Mountain Hardwear Releases New Camp Focused Gear

March 1, 2023

UPF additions to the Stryder collection, plus new Bridger Tents, Camp Tough Equipment and Yawn Patrol Sleeping Bags, offer a mix of downtime and discovery at camp

Richmond, Calif. (March 1, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Mountain Hardwear, a leader in performance equipment and apparel for climbers, mountaineers and athletes, today introduces its spring 2023 collection. Expanding its camp equipment line with the launch of two group-sized Bridger Tents, the Yawn Patrol sleeping bag and the Camp Tough carrying collection, Mountain Hardwear makes creating your own basecamp simple and convenient. The spring apparel collection focuses on UPF sun protection with extensions to the popular Stryder line.

“Spring 2023 is all about discovery and downtime” says Charlie Ranahan, Product Line Manager for Sportswear at Mountain Hardwear. “We want consumers to easily transition between movement and relaxation and in doing so, having a home base is crucial. A place for rest and recovery in between activities can make an adventure all that much more rewarding.”

Camp in Comfort and With Added Organization

Drawing on decades of expertise designing the world’s best mountaineering tents, Mountain Hardwear utilized its extensive knowledge and careful craftsmanship to create two new campsite tents. The Bridger 6 (MSRP $950) and Bridger 4 (MSRP $780) tents provide some of the most interior space available in their class, featuring a massive front vestibule and tent floor for a relaxing camp experience, no matter the weather conditions.

Intuitive features such as external poles make for simple pitching and create a larger footprint with a porch feel, while removable fly fabric gear lockers with three pockets on each side of the vestibule provide ample storage for adventure essentials. Easy access is provided via two large mesh swing-open doors, plus a large entry for an extended footprint and a full coverage 3-season fly. Made of 100% durable ripstop polyester, the Bridger tents were designed to serve as their own basecamp, housing four to six people comfortably.

For those seeking a lighter, more compact tent, the Meridian 2 (MSRP $275) and Meridian 3 (MSRP $325) tents are a great option for beginner backpackers. Their lightweight and simple setup allow beginners and experts alike to utilize it as both a car camping tent and a roomy backpacking tent. Borrowing design cues from Mountain Hardwear’s backpacking tent collections, the Meridian tents series provide campers with great-value that doesn’t skimp on premium features.

Two large doors make access from either side easy, while full-sized, vented vestibules add protected space for gear storage. Organization inside the tent is made possible with five interior pockets, and a bathtub-style floor paired with a full mesh upper canopy aid in ventilation. Pitching is made simple with pre-bent anodized aluminum poles and a symmetrical architecture, and a waterproof fly that rolls back half-way gives campers the opportunity to stargaze or provide a shade break in sunny conditions. This feature offers additional privacy at group sites while still allowing campers to enjoy the view outside the tent. Both tents are supplied with a footprint for added protection against ground debris and moisture.

Mountain Hardwear enhances downtime at camp with its new Yawn Patrol sleeping bag collection. Available in 30 F (MSRP $275) and 15 F (MSRP $350) temperature ratings, this unisex bag is made with 650-fill RDS-certified down, packed into a durable ripstop nylon shell with 45D material on the back added durability making for a smooth transition from the campfire to the tent. The dual angled zippers allow the bag to be worn as an extra long parka around the campsite, while the curved rectangular shape maximize comfort when sleeping.

In order to provide added organization and storage while camping, the Camp Tough Duffel (MSRP $180) and Camp Tough Tote (MSRP $75) make getting gear to camp easier than ever. To withstand the rigors of camp life, the Camp Tough collection is built with recycled 1200D polyester for abrasion resistance and durability. Each style is laid out with functionality and organization in mind, containing a stowable interior gear divider and multiple compartments for quick access to belongings. The Camp Tough Duffel is available in 50 and 80 liter options.

Stay Protected From the Sun

With over fifty styles containing UPF 40 or higher in the spring ‘23 apparel collection, Mountain Hardwear has chosen materials that feature tighter weaves to create a natural UPF barrier to help shield skin from harsh sunlight.

“Another essential factor to consider for summer camping is staying, cool, comfortable and protected from harsh UV rays, whether it’s a clear and sunny day or slightly overcast,” says Brittany Bertalis, senior product line manager for sportswear at Mountain Hardwear. “Having a natural sunblock by way of a physical barrier is ideal as you don’t need to reapply throughout the day, especially during activities where you may sweat, or wash off traditional sunscreen.”

The Stryder Collection includes sustainable and versatile pieces made of 100% recycled nylon with a rating of UPF 50 to minimize skin exposure to sunlight.

The Stryder Anorak (MSRP $110) is designed to be familiar yet modern, with lightweight, quick drying, durable, woven nylon and a relaxed fit for staying cool and shaded in sunny conditions. Complete with a 3-piece fitted hood, a snap front neck, adjustable bottom hem and two side hand pockets, this sun layer is perfect for everyday outdoor pursuits. The Stryder Anorak is available in print and solid options for both men and women.

Other additions include the Stryder Swim Short (MSRP $60) for warm weather excursions where water is present. Made with the same recycled nylon and a PFC-free DWR finish that repels water, the Stryder Swim Short is available for men and women.

Rounding out the UPF styles in the Stryder collection, a men’s Short Sleeve Shirt and women’s Long Sleeve Shirt offer additional forms of lightweight UV protection for hikers, campers and those spending hours in the sunlight.

The new additions to the Stryder family as well as the Bridger, Camp Tough and Yawn Patrol collections are available now at authorized Mountain Hardwear dealers and online at www.mountainhardwear.com.

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About Mountain Hardwear: Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company that distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers in the United States and 34 countries worldwide. We build essential equipment for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor athletes and have supported expeditions on the world’s highest peaks. This level of technical precision continues to inspire everything we do. Our designers challenge every stitch and detail to continuously improve both function and comfort. www.mountainhardwear.com



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