ALPS OutdoorZ is a sister brand of ALPS Mountaineering. I’ve used gear from the latter and it is well-designed and well-made. They have a special discount program for Boy Scouts and other scouting organizations in the US. My son used a pack and sleeping bag from them for his first several years on the trail.
If you activate a lot, you might qualify for their “Pro Tester” program (different from “protester”, I guess). http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/alps/protester
Former Scoutmaster, Troop 14, Palo Alto, CA