Former Marmot Designer launches Jigsaw Pass

A Product Development, Sourcing and Design Consulting Firm

Jeff Blakely, former Marmot Director of Equipment, launches Jigsaw Pass, a design cycle consulting firm.

Jigsaw Pass strives to create outdoor lifestyle, clothing, and equipment for manufacturers with the hopes of enhancing all levels of the athlete's outdoor experience. Jigsaw consultants offer research and development, design details, time line development, department structures, Asian sourcing, fabrication findings, line planning, EN 13537 testing, costing arrangement and new category introductions.

President and founder, Jeff Blakely stated, “I am thrilled to offer my experience in the design process to a variety of brands in the Outdoor Industries. The depth of my knowledge from the initial stages of design through the execution is very valuable and can help manufactures create innovative products and deliver on time.”

Blakely has fourteen years of research, design and production experience. His passion for the outdoors started at the age of eleven while hiking in the John Muir Wilderness. While in the backcountry he first saw Jigsaw Pass and has continued to combine his understanding of the outdoors with the need for quality gear.

Blakely understands the retail/sales side of the business with four years of experience working with two outdoor retailers. The majority of Blakely's career was spent working in the Research Design and Development department at Marmot Mountain where he specialized in the design and execution of sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, outerwear and gloves. Many of his designs have been featured in top outdoor publications and he has received numerous awards for his innovations.

About Jigsaw Pass
Jigsaw Pass is a product development, design and sourcing consulting service. Jigsaw Pass specializes in the design and execution of technical apparel, gloves, sleeping bags, tents and backpacks. To learn more about Jigsaw Pass please visit or contact Jeff Blakely at 707-322-7092 or