Golden Bear is a historical San Fransisco company. "It begins, as many of these American stories do, on the backs of workers. Longshoremen hauling cargo up and out of San Francisco Bay, collars upturned against the fog and the cold. The work was hard, the hours long. Afterward, the orange light of the harbor lingering, they huddled in their coats, grasping at hot coffee, maybe something harder. Then the long ride out Market Street, the clank of the cables spinning endlessly beneath the iron rails. This is where Golden Bear began". There is an instant provenannce in the products that Golden Bear makes. You feel you a re buying into a company that has made jackets for San Fransisco Dock Workers to Second World War Fighter Pilots. The jackets are built to last and will only get better with wear.