Outdoor performance clothing and footwear specialist Berghaus has confirmed plans to start trading in the US following a two-year trial in a small number of specialist stores.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Berghaus USA will operate as a subsidiary of the business and will begin by selling in a selection of products from the winter 2014 range to target retailers.

Walt Crate has been confirmed as president of the division, with Bo Johnson as VP sales and marketing. Both have many years of experience in representing a range of outdoor and sports brands and have a successful track record of introducing European based brands to the US. 

Berghaus USA will start by selling products from the brand's most technical ranges, including Extrem, Mountain and the recently launched VapourLight collection.