Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Gear-Lightweight Daypacks, School and Laptop-Commuter friendly haulers-$29.95-$99.95


Established in 1920-Eddie Bauer -the company -we guess---got the nod from the über trekkers of the planet-when back in 1963 its First Ascent performance apparel/gear-made up of ground-breaking components---such company developed down-mission purposed, V-type laminated tubular construction, full-length Velcro closures (wow there was a world without Velcro---which like Twinkies and cockroaches, we just assumed-got initiated with the dawn of time)...and nylon freeze resistant zippers (for the -85ºF Mt. Everest Parkas)---outfitted a bunch of American climbers (two teams) summiting Mt. Everest. FYI-the first USA ascent.

Respecting the climbers accomplishments=fused with its technical capabilities-the company imo- is grabbing onto its heritage and going for it-really making strides capturing the eyeballs of the now-a-days adventure crowd.

Backpack Highlights:

Technical packs...pictured above-for ski/snowboard ($89.95$99.95), alpine objectives and fast approaches ($139-$199), multi-day and big loads ($169-$279).

Available Now Bacon ($99.95) 1.5lbs-650grams/28 L-pared down toughie made of 210 denier ripstop nylon reinforced w/ diamond ripstop Cordura® nylon, stretchy side pockets, removable waistband, packs down in a zippered pouch, gear loops a
packs down....
mesh- breathable cushioned back, gear loops on removable waistbelt

quick release tool carry

Available Now Arclite Pack $169-traditional top-loader with side entry zip main compartment, made of 420-denier TPU coated double ripstop nylon w/ 210 denier triple ripstop nylon, top lid organizer w/ 3 zipped pockets, Delrin® compression rods stabilize heavy loads, hydration sleeve+portal. 3 sizes Small-35L-16" torso/Medium 40L-18" torso, Large-45L 21"torso, 3lbs 9oz

safety whistle on back buckle

Available Now-Alchemist 40L Backpack-$229...can haul the heavies up to 55L w/ adjustable lifters to stabilize loads for multi-day jaunts, hood keeps stuff dry, exclusive and removable to save weight E.B. "BFF"-functions as bivi, frame+first aid pad-in back of pack, made of ultralight 210 denier triple ripstop+420 Denier double ripstop w/ TPU coating-weather resistant, Delrin Compression rails, hydration compatible-4lbs w/BFF-3.4lbs w/o

wide mouth entry up top, exterior gear organizer-loops,

other features-quick release tool carry, panel on front resists sharp crampon punctures

Also-travel packs---including insulated coolers