Richmond, Calif. (July 21, 2008) – Mountain Hardwear wants to support your Pack-A-Day habit. Mountain Hardwear, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel company, is out to prove not all habits are necessarily bad ones. Throughout the month of August 2008, Mountain Hardwear will give away one pack, each day, everyday.During the month of August, go to http://packaday.mountainhardwear.com, answer a couple of easy questions and you’ll be entered into the daily instant-win sweepstakes. Winners will choose one of the following packs from the new Urban Reality series: Paladin, Guardian, Defender, Sentinel, or the Natural 22, a limited pre-release destined for stores in Spring 09.About Mountain Hardwear:Mountain Hardwear makes cutting-edge mountaineering and outdoor equipment, apparel and accessories for the most extreme conditions. Mountain Hardwear was established in 1993 by a group of outdoor industry veterans and is based in Richmond, Calif. The company distributes its products through specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers in the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. Mountain Hardwear has won numerous product and customer service awards since its inception, reflecting the company’s commitment and passion toward innovation. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company. For more information about Mountain Hardwear, visit the company’s Internet home page at www.mountainhardwear.com.