Klymit wins PopSci 2009 “Best of What’s New" award

Breakthrough Argon-based Insulation in Klymit Kinetic Vest Earns Coveted Technology Prize

Klymit, an innovator in outdoor technology, is proud to announce that its NobleTek insulation technology is a winner of the Popular Science 2009 “Best of What's New” award. Klymit NobleTek insulation is the only technology on the market that gives outdoor enthusiasts the power to “Kontrol the Elements” and adjust their level of warmth via flexible, gastight yet breathable chambers filled with gas instead of down or fabric. This cutting-edge technology provides insulation that is not only adjustable, but warmer, thinner and lighter-weight than other insulators. NobleTek insulation is available now in the Klymit Kinetic vest, and can be incorporated into nearly any outdoor product that uses traditional insulation, instantly making gear warmer, thinner, lighter and more versatile with adjustable insulation.

“This is an incredible honor,” says Nate Adler, CEO and founder of Klymit. “I always pick up the “Best of What's New” issue of Popular Science, and to have Klymit NobleTek Insulation earn its place among the best of the best new technologies is a dream come true.”

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Technology, Home Entertainment, Security, Home Technology, Health and Recreation. NobleTek insulation was honored in the Recreation category. All of the winners will be featured in the December special issue of Popular Science, which is on newsstands now. The story is also available online at www.popsci.com/bown2009.

“For 22 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what's possible in the future.” said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − represent the highest level of achievement in their fields.”

The Klymit Kinetic vest, featuring NobleTek insulation, comes in four different styles, with unique features to match specific outdoor activities including hunting, snow sports, hiking/climbing and water sports. All four Klymit Kinetic vests are available at the Klymit online store http://klymit.com/store/. Follow Klymit on Twitter http://twitter.com/klymit and become a Klymit Fan on Facebook.

Klymit is a company based in Ogden, Utah that develops and licenses noble-gas-based, variable insulation technologies to companies across a variety of industries. Klymit NobleTek Insulation is the only technology on the market that gives users the power to Kontrol the ElementsTM and adjust their level of warmth with the turn of a dial. The noble gases used in Klymit's technologies are non-toxic, non-flammable, and safe for the environment.

Founded in 1872, Popular Science (www.popsci.com) is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 7.1 million readers. Each month, Popular Science delivers “The Future Now,” reporting on the intersection of science and everyday life with an eye toward what's new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by the Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com), one of the largest consumer publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.