Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mountain Hardwear Review and Giveaway!


Ever heard of Mountain Hardwear? They're a company with some really great products for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors-hiking, camping, backpacking, etc.
"In 1993, a small group of people who had weathered years in the outdoor industry decided to get together and form Mountain Hardwear. In addition to working in the outdoor industry, the Mountain Hardwear founders were avid outdoors people themselves and included:

  • Jack Gilbert, a practiced fly fisherman who is the former VP of Sales and Marketing at The North Face and former President of Sierra Designs.
  • Paul Kramer, also from Sierra Designs, an enthusiastic backpacker and snowboarder with numerous patents that demonstrate his love for pioneering design developments.
  • Mike Wallenfels, an experienced climber and mountaineer, whose Adventure 16 sales experience gives him strong insight into what consumers really want.
  • Paige Boucher, an avid backcountry skier with strong marketing experience from her years at Sierra Designs.
Founding Mountain Hardwear was the team's first demonstration of radical thinking; the company bet on experience and passion for innovative, technologically advanced products to bring together a product line within 90 days. Many in the industry thought the task was impossible, but the Mountain Hardwear crew worked fast and smart—and introduced two products that are still in the line today: the Exposure™ Parka and the Sub Zero™ Jacket.
More than a decade later, Mountain Hardwear has grown quite a bit. The company has over 90 people in our California office, more than 35 sales reps and associates across the United States and Europe, and representatives in Canada, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. And now, with the solid financial backing of Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear is free to develop even more cutting edge designs and products."
I was able to review the Women's Canyon Short Sleeve Shirt in Pansy.  This is a really neat shirt developed especially for women who are out in the sun a lot. Special features include a flip-up sun protection collar, mesh back and side panels for more breathability, UPF 30 sun protection, and a zip pocket for your map!  I love having that extra hidden zippered pocket!  I've worn this shirt a couple times just out running errands, and it is so handy for putting receipts and money in too! The fabric is a very lightweight, cool material that is great for the summer heat.  It also has roll-up sleeves with a button tab, so if you prefer your sleeves up a little higher, you can easily adjust them (I usually wear the sleeves buttoned up). 

The material is very comfortable, and well-suited for hiking trips! Our family loves to camp out, and that generally involves a walking/hiking trip too. This is the perfect shirt for those occasions! Comfortable, cool, provides sun protection, and has a zip pocket for the trail map! If you're in to hiking/camping at all, I seriously reccommend you check out Mountain Hardwear's selection of great products! In adition to apparel for men, women and children, they also sell tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and other necessary accessories.

Mountain Hardwear is giving a Women's Canyon Short Sleeve Shirt in the winner's choice of color and size!

Mandatory Entry-

Go to Mountain Hardwear and tell me another product you like!


Bonus Entries-

2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.


This giveaway ends Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I received product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Mountain Hardwear website.



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