Brooks-Range Expands Collection of DownTek Technology Products

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment to introduce the Cloak Sleeping Bag series featuring the new DownTek water-resistant down technology.

Brooks Range Mountaineering Equipment, known for its high-quality mountaineering gear and accessories, is pleased to introduce the Cloak Sleeping Bag series featuring the new DownTek water-resistant down technology. In addition to the Cloak Sleeping bags, Brooks-Range is introducing a new Stubai lightweight tent, an updated Elephant Foot Sleeping bag and a redesigned Rock Shirt. These new products will be available to consumers in specialty stores and online at www.Brooks in spring 2013.

“At the winter show last January, Brooks-Range was ‘put on the map' with the introduction of the Mojave jacket featuring DownTek water resistant insulation,” said Jeff Blakely, general manager of Brooks Range Mountaineering Equipment. “We are so excited to expand our collection of water-resistant down technology into other facets of the Brooks-Range collection. Our high-performance 850-fill sleeping bags are a natural extension of the technology and we look forward to continuing to work with innovative components and products to make Brooks-Range a leading innovator for all outdoor enthusiasts.”

The Cloak Sleeping Bag is designed as a minimalist, lightweight sleeping system that can be partnered with any sleeping pad. Much like a down quilt for use in the backcountry, the Cloak uses only the top half of the sleeping bag, eliminating the need for zippers. The bottom portion has a short pocket to keep it attached to a sleeping pad. The Cloak offers a superior weight-to-warmth ratio with the use of 850 fill down that has been treated with DownTek water-resistant technology. The shell is constructed with lightweight but durable 15d Nylon DWR.
•Cloak 45°: 6.5 oz. fill weight, 13 oz total weight, MSRP: $249.00
•Cloak 30°: 9.5 oz. fill weight, 16 oz total weight, MSRP: $299.00
•Cloak 15°: 15 oz. fill weight, 20 oz total weight, MSRP: $369.00

The Stubai is a pentagon-shaped lightweight single pole shelter that can be used year around. The adjustable aluminum pole in the center of the tent makes for a quick and easy set up. To save even more weight, the user can use his/her trekking pole instead of the provided tent pole. The Stubai is a single wall tent and weighs only 3 lbs, 3 oz with the pole (2 lbs 6 oz without the pole) and has 85 sq. ft of interior space. The tent is made with 1.20d Nylon fabric with a PU/Sil treatment, has ceiling vents, and taped seams for use in all weather conditions. MSRP: $299.00

The original Brooks-Range sleeping bag, the Elephant Foot, has been redesigned to add more foot room and an improved collar system. The Elephant foot still offers its high weight-to-warmth ratio with the use of 850 fill goose down, but will now be made more performance-oriented with the use of DownTek water-resistant down technology. When partnered with the new Brooks-Range Mojave Jacket, this is a perfect lightweight bivy system for the true backpacker and mountaineer in temps down to 25 degrees. Dimensions: 61” long, 30.5” chest, 21” footbox; fill weight: 9 oz; carry weight: 16 oz; MSRP: $299.00

Brooks-Range popular Rock Shirt has been updated for 2013. This cozy mid-layer now features a more athletic fit, snap closures instead of a ¼ zip, and thumb holes. The updated Rock Shirt is made with a durable but super soft 13 oz Cotton/Poly blend for maximum warmth and comfort. MSRP: $54.95

About Brooks Range
Brooks Range is a manufacturer of mountaineering and outdoor equipment located in Fremont, Calif., providing innovative, top-quality backcountry and outdoor gear for professional guides, recreational travelers and life-style users alike. Brooks Range products -- designed to deliver the ultimate in utility, comfort and safety in the backcountry and outdoors – are tested by some of the world's top mountaineering, avalanche and outdoor professionals. These experts form the core of the Brooks Range Advisory Board. Brooks Range is a supporter of a variety of organizations that promote safety and education in the wilderness, including: American Mountain Guide Association, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, American Avalanche Association, Canadian Avalanche Association, Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing, and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Most products are made in the USA and are sold at outdoor retail shops nationwide, and on the web at:

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