A Cabin No. 4 story

{from company founder, Kate Hansen}

A couple of years ago, I went on a 3-day hiking trip to the Porcupine Mountains in the UP of Michigan with a dear friend. It was a 4-mile hike in to a remote cabin, and it was the first time we’d ever done something like that on our own. We’d never chopped firewood, never carried everything we needed for 3 days on our backs, and never had to filter our water before.

One morning, we set out for Lake of the Clouds, anticipating about an 8-mile hike for the day. We accidentally went over 2 miles off-course, making us question if we had enough daylight to make it to our destination. Ultimately, we decided to go for it – we hiked up and down hills¬†through thick forest, slogged through¬†flooded trails, and climbed over downed trees. The view was totally worth the 13+ miles we put in that day… It wasn’t easy (the real good things rarely are), and we were exhausted but oh so happy. So at peace.

Cabin No. 4 represents THAT place. The place where you take off your boots and stretch your toes after a long day of exploring. Where you start a fire and relax. Where you smell awful, but the air and damp earth smell amazing. Maybe it’s a place where you push yourself to do something new. For me, on that trip, it was Mirror Lake Bunk 4. For you, it’s someplace else… but it probably means the same.

It’s important to you, it’s important to us.

environmental responsibility

Our love of the outdoors leads to a passion for protecting it. Taking care of the places we love to explore is part of our every day decision-making. That means:

  • We use minimal, eco-friendly packaging and shipping labels.
  • We choose a print provider that uses FSC Certified paper and plant-based inks for our packaging inserts and tags.
  • Our shirts are Bella+Canvas, a brand committed to eco-friendly production.
  • Plus, we put our money where our mouth is. 10% of all profits are donated to responsible environmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, the National Forest Foundation, the state of Minnesota’s Non-Game Wildlife Program, and others.

commitment to quality

You should be confident in what you wear; that’s why we individually inspect each item before shipping to make sure it’s up to our high standards. If your order isn’t what you expected, please use our free and easy return policy to send it back.

honesty & integrity

Honesty and integrity are at the core of who we are and they’re the foundation we stand on. Why is this important for you to know? Everything we say matches everything we do, so you can be confident you’re supporting a company that is in line with your values.

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Cabin No. 4 is a division of Blue Sun Designs LLC