2013.05.20 - Big Agnes Shoestring SL 22 Wins Best Sleeping Bag 2013 in Outside Magazine Online’s Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide




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Media Contact │ Joey Kwan
Branding & Communication Officer
Pinneco Research Ltd.

Big Agnes Shoestring SL 22 Wins Best Sleeping Bag 2013 in Outside Magazine Online’s Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide


HONG KONG, 20 May 2013 – Big Agnes’s Shoestring SL 22 wins Best Sleeping Bag 2013 in Outside Online’s Summer 2013 Buyer’s guide.

 The Outside Magazine appraised the Big Agnes’ Shoestring SL 22 win for the sleeping bag’s performance and accredits the new synthetic insulation used, with the claims that it “repels rain and condensation and pulls sweat vapor away from your body to keep the bag drier and you warmer,” (Stuart, 2013).

In the previous month, the Big Agnes’ Shoestring SL 22 was also awarded Best Synthetic Sleeping Bag in The Backpacker Gear Guide 2013 for its proprietary technology and construction. The Shoestring SL 22 uses the Insotect Tubic™ system, which combines the presence of Vertical Thermal Channel™ (VTC) and DualVault™, alongside with the Pinneco Core® technology, into one complete insulation system. The Pinneco Core® is a synthetic insulation that features a breathable membrane and fiber layers fused together permanently by a CoreFusion™ process which effectively magnifies thermal and moisture control ability. It is also in Pinneco Core®’s ability to anchor this tubular construction, that the Insotect Tubic™ System and the Pinneco Core® technology greatly maximizes the Shoestring SL 22’s performance.

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About Outside Magazine
Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue was published in September 1977. Its mission statement is: The mission of Outside magazine is to inspire participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventures, discoveries, environmental issues, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends, and events that define the active lifestyle.

About Big Agnes
Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents. Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.

About Insotect
Insotect is the originator of the ground-breaking insulation system concept that has become one of the most significant drivers of performance for sleeping bags in the outdoor gear industry. The company delivers forward thinking innovating directly related to improved performance and comfort for outdoor gear. Insotect’s insulation systems and technologies have been adopted by leading industry brands such as Marmot, EMS, Big Agnes, Montbell, and others. Insotect is widely recognized by the industry as the world’s leading solution provider and innovator of outdoor comfort technology. For more information please visit: www.insotect.com

About Pinneco®
Pinneco® is a pioneer in fiber-insulation innovation, delivering superior product solutions and eco-engineering. As an innovation leader driven to continuously improve and redefine fiber-insulation excellence, we deliver the most refined & progressive fiber-insulation solution. As a key global advocate for environmental conservation, we are committed to eco-friendly product development in strict accordance with the world’s leading environmental standards. For more information please visit: www.pinneco.com



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