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Mountain Hardwear's AP Pant Wins Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award

Mountain Hardwear’s AP Pant Wins Backpacker Magazine Editors’ Choice Award

Richmond, Calif. (January 6, 2016) – Mountain Hardwear, Inc., an outdoor industry leader in product innovation, was recognized this week with the prestigious Backpacker Magazine Editors’ Choice Award for the Hardwear AP Pant.


The Editors’ Choice Award is given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials and performance. All winners must excel under extensive field-testing conducted by Backpacker’s team of editors who take hundreds of products into the backcountry to put them to the test.

Backpacker editors will present the award to Mountain Hardwear at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah this week.

“We’re really gratified that Backpacker Magazine recognized the AP Pant’s versatile mash-up of technical performance and style. This is our fourth Editors’ Choice award in the last five seasons and the third one in a row but it’s the first time we’ve won for sportswear,” said Chris Harges, director of global marketing.

The Hardwear AP Pant (MSRP $90) is an all-day workwear pant that offers a unique combination of performance and style. Featuring roll-up cuffs, zip security pockets, articulated knee construction, reflective hits and a front cellphone pocket, the Hardwear AP weighs only 7.2 ounces.

“After countless miles and a blur of nights at the pub, we’ve found the best trail-to-town pants money can buy,” Backpacker editors said of the Hardwear AP Pant.

About Mountain Hardwear:

Mountain Hardwear is a leader in innovative, premium outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories. We celebrate bold ideas, the drive to challenge the edges of our potential, and the joy, friendships and personal growth that come from that endeavor. We work with era-defining athletes to develop lightweight, easy-to-use and incredibly well-crafted outdoor clothing and equipment. Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and distributes its products through specialty outdoor, running, and sporting goods retailers in the United States and 58 countries worldwide.

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