Crazy Creek Founder Rob Hart Dies In Ski Accident

February 24, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Rob Hart, whose simple folding chair added enjoyment to camping, paddling and fishing for many thousands of outdoors people, died of blunt force trauma to the chest in a skiing accident near his home in Red Lodge Montana last Friday. “Crazy Creek Products was launched in 1988, and one could argue that Crazy Creek and Hart are responsible for introducing comfort into the backpacking and mountaineering equation. A pad of closed cell foam was no longer good enough. Though there have been many imitators, it is significant that the original Crazy Creek Chair is still produced today.” Michael Hodgson on SNewsNet.com.