About us

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Kluane Moutaineering was created in 1971 by outdoor enthusiasts who were fed up with the poor quality of outdoor equipment and clothing on the market.  They set out to create garments and sleeping bags that actually kept you warm, would not let you down AND WOULD LAST!!  Our products have been to the top of the highest mountain peaks in the world and at least one of the planets poles.  (by the way, some of our equipment is heading to the South Pole in 2016 – good luck Henry!! – please send us a picture or two!!)

Born in imagination of some very talented people and tested in the laboratories,  our sleeping bags were created to not have cold spots, be light and be very compactable .

All products are 100% Canadian made in our shop in Edmonton, Alberta to the highest standards with the best materials available.

Thank you to our local down producers!!

Questions to ask when buying a sleeping bag or parka

If shopping for a mummy bag, does it have a foot box?  The foot box is an important part of a mummy bag.  Our foot box makes it impossible to for your foot to find its way to the cold outside shell of the sleeping bag ensuring warm feet through the night.

Whether you are a fan of fiber or down (each has it’s strong points depending on who you talk to – we are just concerned about a manufactured product that’s major argument is that it is ‘almost as good as down’) you should give some thought as to how you are going to use your gear.

How important is weight?   Will you be packing it?  Our bags use a minimum 850 fill  (we sometimes have as high as 900) premium quality prime white goose down. The best available! Produced in Canada!  This means greater warmth, less weight and longer life.

How much room do you have for everything you need to carry?  Our bags and parkas compress into manageable (almost magically) small stuff sacks.

What temperatures are you expecting to use the gear in?  We make bags and parkas for all temperature ratings.  Be aware!  We do not inflate our temperature ratings to sell our equipment!  Although many factors can affect how the human body reacts to cold temperature, we have shown an honest temperature rating for our bags!

Is it blue/red/pink/purple?  If color is your concern, we actually want you to pick your color scheme.

Does it have a trendy patch?  Although we think our label is the coolest ever, if this is your main concern you may be looking in the wrong place.

What about fit?  Is your body not ‘average’ (like mine).  We can adjust our products to fit.  I’m 6’5″, it’s so nice to have sleeves and body of a garment that fit and a sleeping bag were I don’t have to sleep in the fetal position to keep my shoulders warm.

Have we been on TV or in the movies (like one of our competitors brags about)?  Yes.

A sidebar story – 

I was once in a trade show and found myself having our product being verbally attacked by a passer by who claimed one of the other displays had a sleeping bag with almost as good temperature ratings for less money.  I was surprised as no other manufacture makes a product comparable to our Logan Double.  Once the gentleman had moved on, I collected my bruised and shaken confidence and wandered over to, what I believed was our competitions, display.  I was about to start asking questions and prepared to be schooled about what, ten minutes before, I had been so confident in.  As it turned out, I didn’t need to even open my mouth, there on display was their ‘flagship’ sleeping bag.  A massive fiber/batten filled, two foot thick, rubber coated, non compressible, 30 pound behemoth, that would fill most mini vans to the ceiling and take two grown men to fold in half, let alone roll up.

With all my faculties restored, I wandered back to out little booth.  Several others brought up the competitions bag that day.  My simple reply was ‘yes I looked at that, it would probably keep you almost as warm but it may be difficult to get it out of the motorhome once you got it in’ and I wouldn’t want to carry it any further than that…If moving it didn’t exhaust you, sleeping under all that weight would.

email at:  kluane1@shaw.ca

Phone: (780)433-9986

or come in and browse around  (or mail) at:

10324 – 82 (Whyte) Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada

T6E 1Z8

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