Dennis Brune started ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural east central Missouri, with the mission of ""providing more gear for more people."" They offer performance-oriented packs, tents, sleeping bags, furniture, air pads & air beds. All of their products are ""consumer designed"" for comfortable enjoyable trips that have tough, durable ...Read More
Dennis Brune started ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural east central Missouri, with the mission of ""providing more gear for more people."" They offer performance-oriented packs, tents, sleeping bags, furniture, air pads & air beds. All of their products are ""consumer designed"" for comfortable enjoyable trips that have tough, durable construction for a lifetime of use, and while the products are great, the prices are even better. Dennis has been working in the outdoor industry since 1978 in a variety of design, sales, and marketing positions. A lot of his prior outdoor experience came from running the Kelty brand, which also marketed packs, tents, and sleeping bags. When the oldest of his 3 children was about to enter middle school, he wanted to have a more flexible schedule to allow him to be more involved in my family's activities.
Their challenge is to convince you that they can deliver products that offer great designs, loaded with plenty of features, made with excellent quality... AND are also affordable. Performance Oriented Products with Consumer Designs - Sure they have some of their own ideas, and yes they get some suggestions from their factories, but their best design suggestions come from their customers. A key factor in their success is that they really listen to you! They take your ideas and constantly make their products even better. Actually, this is the easy part of their business. The hard part is convincing their new customers that their products are designed with the performance and quality that they've mentioned and still are able to be so affordable.
Tough Durable Construction - They use only quality raw materials assembled at the best factories in the world to produce products that are worthy to say, ""lifetime guaranteed"" (against defects in materials and workmanship). ALPS Mountaineering products are designed with their outdoor consumers in mind. They send their stuff with people rafting the Grand Canyon, with people hiking the AT, and with folks doing day hikes on their favorite local trail to make sure their products perform in all of these very different environments. They're not indestructible... they will see normal wear and tear... but they are better made than most of their competing products you'll find.
They've been blessed with a lot of growth and expansion over the past number of years. They're excited about the products and brands that they have today and look forward to adding more and improved items that will help you enjoy your outdoor adventures.