Eureka! Grand Manan Tent receives 2009 Camping Life Editors' Choice Aw

Camping Life magazine has awarded the Eureka! Grand Manan tent with a 2009 Editors’ Choice Award, which recognizes the company’s newest tent as a product that is best suited for the family camping lifestyle.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (April 23, 2009) – Camping Life magazine has awarded the Eureka! Grand Manan tent with a 2009 Editors' Choice Award, which recognizes the company's newest tent as a product that is best suited for the family camping lifestyle. The Grand Manan will be featured in the May 2009 issue of Camping Life.

"We are proud to recognize Eureka! and its Grand Manan tent with an Editors' Choice Award," said Stuart Bourdon, editor of Camping Life. "Year after year, Eureka! continues to develop products that revolutionize the camping experience for the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, and the Grand Manan is no exception. Its design makes it perfectly suited for families."

“With the current economy limiting family vacation options, we are committed to making the outdoors an enjoyable, affordable vacation alternative,” said Mark Hrubant, brand director for Johnson Outdoors Gear LLC (parent company of Eureka!® tents). “This award shows that our hard work is paying off and we are creating products that will appeal to the family consumer. We understand that Camping Life editors receive hundreds of new products to consider for this annual award, and we are honored to be a 2009 recipient.”

A key family-friendly feature of the Eureka! Grand Manan is that it provides more useable, livable floor space due to the lower portion of its walls being straight; cots and sleeping bags can be pushed right up to the sides of the tent. Additionally, the sides of the fly roll up from the ground to expose the mesh panels for optimal airflow through the tent, while maintaining privacy. The Grand Manan is a dome tent with fiberglass poles and two D-shaped doors, and has outdoor vestibules for shoe and gear storage. The Grand Manan 7 is designed for two to three campers and measures 7'6” x 6'6” x 4'3” high and weighs 10 lbs., 14 oz. The Grand Manan 9 is designed for four to five campers and measures 9' x 9' x 6' high and weighs 21 lbs., 7 oz. MSRP: Grand Manan 7 - $209.99; Grand Manan 9 - $339.99.

Johnson Outdoors Gear LLC, maker of quality Eureka!® tents and sleeping bags for a wide spectrum of campers and environments, is part of the Johnson Outdoors' family of leading outdoor recreational product brands. The company turns ideas into adventure with a portfolio of award-winning, innovative brands that span the globe, including among others, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Minn Kota® motors, Humminbird® fishfinders, Scubapro® and UWATEC® dive equipment, Silva® compasses and Tech4O® digital instruments. For more information, visit

Camping Life was launched in 1998 and is dedicated to providing readers with informative articles about interesting destinations, products and activities to enhance their outdoor lifestyles. The magazine empowers readers with accurate and up-to-date information that can be used to make decisions about where to go camping, what types of facilities will be found there, what equipment is most appropriate for their use, and what activities are available once they've arrived at their campsites. The Editor's Choice Awards began in 2002 and is a handy resource for campers, whether they use a camping trailer, truck camper or tent as a base of operations.

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