16 August 2016 16:00:00
Mt. Rainier Design: outdoor wear outside of time
Telling you about American outerwear and accessories classics from a modern Japanese brand
Wistful yearning for the past days
It is astonishing how in today’s world absolutely contrary cultures draw inspiration from each other. From the one hand, American brands apply renowned Japanese denim in industry, from the other hand, Japanese companies, such as Mt. Rainier Design, praise classic American garments ⎯ vintage mountaineering equipment from the 60’s, hunting- and military clothes. So, the brand found a manufacturer in California where they still had qualified skills and spirits of craftsmanship from the 60’s. In the search for “long lasting and comfortable wear”, the company came down to the simple truth: “timeless design”, “necessary and sufficient utility” and “durability.” From their passion to ideal classic style outdoor wear, Mt. Rainier Design started to develop original clothes and gear for it. In the 60’s, many high skilled manufacturers were located along the west coast of USA, mainly from Berkley to Seattle, where the cradle land of “back packers” takes place. Well known outdoor brands, such as “North Face”, “Columbia” and “Sierra Designs” were born from these manufacturers. After the 90’s, the cultivated skills expanded from USA to all over the world to places like Philippines, Vietnam and China for more efficient production place.
The brand uses exclusively American made «60/40» cloth, which is manufactured in California using traditional techniques, as the starting point for its functional outerwear garments. It is made of 60% of cotton and 40% of nylon. This “smart” fabric has cellular structure and effectively protects the body from rainy and windy weather conditions, being a very light cloth at the same time.
Founders of Mt. Rainier Design were always inspired by adventures, North West nature and on-the-road life, so, they named the brand in honor of the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington and a large active stratovolcano located 87 km south-southeast of Seattle. The picture of the volcano’s snow-covered top is also can be found on the logo.
Remaining faithful to American revolutionary traditions, the Mt. Rainier Design company produces parkas, jackets, feather-beds, anoraks, waistcoats, knitted garments, backpacks and bags of a classic design with a little shade of nostalgia. The brand has replicated some of the most classic items from the company’s rich history with an emphasis on functionality, style and quality. The concept of Mt. Rainier Design is to develop high quality outdoor products in persistent classic style design with selected materials and sewing skills made by high skilled manufacturers in all over the world.
Check out all Mt. Rainier Design products at our store.
MT. RAINIER DESIGNMen's bomber S-Cotton Dark Navy
MT. RAINIER DESIGNBackpack Classic Two Pocket Black
MT. RAINIER DESIGNMen's sweatshirt Heather Pocket Pullover Top Black
MT. RAINIER DESIGNMen's trousers Tec Narrow Grey
MT. RAINIER DESIGNBackpack Classic Wing Dark Navy
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