Hi! I’m Nicholas Nolte, the founder of Noltech Outdoors. I make really cool quilts for backpacking because I thought I could make a better quilt than anything else on the market. And ya know what? I was right. Then I decided it was selfish of me to keep my superior designs all to myself, so I started this store. I grew up outdoors, camping and fishing was a major part of my childhood. After high school I joined the United States Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician. During my 5 years of service I deployed on 2 different aircraft carriers and reached the rank of E-4. My next adventure was in South Texas, I got a job working on offshore fishing boats. This lead to an opportunity to spend a few months chasing sailfish in Puerto Juarez, a small town near Cancun Mexico. Then, time came to make a decision to get more serious about life. I decided to use my GI Bill benefits to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I graduated in December of 2014 while also working as a manufacturing engineer. I then had an opportunity to join a project working on the Iridium 2 satellite constellation. Currently I am employed as a laboratory engineer for an aerospace engineering company.