About Us


Heritage

 

Back in 1973, the family that has now grown their business into an international manufacturer and
distributor of outdoor goods and accessories was busy laying a foundation for a business built on a passion for the great outdoors. We built a four-story department store, “The Famous Department Store” in Los Angeles and continue to operate our headquarters out of our home city today.

“The Famous Department Store” was stocked floor-to-ceiling with every outdoor product imaginable, and quickly surpassed the expectations of the outdoor enthusiasts that stopped by to stock up for their life adventures. The Outdoor Products family attributes our success to our personal knowledge of the outdoors, but more importantly, to our customer feedback. We have stood by our philosophy of Quality + Value + Customer Feedback = Success throughout the years, and continue to grow as a family, a business, and a leader in the cut-and-sew manufacturing industry.

While the Outdoor Products family-owned department stores are no longer standing, the values instilled from the days when we first started off are stronger than ever. We still reminisce about the good ol’ days when we sit around the campfire passing along our stories of adventure and exploration to the next generation. As we look to the future, we are prouder than ever to have a hand in making memories possible for anyone and everyone who uses our products to explore our beautiful world. So join us, grab a pack, and become part of a family that cares about its people, it’s customers, and the outdoors.

Whether it’s for work, play, or travel – Outdoor Products helps you pack for life.

40 Years Of Outdoor Products

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60s

60s

Sons Joel + Perry join forces with Zari Andourian and the company becomes The Famous Department Store with an expanded camping department in downtown L.A.

early 80s

early 80s

The Famous Department Store closes and Outdoor Products expands its role in manufacturing outdoor gear.

90s

90s

Outdoor Products relocates their manufacturing and operations to 1919 Vineburn Avenue in Los
Angeles.

2012

Outdoor Products evolves their brand strategy, launches a new website, and celebrates 40 years of Outdoor Product excellence.

50s

Where it all began… Abraham “Al” Altshule purchases the Famous Army Navy Store.

50s

70s

Outdoor Products, a manufacturer of Army surplus, is founded with
the purchase of five used sewing machines.

70s

mid 80s

Outdoor Products becomes one of many sub-brands under the registered parent company The Outdoor Recreation Group

mid 80s

2000s

The reins of the company are handed over to Brad Ottomeyer as President of Outdoor Products

2000s
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