About Browning Camping

Message from Dennis Brune, Owner of ALPS Mountaineering

Curious about what's behind Browning Camping? Well, if you have a minute to read the next several paragraphs, I'll try to give you some background. In 1993, I started ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural east central Missouri, with the mission of "providing more gear for more people". We offer performance oriented packs, tents, sleeping bags, furniture and air pads. All of our products are "consumer designed" for comfortable enjoyable trips that have tough, durable construction for a lifetime of use, and while the products are great, the prices are even better. I have been working in the outdoor industry since 1978 in a variety of design, sales, and marketing positions. A lot of my prior outdoor experience came from running the Kelty brand, which also marketed packs, tents and sleeping bags. In 1994, Brian, the oldest of our 3 children, was about to enter middle school, so I left Kelty because I wanted to have a more flexible schedule to allow me to be more involved in my family's activities. If you'd still like to read more about ALPS Mountaineering, you can go to the About ALPS Mountaineering page.

Because you're probably interested in "gear that works," I'll review below our guiding principles when it comes to all of our products.

Family of Brands

As our ALPS Mountaineering brand awareness continues to grow, we're constantly asked by our dealers and customers to add more products. It's not unusual for us to hear someone ask, "Can't you wave your ALPS magic wand over this product category and make it better for us!" When I started in the camping and backpacking business back in the late '70's, there was a greater divide between "backpackers" and "hunters." I'm not going to try to offer my opinion why these 2 groups have come closer together, but it's clear to us that there is no longer "the great divide" that once existed. With that in mind, we launched a second brand several years ago -- ALPS OutdoorZ -- to be able to offer some of our products that were more focused on the hunting and fishing markets.

Sorry for the long introduction, but I'm finally ready to talk to you about Browning Camping, which is our most recent brand expansion. If you're an avid outdoorsman, you'll surely recognize the Browning name as one that has stood for quality products for over 100 years. We're very proud and excited to say that we'll be marketing a line of sleeping bags, air pads, tents, and camp furniture under the Browning Camping line. Combining our expertise in design, manufacturing, and marketing with their tremendous brand name will give customers immediate assurance that the Browning Camping line is "The Best There Is." Whether you need a sleeping bag with a little more room, or an air pad with some extra thickness, or a chair or cot that is stronger and more comfortable, or a tent that keeps out the elements, we're sure you'll find something in the Browning Camping line that will make your outdoor experience more fun and enjoyable.

We've been blessed with a lot of growth and expansion over the past number of years. We're excited about the products and brands that we have today and look forward to adding more and improved items that will help you enjoy your outdoor adventures.

Ordering Information

Order online from Browning Camping or any of our ALPS Brands, or call our customer service team at 877.459.2825