About Rocky Mountain Featherbed

1960年代後半、Rocky Mountain Featherbed(以下RMFB)は、アメリカ・ワイオミング州(俗称カウボーイ・ステイツ)のジャクソンホールで産声を上げました。ネイティブアメリカンの英知が生み出したレザーケープを参考に、継ぎ目の無い一枚革を使ったウエスタンヨークをアイコンとしたカウボーイ向けのウェアが完成しました。それが、羽毛布団(FEATHERBED)のような防寒性、保温性を保証するダウンベスト。NOLS(ナショナル・アウトドアー・リーダーシップ・スクール)を卒業した創業者はその経験とサバイバルスキルを生かし、1974年当時最高のハイテク素材であったGORE TEX®素材をいち早く採用し、一枚革ヨーク仕様のマウンテンパーカを完成させました。さらなる飛躍を遂げるかに思われましたが、残念ながら1980年代後半にブランドは消滅してしまいます。


Rocky Mountain Featherbed was founded in Jackson Hole in Wyoming known as "the Cowboy State", U.S.A., in the late 1960s. The company created its iconic down vest with a seamless single-piece leather yoke for cowboys. The idea of the yoke came from the leather capes that Native Americans were wearing. Its down vests became very famous for its cold-proof and heat-retaining features like those of feather beds. The founder of Rocky Mountain Featherbed is a pioneer of using GORE TEX® that was the most high-tech materials at that time. His outdoor knowledge learned at National Outdoor Leadership School and survival skills helped him to develop a GORE TEX® mountain parka with the leather yoke. It was thought that the brand would have been growing further, however, it ended up disappearing in the 1980s. 35 SUMMERS CO., LTD has succeeded in reproduction of the famous down vests in 2005 and even surpassed the original products after 20 years of research on the vintage Rocky Mountain Featherbed. Today, we produce unique luxury down products sustaining the solid value of the brand's original traditions, such as the yoke cut out of a single-piece of leather and the natural mouton collar, and adding contemporariness. Rocky Mountain Featherbed attracts many people in the world through generations. Our aim is to provide customers with the joy of wearing the timeless value of Rocky Mountain Featherbed that can be immediately felt when its products are put on.

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