High Peak Introduces Alpinismo Collection for Lightweight Backpacking

High Peak USA, (OR BOOTH # 34158) is introducing their Alpinismo collection that includes backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and sleeping pads that are ultra lightweight and offer high performance benefits for backpackers, hikers and mountaineers.
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High Peak USA, (OR BOOTH # 34158), an outdoor gear company with a strong German heritage is introducing their Alpinismo collection that includes backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and sleeping pads that are ultra lightweight and offer high performance benefits for backpackers, hikers and mountaineers. The entire collection will be available in spring 2011.

“High Peak USA is known for having high quality products, but until now we have not offered a product for the outdoor enthusiast who demands extremely lightweight hiking gear,” said Craig Dixon, product tester and sales rep for High Peak USA. “The Alpinismo collection will appeal to the general outdoor enthusiast as well as the core athlete. Additionally, our loyal consumers will be delighted to learn that they can now benefit from gear that will not weigh them down.”

BACKPACKS
Alpinismo 45: The Alpinismo 45 pack is one of the lightest backpacks available, weighing in at only 2 lbs, 10 oz. It is the ideal bag for short trips; it features divided compartments for gear storage and easy access, as well as a unique EZ Hook adjustable harness system that allows users to customize the fit. The Alpinismo 45 pack also features an advanced harness system specially designed with a contour fit that hugs and conforms to the wearer's body for a balanced load and comfort on or off the trail. Includes hydration compatibility and deep exterior side pockets hold water bottles securely. The vented back panel is supported by an internal frame and aluminum stays to transfer loads to the hip belt and relieve back pressure. The large top pocket makes for easy access to small items, such as maps and snacks. The durable ripstop and Cordura nylon makes this pack the ideal pack for going the distance. Weight: 2 lbs, 10 oz. MSRP: $120

Alpinismo 55: The Alpinismo 55 is the ideal lightweight bag that does not compromise when it comes to function and comfort. Designed for weekend trips and adventures, the Alpinismo 55 weights only 3 lbs, 4 oz. The adjustable harness system allows users to customize the fit to their torso length and the vented back panel helps to transfer loads to the hip belt and relieve back pressure. The Alpinismo 55 pack also features a contoured fit that hugs and conforms to the wearer's body for a balanced load and comfort on or off the trail. Deep exterior side pockets hold water bottles securely. The large top pocket makes for easy access to small items, such as maps and snacks. MSRP: $130

Trango 65: The Trango 65 is the perfect backpack for extended adventures. It is made with 420D Mini Rip Stop PU
and 330D Double Rip Stop PU. The bottom compartment also features a drawstring divider and an inner zippered pocket for additional storage. The Trango 65 also includes hydration compatibility, front panel gear access, and two side straps for maximum load compression. Weight: 3 lbs, 6 oz. MSRP: $140

TENTS
Jasperlite Tent: The Jasperlite is a lightweight two person free-standing dome tent designed with No-see-um netting side panels and a seam-sealed ripstop nylon tub floor. A separate rain fly made with silicon impregnated Ripstop nylon incorporates a large built-in vestibule providing protection for gear. Quick setup is achieved with lightweight 6.9mm diameter aluminum poles that snap directly to the tent body. Two entry doors provide easy access and two-way ventilation. Dimensions: 84" x 52" x 38”; weight: 3.5 lbs; MSRP: $335

Swiftlite Tent: Following the ulralight trend, the Swiftlite is a roomy two person shelter that weighs just 2.9 lbs. This single wall tent can be fully enclosed to keep out the elements and features a durable seam-sealed Ripstop nylon construction. Three 7.9 mm 7000 series aluminum poles support the structure. Ventilation is achieved thru two built-in side vents, a zippered door and an open foot area with No-see-um, seam-taped bug netting. Dimensions: 85" x 43" x 43"; weight: 2.9 lbs; MSRP: $255

ALPINISMO SLEEPING BAGS

Arete 0°F: The Arete is a lightweight but roomy sleeping bag. Cold winter nights under the stars will not seems so cold when snuggled up in this down-filled bag (80/20 Grey Goose Down 650). The shell is made of mini ripstop, water repellant, windproof Cire nylon. Dimensions: 32.5" x 80" x 20.5"; weight: 2.8 lbs; MSRP: $299.00

Cirque 20°F: For the camper who is looking for a bag that weighs less than 3 lbs, this is the bag that delivers. Ideal for spring and fall camping, this 20-degree bag uses Invista Thermolite Extreme insulation and the shell is made of mini ripstop, water repellant, windproof Cire nylon. Dimensions: 32.5" x 80" x 20.5"; weight: 2.8 lbs; MSRP: $199.00

Meadow 30°F: Ideal for warmer nights, the Meadow is the perfect lightweight sleeping bag. This 30-degree bag uses Invista Thermolite Extreme insulation and the shell is constructed with mini ripstop, water repellant, windproof Cire nylon. Dimensions: 32.5" x 80" x 20.5"; weight : 2.7 lbs; MSRP: $175.00


SLEEPING PADS
Alpinismo Eco Lite Pad: After a long day on the trail the Eco Lite sleeping pad will cushion your slumbers and provide protection from rough terrain. A PU foam with a density of 21kgs/m3 diamond cut is sandwiched between a top layer made with a 210T polyester square Ripstop with 0.06 mm PU coating and the bottom layer of non-slip150D polyester oxford with 0.06mm PU coating. Dimensions: 72" x 20" x1", weight: 1.54 lbs; MSRP: $62

Alpinismo Lite n Fast Pad: After a long day on the trail the Lite n Fast sleeping pad will cushion your slumbers and provide protection from rough terrain. The shaped design sheds weight to 1.32 lbs and provides an exact fit to mummy bags. A PU foam with a density of 21kgs/m3 diamond cut is sandwiched between a top layer made with a 210T polyester square Ripstop with 0.06 mm PU coating and the bottom layer of non-slip150D polyester oxford with 0.06mm PU coating. Dimensions: 72" x 20" x1"; Weight: 1.32 lbs; MSRP: $62

ADDITIONAL HIGH PEAK USA SLEEPING BAGS FOR 2011
In addition to the Alpinismo collection, High Peak USA has a variety of new sleeping bags that will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts who do not require ultra-lightweight gear.

Chameleon: When you don't know what Mother Nature has in store on your next camping trip, you can be prepared with the Chameleon Sleeping Bags that are perfectly suited for changing temperatures. The main feature of the Chameleon bag is the detachable cover that can add extra insulation for a colder night. When temps rise, you can simply zip off the top layer and have a bag that is just right. The Chameleon bag also features a full-length draft tube and collar, a drawstring hood and Invista Thermolite Quallo insulation for maximum warmth. The shell is made of ripstop nylon and the liner is made with polyester taffeta. The two-way zipper can also be zipped together with another bag. Dimensions: 34” x 86” x 22” (footbox). Chameleon 20/0°: 3.8/5 lbs, $103.00; Chameleon 0/-10°: 5.3 lbs/6 lbs.,$115.00

Mt. Rainier: Windproof, waterproof and breathable ~ This unique sleeping bag is unlike anything else on the market today. This bag is absolutely waterproof with taped seams, and yet allows your body moisture to exit the sleeping bag. The shell is made with a ripstop nylon taffeta identified as amphibia 3000, which guarantees to keep you warm and comfortable. The bag is insulated with Thermolite Quallo that provides maximum warmth. Two Mount Rainier Bags can be zipped together to get cozy with another camper. Dimensions: 34” x 86” x 22” (footbox). Mt. Rainier 20°: 3.7 lbs; Mt. Rainier 0°: 4.6 lbs; Mt. Rainier -20°: 5.4 lbs

About High Peak
High Peak was created in Germany in 1983 and has grown to be one of the leading outdoor manufacturing companies in Europe. High Peak provides distributors, wholesalers and retailers with high quality camping, hiking and outdoor gear that is both rugged and stylish to fit today's campers and hikers. High Peak's equipment is made to the highest quality standards to provide a lifetime of use with minimal maintenance. Quality and commitment to customers are High Peak's first priorities in daily operations. High Peak USA is based in Renton, Washington. For more information: www.highpeakusa.org

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