For 2015, Mountainsmith is focusing on lumbar packs, travel, and storage solutions. “The new 2015 product launches for Mountainsmith are consistent with our brand ethos of Forged For Life,” Mountainsmith President Jay Getzel said in a news release. “Not only will our customers appreciate the durability and value of our products, there will be a tangible improvement in their outdoor pursuits as they use highly utilitarian gear designed to get you comfortably and efficiently to your destination. Be it on the trail, the city, or around the world, Mountainsmith will get you there.”
Tour Classic Hemp
To add value to its most iconic product, Mountainsmith has used hemp, a sustainable fabric, in its new version of the Tour Classic. “As a crop, hemp uses half the amount of water as cotton, improves soil health, and grows resiliently, making it highly profitable for its farmers,” the product description reads. New to the bag are additional organizer pockets as well as a tablet sleeve. Perfect for daily use, the bag will retail for $79.95 and will be available in January 2015.
Mountain Trunk 40L, 70L, and 100L
This duffel bag is the perfect travel companion, complete with backpack-style straps that make it simple to transport. The 40L will retail for $109.95, the 70L for $119.95, and the 100L for $129.95. All will be available in January 2015.
Make any trip a party with the Cooler Tube—a cross-body sling that holds six cans of beer. It will retail for $21.95 and will be available in January 2015.
“For 2015, we’re evolving our tent and sleeping bag offerings into a more technical direction while still being mindful of the importance of value and approachability for our customers,” Luke Boldman, Mountainsmith Design Lead and Product Line Manager, said in a news release. “Our design focus on these shelter and sleeping bag styles has been on enhancing the usability and functionality of the product while laying down a technical edge that would otherwise not be seen at these price points in the market. Our goal is to include first time campers [and] backpackers with an approachable price while accommodating the core consumer with feature rich, innovative details. A more overt technical story combined with rock-solid durability and ease of use is the hallmark of our design approach for 2015 and years to come.”
New for 2015 is the three-season Mountain Dome 3 ($269.95) and the Mountain Dome 2 ($239.95). Each include two doors and two large vestibules, with a hexagonal shape and three-pole design. They are made of 68D Poly Ripstop in the tent’s body and fly, and PU2000 millimeter coating and Bathtub Floor Construction with PU5000 millimeter coating, which makes the tents extremely durable.
As for sleeping bags, Mountainsmith will be releasing several with more breathing room for warmer nights—Cordova 0° ($139.95), Arapahpo 20° ($129.95), Arapaho SL 20° ($124.95), and Ptarmigan 35° ($119.95).
Images courtesy of Mountainsmith/Groundswell Public Relations