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October 13th, 2017: Montbell Head Office Annex Store now open!

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Montbell Head Office Annex Store
Address: 1-33-20 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku
Osaka, Osaka 550-0013, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

July 7th, 2017: Montbell Omiya Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: DOM shopping center 2nd Floor, 2-3,
Sakuragicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama JAPAN
For more information (Japanese Site)

April 27th and 28th, 2017: Montbell LaLaport Iwata Store and Montbell Futagotamagawa Store now open!

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Montbell LaLaport Iwata Store
Address: 1st fl LaLaport Iwata, 1200 Takamigaoka,
Iwata-shi, Shizuoka 438-0801, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

Montbell Futako-tamagawa Store
Address: 1st/2nd fl Q Plaze 2-24-1 Tamagawa,
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0094, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

March 29th, 2017: The National Parks of Japan Official Partnership Agreement

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On March 29th, 2017, Montbell has made the National Parks of Japan Official Partnership agreement with the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. This partnership program implements the Ministry of the Environment and companies/organizations to cooperate with each other and publicize the beauty of the Japanese national parks to the world.
[Photo: Yamamoto Minister of the Environment (left) and Montbell CEO Tatsuno (right)]

About the partnership program
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The partnership between the Japanese Ministry of Environment and Montbell aims to help people in and outside of Japan to better understand the Japanese national parks. By attracting visitors both locally and globally, this program increases awareness and importance of nature conservation, and encourages the revitalization of the local communities connected with the national parks.

National Parks of Japan Official Website:
http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/enjoy-project/index.html

March 2nd, 2017: Montbell Yokohama Kohoku Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: TOKYU S.C. A 2fl., 5-1 Chigasaki-Chuo,
Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

November 2nd, 2016: Montbell Takasaki Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: 910-1 Koyagi-machi,
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

October 21st, 2016: Montbell piole Himeji Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: piole HIMEJI 4F, 188-1 Ekimae-cho,
Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

October 6th, 2016: Montbell LaLaport Shonan Hiratsuka Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: 10-1 Amanuma,
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
For more information (Japanese Site)

September 9th, 2016: Montbell provides Japan's paracanoe sprint athlete, Ms. Seryu, with her Rio event uniform.

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The Paralympic Games have started on September 7th, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Montbell has provided Japan's paracanoe sprint athlete, Ms. Seryu, with her event uniform. Cherry blossoms and waves, a truly Japanese design.

Ms. Seryu provided the idea for the design, asking for a truly Japanese print of cherry blossoms and waves. In addition to evoking feelings of beauty and power, it is also a an extremely technical garment, incorporating 4-way stretch fabric throughout the garment so as not to impede movement while paddling and a world class perform water repellent treatment to keep her dry.

Before her departure for Rio, we took some time to speak with her about the attraction to the sport. "When I'm on top of the water, I'm in a barrier free environment. On ground there are so many obstacles in everyday life that when I'm on the water I'm really free to move as I wish." Ms. Seryu's motto is "have fun." Montbell is proud to be helping Ms. Seryuu with her goal of having fun on the water in Rio.

Schedule:
9/14 (Wed) 9:00am (GMT-3) Canoe Sprint Women's KL1 Heats
9/15 (Thur) 9:00am (GMT-3) Canoe Sprint Women's KL1 Final

Athlete Profile: Monika Seryu
Joined the local canoeing club in Koto ward, Tokyo at the suggestion of a teacher in junior high school. After an accident in high school she spent a year away from the sport but was invited back by a member of her local club with the goal of participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is currently a first year student at Tsukuba University, Ibaraki prefecture.

Montbell supports the Japan Canoe Association for Disabled through the Montbell Club Fund
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Montbell set up the Montbell Club Fund in order to help supports groups, nonprofits and individuals with projects that are pursuing adventure and exploration, conservation, outdoor education, social welfare and humanitarian efforts.

August 26th, 2016: Announcement: Warehouse Inventory Count Aug. 31 - Sept. 2nd


Our warehouse will be conducting an inventory count starting on Aug. 31st until Sept. 2nd and we will be stopping order shipment during this time. Although we will continue to accept orders on our website, orders made after Aug. 28th, 17:00 will not ship until after the inventory count is completed on Sept. 2nd. In-store pick-up orders will begin shipping after Sept. 3rd. Kayak orders will begin shipping after Sept. 5th.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

July 14th, 2016: Alpine Thermo Bottle 0.5L receives OutDoor Industry Award

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During yesterday's award ceremony (July 13, 2016) at the OutDoor Show, Montbell's Alpine Thermo Bottle 0.5L received the OutDoor Industry Award. OutDoor Show is one of the world's largest international outdoor and sporting goods trade shows, and takes place in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Fall 2016, the Alpine Thermo Bottle is smaller and lighter, compared to previous versions of our thermal bottle, yet we've been able to increase the volume of the bottle by 50ml. This seemingly impossible task was done by reducing the size of the sidewalls and the width of the vacuum chamber. Copper plating on the outside of the inner chamber helps reflect heat back into the bottle and current tests show better insulating properties than previous versions of the bottle. The cap has also been redesigned to be easier to grip with gloves on and prevent heat from escaping out of the top of the bottle. Available in two different sizes; 500ml (265g) and 900ml (380g).

Shop Alpine Thermo Bottle 0.5L / 0.9L

To learn more:
OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2016

June 10th, 2016: Montbell Shin-Yamashita Store now open

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【Store information】
Facing the beautiful Yokohama Bay water front, the Shin-Yamashita Store is the flag ship store for paddling sports in Japan. The store carries more than 60 boats and will hold "try it" paddling events. If you are interested in purchasing kayaks, canoes or stand up paddle boards, this should be the first store you visit. Enjoy paddling!

Address: 3-4-19 Shin-Yamashita, Naka-ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0801, JAPAN
For more information (Japanese site)

April 30th, 2016: Montbell Chongesan Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: 15, Wonteo-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul,
KOREA 06806
For more information (Japanese Site)

December 18th, 2015: Montbell Niigata Minami Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: Arc Plaza, 106 Ubagayama, Chuo-ku, Niigata-shi,
Niigata 950-0923, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

December 12th, 2015: Montbell Zermatt Store now open

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【Store information】
The second store to open in Switzerland, Montbell Zermatt is right in front of Zermatt station and situated next to the station for the Gornergrat Railway. Carrying a wide selection of items, from clothing and gear for trekking and hiking to travel goods, Montbell welcomes the residents of Zermatt and all visiting travelers.

Address: Bahnhofplatz 2,
3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
For more information

November 19th, 2015: Montbell LaLaport EXPOCITY Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: 2-1 Senribampaku Koen, Suita-shi,
Osaka 678-543, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site) / Access / About EXPOCITY

October 29th, 2015: Montbell LaLaport Ebina Store now open

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【Store information】
Address: 4th Fl, LaLaport Ebina, 13-1 Ogi-machi, Ebina,
Kanagawa 243-0482, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

September 18th, 2015: Montbell Village Tateyama now open

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【Store Information】
We are proud to announce the opening of Montbell's new shopping center, Montbell Village Tateyama located in Tateyama, Toyama Pref. This shopping center consists of a Montbell store which carries mountaineering and outdoor goods, "Montbell Cycle" which carries sport bikes and bicycle clothing, "Field Note" an outdoor lifestyle store and "Harvesterrace" Montbell's natural dining and cafe. In addition, there is also a climbing tower and a pond for trying kayaks and canoes. From Montbell Village Tateyama, you can experience a fantastic view of the great Northern Japanese Alps and you can easily access Toyama Bay, known for its fresh fish market. From Tokyo to Toyama, it only takes about 2 hours by the Hokuriku Bullet Train (which started service in Spring of 2015).

Address: 350-1 Goromaru, Tateyama-cho, Nakaniigawa-gun, Toyama 930-0274
For more information (Japanese Site)

September 10th, 2015: Montbell Okachimachi Store now open

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【Store Information】
We are proud to announce the opening of our Okachimachi store, located in Ueno, Tokyo. Access is extremely convenient, only a 2 minute walk from the Okachimachi JR station. The store carries trekking and camping equipment, canoe and kayak gear, cycling gear, and clothing. There is also a large gallery space.

Address: 3-22-6 Ueno, Daito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005
For more information (Japanese Site)

July 28th, 2015: Montbell has been recognized as the best outdoor brand by "TRAVELERS' CHOICE 2015" of the TripAdvisor Japan!

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Montbell has been recognized as the best outdoor brand by "TRAVELERS' CHOICE 2015" of the TripAdvisor Japan.

For more information, visit TripAdvisor (Japanese Site)

July 16th, 2015: Montbell Oyabe Store now open!

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【Store information】
Address: 972-1 Nishinakano, Oyabe-shi
Toyama 932-8538 Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

June 9th, 2015: The Montbell US website is now accepting international orders!

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You can now purchase Montbell clothing and gear from the Montbell US website. We offer FREE shipping with purchases over USD200!

Learn more about our International Shipping Policy >>>

Start shopping at the Montbell US website now >>>

May 28th, 2015: Server Maintenance Announcement

【Important】
Thank you for visiting the Montbell website. The Montbell website will be undergoing server maintenance. During this period, you will be unable to access the Montbell Website.

Date: June 9th, 2015
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (JST)
※Server maintenance may end earlier or later than scheduled

April 27th, 2015: Outdoor Industry's Disaster Relief Alliance, for Nepal Earthquake

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We are setting up a support team, "Outdoor GIENTAI", to take industry-based initiative to help the people in Nepal. For those who are engaged in the outdoor industry, please rise up together and do what we can do.

For more information about "Outdoor GIENTAI">>>

April 10th, 2015: Montbell Nagano Store and LaLaport Fujimi Store now open!

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【Store information】
Nagano Store
Address: Aokijima Shopping Park 2nd fl., 4-4-5 Aokijima
Nagano-shi, Nagano 381-2247 Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

LaLaport Fujimi Store
Address: LaLaport Fujimi 2nd Fl., Yamamuro, Fujimi-shi
Saitama 354-8560 Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

March 13th, 2015: Montbell Akishima Outdoor Village Store now open!

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【Store information】
Montbell is proud to announce the opening of our Akishima store at the new MORIPARK Outdoor Village shopping mall located in Akishima, Tokyo. Inside the outdoor themed shopping mall, our 2 story store carries trekking and camping equipment, canoe and kayaking gear, clothing and outdoor books and magazines. It is also in a prime location to help customers enjoy the various outdoor activities available in the Okutama area of Tokyo. Montbell's natural dining cafe "Harvesterrace (Japanese site)" has opened next to the Akishima Montbell store. Specializing in food that is made with seasonal ingredients. Take a break from shopping and enjoy quality food in a slow, relaxed atmosphere.

Address: MORIPARK Outdoor Village, 610-4 Tanaka-machi, Akishima-shi, Tokyo 196-0014, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

Feburary 26th, 2015: Montbell Minami-Aso Store now open!

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【Store information】
The new Minami-Aso store is located just south of Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture. Mt. Aso is well known as an active volcano with the world's largest caldera. A spectacular panorama of Mt. Aso's five peaks is visible from our store, which serves as a base camp for trekking tours throughout the region. In addition, this area is known for its many natural hot springs and excellent food.

Address: 2784 Oaza Hisaishi, Minami-Aso, Aso, Kumamoto Pref. 869-1412, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

January 16th, 2015: Montbell wins the "2014 Yamakei Online Brand Award" based on the result of Yamakei Online's brand survey.

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Yamakei Online, one of the largest mountaineering information websites in Japan, has released the result of their 2014 brand survey. The online survey polled their 3,820 registered members, covering a wide range of age, gender, and outdoor experience. Montbell was rated the highest on brand recognition and most favorable impression.

For more details on the survey, go to Yamakei Online. (Japanese Site)

November 20th, 2014: Montbell Hakuba-Happo Store now open!

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【Store information】
The first Montbell Store in Hakuba Valley, Nagano, opened right before the great winter season. Hakuba-Happo area is internationally well known as Japan's premier alpine climbing and skiing destination. The store is located on the 2nd floor of the Happo main bus terminal and information center, giving an extra convenience for shoppers.

Address: 2nd fl Happo Information Center, 5734-1 Hokujo, Hakuba, Kita-Azumigun, Nagano 399-9301, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

October 30th, 2014: Montbell LaLaport Izumi Store now open!

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【Store information】
New Montbell Store located in Izumi-shi, the southern part of Osaka prefecture opened in the LaLaport Shopping Mall. Easy access by car from Hanwa-express road gives shoppers no stress of transportation. The store carries various outdoor clothings and gears needed for your outdoor activities, such as trekking, climbing, and kayaking.

Address: 4-4-7 Ayumino, Izumi-shi, Osaka 594-1157, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

October 21st, 2014: US Frost Line Parka, Montbell US limited item, wins Backpacker Magazine's 2014 Editors' Choice Snow Award!

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....."We confirmed the price three times before we actually believed it. A full-featured, 800-fill goose down puffy for $220? Unheard of. If it’s maxi-mum warmth per dollar you’re after, this is your coat. “I can't imagine ever needing more insulation than this jacket offers,” says one tester who wore it on winter camping trips in New England with temps hovering around 0°F. The traditional box baffle construction means no sewn-through seams, hence no cold spots, and the dropped hem kept our midlines covered even when we were bending and twisting while pitching tents. And despite the killer price tag, Montbell is not stingy with the features. The overstuffed hood cinches down over a beanie or expands to accommodate a helmet, and fleece-lined pockets up the cozy factor. The chunky zipper never snags, even though there's a wind-blocking draft tube be-hind it. “I've tested hundreds of puffy jackets over the years,” our gear editor says. “This one does everything right, and costs $50 to $100 less than its competitors.” "..... - Texts from Backpacker Magazine

To learn more:

Frost Line Parka Men's / Women's

Official site of Backpacker Magazine

● Check the video, go to Backpacker VIDEOS

October 2nd, 2014: Montbell Yamagata Store now open!

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【Store information】
The 2nd Montbell Store in Yamagata prefecture opened just in front of JR Yamagata station. The 992 m2 (10,670 ft2) store carries all outdoor clothings and gears needed for your outdoor activities, as well as factory outlet items. The bus terminal in front of the store can also take you on Montbell trekking tours to local mountains and other outdoor fields.

Address: 7-22 Saiwai-cho, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata 990-0038, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

August 13th, 2014: Down Hugger 900 #3 has been reviewed as “BEST BUY” 3-season sleeping bag.

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Down Hugger 900 #3 has been reviewed as “BEST BUY” 3-season sleeping bag on the September issue of Yama-Kei, a Japanese alpine climbing magazine. Setting new standards for 3-season bags due to its incomparable comfort from the super stretch system and extraordinary warmth from the premium 900FP down. Of course, the bag is light-weight and becomes compact with the stuff sack.

For more information on Down Hugger 900 #3 (Japanese Site)


July 11th, 2014: Montbell Fujiyoshida Store now open!

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【Store information】
Great store for climbing Mt. Fuji. Please stop by when you climb Mt. Fuji to gather information and outdoor equipments.
Rent-a-bike service is now available at the store. Get a bike and explore the nature around Mt. Fuji.

Address: 1936-6 Niya, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi 403-0006, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)


June 4th, 2014: More Montbell Stores Opening this Summer!

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LaLaport Kashiwanoha Store
Now Open!
Address: LaLaport Kashiwanoha 1st/2nd Floor, 178-4 Wakashiba, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 227-8519, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)


Fujiyoshida Store
Now Open!
Address: 1936-6 Niya, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi 403-0006, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)



Sapporo Akarenga Terrace Store
Now Open!
Address: Sapporo Mitsui JP Build. B1/1st Floor, 4-1 Kita-2-jyo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0002, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

April 3rd, 2014: Montbell's group company Nature Enterprise Co., Ltd. takes over the publishing business of the mountaineering magazine titled "Gakujin"

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Montbell has announced at a press release in Tokyo on April 2nd that Montbell's group company Nature Enterprise Co., Ltd. takes over the publishing business of the mountaineering magazine titled "Gakujin" which the Chunichi Shimbun, Co., Ltd. publishes, from the September issue.

"Gakujin" was first published in May 1947 by the volunteer of the Kyoto University mountaineering club. Since 1949, "Gakujin"has been issued by Chunichi Shimbun, and they celebrated its 800 issue in February this year.

March 31st, 2014: New Montbell Stores Opening!

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Wakayama Store
Now Open!
Address: AEON MALL Wakayama 1st Floor, 573 Nakaaza-Kusutani, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)


Tendo Store
Now Open!
Address: AEON MALL Tendo 2nd Floor, Haga Business District 34, Tendo-shi, Yamagata, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

Montbell Room at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Shop
Now Open!
Address: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Shop 7th Floor, 1-4-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

LaLa Terrace Musashikosugi Store
Now Open!
Address: LaLa Terrace Musashikosugi 3rd Floor, 3-1302 Shin-Maruko Higashi, Naka-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

Marui Kichijyoji Store
Now Open!
Address: Marui Kichijyoji 8th Floor, 1-7-1 Kichijyoji Minamimachi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

March 7th, 2014: Down Hugger 900 #2, just introduced Spring 2014, wins Backpacker Magazine's 2014 Editors' Choice Award!

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....."The icing on the cake? Thanks to 900-fill down and 8-denier nylon fabric, all of this comfort weighs less than a pound and a half and pack down to the size of a honeydew melon."..... - Texts from Backpacker Magazine

To learn more:

● Down Hugger 900 #2 (Japanese site) / (US/Canada site)

Official site of Backpacker Magazine

● Check the video, go to Backpacker VIDEOS

January 10th, 2014: New Montbell Store Opening in Matsuyama, Ehime Pref.

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Matsuyama Store
Now Open!
Address: 143-1 Doita-cho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0056, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

November 19th, 2013: Two climbers supported by Montbell have been recognized as the Piolets d'Or Asia 2013.

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The Piolets d'Or Asia 2013 was awarded to the ascent, Puscanturpa east, elevation of 5410m, in Peru climbed by Yasushi Yamanoi, left in the picture, and Masaru Noda.

We support these climbers as a part of Montbell's social projects.

October 21st, 2013: Our wind shell jacket has been recognized as "German Design Award 2014"!

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For its design and quality of Montbell's Tachyon Jacket Men's has received the German Design Award 2014, Special Mention. Known as the “Design Oscar,” the award is Germany's most prestigious official prize for design.

Tachyon Jacket, released in market since Spring 2013, is a new wind shell jacket with extremely light weight after our brand concept "Light&Fast®.

To learn more:

Tachyon Jacket

German Design Award 2014

September 4th, 2013: New Montbell Stores Opening!

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Portland Store
Now Open!
Address: 902 SW Yamhill Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA
For more information



Nagakute Store
Now Open!
Address: Nagakute, Aichi, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)


Nigata Bandai LoveLa 2 Store
Now Open!
Address: 1-4-8 Bandai, Chuo-ku, Nigata, Nigata, Japan
For more information (Japanese Site)

July 17th, 2013: Plasma 1000 Down Jacket and Crushable Lantern Shade have been recognized as the "OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2013" at OutDoor Show!

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Our Plasma 1000 Down Jacket and Crushable Lantern Shade have been recognized as the "OutDoor INDSTRY AWARD 2013" at OutDoor Show Friedrichshafen, Germany, one of the world largest international outdoor/ sporting goods trade show.

Plasma 1000 Down Jacket, releasing to the market in coming Fall/ Winter 2013, is straight forward core insulation, the jacket utilized only the finest 1000 fill power goose down and gossamer 7-denier nylon, achieving the extremely light weight after our brand concept "Light&Fast®."

Crushable Lantern Shade is a simple shade allows you to turn most headlamps into a Backcountry lantern. By using 30-denier polyester fabric and a reflective inner cone we give you a compact, glass free way to create adequate camp area lighting. (Pat. Pending)

To learn more:

Crushable Lantern Shade(Japanese site)

OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2013