Introduction Video

Hello! We're Sarah and Ryan Anderson, co-founders of Alpinecho.

Welcome to Alpinecho, REI Co-Op!

Thank you for considering our REI Greenlight application. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Alpinecho Honest Outdoor Goods in our introduction video and get to know us better in the information provided below. Thank you for your time.

Sarah + Ryan Anderson

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Success at local REI Co-Ops

Alpinecho currently partners with three Colorado REI Co-Ops via their local purchasing programs.

REI Fort Collins

September 2020–Present

We're excited to partner with our local REI in Fort Collins, where Alpinecho goods are enjoyed by local staff and have an 85% sell-through rate.

Our partnership has expanded with each order and new product.

Data provided by and shared with permission from REI Fort Collins, November 2021.

REI Boulder

September 2021–Present

Our partnership with REI Boulder has successfully expanded from a single table-top card rack to a POP floor-display in less than three months.

We look forward to growing our relationship with REI Boulder.

REI Denver Flagship Store

November 2021–Present

We are thrilled to have recently joined the local purchasing program at the REI Denver Flagship Store.

Affectionately nick-named "the white whale," the Denver flagship location plays a roll in Ryan and Sarah's childhood memories, making our new partnership an especially meaningful relationship.

“Alpinecho is a perfect fit for the Co-Op!”

Alpinecho is a perfect fit for the Co-Op! Our customers love the ethos of this growing brand almost as much as they love Sarah's beautiful designs. 

We're so proud to carry their products in our store!

Caryn Wong, Sales Manager, REI Fort Collins

Alpinecho has been a joy to work with so far. The quality of the products is superb—the art is beautiful, the stickers are a high quality material, and the cards are packaged in a way that keeps them clean and crisp and married with their envelopes. The quality of service is equally superb through Alpinecho’s quick shipping and the loaning of display fixtures. Continuing to build a mutually beneficial relationship with Alpinecho is a no-brainer.

Thomas Lunden, Sales Lead, REI Boulder

Endorsements shared with permission; they are personal opinion and do not represent an official REI stance.

Future Local Purchasing Programs

In addition to our active partnerships with REI Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver, we are pursuing new Colorado locations. REI Colorado Springs has expressed interest in partnering with Alpinecho in early 2022 (currently limited by floor space).

Made in the USA

HOW it's made matters because WHO made it matters. Alpinecho goods are thoughtfully designed in Colorado and manufactured, printed and assembled in the USA. We won't take part in slavery at any level.

As seen in ...

Fresh Faces by Cameron Martindell
August 10, 2021 | Page 46

Big Trends—The Cool Kids by Berne Broudy
August 11, 2021 | Page 33

Bread + Butter (#18)
August 10, 2021 | Page 44

Bread + Butter (#11)
August 12, 2021 | Page 41

5280 Denver's Mile High Magazine

Interview by Nicholas Hunt

Pronouncing Outdoor Brands: "Alpinecho"

Feature by Miranda in the Wild

NALGENES or RESERVOIRS for BACKPACKING?!
The great debate!!

Featured in cover photo by Miranda in the Wild for REI YouTube channel

Your partnership supports ethical manufacturing in the USA, helps build a family business, and funds our next freeze-dried backpacking meal.

A heartfelt thank you.

A note from Sarah

The outdoors are as authentic as it gets. I’ll always remember the time Ryan first said, “When I’m outside, I feel like the real me.” We were miles into the wilderness on a backpacking trip, stripped of creature comforts, but feeling fully and completely alive.

As a designer and illustrator, I wanted to capture that feeling in my sketchbook. What began as campsite sketches of pine needles and mountain peaks has grown into a product line designed almost entirely outdoors.

At the end of a long hike, shared memories are our favorite part of the adventure. That’s why each of our goods are inspired by real experiences. Our hope is that Alpinecho sparks adventure, storytelling, and a genuine appreciation for the outdoors—bug bites, blisters and all!

— Sarah Anderson, Co-founder + Artist