About Us

 
 

The Down Works is a family run business. Nick and Shelley Gravem met while attending UC Santa Cruz. Their passion for the outdoors (and Shelley’s skill at sewing) led to the founding of the Down Works in 1974. Since then, they have enjoyed sharing their knowledge with customers and exploring the wilderness together.

 
Our Family

Nick Gravem (Owner)
Shelley Gravem (Owner)
Dana Gravem (Daughter)


Recent Vacations

High Sierra


Our favorite new 
products
Western Mountaineering:
TerraLite sleeping bag
UL roomy, 25°F
850 fill power down, 29oz 

Lowa:
Renegade GTX Mid boots
Lightweight with support

Petzl:
e+LITE headlight, 1 oz
Small & compact

Black Diamond:
Ultra Distance trekking poles
Carbon fiber

Our favorite places

Tuolumne River

East Side Sierra

Ventana Wilderness
things you might like to know...

Contact us:

  1. (831)423-9078