and doing our best to maintain inventory. If the item or a particular size is sold out, you can expect it to likely become available soon.

- Please note that you can change the month shown on the calendar using the arrows at the top.

Shipping

Shipping Information


While most orders ship out within 1 - 3 business days, please allow up to one week for us to ship your order. This gives us some scheduling flexibility for getting out on the trail!*

*If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow a few extra days for us to seal the item(s) and ship your order.


Domestic

We use USPS and UPS for domestic shipping.

UPS Ground USPS Ground Advantage USPS Priority USPS Letter (Free)
Weight Any weight Any weight Any weight Stickers & DCF Patches only
Expected transit time
(business days)
1 - 5 2 - 5 1 - 3 1 - 5
Tracking?
(check your spam folder)
Yes Yes Yes No

Notes:

  • We may upgrade your shipping method from Ground Advantage to Priority Mail at our discretion and at no extra cost to you.
  • Transit time is not guaranteed and does not include the time it takes us to prepare your order for shipment (see top of page) or any posted lead times.
  • No UPS shipments to PO Boxes, please; select USPS to ship to your PO Box.

International

We offer shipping via UPS and the US Postal Service (USPS) to the following locations:

  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Europe (excluding Ukraine & Belarus)
UPS
Expedited
USPS
First-Class Package
USPS
First Class Mail (letter)
Restrictions -- order value < $400 Stickers & DCF Patches only
Expected transit time
(business days)
2 -5 varies by destination
(often 10 - 25)
varies by destination
Tracking?
(check your spam folder)
yes possibly limited No

Notes:

  • International shipping fees do not include import duties and fees which may be due upon delivery. We will not mismark values on customs forms.
  • In rare cases when the calculated shipping rate significantly differs from the actual rate, we may revise the shipping rate and refund or bill you (with your approval) accordingly.
  • Transit time is not guaranteed and does not include the time it takes us to prepare your order for shipment (see the top of the page) or any posted lead times. It's not unusual for parcels to be delayed in customs and this is out of our control.
  • Shipments made by USPS will hand over to your country's postal system at Customs; tracking may be limited after the handoff.
  • International shipping is via FOB Bonner, Montana terms. This means YAMA Mountain Gear is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen packages. If you run into a problem with your shipment, please let us know and we'll try to help. Ultimately, however, the customer bears the risk should something go wrong with shipping.