Klymit KSB 20 Down sleeping bag honored by OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2016


CENTERVILLE, Utah -- April 27, 2016 –OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Klymit as an honoree of its annual Gear of the Year Award, which recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing. The Klymit KSB 20 Down sleeping bagwas honored as the best in the sleeping bag category. The entire collection of honorees appears in OUTSIDE’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands May 3.

This year, the OUTSIDE team of adventure sports experts hit the trails on foot and on wheels, and took to rivers and lakes around the country to put all the newest shoes, bikes, boats, fitness apparel, accessories and gadgets to the test. The Summer Buyer’s Guide offers readers everything they learned from field-testing hundreds of products, making it the top resource for everyone from seasoned adventurers to venturing out for the first time. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market are featured in the guide.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Outside Magazine as a Gear of the Year award winner,” says Klymit president Cory Tholl. “We believe in the quality and affordability of our products. In the KSB 20 Down, we designed a sleeping bag that is both comfortable and lightweight at an affordable price point.”

“The innovations in the field of adventure and outdoor gear never cease to amaze us,” says OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide editor Sam Moulton. “Our team of gear experts had plenty of difficult choices to make in putting together the Summer Buyer’s Guide this year, but after testing everything from hiking packs and running shoes to wearable tech and commuter bikes, we hand-picked the very best 350 products, including the fourteen very top performers that received our coveted Gear of the Year award. Once again, the issue is packed with everything you need for summer fun and adventure.”


The Klymit KSB 20 Down is a lightweight 20 degree down sleeping bag featuring stretch baffles and a oversized footbox. The sleeping bag weighs 2.6 lbs and has a mummy hood with an adjustable neck collar.

MSRP: $189.95

Available colors: Black and Red

Temperature Rating: 20 F / -7 C

Fill: 650 Duck Down

Weight/Mass: 2.59 lbs / 1.17 kg

Dimensions: 84.5" x 31.5" x 21.7" / 214.6 cm x 80 cm x 55.1 cm

Pack Size: 12" x 6.5" / 30.5 cm x 16.5 cm

Includes: Stuff sack and large mesh storage sack

Warranty:Limited Lifetime

The complete list of Gear of the Year Awards winners will be featured in the OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide, available online May 15.

About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world OUTSIDE. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guides, OUTSIDE Online, OUTSIDE Television, OUTSIDE Events, OUTSIDE + for the iPad, Outside tablet edition, OUTSIDE Books, and now OUTSIDE GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

About Klymit: Klymit is a company based in Centerville, Utah that challenges traditional approaches to the conception and fabrications of outdoor goods. Klymit was conceived under the idea that the experience of outdoor enthusiasts can be enhanced with new technologies that produce comfortable, lightweight, and rugged products through comfort innovation.