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American Mountain Co.: U.S.-Made Alpine Gear With Style


Mountains test your resilience. Cliffs and cold and striving for the summit push your physical and mental limits. Gravity and fear pull you down, while passion and determination push you higher. It is for these moments, these experiences, that the climber/mountaineer founders of American Mountain Co. design apparel.

Driven by a desire to make products with fortitude and inspired by passion for the experiences unique to the magnificient peaks, the company makes mountain wear reminiscent of a time when climbing was in its purest form and excellence was found in all aspects of a product—when performance and quality were as important as style and design.

American Mountain Co. uses high-tech materials combined with classic style for its products, all manufactured in the United States. Every single stitch of their wears is sewn by a craftsman who takes personal pride in each pass of the needle. And every garment is arduously tested to ensure you can rely on it for a lifetime. When a product is finally deemed perfect, the crafter signs the garment before it’s sent to you with American Mountain Co.'s lifetime guarantee.

The company is launching on Kickstarter now with two products: the No. 907 High-Altitude Hardshell Jacket and the No. 307 Mid-Altitude Windproof Fleece Jacket.

The company took a ground-up approach to design these pieces. The made-in-the-USA fabrics are the best available, and the jackets have innovative features, like a system to keep the base of the jacket tight around your waist, which is far superior to the ubiquitous elastic waist drawcord used in most other jackets. And American Mountain Co.’s hightop collar offers increased wind protection and heat retention. Available February 2013, $325 for the #307 and $625 for the #907;

 —Berne Broudy

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