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"Outdoor GIENTAI" to support coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts

2020/4/17

Message from the founder and CEO of Montbell

I would like to express my condolences to the people affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
In the past, we have called for your support and assistance responding to natural disasters such as the Tohoku Earthquake, the Kumamoto Earthquake and the 2018 flooding. Due to everyone's efforts, we were able to contribute to those relief efforts.
This time, I am mobilizing Outdoor Gientai to help medical facilities, public health centers and municipalities that have been on the frontline combating the virus. I ask for your cooperation and it is my hope we can support our communities in any way possible.
Make no mistake this is a disaster, and this time we are all victims of the pandemic. It is everyone's responsibility to come together and support each other.


April 17th, 2020
Montbell Co., Ltd., 2-2-2 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Outdoor Gientai Representative, Isamu Tatsuno

How you can contribute

Donate Through wire transfer:

Bank Name: MUFG Bank, Ltd
Branch Name: Shinanobashi
Account Number: 3963129 (ordinary deposit)
Account Holder: Outdoor GIENTAI
SWIFT: BOTKJPJT
Account Holder's Address: 2-2-2 Shinmachi Nishi-Ku Osaka 550-0013 Japan
Donations are acceptable both domestically and internationally by bank transfer.
Transfer fee must be paid by the contributor.

Activity Report (updated May 27th 2020)

Outdoor Gientai's Response to Covid-19

At a recent routine medical check-up at Sumitomo Hospital, Montbell CEO and founder, Isamu Tatsuno was approached by a doctor friend that works at the hospital. The doctor explained to Tatsuno that they were in short supply of medical gowns.

After their conversation, Tatsuno began designing a medical gown and built a sample using the sewing machines at Montbell’s headquarters in Osaka. The gown is made with Tyvek, which was originally slated for use in the production of sleeping bag covers. Tyvek is being used because it is lightweight yet strong, and has excellent water resistance. Five sample medical gowns were made and sent for testing and feedback to Dr. Hayashi, who is headlining procedures at Sumitomo Hospital to prevent the spread of infection.

The design allows the user to remove the medical gown without touching any possibly contaminated fabric. Taking inspiration from Tibetan garments, the gown features strings in key locations, allowing the gown to be removed by simply untying the strings. After receiving Sumitomo Hospital’s feedback, a final pattern was created and 600 medical gowns will be produced at two Montbell sewing factories located in Japan. Since Tyvek is commonly used in the construction industry, we are currently trying to source a supply to make an additional 1,600 medical gowns.

In addition to these gowns, we are importing 30,000 medical gowns from China to donate to medical institutions that are in need of supplies. Outdoor Gientai also maintains a stockpile of outdoor clothing and gear for donating in times of natural disaster. We are currently coordinating with medical institutions if our stockpile of four to five thousand sets of rain jackets and pants can be used safely and appropriately as a substitute for medical gowns. If they can be used safely, they will be donated to institutions requesting them. A new face shield is also being developed and will be donated to medical institutions requesting them.

Outdoor Gientai started accepting donations on April 17th, to help those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).



May 27th

Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fujimino Emergency Clinic.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Atsugi City Hospital.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tamaoka Otolaryngology.
Forteen Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Hatachuoh Firefighting Association.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Mugikusa hut.

Tree hundreds face shields were donated to Tokyo Medical And Dental University, Medical Hospital.
Ten face shields were donated to Shirao Clinic (Hiroshima city).
Ten face shields were donated to Tachibana ENT Clinic.
Ten face shields were donated to Sato Clinic (Setagaya ward).
Ten face shields were donated to Abe dental clinic.
Ten face shields were donated to Ikeda Children's Clinic.
Ten face shields were donated to Takahashi Clinic.
Ten face shields were donated to Satsuki Internist Clinic.
Tree hundreds face shields were donated to National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center.
One hundred face shields were donated to Osaka International Cancer Institute.
One hundred face shields were donated to Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Medical Center.
Two hundreds face shields were donated to Yao Municipak Hospital.
Five face shields were donated to Yagishita Clinic. (Toyama city).
face shields were donated to St. Marianna University Scool of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Yamane Clinic (Shimane).
Five face shields were donated to Hakata South Building Internist Clinic.
Ten face shields were donated to Ando Hospital.
Five face shields were donated to Kumano Clinic (Toyama city).
One hundred face shields were donated to Yamagata City Hospital SAISEIKAN.
Five face shields were donated to Yokoyama Children's Allergy Clinic.
One hundred face shields were donated to Odawara Municipal Hospital.
Ten face shields were donated to Nogi Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Fujimino Emergency Clinic.
Two hundreds face shields were donated to the Jikei University Hospital.
Two hundreds face shields were donated to Chiba Central Medical Center.
Two hundreds face shields were donated to Atsugi City Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Kouwakai Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Tane General Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Fujiki Hospital (Toyama).
Two hundreds face shields were donated to Higashioumi city Notogawa Hospital.
Thirty face shields were donated to Fuji Clinic.
Ten face shields were donated to Renge Clinic (Osaka city).
Ten face shields were donated to Special Nursing Home Furusatoen for the Elderly.
Ten face shields were donated to Special Nursing Home Nanohanaen for the Elderly.
Twenty face shields were donated to Special Nursing Home Ideyunosato for the Elderly.
Five face shields were donated to Sirosita Clinic.
One hundred face shields were donated to Omachi Municipal Hospital.
Two hundreds face shields were donated to Yokohama Rosai Hospital.
Ten face shields were donated to Tamaoka Otolaryngology.
Twenty face shields were donated to Special Nursing Home Bougakusou for the Elderly.
Five face shields were donated to Mugikusa hut.

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May 26th

Sixty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tane General Hospital.
Ninety Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yokohama Rosai Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Senrichuoh Hospital.

May 24th

Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to New Tokyo Hospital.

Forty face shields were donated to Hida city office,
One hundred face shields were donated to Ehime Prefectural Government.
Sixty face shields were donated to Tourist Association of MinamiFurano Machidukuri.
One hundred face shields were donated to Maibara city office.
Two hundreds face shields were donated to Izunokuni city office.

May 23rd

Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yao Municipak Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tomita Clinic (Odawara city).
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yokohama Shinmidori General Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Higashioumi city Notogawa Hospital.
Eleven Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Omachi Municipal Hospital.

One hundred face shields were donated to Sumitomo Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine.
One hundred face shields were donated to Tokyo Medical And Dental University, Medical Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Kitasato University Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Tsukiyono Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Iwate Medical University.
Ten face shields were donated to Ayame Clinic (Taito ward).
Ten face shields were donated to Yumino Heart Clinic.
Fifty face shields were donated to Fukui Prefectural Government.
Ten face shields were donated to Yanagisawa Clinic.
One hundred face shields were donated to Fujisawa City Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Kataoka Clinic (Itami city).
One hundred face shields were donated to Rokujizo General Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Shizuku Medical association.
Fifty face shields were donated to Fujiyoshida Municipal Hospital.
Thirty face shields were donated to Satsukidai Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to New Tokyo Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Yamagata City Health care center.
One hundred face shields were donated to Nirasaki City Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Nagahama Red Cross Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Nagahama City Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Kohoku Hospital (Nagahama city).
Ninety nine face shields were donated to Houki Central Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Higashioumi city Notogawa Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Fuji Clinic.
Twenty face shields were donated to Oganomachi Central Medicine (Saitama).
One hundred face shields were donated to Isumi Medical Center.
Ninety nine face shields were donated to MAMIE (NPO).
One hundred face shields were donated to Municipal Iizuna Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Toukatsu Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Yokohama Rosai Hospital.

May 21st

Twenty face shields were donated to Kondo Clinic (Osaka city).
Ten face shields were donated to Nishikawa Clinic (Yokohama city).
One hundred face shields were donated to Osaka International Cancer Institute.
One hundred face shields were donated to National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Medical Center.
One hundred face shields were donated to Yao Municipak Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to St. Marianna University Scool of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital.
Thirty face shields were donated to Ebina city Medical association.
Fifty face shields were donated to Fujimino Emergency Clinic.
One hundred face shields were donated to the Jikei University Hospital.
Ten face shields were donated to Kitahara Clinic (Koto ward).
Twenty face shields were donated to New Tokyo Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Chiba Central Medical Center.
Fifty face shields were donated to Ogikubo Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Yokohama Shin・midori General Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Atsugi City Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Tsujinaka Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to Kugayama Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Tane General Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Higashiosaka City Medical Center.
Fifty five face shields were donated to Tokai University Hospital.
Sixty face shields were donated to Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital.

Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tokai University Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Isumi Medical Center.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Toukatsu Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yokohama Rosai Hospital.

May 20th

Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Hiratsukashi Medical association.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yao Municipak Hospital.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Odawara Municipal Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Ebina city Medical association.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to the Jikei University Hospital.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Chiba Central Medical Center.

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May 19th

Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fukui Prefectural Government.
Seven Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Ainoki Dental Clinic (Nagano city).
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to St. Marianna University Scool of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital.
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fujisawa City Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Toyoda Internist Clinic (Tokushima).
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fjiki Hospital (Toyama).
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Renge Clinic (Osaka city).
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Jiyugaoka Cranial Nervous Headache Dizzy Clinic.
Fifteen Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Oganomachi Central Medicine (Saitama).
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yajima Maternity Hospital.

Three sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Rokujizo General Hospital.
Two rain jackets were donated to Jiyugaoka Cranial Nervous Headache Dizzy Clinic.

May 18th

Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Abe dental clinic.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Ikeda Children's Clinic.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Takahashi Clinic.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Osaka International Cancer Institute.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yamagata City Hospital SAISEIKAN.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Houki Central Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fuji Clinic.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tokai University Hospital.

May 16th

Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Sumitomo Hospital.
Seven Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Hiratsukashi Medical association.
Tree Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Ayame Clinic (Taito ward).
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Shirao Clinic (Hiroshima city).
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Satsuki Internist Clinic.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yagishita Clinic. (Toyama city).
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yamane Clinic (Shimane).
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tokunaga Clinic (Kumamoto).
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Hakata South Building Internist Clinic.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Maeda Otolaryngology (Hyougo).
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yokoyama Children's Allergy Clinic.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nogi Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Satsukidai Hospital.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Higashiosaka City Medical Center.

Twenty six sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Kouwakai Hospital.
Thirteen sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Rokujizo General Hospital.

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May 15th

Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kitasato University Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Iwate Medical University.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nagareyama Toubu Clinic.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tachibana ENT Clinic.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Sato Clinic (Setagaya ward).
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Healthcare corporation Kensikai.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Atsugi City Hospital.
Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kouwakai Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nagahama Red Cross Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nagahama City Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kohoku Hospital (Nagahama city).
Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tane General Hospital.

Five face shields were donated to Isoda Dental Clinic.

May 13th

Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Chubu Tokushukai Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Medical Center.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Ando Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Shizuku Medical association.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kobe Kaisei Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Atsugi City Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kugayama Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yamagata City Health care center.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nirasaki City Hospital.

Fore sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Shizuku Medical association.
Twenty sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Atsugi City Hospital.

May 12th

Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tokai Central Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kataoka Clinic (Itami city).
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Rokujizo General Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fujiyoshida Municipal Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Fujimino Emergency Clinic.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to the Jikei University Hospital.

May 11th

Six Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yumino Heart Clinic.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nishiyodo Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kindai University Nara Hospital.
Seven Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yanagisawa Clinic.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yao Municipal Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Odawara Municipal Hospital.
Fifteen Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Ebina city Medical association.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kitahara Clinic.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to New Tokyo Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Chiba Central Medical Center.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yokohama Shin Midori General Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Secomedic Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Tsujinaka Hospital.

Seventeen sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Kumano Clinic (Toyama city).
Ten sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Yao Municipak Hospital.

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May 10th

Three sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Kitasato University Hospital.

May 8th

Seven Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Hiratsukashi Medical association.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to St. Marianna University Scool of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Geriatric Health Service Facilities Barato Akashiya Heights.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to National Center for Child Health and Development.
Tree Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Clinic Yanagisawa.

One hundred face shields were donated to Sumitomo Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine.
One hundred face shields were donated to the Nara Medical University.
One hundred face shields were donated to Tokyo Medical And Dental University, Medical Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Kitasato University Hospital.
Ten face shields were donated to Hiratsukashi Medical association.
Thirty face shields were donated to Nishiyodo Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Kindai University Nara Hospital.
Fifty face shields were donated to National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center.
One hundred face shields were donated to National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Medical Center.
One hundred face shields were donated to Yao Municipak Hospital.
Ten face shields were donated to Tokai Central Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Osaka Hospital.
One hundred face shields were donated to St. Marianna University Scool of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital.
Twenty face shields were donated to Tomita Clinic (Odawara city).
Thirty face shields were donated to Geriatric Health Service Facilities Barato Akashiya heights.
Fifty face shields were donated to National Center for Child Health and Development.
Tree face shields were donated to Clinic Yanagisawa.

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May 7th

Thirteen rain jackets and seven pairs of rain pants were donated to Sato Clinic (Setagaya ward).
Six rain jackets were donated to Nogi Hospital.
Eight rain jackets and four pairs of rain pants were donated to Nagareyama Toubu Clinic.

May 4th

Thirty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Sumitomo Hopsital.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nara Medical Hospital.
Fifty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center.
Fifty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Yamada Memorial Hospital.

May 1st

Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kitasato University Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns and ten sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Tsukiyono Hospital.
Twenty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Nishikawa Clinic.

April 30th

Twenty Tyvek medical gowns and thirty sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to the National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital.
Ten Tyvek medical gowns were donated to the Nara Medical University.

April 28th

Two hundred sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to the Tokyo Medical University Hospital.
Fifty one sets of rain jackets and pants were donated to Kondo Clinic.

Twenty Shield Glasses were donated to Kondo Clinic.

April 27th

Fifty Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Sumitomo Hospital. Five Tyvek medical gowns were donated to Kondo Clinic.

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April 24th

250 sets of rain jackets and pants have been donated to 2 medical institutions. These will be used for PCR testing conducted outside.

April 20th

Five sample medical gowns were donated to Sumitomo Hospital.

April 16th

A sample medical gown made using DuPont™ Tyvek®,one of our sleeping bag cover materials. Doctors at the Sumitomo Hospital (Osaka) were asked to try review the gowns and provide feedback. In addition, we are providing rain wear that was set aside for disaster relief, to be used by medical staff in situations where medical gowns aren't available.

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CEO Isamu Tatsuno making a sample medical gown

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