(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes® Inc., maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, will introduce a new collection of mid-weight down jackets with DownTek™ water repellent down at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The hoodless Hole in the Wall DownTek™ Jacket and hooded Shovelhead DownTek™ Jacket will be available in men’s and women’s models.
“We’re fired up to make the jump into down jackets because we know how well the technology works in our down sleeping bag line,” commented Bill Gamber, Big Agnes founder and president. “What’s unique about these jackets is the DownTek™ water repellent down and the Insotect Flow™ vertical baffles, which facilitate heat distribution and retention. It just works better.”
The Hole in the Wall and Shovelhead jackets will include DownTek™ water repellant down to reduce insulation clumping and retain warmth in wet conditions. DownTek™ uses a proprietary nanotechnology coating that transforms down into a water repellent, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial insulation material. Even in the wettest of conditions, DownTek™ repels water while maintaining loft, insulation value and breathability.
The jackets also feature Insotect Flow™ Vertical Thermal Chambers (VTC’s), which distribute heat more uniformly compared to side-to-side horizontal baffles. FlowGates™ are incorporated throughout the length of the VTC’s to prevent the insulation from migrating to the bottom of the jacket. This maintains uniform insulation distribution and eliminates cold spots.
All jackets will be on display at the Big Agnes booth (#21041) during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 23-26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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