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Brooks-Range Mountaineering, known for its high-quality mountaineering gear and accessories, will be adding four new lightweight mountaineering tents and a new Alpini sleeping bag to its spring ’12 collection. The Invasion, Propel, Propel 2D and Foray tents will appeal to mountaineers and serious backpackers who demand lightweight gear. In addition to the tents, Brooks-Range will also be expanding its popular Alpini Sleeping bag collection with the addition of the new Alpini 0Â° down sleeping bag. The new Brooks-Range products will be available through leading outdoor specialty retailers and online at www.brooks-range.com in spring 2012.
â€œThe introduction of the Rocket Tent in 2009 was a tremendous success and the demand for that tent has exceeded our expectations, so it is only natural for us to expand our tent and sleeping bag offerings for 2012,â€ said Matt Brooks, founder and president of Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment. â€œWe are excited about the new additions to our tent offerings and we feel that our customers will find a Brooks-Range tent and sleeping bag that is perfectly suited for their activity of choice, whatever the season. As always, we have designed products that will meet and exceed the high standards that our customers have come to expect from Brooks-Range.â€
NEW S’12 TENTS
Invasion Tent â€“ With a low profile, free-standing tunnel design, the Invasion Tent is ideal for the hard core mountaineer and backpacker who wants to make a small footprint when exploring the wilderness. The framing of this single wall tent features an exo-skeleton pole system that offers easier set up and added strength.
â€¢4-season, 2-person mountaineering tent
â€¢30 sq. ft of interior space
â€¢6.6 sq. ft. vestibule.
â€¢Materials: wall – 10d Sil / PU Nylon 1200mm; floor- 15d Sil / PU 1200mm; poles – DAC 8.5mm NSL.
â€¢Dimensions: 8’8â€ x 4’2â€ x 3’6â€
â€¢Weight: 3 lb., 7 oz.
Propel Tent – Based on the successful Rocket Tent, the Propel has the same aerodynamic design but is made with a lightweight nylon silicone material, instead of the reflective CT3 material found in the Rocket Tent. The Propel has a single wall construction and â€œspineâ€ pole system and multiple ceiling vents reduce condensation.
â€¢2-person 4-season tent
â€¢30 sq. ft of interior space
â€¢6 sq. ft. vestibuleMaterials: wall – 10d Sil / PU Nylon 1200mm; floor- 15d Sil / PU 1200mm; poles – DAC 8.5mm NSL.
â€¢Dimensions: 7’3â€ x 4′ x 3’2â€
â€¢Weight: 2 lb., 9 oz.
Propel 2D Tent â€“ For backpackers who prefer a lightweight two door tent, the Propel 2D is the perfect option. The design is almost identical to the Propel Tent, but it features an added door and vestibule for easy in/out.
â€¢28 sq. ft. of interior space
â€¢Each vestibule is 6 sq. ft.
â€¢Dimensions: 7′ x 4′ x 3’2â€
â€¢Weight: 3 lb., 5 oz.
Foray Tent â€“ This â€œSuper Lightweight Championâ€ is a 2-person, 3-season tent that only weighs in at 2 lb. 10 oz.! The Foray is a freestanding double wall tent that features a removable fly for optimal ventilation.
â€¢28 sq. ft of interior space
â€¢8.6 sq ft. vestibule
â€¢Materials: wall – 10d Sil / PU Nylon 1200mm; floor- 15d Sil / PU 1200mm; poles – DAC 8.05mm NSL.
â€¢Dimensions: 7’6â€ x 4’2â€ x 3’4â€
â€¢Weight: 2 lb., 10 oz.
Alpini 0Â° Sleeping Bag â€“The Alpini 0Â° is the most recent addition to the family of Brooks-Range’s Alpini sleeping bags. This winter bag offers maximum warmth while maintaining a very light carry weight. Made with offset baffles for maximum insulation efficiency, the 31ozs. of 850-fill goose down is sandwiched between lightweight Pertex Quantum fabric that allows the down to fully loft. The Alpini 0Â° bag features a cloak hood, proprietary â€œhaloâ€ draft tube and neck collar for additional warmth retention, as well as a full-length side zipper for easy in/out. Dimensions: 72â€ regular (78â€ for long), 62â€ chest width, 58â€ hip, 42â€ foot width. Weight: 3lbs.; Color: Butterscotch. MSRP: $475
Brooks-Range is a manufacturer of mountaineering and outdoor equipment located in Fremont, Calif., providing innovative, top-quality backcountry and outdoor gear for professional guides, recreational travelers and life-style users alike. Brooks-Range products — designed to deliver the ultimate in utility, comfort and safety in the backcountry and outdoors â€“ are tested by some of the world’s top mountaineering, avalanche and outdoor professionals. These experts form the core of the Brooks-Range Advisory Board. Brooks-Range is a supporter of a variety of organizations that promote safety and education in the wilderness, including: The American Hiking Society, American Mountain Guide Association, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, American Avalanche Association, Canadian Avalanche Association, Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing, and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Most products are made in the USA and are sold at outdoor retail shops nationwide, and on the web at: www.brooks-range.com.