Carleton - Ya the bags are pretty new (I think within the last couple of years) to North America. Been in Europe for a little longer than that. Nice packs. Well built and well designed from inspecting Elliott's, Dave's and Daryl's. They are turning up more and more in Whistler now and a few shops are carrying them.
And Daryl the full time teacher! Wish my teacher's were that rad back in the day, but I guess in a small mountain town like Pemberton lot's of regular folks are doing sweet things all the time!