Insect Shield® TravelChair/Bunk Sack Win Good Housekeeping VIP Award

The Insect Shield TravelChair and Bunk Sack were included in the 10 winners among 1,650 products evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute as “Best New Products 2010.”

The 2010 Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Product) award winners include a wide range of categories, including beauty, cooking, outdoor gear, home entertainment, cleaning, energy efficiency, and electronics. From a digital camera with a built-in projector to a flexible grilling skewer to the Insect Shield TravelChair and Bunk Sack, the VIP Awards recognize the year's breakthrough new products that solve every day problems in new and exciting ways.

The scientists and engineers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, the magazine's state-of-the-art laboratory, evaluate thousands of products each year. The VIP Award winners stand out for their pioneering breakthroughs and are also tested for performance and safety.

According to Mirima Arond, director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, “The winners of our 2010 VIP Awards represent a wide variety of product categories and stand out for the innovative way they make family's lives easier. And, of course, the engineers, chemists, nutritionists, textile experts, and other scientists at the Research Institute evaluate the products to ensure they're effective.”

Travel Chair and Cocoon Bunk Sack with Insect Shield: Whether camping in the wilderness or sitting on the sidelines of your child's soccer game, you'll want this portable chair as your perch. An insect repellent embedded in the fabric keeps biting bugs from ruining your good time (and is also EPA-registered and appropriate for use by children and pregnant women). The bunk sack has been similarly treated, and can be used by itself or as a cover for a no-itch night under the stars. Price: $60 (chair): and $30 (bunk sack):

About Insect Shield Technology:
In July 2003, Insect Shield introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel. Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. Insect Shield® Repellent Gear technology is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). Insect Shield technology has the potential to be an important tool in the battle against insect-borne diseases and improve the health of people worldwide. In partnership with a number of agencies and international relief organizations, Insect Shield technology is being used for apparel and other items that people use daily to aid in protection against insects. For more information visit
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