"Creating tools for living outdoors"
SPORTES.Inc is a design and manufacturing laboratory of accessories and tools for outdoor enthusiasts. 100% made in Canada, we create lowtech and robust products to support the relation between man and its environment. Our anthem is ''Create tools for living outdoors'', a tribute to our collective natural heritage.
SPORTES Inc. is a company dedicated in designing great outdoor products and offering a unique experience to its users. They are aimed to outdoor enthusiasts, anglers, hunters or campers. Each product comes from an adventure in the wilderness or experience on the field. Our products are without artifice and are designed using raw materials and basic finishes. Scratches, rust, and other wear marks will add character. Our products are manufactured in Quebec (Canada) semi-industrially by local Canadian specialist companies. Our products are rigorously tested in the worst conditions and elements for the assurance of their reliability.
We are proud to be a small sized authentic company, concerned about the quality of its products, respect for the environment and its relationship with its users. We do not seek perfection but the quality and durability of our products; This is why we see our products as tools and not as simple objects.
"The best way to cook outdoor."
— Buyer on The Canadian Outdoor Equipment
Cedric Sportes / Founder
Industrial designer for more than twenty years, he has worked with some of the biggest names such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Tom Dixon or Michael Young and some international agencies and brand as a consultant. In addition to his professional design activities, he has been teaching industrial design since his arrival in Canada in 1999 at two major Canadian universities, and regularly collaborates on research projects on craftsmanship with the Atikamekw Aboriginal community.
Crazy about nature and the great outdoors; during a moose-hunting trip in the north of Quebec, he has an idea of he product: the MITI-001, a cooking tool on a split log. Determined to combine the two things he loves above all: '' Being outside and creating '' and found SPORTES Inc. in 2014, and starts to manufacture and distribute this tool. The success is almost immediate on the international market, and generate several other products and collaborations with major brands such as FILSON, MINI (BMW) or Abitibi & Co.
His greatest inspiration "Let my people surfing" is the autobiographical book of Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia.