Astral Takes on the Rockies with MtnStuff


Contact: Julie Bacon 
Darby Communications
828.254.0914 o / 603.978.5530 c 

August 15, 2016 – Asheville, NC – Riding a wave of notable growth in footwear, Astral is calling in back-up. Fellow lovers of nature and respected sales rep agency MtnStuff has officially become part of the Astral crew, as they work to grow the Astral brand in the Rockies. MtnStuff adds to its family of independently-owned and passionate brands by handling Astral sales representation for Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

Owned and operated by Leta Kalfas and Rich Weight, MtnStuff was founded in Colorado in 1991. Both Kalfas and Weight have serious history in the industry and played a key role in the rapid growth of Chaco when it was based in Colorado. Their team of 5 focuses on the specialty outdoor market in this extensive area. Astral joins MtnStuff’s impressive portfolio consisting of Osprey Packs, Outdoor Research, Western Mountaineering and Woolrich.

Mike McKee will continue to spearhead Astral Sales Representation for the Northern Rockies states of Idaho and Montana.

Astral’s CEO and Founder Philip Curry says, “Mike McKee has done a spectacular job building a strong dealer base there, but our growth in footwear required reinforcements. Leta and company are a perfect fit for Astral. They are core outdoor people with a sincere appreciation for fine gear. They've built extensive relationships with the finest dealers and we're honored to be a part of their excellent portfolio of brands.”

Leta Kalfas can be contacted at and Richard Weight can be reached at For more information on Astral and their collection of performance footwear and best-in-class PFDs, contact Julie Bacon at or visit

About Astral
Established in 2002, Astral has grown to specialize in high performance footwear alongside its industry-leading safety gear for paddlers. Independently owned and operated with a sincere commitment to making products of the highest performance and style for use in Nature. Astral is based in the year-round outdoor wonderland of Asheville, NC and has satellite offices in Truckee, Saigon, Ketchum and Nottingham.