Kelty Ignite DriDown™ 20⁰ sleeping bag wins coveted Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award



Blending outstanding warmth, comfort, and compressibility, the Ignite DriDown™ 20⁰ rises to the top of the sleeping bag category

BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – Kelty is proud to announce the new for spring 2013 Ignite DriDown™ 20⁰ sleeping bag has been named an Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award winner in recognition of its outstanding performance, comfort, and value.

The Ignite’s use of DriDown™, a hydrophobic down insulation technology that enhances the bag’s performance in wet environments, allows users to enjoy the compressibility, weight savings, and warmth of down in situations where heavier, bulkier synthetic insulation would previously have been favored.

“Outside Magazine has a team of knowledgeable and experienced gear editors who test volumes of outdoor equipment each year, so receiving this award is truly a great honor,” said Russell Rowell, VP and Brand Manager for Kelty. “The enhanced performance of DriDown™ in varied environments from deserts to rainforests is becoming more evident and our ability to combine this technology with excellent design and attainability allows us to make a more comfortable night’s sleep more accessible to campers everywhere.”

Here’s what Outside had to say:
“Two hundred bucks for an ordinary down sleeping bag would be a killer deal. It’s even better when that bag is made of water-resistant down, weighs less than three pounds, and packs to the size of a football. That, in a stuff-sack, is why the Ignite DriDown is our favorite bag this year.”

Designed for 3-season performance in any environment, the 600-fill Ignite DriDown™ 20⁰ sleeping bag is light, warm, and above all dry in the presence of moisture. Weighing in at just 2-pounds, 12-ounces, this mummy bag outperforms standard down bags. DriDown™ hydrophobic insulation allows the Ignite 20⁰ to stay dry 10 times longer, retain 170% (2.7 times) more loft when exposed to moisture and humidity, and dry 33% faster than items insulated with untreated down. Available in regular, long, and women’s specific sizes in both 20⁰ and 0⁰ versions.

KELTY is based in Boulder, Colorado, and uses the natural backdrop of the Rocky Mountains to test, create and continually innovate within their diverse collection of backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and more. Kelty combines the best in new technology with a healthy dose of common sense to create exceptionally made outdoor products that offer outstanding performance for just about any outdoor adventure. For more information on Kelty, please go to, or call 800.423.2320.