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High-Quality Gear Designed For Young Explorers

Made from lightweight and durable waterproof materials with numerous labeled compartments 🎒
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Keep your little adventurer organized and happy on the trails with Little DEAN. This hiking backpack for kids, perfect for ages 2 to 10, is not only lightweight but also made of high-quality, durable waterproof materials. With comfortable straps, 8 pockets, and labeled compartments, it is a must for young hikers. Plus, the large front panel makes it easy for your child to find and access their gear. Make every hike a breeze with Little DEAN.


After fifteen years of working for Corporate in Supply Chain, I left my corporate job to pursue my dream and to launch my own business, Near Zero, which specializes in ultralight family camping gear at affordable prices. Near Zero was inspired by my father Dean, my own passion for the outdoors, and enabled by my background in international business. Driven by my love for backpacking and passion for getting people outdoors, I used my fifteen years of experience working for three large Fortune 500 companies, and experience as a supply chain executive to create my dream company, Near Zero. Throughout the years, my father, Dean, and I dreamed of starting an outdoor gear company. When Dean passed away unexpectedly in 2018, I wanted to turn that dream into a reality, and in 2019, Near Zero was born. Then in July 2021, I followed the American dream, quit my corporate job, and began my passionate pursuit of growing Near Zero full-time. As the founder of Near Zero, my goal is to get people outdoors so they can create similar outdoor memories and bonds that I did with my dad and five brothers. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University (ASU), an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. He currently resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and five children. He and his family have backpacked all over the world, including places like New Zealand, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam, and have slept countless nights under the stars in much of the United States.


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