Eureka!, the outdoor brand that makes camping adventures possible, is introducing its 2015 line of gear at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Incorporating vibrant new colors, Eureka!’s latest sleeping bag line features Synthesis performance insulation that is lightweight and extremely thermal-proficient. Eureka! is also expanding its car camping collections with new tent designs and camp furniture. The new Eureka! products will be available at retail in January 2015 and online at eurekatent.com.
Eureka!’s 100+ year legacy of innovation has led to the development of its new Synthesis insulation, the company’s lightest, most compressible insulation developed to date. It is a proprietary blend of synthetic fibers arranged in a shingle construction to optimize thermal performance. Its shingle construction uses overlapping sheets of insulation that are stitched to the bag’s shell and lining to reduce cold spots and keep campers warm and dry. Eureka!’s Synthesis bags can be found in both its backpacking and car camping line for 2015.
“The Synthesis line is our lightest, most compressible line of sleeping bags geared towards backpackers and car campers alike,” said Christopher Martens, business director for camping divisions at Johnson Outdoors Gear LLC. “Our 2015 line provides a wide range of quality and pricing options for every kind of Eureka! consumer so that the guess work of selecting the right camping gear is removed and they can focus on enjoying their adventure instead.”
SYNTHESIS SLEEPING BAGS:
The Spero technical mummy series is a premium sleeping bag designed for Eureka!’s wilderness backpacking consumer. It includes six bags ranging from 20°F to 30°F for both men and women in vibrant new colors including lime punch, orange popsicle and mineral gray/vivid viola. These EN-rated bags using shingle construction and an anatomic hood design create high thermal efficiency. They also feature a full-length draft tube, insulated hood and chin baffles and a compression stuff sack. The women’s bags are cut proportionally wider than the men’s with additional room in the hips and footbox for maximum comfort.
- Spero 20°F Regular: Weight: 3lbs. 1oz.; Retail: $129.90
- Spero 20°F Long: Weight: 3lbs. 4oz.; Retail: $139.90
- Spero Women’s 20°F; Weight: 3lbs. 13oz.; Retail: $129.90
- Spero 30°F Regular: Weight: 2lbs. 6oz.; Retail: $109.90
- Spero 30°F Long: Weight: 2lbs. 9oz.; Retail: $119.90
- Spero Women’s 30°F: Weight: 2lbs. 11 oz.; Retail: $109.90
The Bero comfort mummy bag series is another superior product for backpacking consumers. Its generous cut allows for additional room in the hips, waist and footbox combining comfort and high performance in one bag. This hybrid bag was designed for the backpacker that wants more room, or the car camper that wants a hood. Available in colors including deep lavender, snorkel blue and mineral gray, the Bero is also EN-rated and features a full-length draft tube, insulated hood, chin baffle and compression stuff sack. The Bero women’s bags are also designed for a woman’s body with additional room in the hips.
- Bero 20°F Regular: Weight: 3lbs. 12oz.; Retail: $139.90
- Bero 20°F Long: Weight: 3lbs. 15oz.; Retail: $149.90
- Bero Women’s 20°F; Weight: 3lbs. 15oz.; Retail: $139.90
- Bero 30°F Regular: Weight: 2lbs. 14oz.; Retail: $119.90
- Bero 30°F Long: Weight: 3lbs. 1oz.; Retail: $129.90
- Bero Women’s 30°F: Weight: 3lbs. 1oz.; Retail: $119.90
Ideally suited for car camping adventures, Eureka!’s new Kiewa performance rectangular sleeping bags feature Eureka!’s new Synthesis insulation. These lightweight tapered rectangular bags are available in 20°F and 40°F models for men and women and are available in colors including , blackberry, cockatoo, and mineral gray featuring a low profile 3D footbox, full-length anti-snag zipper, insulated draft tube and drawcord closure.
- Kiewa 20°F Regular: Weight: 3lbs. 6oz.; Retail: $99.90
- Kiewa 20°F Long: Weight: 3lbs. 10oz.; Retail: $109.90
- Kiewa Women’s 20°F; Weight: 3lbs. 3oz.; Retail: $99.90
- Kiewa 40°F Regular: Weight: 2lbs. 6oz.; Retail: $79.90
- Kiewa 40°F Long: Weight: 2lbs. 9oz.; Retail: $89.90
- Kiewa Women’s 40°F: Weight: 2lbs. 4 oz.; Retail: $79.90
CAR CAMPING GEAR FOR 2015:
Eureka!’s new car camping gear for 2015 includes family cabin and dome-style tents, tapered rectangular sleeping bags and camp furniture.
The Jade Canyon tent series is a three-season cabin-style steel and aluminum-framed tent with vertical walls to maximize interior livability. The hybrid pole construction consisting of vertical steel legs and aluminum roof poles reduces total frame weight yet enhances the tent’s strength and stability. Available in 4- and 6-person models, the Jade Canyon is Eureka’spremium car camping tent featuring durable floors and 1800mm coatings on the protective fly and sidewalls. The Jade Canyon also incorporates Eureka!’s E!luminate System, removable reflective ceiling panels that reflect the light from a hanging LED lantern back towards the floor, increasing floor-level lighting brightness by up to three times. It also includes the Eureka! Media Center, a three-pocket gear hammock with a touch-screen friendly clear center sleeve suspended off the floor for watching video on tablets and other small electronic devices from the comfort of a sleeping bag.
- Jade Canyon 4: Dimensions: 8’ x 8’; Weight: 18 lbs, 1 oz.; MSRP: $299.90
- Jade Canyon 6: Dimensions: 10’ x 10’; Weight: 22 lbs., 7 oz.; MSRP: $359.90
Also serving the family camper, the popular Sunrise tent series adds a new model with the Sunrise 3, a durable, feature-rich tent for frequent campouts. The Sunrise 3 is also equipped with the E!luminate System and Eureka! Media Center. This tent features 1200 mm coatings on the 210D polyester oxford floor, wall and fly. It has one door with mesh top panel window, three windows with zippered fabric panels, high-stash mesh pockets in the front and rear and fly poles that extend the protective fly over each side to shelter campers from rain.
- Sunrise 3: Dimensions: 7’ x 7’; Weight: 9 lbs, 11 oz.; MSRP: $179.90
A perfect companion for the Sunrise is Eureka!’s new performance rectangular sleeping bag, the Laramie. Its Rteq insulation maximizes performance at an affordable price. The Laramie is available in a 20°F and 40°F. Laramie bags have a full-length zipper, draw cord closure and full-length draft tube.
- Laramie 20°F: Weight: 4lbs. 3oz.; Retail: $79.99
- Laramie 40°F: Weight: 2lbs. 9oz.; Retail: $69.99
Rounding out Eureka!’s new car camping products for 2015 is the Lounger Cot, a roomy sleep cot that folds easily for transport. Its hybrid chair/cot design features four reclining positions and a mesh foam pillow pad for maximum comfort. The weight capacity is 300 lbs. and it weighs 19 lbs. 8 oz., MSRP: $149.99
Eureka!, the outdoor brand that makes camping adventures possible, creates quality tents, sleeping bags, furniture, lighting, and camping accessories for a wide spectrum of campers and environments. Eureka! 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 Jetboil® cooking systems. For more information, visit www.eurekatents.com.