High Peak USA Expands Alpinizmo Line With New “Rapid” Backpacks

HighPeak (ORSM booth #39197), provider of high quality camping, hiking and outdoor gear is announcing the expansion of its popular Alpinizmo lightweight gear collection with the addition of three new Rapid backpacks.
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RENTON, WASHINGTON (August 4, 2011) – HighPeak (ORSM booth #39197), provider of high quality camping, hiking and outdoor gear is announcing the expansion of its popular Alpinizmo lightweight gear collection with the addition of three new Rapid backpacks. The Rapid 50, Rapid 40, and Rapid 35 are all specially designed as lightweight packs and are well suited for backcountry skiing, long treks and paddling excursions. They will be available at specialty retailers and online in winter '11.

“The new Alpinizmo Rapid backpack line is a solidly built, versatile product that outdoor enthusiasts will find to be the perfect companion for backcountry skiing, long treks, extreme or recreational skiing and paddling” says James Suen, co-owner of High Peak USA. “Our dedication to designing gear that is functional and lightweight helps us create products that our adventurous customers are looking for, at competitive prices. The new Alpinizmo Rapid collection is just another example of High Peak's product excellence.”

Alpinizmo Rapid 50
Ideally suited as a ski pack, the Rapid 50 is a solid backpack constructed with high performance 1000D PU polyester on the bottom of the pack for added durability. Skis are held in place on the sides of the pack by a heavy-duty web strap and a double locking compression strap secured by a special locking buckle that holds it all together. The top and bottom compartments of the pack are separated with a zippered shelf that, when open, becomes a single compartment rucksack. The back panel sports a rapid glide adjustment system that will fit a user from an extra small to extra large. The Rapid 50 pack also provides large zippered pockets on each side of the waist belt, an adjustable sternum strap with a built in emergency whistle and adjustable load lifter straps connecting the top of the pack to the shoulder straps. There are also additional adjustable straps connecting the base of the pack to the waist belt for better weight distribution. Weight: 3lbs 15oz. MSRP: $140.00

Alpinizmo Rapid 40
Made with high performance fabrics, the Rapid 40 is designed with rugged 1000D PU high performance polyester on the bottom of the pack for durability. The front panel features a bungee cord tie-down system running from top to bottom of the panel with two ski or trekking pole straps on either side. The back panel sports a “vario” adjustment system that will fit a user from a small size up to large. The Rapid 40 provides zippered pockets on each side of the waist belt, an adjustable sternum strap with a built in emergency whistle and adjustable load lifter straps .The internal frame sheet is supported by a strong but lightweight aluminum “Y” stay system designed to carry loads without putting extra weight on the users back. Weight: 3lbs 10oz. MSRP: $134.00

Alpinizmo Rapid 35
For those who prefer a smaller pack for a day in the backcountry, the Rapid 35 is an ideal option. The top and bottom compartments are separated by a drawstring shelf that when open becomes a single compartment rucksack. The front panel has a long vertical zippered compartment with two ski or trekking pole straps on either side. Skis are held in place with a heavy-duty web strap and a double locking compression strap. The adjustable back panel makes the pack fit a user from a small up to large. The foam padding on the shoulder straps, the back panel and the detachable waist belt are covered by a durable mesh for added ventilation. The Rapid 35 also provides zippered pockets on the waist belt, an adjustable sternum strap with emergency whistle, and adjustable load lifter straps connecting the top of the pack to the shoulder straps. With its sturdy internal frame sheet, the Rapid 35 is supported by a very strong but light weight aluminum “Y” stay system designed to carry loads without putting extra weight on the users back. There are also adjustable straps connecting the base of the pack to the waist belt. Weight: 3lbs 6oz. MSRP: $122.00

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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