Timeline showing the history of Montbell's product development and functionality.
Produced two new sleeping bag series, the Super Stretch Burrow Bag and the Super Stretch Down Hugger, using the Super Stretch System.
Added short-length sizes to our Super Wishbone Packs.
Mr. Tomosuke Noda and Mr. Hiroshi Fujikado used the ARFEQ kayak to paddle rivers in 12 countries.
Introduced the Montbell motorcycling category.
Launched Montbell's official web site, www.montbell.com.
Produced extremely lightweight and compact rainwear-the Torrent Flier series-using Gore-Tex® PacLite fabric.
Produced advanced alpine clothing-the Dyna Action series-featuring stretch Gore-Tex fabric and Aquatect™ zippers.
Announced a business partnership with REI.
Developed a new waterproof, breathable fabric called Dry Light Tec™. Adopted this compact fabric for the Versalite and Rain Trekker series.
Established Montbell America, Inc., as an overseas (American) company of the Montbell group.
Outdoor event Try & Carry which dealt with the canoe in Hakui-shi, Ishikawa was held in April.
Established U.S. distribution & service center in Boulder Colorado, on September 2nd, 2003.
Developed new softshell Roche jacket using windproof ClimaBlock nylon and Polkatex DWR treatment.
Produced new Jupiter Dome tent series. Completely new Ultra-light Alpine climbing tents designed for extreme winter conditions.
Montbell.com announces online shopping for North America, on March 15th, 2004
"Try & Carry,"an event on canoeing and kayaking, was held in May in Hakui (Ishikawa pref.), for its second time following the former year.
"Check It Out," a white-water kayak festival, was held in October at two sites, Nagatoro and Shikoku.
Produced all new Ultra-Light Alpine Down Hugger sleeping bags. Made with new calendared 15Denier Ballistic Airlight nylon, 725 FP down, patented Gathered Quilt(TM) technology, and new vertical box baffle construction.
Received "Design Excellent Company Prize" in March.
"Try & Carry 2005", an event on canoeing and kayaking, was held in May in Hakui (Ishikawa pref.), for the third time.
Announced "Peak Shell" and "Rain Trek" series, using Breeze Dry-Tec which increased breathability without losing water resistence.
"Check It Out," a white-water kayak festival, was held in October - November at two sites in Nagatoro and Shikoku.
Established Montbell Suisse SA as an overseas (Suisse) company of the Montbell group in November.
Opened second overseas store in Grindelwald, Switzerland, on December 9,2005.
The fourth consecutive "Try & Carry" canoe and Kayak event was held in Hakui.
Introduced the world's lightest sleeping pad, the U.L. Comfort System Pad
High quality 800 fill power down utilized in down clothing series.
"Alpine Therma Shell" series performance jackets utilize new elastic fabric, increasing dynamic motion and comfort.
Remodeled the "All weather clothing" series. Incorporating the latest style, technology and materials.
Opened the first Montbell store integrated hostel "Montbell Club Gojyo store & Youth Hostel"in March.
Redesigned the official montbell.com website in April.
The fifth consecutive "Try & Carry" canoe and kayak event was held in Hakui.
The first "Friend Festival" was held for Montbell Club Members
The "Emergency Set" series introduced to help people be more properly equiped in time of disasters.
Introduced the revolutionary "Torrent Flier Jacket & Pants" equipped with ultimate level of technology and lightness.
Creation of the world's lightest down jacket, the EX Light Down Jacket utilizing the highest quality 900 fill power down.
Introduced the breathable "O.D. Samue" series, merging the traditional Japanese function wear "Samue" with Montbell's light and fast technology.
"Mariposa" series shoes are introduced, incorporating the Reel Adjust System, which tightens by turning the reel.
9 new Montbell Club stores open across Japan and the Ebisu Store in Tokyo re-opens
"Montbell Club Friend Fair" held in Osaka and Tomakomai (Hokkaido pref.) in March.
Hinoemata village (Fukushima pref.), Fujimi town (Nagano pref.), and Daisen to Nakaumi's Sann-in region joins Montbell's Friends town in April.
The sixth consecutive "Try & Carry" canoe and Kayak event was held in Hakui.
White Water Kayak trial run event "CHECK IT OUT" held in June.
Established the "Emiko Seal" fundraising project to support the adventure cyclist Mrs. Emiko Seal fight against cancer in July.
Opened Montbell Club Daisen store at the base of Mt. Daisen (Tottori pref.) in July.
"Montbell Club Friend Fair" held in Hyogo and Kobe prefecture in September.
"Montbell Club Friend Fair" held in Tokyo and Daisen (Tottori pref.) in October.
Introduced "U.L. Spiral Down Hugger" sleeping bag, which incorporates Montbell's Spiral Stretch System. Won BACKPACKER's 2009 Editor's Choice Award.
Introduced world's lightest free-standing shelter "U.L. Dome Shelter."
The high quality 900Fill Power "EX Light Down Series" introduces a vest type to the line-up.
"Montbell Club Friend Fair" in Osaka in March.
"Montbell Club Friend Fair" in Tokyo in April
Toyoshina Store & Factory Outlet in Nagano, and Hiroshima Gion Store in Hiroshima were opened.
Unify canoe and kayak brands to Confluence Water sports. Begin distributing "Wilderness Systems", "Wave Sports", "AT paddle (Adventure Technology)".
The seventh consecutive "Try & Carry" canoe and kayak event in Hakui, in May.
The polar explorer, Yamasaki Tetsuhi was awarded the fourth annual "Mont-bell Challenge Award" in June.
"CHECK IT OUT"a white water kayak test-ride event.
"SEA TO SUMMIT", Japan's first eco and outdoor event was held in Kaike Daisen (Tottori prefecture) in September, connecting sea to the summit of Mount Daisen by kayaking, biking, and walking.
"Montbell Club Friend Fair" in Tokyo.
Montbell Store Kathmandu in Nepal was opened in October.
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