2013.04 - Pinneco Core® Credited For Big Agnes’ Shoestring SL 22 Recognition In The Backpacker Gear Guide 2013 For Best Synthetic Sleeping Bag

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Pinneco Research Ltd.

Pinneco Core® Credited For Big Agnes’ Shoestring SL 22 Recognition In The Backpacker Gear Guide 2013 For Best Synthetic Sleeping Bag


HONG KONG, April 2013 – Big Agnes Shoestring SL 22 Sleeping Bag was named Best Synthetic Sleeping Bag in the Backpacker’s Gear Guide 2013, and the Gear Guide 2013 credits the new Pinneco Core® technology.

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 Backpacker’s Gear Guide 2013 appraised that the Shoestring SL 22 uses Insotect TubicTM insulation system. Insotect TubicTM combines the presence of Vertical Thermal ChannelTM (VTC) and Insotect’s proprietary DualVaultTM system component, alongside with the Pinneco Core® technology, into one complete insulation system. The tubular-shaped channels allows for the vertical and arched insulation fibers to deliver its maximum loft. Air is better trapped, and this system saves weight.

Credit goes to the insulation technology, Pinneco Core®. Pinneco Core® is a synthetic insulation technology is made from short-stapled fiber insulation layers, and features CoreScreenTM, a breathable membrane. This membrane is laminated onto insulation layers through a patented process called CoreFusionTM. The CoreScreenTM membrane is sealed onto the insulation, which effectively works as virtual air pump, actively drawing moisture away while retaining warmth within. The CoreScreenTM also works as a backbone of the insulation structure. It provides structural strength and support, and can cater to a variety of different architects. Pinneco Core® is the only synthetic insulation technology that can maximize the performance this tubular construction.

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About Backpacker
BACKPACKER is the leading publication for outdoor sports enthusiasts with over 1.1 million readers.

About Big Agnes
Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents. Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.

About Insotect
Insotect is the originator of the ground-breaking insulation system concept that has become one of the most significant drivers of performance for sleeping bags in the outdoor gear industry. The company delivers forward thinking innovating directly related to improved performance and comfort for outdoor gear. Insotect’s insulation systems and technologies have been adopted by leading industry brands such as Marmot, EMS, Big Agnes, Montbell, and others. Insotect is widely recognized by the industry as the world’s leading solution provider and innovator of outdoor comfort technology. For more information please visit: www.insotect.com

About Pinneco®
Pinneco® is a pioneer in fiber-insulation innovation, delivering superior product solutions and eco-engineering. As an innovation leader driven to continuously improve and redefine fiber-insulation excellence, we deliver the most refined & progressive fiber-insulation solution. As a key global advocate for environmental conservation, we are committed to eco-friendly product development in strict accordance with the world’s leading environmental standards. For more information please visit: www.pinneco.com