Since 1979: Mountainsmith Set to Showcase 40th Anniversary Collection at Summer Outdoor Retailer

July 16, 2018

Golden, CO – Mountainsmith – craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and outdoor recreational gear – celebrates being ‘Forged for Forty’ in 2019 with restorations of their most iconic packs – the Bugaboo and Tour Classic. Originally designed by legendary outdoorsman and Mountainsmith founder Patrick Smith, these heritage packs pay homage to the history and experiences that have made Mountainsmith pioneers of the outdoor industry. These products will debut at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this month in Denver, CO (Booth #: 44080-UL) and hit retailers nationwide in January 2019 to coincide with Mountainsmith’s 40th Anniversary.

“For our 40th Anniversary, we are bringing back two iconic, limited edition styles from our storied past. We combed the archives, reviewed old workbooks, took feedback from our followers, and are now excited to reintroduce the Bugaboo and Tour Classic. These packs embody everything Mountainsmith was and will continue to be – best in class materials, manufacturing, design, and durability,” says Mountainsmith President, Jay Getzel. “A true blast from the past, we’ve employed 1000d Nylon, retro logo treatments, the heritage colors of Teal and Purple, and the official 40th Anniversary Badge. These Mountainsmith styles will last a lifetime. Forged for Forty, Forged for Life.” 

Mountainsmith celebrates being ‘Forged for Forty’ while also looking ahead to the next 40+ years. 2019 marks their continued commitment to sharing the experiences, adventures, and no B.S. lifestyle that has always defined the brand. The coming year also brings some of their most technical products to-date as they continue to push industry innovation into the future. 

 “As we look back and celebrate our 40-year heritage, we are also always looking forward,” says Luke Boldman, Design Lead and Product Line Manager. “From Spectra® Fiber to waterproof lumbar packs, more women’s specific offerings, and a lightweight tipi, we continue to elevate our designs while staying true to the Mountainsmith promise.”

Mountainsmith’s newest gear exemplifies the dedication and innovation that signify what it means to be ‘Forged for Forty’ and ‘Forged for Life.’ Stay tuned for details on the 40th Anniversary Celebration coming in 2019! 

Bugaboo  | MSRP: $129.95

Originally designed in the ‘80s, the iconic Bugaboo is back to celebrate our 40th anniversary. For weekend trips or trips down memory lane, the pack includes the signature Mountainsmith 40th Anniversary Badge. 

Tour Classic | MSRP: $89.95

Originally designed in the ‘80s, the iconic Tour is back to celebrate Mountainsmith’s 40th anniversary. For weekend hikes or an old school every day look, the pack includes the signature Mountainsmith 40th Anniversary Badge. 

For more information about these new products, please contact Mountainsmith PR representative Alex Richmond: alex@groundswellpr.com

For more information about Mountainsmith, please visit www.mountainsmith.com

About Mountainsmith:
In 1979, legendary outdoorsman Patrick Smith founded Mountainsmith on the necessity for durable gear that could withstand the rigors of the Rocky Mountain backcountry. It is here that the original lumbar pack was born and the Mountainsmith brand began its legacy.

Today, Mountainsmith celebrates not only the gear that has led us here, but the stories, adventures, and experiences that define the rugged, Colorado-grown, no B.S. lifestyle we continue to share.  Headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, CO, we’ve spent the past 40 years balancing hard work and playing hard, combining our passions for backpacking, camping, hiking, photography, travel, our dogs and our families. We are committed to creating durable provisions for every aspect of your adventure, tools that cut the frills and stand the test of time. Like our community, our gear is Forged for Life.