Golden, Colorado - Mountainsmith, the Colorado-based innovators of cutting-edge packs and bags, was awarded today a prestigious Backpacker Editor's Choice Green Award for their Phoenix backpack, made from 100% PET recycled fabric. The announcement was made by Greg Thomsen, company president.
In presenting the award, Backpacker's editors recognized the outstanding design, â€œgreenâ€ materials, and performance innovations that are embodied in the Phoenix. The pack is made from an impressive list of recycled components including 100% PET recycled body fabric, reinforcements, rip stop lining, webbing and binding. In addition, the waistbelt frame sheet is 80% recycled and the air mesh is 62% PET recycled. The aluminum stays are recyclable and the hardware is eco-friendly.
In 2006, Mountainsmith took a leadership position as the first outdoor company to bring recycled fabric technology to modern pack design with the introduction of the Recycled Tour and Recycled Day lumbar packs. For 2008, the company now has over 35 styles of packs, bags, and luggage constructed of recycled PET fabric, including the award-winning Phoenix.
PET Recycled fabric is woven from threads produced from 100% recycled plastic beverage bottles. With
their current recycled product offering, Mountainsmith projects to save over four million bottles from landfill. The benefits of recycling multiply through less reliance on petroleum, less energy consumption, less impact on landfill, and a greater awareness of recycling.
Mountainsmith's commitment to innovation began in 1979 and continues to the present with a full line of active lifestyle products. The quality and comfort of all Mountainsmith productsâ€”technical backpacks, travel storage systems, luggage, camera bags, urban packs, as well as the lumbar pack iconsâ€”set the standard for the worldwide outdoor marketplace. Mountainsmith manufactures, markets, and distributes an expanding group of products designed to meet the demands of travel on and off the trail, through airports, and anywhere that carrying-comfort is essential. Mountainsmith products are sold worldwide.
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