Exxel Outdoors Congratulates Its Fellow Finalists for American Made Outdoor Gear Award


Award Ceremony is

OR Day 2, Wed., Jan. 11, 5 - 6 PM

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Salt Lake City, Utah


BOULDER, COLORADO (January 9, 2017) - Exxel Outdoors, a finalist for the 2017 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards (AMOGA) extends big congratulations to the 19 other finalists, announced Harry Kazazian, CEO of Exxel.

Founded by Kokatat and shared with the Outdoor Industry, the American Made Outdoor Gear Award (AMOGA) is a celebration of American manufacturing, recognizing companies with compelling domestic manufacturing stories.

 “Exxel Outdoors is thrilled and honored to be amongst these remarkable companies, some of which have been making superb gear in America for over a century, while others started less than ten years ago,” commented Kazazian. “Together, these brands are truly a testament to the vibrancy of U.S. manufacturing and to the outdoor industry.”

The 20 finalists are: Atayne, Brunswick, ME, Blackfly Canoes, New Hampton, NH, Cleverhood, Providence, RI, Flowfold, Scarborough, ME, SportPort, Charlotte, NC, Alpacka Raft, Mancos, CO, Branches LLC, Osceola, WI, Frost River, Duluth, MN, LUNA Sandals, Seattle, WA, ORION Coolers, Sparta, TN, Rock Exotica, Clearfield, UT, Stormy Kromer, Ironwood, MI, Support Enterprises, Jamestown, NY, Timbuk2, San Francisco, CA, Wenonah Canoe, Inc., Winona, MN, Exxel Outdoors, Boulder, CO, Farm to Feet, Mt. Airy, NC, Outdoor Research, Seattle, WA, Renfro Corporation, Mt. Airy, NC, Thule, Seymour, CT.

The AMOGA ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 11 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Stormy Kromer Booth #70. All show attendees are invited.

About the AMOGA Awards on Kokatat's blog.

About Exxel Outdoors: Exxel Outdoors is one of the leading and largest privately-held collections of outdoor gear brands in the U.S. In 2000, company heads Harry Kazazian and Armen Kouleyan scouted a nearly shuttered sleeping bag factory in rural Alabama. They purchased it, hired back the workers and invested In upgrades. They developed it into the largest sleeping bag factory in the Western Hemisphere, and the most efficient in the world.

Press Contact: Dahlia Greer, Exxel Outdoors, dahlia@exxel.com