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Granite Gear’s VP Signs on as New Member of Warrior Expeditions Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

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Two Harbors, MN — February 12, 2018 

Granite Gear
Warrior Expeditions

Granite Gear, manufacturer of outdoor backpacks and travel goods, is proud to share the appointment of their VP, Rob Coughlin, as a new member of the Warrior Expeditions Board of Directors. Granite Gear has sponsored Warrior Expeditions since 2013 with an unlimited supply of multi-day backpacks and organizational sacks. A wilderness enthusiast and supporter of protecting our public lands, Coughlin will bring great insight to the organization.

“Granite Gear has been a major supporter of Warrior Expeditions since its founding in 2013”, says Sean Gobin Executive Director of Warrior Expeditions, “We are honored to have Rob Coughlin join our team and offer his experience in the outdoor industry which will add a valuable perspective to our board composition.”

In 2018, Warrior Expeditions will add a total 4 new Board of Directors with experience in: veteran affairs, mental health, land management, and outdoor retail. Leveraging this experience, Warrior Expeditions will continue to offer innovative programs helping veterans find peace and healing in the outdoors. As the VP of Marketing & Sales for Granite Gear since 2013, Coughlin’s experience and values align well with Warrior Expedition’s mission.

“Over the past several years, Granite Gear has had the honor of outfitting veterans during their impactful outdoor expeditions,” says Coughlin. “I’m extremely humbled to be part of the Warrior Expedition’s Board of Directors and continuing our service to those who served.”

To learn more about Granite Gear’s support of Warrior Expeditions, please contact Shelly Smith at

About Granite Gear

For 32 years, Granite Gear has brought cutting-edge products to the outdoor marketplace. Their award-winning backpacks, adventure travel gear, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Granite Gear’s desire is for all outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to experience the incredible durability and comfort of their products. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, they have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for their products. You can find out more about Granite Gear on their site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram orSnapchat.

About Warrior Expeditions

Warrior Expeditions a veteran nonprofit outdoor therapy program that helps veterans transition from their wartime experiences through long distance outdoor expeditions. In 2012, after returning home from three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps veteran Sean Gobin hiked all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Sean founded Warrior Expeditions which provides veterans with everything they need to complete a long distance outdoor expedition at no cost to the veteran.

Shelly Smith

PR and Marketing

Granite Gear, LLC


Cell: 630-337-6505