Rocky Mountain Featherbed
Rocky Mountain Featherbed (RMFB) was founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming known as "the Cowboy State", U.S.A., in the late 1960s. The company created its iconic down vests for cowboys that are with a seamless single-piece leather yoke. The idea of the famous yoke came from leather capes created by the Native Americans. The vests were famous for its cold-proof and heat-retaining feature like those of feather beds. The founder of RMFB is a pioneer of using the GORE TEX® that was the most high-tech materials at that time. His outdoor knowledge that he learned at National Outdoor Leadership School and survival skills helped him to develop a GORE TEX® mountain parka with his famed yoke. It was thought that his brand would have further success, however, it ended up disappearing in the 1980s. 35 SUMMERS CO., LTD.has succeeded in a reproduction of infamous down vests in 2005 that even surpassed the originals after 20 years of research on RMFB vintages and repeated trial manufacture.