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Fourteen Years of the Black Spider Hoody

Fourteen Years of the Black Spider Hoody

Last week we put up an Instagram post about the Black Spider Hoody and the "problem" with making durable product. If your product doesn't wear out your customers don't need another one for 10+ year...

2023 NW Alpine Spring Product Preview

2023 Spring Preview We've been busy this winter! Our factory has been cleared out of past contract sew customers trims, machines have been sold and we've been transitioning a number of our products...

Product Focused: Neoshell Salopette

Since our inception, NW Alpine has always been product focused. We've searched out and created the materials, the manufacturing and the design elements that bring you the best equipment to get th...

Belay Jacket Review

"Testers chose it again and again because of its warmth, toughness and minimal packed size." -December/January Issue Climbing Magazine

Featured: The Fast/Light Jacket

As with all of our apparel, the development of our first softshell jacket (the Big Four jacket) began with our core belief that technical cloth...

Brent Peters reviews the Black Spider Hoody and Simplicity Jacket

Brent Peters of Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is the author (along with Kendra Stritch) of the soon to be published Ice Lines: Select Waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies.   Brent estimates he has cli...

More Alaska Range Sending from the Tribe

We just received these photos from Eric Dacus of his and Jon Jugenheimer's ascent of Freezy Nuts on London Tower in the Ruth Gorge. Eric says:The salopette I bought last fall worked great. I was re...

Matthew Van Biene in Patagonia

Matt Van Biene self portrait, high on the Cassarotto Route, North Pillar of Fitz Roy during his ascent of the Care Bear TraverseOur good friend...

The Simplicity Jacket

Previously known as our wind shirt, wind jacket, orange jacket, light shell, etc, We've finally decided on a name. The Simplicity Jacket. Bam, it encapsulates everything we believe in here at NW Al...