Mammut, the Swiss quality provider of alpine gear and apparel, has been recognized by the 2007 Outside Buyer's Guide â€œKiller Valueâ€ designation, for their women's-specific Asana 35 pack. Also touted â€œmost durableâ€ of the women's packs reviewed in the issue, the Asana 35 is an alpine pack intended for long days of hiking or climbing, and overnight forays where a well-balanced load is essential. Tested primarily among the craggy granite trails of the Northeast, the Asana â€œdidn't get hung up or show any wearâ€ as it was â€œwriggled and scraped through boulder cavesâ€ and put through the rigors of Outside's discerning test team.
Featuring Mammut's Butterfly SystemÂ®, an ergonomic frame which moves with the wearer on both horizontal and vertical axes, the Asana â€œsupported epic day loads and still moved with our bodiesâ€, according to the female testers. The pack's hipbelt and shoulder straps are contoured specifically for women's bodies as well, adding to a snug fit and comfortable ride over the long haul. The Asana 35 is available for $139 at specialty retailers nationwide, as is Mammut's entire line of alpine, hiking, and snow packs.
Raichle, the Mammut Sports Group's footwear brand, also received accolades for the Storm trail shoe, commended as a go-to shoe for those looking to â€œGo Anywhere, Fastâ€. One tester proclaimed the Storm as a â€œnear-perfect do-it-all shoeâ€ that is â€œtoughâ€¦.lightâ€¦.(and) fastâ€, after â€œweeks on boulder-strewn trailsâ€. The Raichle Storm is available for $89, and additional Raichle trail footwear can be found at selected specialty outdoor stores.
The 2007 Outside Buyer's Guide was released on April 26th and is available at newsstands and specialty retailers for six months.
About Mammut Sports Group
Based in Switzerland, Mammut is a leading manufacturer of all-season alpine gear and apparel. The Mammut Sports Group now includes Raichle Swiss quality outdoor footwear (www.raichle.com ) and ToKo wax and care products (www.toko.ch )
in addition to the Mammut brand of alpine apparel and gear. For more information about Mammut apparel, gear, athletes, and the Mammut Sports Group brands, contact Ian Connor at 1.800.451.5127 ext. 113, or log on to: www.mammutusa.com. For media inquiries, contact Alycia Cavadi at 617.262.5559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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