Big Agnes Tent Wins China Outdoor Equipment Contest

Big Agnes® Inc. is proud to announce that its Emerald Mountain SL2 tent was awarded a gold medal in the China Outdoor Equipment Contest at the recent Asia Outdoor Trade Fair, in Nanjing, China.
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September 27, 2007 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes® Inc., maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, is proud to announce that its Emerald Mountain SL2 tent was awarded a gold medal in the China Outdoor Equipment Contest at the recent Asia Outdoor Trade Fair, in Nanjing, China.

“We are extremely pleased to receive another award for the Emerald Mountain SL series,” says Big Agnes co-founder, Bill Gamber. “Being honored at the Asia Outdoor Trade Fair will help us gain exposure and recognition in China and beyond. This is an achievement that Big Agnes is very proud of.”

Officially named the 2007 China Outdoor Equipment Contest, Big Agnes' Emerald Mountain SL2 was awarded the gold medal in the tent category. In addition to this award, Big Agnes' Emerald Mountain SL tents have received several prestigious awards for “BEST” tent in 2007 from several US publications including Backpacker and Outside. The Emerald Mountain SL Series combines the benefits of Big Agnes' lightest free-standing tents with roomy interiors and two opposing doors and vestibules. The tent poles, DAC Featherlite NSL, feature an environmentally anodizing process that significantly reduces the use of hazardous chemicals, as well as Reverse Combi pole optimization for increased strength and weight savings.

“Big Agnes has changed the way people look at tents. Traditionally, tent manufacturers have opted for stronger materials increasing the weight and strength of their designs. The Emerald Mountain SL2 is stronger than most with lighter materials,” says Billy Guo of Amphilon Inc., distributor of Big Agnes in China. “We also notice that China's core outdoor enthusiast gravitates towards the lighter color schemes featured in the Emerald Mountain SL series.”

Held from August 23-26 at the Nanjing International Exhibition Center, the Asia Outdoor Trade Fair included 214 outdoor exhibitors, approximately 500 members of the media and 8218 trade visitors from 16 nations. For more information about Asia Outdoors, go to: www.asian-outdoor.com/english/.

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. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.

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