Our story

AMBASSADORS OF EXCELLENCE

The COMBAR was born out of our founders personal need as adventurers and serving for over 20 years in the Israeli Special Forces. They were looking for the one tool that could easily be carried and would give them the confidence to deal with whatever they would encounter. There were different types of tools on the market but none that met our founders’ standards. They went through patents from the last 100 years to see if others had worked to solve the issues they had, and indeed were surprised to find many inventors who had talked about the need and even patented a few tools, but none had ever turned into real products.

NO MATTER WHAT

In 2014, they decided to focus on developing the tool that they wanted – at an uncompromised level of design, materials, and functionality. They set up ACLIM8, raised $1 million and recruited for the project a team of expert adventurers, engineers, metallurgists, industrial designers, graphic designers, and artists. After three years of research, experimentation and ten generations of prototypes, ACLIM8 created an entirely new category in pioneering. COMBAR was born as a high-quality adventurer tool. In April 2018, ACLIM8 unveiled the COMBAR to the world. Consumers could pre-order the tool via a Kickstarter campaign. More people who shared our vision and values ordered hundreds of COMBARs and thousands of accessories in approximately $250K. All COMBARs were shipped in 2019, without a single return, making it a complete success.

ELITE IS PRICELESS

The next two years were spent in the transition from product design to mass production. This included vendor selection, QC, assembly lines and user experience testing. Immediately, we began to get contacts from military units, law enforcement agencies, and Search and Rescue forces from around the world who are currently testing the COMBAR as an essential part of the kit for their teams. The COMBAR is proudly made in Israel. True, it is high priced, because there is no way to create a high-quality, fully-functional, powerful tool otherwise. We know that like us, there are other adventurers in the world for whom elite gear is priceless.

AMBASSADORS OF EXCELLENCE

The COMBAR was born out of our founders personal need as adventurers and serving for over 20 years in the Israeli Special Forces. They were looking for the one tool that could easily be carried and would give them the confidence to deal with whatever they would encounter. There were different types of tools on the market but none that met our founders’ standards. They went through patents from the last 100 years to see if others had worked to solve the issues they had, and indeed were surprised to find many inventors who had talked about the need and even patented a few tools, but none had ever turned into real products.

NO MATTER WHAT

In 2014, they decided to focus on developing the tool that they wanted – at an uncompromised level of design, materials, and functionality. They set up ACLIM8, raised $1 million and recruited for the project a team of expert adventurers, engineers, metallurgists, industrial designers, graphic designers, and artists. After three years of research, experimentation and ten generations of prototypes, ACLIM8 created an entirely new category in pioneering. COMBAR was born as a high-quality adventurer tool. In April 2018, ACLIM8 unveiled the COMBAR to the world. Consumers could pre-order the tool via a Kickstarter campaign. More people who shared our vision and values ordered hundreds of COMBARs and thousands of accessories in approximately $250K. All COMBARs were shipped in 2019, without a single return, making it a complete success.

ELITE IS PRICELESS

The next two years were spent in the transition from product design to mass production. This included vendor selection, QC, assembly lines and user experience testing. Immediately, we began to get contacts from military units, law enforcement agencies, and Search and Rescue forces from around the world who are currently testing the COMBAR as an essential part of the kit for their teams. The COMBAR is proudly made in Israel. True, it is high priced, because there is no way to create a high-quality, fully-functional, powerful tool otherwise. We know that like us, there are other adventurers in the world for whom elite gear is priceless.