Well folks, I think we are on a roll with the camping gear over at Makais.com. We just recently added the ALPS Mountaineering brand, so now you can choose from a huge selection of top quality camping & backpacking gear from ALPS Mountaineering. Whether you are looking for an internal frame pack, a camp chair, or even a backpacking tent…chances are, you can find some great quality and reasonably priced gear from ALPS! Below is some info from Dennis Brune, the owner of ALPS Mountaineering, about how he got started with the brand:
I started ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural east central Missouri, with the mission of “providing more gear for more people”. We offer performance oriented packs, tents, sleeping bags, furniture & air pads. All of our 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. I have been working in the outdoor industry since 1978 in a variety of design, sales, and marketing positions. A lot of my prior outdoor experience came from running the Kelty brand, which also marketed packs, tents, and sleeping bags. In 1994, Brian, the oldest of our 3 children, was about to enter middle school, so I left Kelty because I wanted to have a more flexible schedule to allow me to be more involved in my family’s activities.