Brooks-Range Mountaineering adds apparel and sleeping bag

Mountain Sweater Anorak, Vest, Rock Shirt and Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag Compliment Brooks-Range’s Gear Offerings
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Brooks-Range, an innovative manufacturer of mountaineering and backcountry equipment, has expanded its current collection of backcountry gear to include a variety of apparel items that are designed for rugged outdoor environments. In addition to the apparel, Brooks-Range has also designed an Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag that is perfect for outdoor adventures where space and carry weight are at a premium. These new products will be available online at www.brooks-range.com and at outdoor specialty retailers starting in the fall '09.

Based on the recent double-digit growth of Brooks-Range, we think now is the best time to broaden our scope of product offerings,” said Matt Brooks, president of Brooks-Range. “Over the years, Brooks-Range has been known for our technically advanced product line that stands up to the rigors of mountaineering and alpine activities. These new pieces will fit in nicely with our current products that appeal to backcountry and avid outdoor enthusiasts. Like all our products, they are superior in quality and durability. The Rock Shirt, Alpinist Sweater and Alpinist Vest can all be worn while climbing, or while relaxing after a taxing adventure. The Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag is an item that I am especially excited about because it is the ideal ‘fast and light' sleeping bag option and is extremely versatile.”

Brooks-Range Mountain Sweater Anorak
The Mountain Sweater is a ½ zip down-filled anorak constructed with a breathable, wind and water resistant outer fabric featuring two contrasting colors. The anorak is available with a premium 800+ fill down to ensure compressibility and comfort to about 15° F, or is available with a 80g. Primaloft 1 insulation. Two side zippers enable the wearer to adjust for ventilation and regulate body temperature. During periods of high activity, the zips may be opened to increase ventilation and keep the body cool, but during rest the zips can be closed to retain body heat. The side zips also allow access to other garments. This lightweight minimalist piece features a micro fleece collar, insulated micro-fleece lined hand pockets, a wind guard back, as well as hook and loop closures on hem and cuffs. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colors: red and black; MSRP: Mountain Sweater - Down $249.00; Mountain Sweater – Primaloft $199.00<

Brooks-Range Mountain Vest
The Mountain Vest is a full zip vest that is constructed with a breathable, wind and water resistant outerlayer and is available with a premium 800+ fill down or with a 80g. Primaloft 1 insulation. Like the Mountain Sweater, this lightweight vest features a micro fleece collar, insulated micro-fleece lined hand pockets, and a wind guard back. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colors: red and black; MSRP: Mountain Vest – Down $159.00; Mountain Vest – Primaloft $139.00

Brooks-Range Rock Shirt
The Brooks-Range Rock Shirt is a perfect shirt for layering because it features a “sueded” finish with a smooth outer-layer which does not hang-up on other layers and a soft fleece-like finished inner-layer that feels soft and comfortable against the skin. It also has a broken in appearance and is built to last with extra durable 12 oz. cotton not available in most garments. The styling and distinctive detailing makes this an ideal shirt for rugged outdoor environments. Made with 80% 12 oz. cotton/20% polyester, the shirt also features a ribbed cuff and hem, as well as side vents for ventilation and access. Colors: Slate, Brick, Charcoal, Navy and Light Olive; Sizes: S, M, L, XL; MSRP: $39.00

Brooks-Range Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag
Brooks-Range's inspiration for the Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag was derived from the minimalist European alpinist. The concept is quite simple -- a compact, waist high sleeping bag that can be paired with the Alpinist Sweater or another well-insulated shell to save valuable weight and bulk while in the field. This is a perfect solution for winter camping or high altitude bivouacs where weight, bulk and space is at a premium. Matching a mummy bag in warmth, the Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag features a unique adjustable suspender and drawcord design to keep the cold air out and to keep the bag from slipping down during the night. The 800+ fill down ensures compressibility and comfort to about 15° F depending on the upper component.  Measurements: Length: 61",top width: 30"; bottom width: 18"
 “Boxed” foot
 Breathable, water-resistance fabric, two contrasting colors (interior and exterior)
 Weight: 16 ounces.
 Temp. Rating: 15° F
 Packed size: 13 cm x 21 cm
 Stuff sack included
Retail Price: $249.00

About Brooks-Range
Brooks-Range is a mountaineering company located in Fremont, Calif., providing innovative, professional quality gear for everyone. Our products -- designed to deliver the ultimate in comfort and safety in the backcountry – are tested by some of the world's top mountaineering, avalanche and backcountry professionals. These experts form the core of the Brooks-Range Advisory Board. All products are made in North America and are sold at outdoor retail shops nationwide, and on the web at www.brooks-range.com.
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