Mountain Equipment’s Tupilak Pack Earns B.I.G Award

November 5, 2018

Tupilak Recognized as “Best In Gear” By Rock & Ice Magazine

Buffalo N.Y. (November 5, 2018) — Mountain Equipment, a UK designer and manufacturer of outdoor gear and apparel, will be recognized by Rock & Ice magazine’s Best In Gear (BIG) Awards, winning accolades for the Tupilak 37 alpine pack. The BIG awards will appear in the Rock & Ice December 2018 issue, on stands in late November.

“Of the myriad shoes, boots, packs, ropes, cams and other gear we test, a few rise above all others by being either innovative, exceptional values or perform extraordinarily well—the BIG (Best In Gear) Award goes to that select few, including Mountain Equipment.” said Duane Raleigh, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Rock & Ice magazine. 

According to Rock & Ice testers, the Tupilak 37 was selected for this award because it, “caters to the wants and needs of alpinists, offering impressive carrying capability, durability and comfort, while being outstandingly minimal and weighing only 20 to 27 ounces … Several innovative design ideas make this specialist pack stand out, including the robust one-handed Grapple buckle fastening system; the over-the-top leash for securing ropes or cinching the bag neatly when carrying less; the internal roll-top dry bag, and the floating EVA foam ‘hip fins’ on the waist belt. The pack sits out of the way when climbing and the tapered shape distributes weight well when fully loaded; equally, it packs down neatly when carrying minimal loads, making it extremely versatile and as appropriate for multi-day winter alpinism as single-day fast and light outings.”

Retailers interested in carrying Mountain Equipment apparel, outerwear and equipment can reach the national sales manager at 

About Mountain Equipment:

Mountain Equipment has been creating some of the finest mountain clothing and equipment in the world since 1961. Starting in 2009 every Mountain Equipment down insulated product contains a unique code that can be entered into the DOWN CODEX website to trace the down that is used in that product; consumers can not only identify the source of the down, but also view the audit and test results relating to that batch. The North American office opened in 2011 and is now part of Outdoor & Sports Company, Inc. specializing in designing and marketing technical outdoor clothing and equipment, including GORE-TEX®, down and synthetically insulated outerwear and a full range of sleeping bags, pads and climbing packs. 

Media contact:

Katy Gaenicke, KGPR, Ink 

(781) 585-1717