Wenger Introduces Alpine-Grade Down Sleeping Bags

Wenger® – maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife™ –introduces a full line of alpine-grade, down sleeping bags designed for the most serious outdoor adventurers.
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BOULDER, Colo. (August 27, 2008) – Wenger® – maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife™ – introduces a full line of alpine-grade, down sleeping bags designed for the most serious outdoor adventurers. The new down line includes three mummy sleeping bags, including the Visp 45°F ($249.99), Averstal 30°F ($289.99) and Rhone 15°F ($349.99).

“The legendary Wenger brand is recognized throughout the world for its craftsmanship, design and multi-functionality,” said Kenny Ballard, president of Slumberjack, an official licensee of Wenger North America and the designer, manufacturer and marketer of its outdoor gear. “Our down sleeping bags live up to the Wenger legend by offering the finest in materials, construction and features – these bags are truly best-in-class.”

All of Wenger's down sleeping bags are insulated with 800-fill goose down, a natural, expedition-proven insulation that provides the finest warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation on the market. The outer shell and liner on each bag is constructed from Pertex® Endurance, an ultra-thin membrane with a durable nylon face fabric. The material is so thin, it barely adds weight to the bag, yet provides exceptional tear strength, abrasion resistance and moisture repellency.

Other common features between the down bags include a side baffle construction to eliminate cold spots and a trapezoid foot box, which allows feet to stay in a natural position. In addition, they include YKK components; easy-access drawcords with barrel-lock closures; anti-snag zipper protection; hook-and-loop closures; and an internal storage pocket for personal items like and flashlight, keys, knife or MP3 player.

Each bag is sold with a compression stuff sack for lightweight, compact transport as well as a large cotton bag for storage.

The Rhone 15°F and Averstal 30°F feature a fully-contoured hood with easy-access drawcords and barrel- lock closures that are easy to manipulate even in low light conditions. The bags also incorporate a full length draft tube that prevents warm air from seeping through the zipper coils and keeps cold air out.

The Visp 45°F sleeping bag measures 30 in. x 78 in. Its carry size is 6 in. x 9 in. The ultra light bag weighs just 1 lb., 13 oz.

The Averstal 30°F sleeping bag measures 30 in. x 78 in. with a carry size of 7 in. x 9 in. The bag weighs 2 lbs., 3 oz.

The Rhone 15°F sleeping bag measures 30 in. x 78 in. with a carry size of 7 in. x 11 in. It weighs
2 lbs., 13 oz.

For more information about Wenger's new line of down sleeping bags, call 1-800-233-6283 or visit the company online at WengerNA.com.

Wenger is the exclusive United States and Caribbean marketer of Wenger Genuine Swiss Army Knivesâ„¢, Wenger Swiss Watchesâ„¢ and Wenger Swiss Militaryâ„¢ Watches. The Wenger name is a trusted brand known for its innovation, expert craftsmanship and precision.

Slumberjack, which is based in Boulder, Colo., is an official licensee of Wenger North America, Orangeburg, N.Y. and is the official designer, manufacturer and marketer of its outdoor gear. Slumberjack follows four core principles when designing Wenger's outdoor gear for specialty retailers. First, all products are heavily branded to connect with the legend of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife. Second, all products are designed to be “Best-in-Class.” Third, recycled materials are used whenever possible. Finally, each product incorporates innovations that are unique to the Wenger brand and the specialty outdoor channel.

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