As we mentioned last month, we are dedicated to bringing our customers the best gear possible, especially when that gear is made locally (see our Cilo Gear post).

With that in mind, we here at Mountain Shop are proud to introduce NW Alpine, a small company based in Portland, Oregon. NW Alpine began with the premise that clothing for climbing should be designed functionally and made locally. They make clothing that is simple, functional and light, with the highest quality fabrics available. Just as important, all of the clothing is manufactured in the Oregon (mostly Portland).

Not only is local manufacturing more sustainable, but local manufacturer’s are more able to adapt and customize their products for their customers. We deal directly with the owner/designer and changes to the product can be made in a matter of weeks, not months or years as with bigger manufacturers.

NW Alpine’s catalog is small, and there are a few items we don’t currently carry. However, the selection we do have is tailored for the spring/summer climber, and with your support of the brand, we look forward to growing our selection.

Our current NW Alpine offering consists of:

Big Four Jacket (Hooded Softshell Jacket)
Fast/Light Pant (Softshell Pant)
Black Spider Light Hoody (Grid-Fleece Hoody, similar to the Patagonia R1 Hoody)

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