Gone but not forgotten: Which defunct outdoor brand do you miss the most?

Great brands sometimes die, much to the chagrin of their fans. Which one would you most like to see make a comeback?
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Tucked away in my basement, high up on a shelf is my old Moss Stargazer. It was my very first tent, and prone within its soothing, golden, nylon walls, I fell in love with sleeping outside. It's heavy, and kind of musty, and I haven't used it in years, but I'll never, ever let it go. It's like an old friend.

The Dana Design Terraplane set the standard for big-load comfort back in its day.

Same goes for my big green Dana Design Terraplane. God help me if I ever carry a pack that massive again. Still, you'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands. I have a serious history with that pack.

Those of us who've been around for a few years have mourned the loss of some great outdoor gear brands in our time. So, let's get nostalgic for a minute. 

If you could wave your magic wand and bring back one of these outdoor brands from the dead, who would you choose?


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