Bergans of Norway Expanding its North American Gear Line at OR Summer Market

Booth #22017

Join us for what’s new at the Outdoor Demo and at the Expo OR Summer Market is 12 days away. It came up fast and your appointment book is probably filling up fast too. Few weeks back we sent you an email to see if you’d like to make an appointment to see Bergans of Norway’s 2013 Spring/Summer product line.

Below are some descriptions and photos of a selection of products you’ll see in the booth, such as the new Glittertind backpack with the SPINE Natural Motion Carrying System, Birkebeiner Jr. 40 L and Nordkapp Jr. 18 L kids packs, Glittertind and Humle jackets, and Imingen Mountain Sports pants.

Also, Bergans will be at the OR Open Air Demo Wednesday, August 1 showing its ALLY foldable canoe. At 11:00 we will have a media only demo on how to assemble it, and you’ll get a chance to take it out for a spin.

Contact Beth or me if you’d like to make an appointment, or just come by booth 22017 located on the main aisle of the main north/south exhibit hall.


Chip Smith and Beth Cochran

For Bergans USA

Chip Smith, o: 801.656.0472 x1, c: 801.597.7515,

Beth Cochran, c: 406.579.7909,


Glittertind 70 L and 50 L Backpacks

The Glittertind backpack features Bergans SPINE Natural Motion Carrying System, which follows the body’s contradictory movements. A double helix shaped spring steel frame attached to the center of the pack’s back panel allows the shoulders and hips to move freely while the frame still offers full load support. The double-helix shape also acts as a shock absorber. The result? A pack that securely holds all of your gear, and allows your body to move naturally and freely.

• Sizes: Small, Medium and Large

• Volume: 70 L/ 3,950 cubic inches and 50

L/ 3,000 cubic inches

• Weights: 70 L (2.2 kg/ 4 lbs 14 oz), 55 L

(2.1 kg/ 4 lbs 10 oz)

• Fabric: 220D, 210D Nylon

• Top lid with internal and external pockets

• Top entry with spindrift collar and compression straps

• Hydration system compatible

• Colors: 70 L (Cobalt w/Neon Green accents), 55L (Blackberry w/Magenta Pink accents and Black w/Solid Light Grey accents)

• MSRP: 70 L ($249.00), 55 L ($239.00)

Birkebeiner Jr. 40 L Kids Backpack

Perfect pack for 9-12 year old backpackers, the Birkebeiner Jr. is a mini version of Bergans’ adult packs. The small pack features a lightweight and comfortable padded back, comfortable hip belt, top lid with internal and external pockets, spindrift collar, compression straps, YKK zippers, two side pockets for water and munchies, and attachment points for an ice axe or hiking poles.

• Volume: 40 L/ 2,450 cubic inches

• Weight: 1.2 kg/ 2 lbs 10 oz

• Fabric: 600D Polyester

• Color: Cobalt w/ Neon Green accents

• MSRP: $109.00

Nordkapp Jr. 18 L Kids Backpack

For the adventurous 6-9 year old backpacker, the NordKapp Jr. features a ventilated mesh back, top lid with an external pocket, spindrift collar, compression straps, YKK zippers, bottle pocket, and attachment points for an ice axe or hiking poles.

• Volume: 18 L/ 1,100 cubic inches

• Weight: 1.2 kg/ 2 lbs 10 oz

• Fabric: 600D Polyester

• Color: Cobalt w/ Neon Green accents and Navy Blue w/ Red accents

• MSRP: $39.00

Glittertind Jacket

The Glittertind is a lightweight backcountry and hiking shell made of 3-layer Dermizax®, a nonporous waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane. The shell features stretchable nylon outer fabric for freedom of movement, extended back, helmet compatible hood, asymmetrical front closing, laser cut and ultrasonic welded details, MP3 player pocket with headphone eyelets and compact packing size

• YKK Aquaguard® #5 waterproof coil zippers on main, pocket and underarm vent zippers

• Front pockets designed to not interfere with the hip belt when carrying a pack

• Available in men’s and women’s models

• Men’s sizes: S-XXL

• Women’s sizes: XS-XL

• Men’s colors: Bright Red w/ Royal Blue/Orange accents, Bright Lime Green w/ Grey/White accents, and Navy Blue w/ Timothy Green/Bright Cobalt

• Women’s colors: Bright Red w/ Orange/Royal Blue accents, Summer Sky w/ White/Navy accents, and Ink Blue w/ Hot Pink/Bright Cobalt accents

• MSRP: $499.00

Humle Technowool Jacket

A lightweight everyday soft wool/poly blendzip-up hoodie, the Humle is built for most of the calendar. Perfect for travel, urban and mountain living as a standalone piece or for layering. A good alternative to synthetic fleece.

• Extended back and fixed hood

• Front pockets and thumb holes on cuffs

• Fabric: 45% Wool/36% Polyester/16% Polyamide/3% other fibers

• Available in men’s and women’s models

• Men’s sizes: S-XXL

• Women’s sizes: XS-XL

• Weight: Men size L: 620g Women size S: 480g

• Men’s colors: Emerald Striped w/ Cobalt Blue accent, Ocean Striped w/ Sunset accent, and Grey Striped w/ Red accent

• Women’s colors: Primula Striped w/ Timothy accent, Cobalt Striped w/ Dark Tulip accent, and Ocean Striped w/ Red accent

• MSRP: $189.00

Imingen Mountain Sports Pants

The Imingen is a lightweight mountain pant that stretches, wicks moisture and dries quickly. Great backpacking or hanging around town pant for men and women.

• Can be converted into capris by rolling up and securing cuffs with built in strap and press snaps

• Also available in zip-off version

• Front, back and thigh pockets

• Belt loops and internal suspender loops

• Articulated knees

• Fabric: 94% Polyamide (Nylon)/6% Elastane (Spandex)

• Available in men’s and women’s models

• Men’s sizes: S-XXL

• Women’s sizes: XS-XL

• Weight: Men size L: 375g (pants), 410g (zip-off) Women size S: 325g (pants), 365g (zip-off)

• Men’s colors: Black and Hot Chocolate (pants), Aluminum and Hot Chocolate (zip-off)

• Women’s colors: Black and Warm Sand (pants, Aluminum and Warm sand (zip-off)

• MSRP: $120.00 (pants), $150.00 (zip-off)

Compact Light – 3 Person Tent

The Bergans all-season tunnel style Compact Light 3 person tent is light, stable and easy to

pitch. It features a large vestibule with large zip side opening, generous space to weight ratio, large ventilation openings at both ends, and equipment pockets and attachment points for clotheslines. Other feature include:

• Inner tent is suspended from outer rain fly for quick pitching

• Outer tent made of light, silicone coated Ripstop Nylon fabric

• 3 light and strong aluminum poles designed to withstand strong winds

• 8 guy rope attachment points and 12 peg points for stability

• Tent stuff sack in super-light fabric

• Weight: 33 kg/7 lbs 4 oz (poles, pegs, guy lines and compression bag)

• Measurements outer tent: 435x180x115 cm/171.2×70.8×42.3″

• Measure inner tent: 160x230x105 cm/62.9×90.6×41.3″

• Sleeping area: 3.1 m2/33 sq. ft.

• Water resistance, groundsheet: 5,000 mm

• Water resistance, outer tent: 5,000 mm

• MSRP: $549.00

Ally 16.5′ Foldable Canoe

The Ally 16.5′ Canoe is the perfect choice for those who need large carrying capacity and optimum performance in all

conditions, from a day with the family to technical river adventures. A super light but high volume boat, it features an aluminum frame, dual-density closed-cell foam mat and durable PVC outer fabric, which absorbs shocks and impacts and makes for a versatile, easy to paddle boat in all conditions. And, it’s collapsible so it’s easy to carry and store in a convenient backpack (pack sold separately).

• Length: 500 cm/ 16′ 5″

• Width: 95 cm/ 37.5″

• Width Gunwale: 92 cm/ 36″

• Width waterline: 85 cm/ 33.5″

• Depth: 36 cm/ 14″ ht bow: 47 cm/ 18.5″

• Weight: 20 kg/ 44 lbs

• Capacity: 380 kg/ 835 lbs

• MSRP: $2,050.00

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