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Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO™ Tent Awarded with Outside’s Gear of the Year


April 15, 2015 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) –Outsidemagazinehas honored the Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO™ tent with a coveted 2015 Gear of the Year award. The award is one of the most prestigious in the outdoor industry, recognizing gear for innovation in design materials and performance. The entire selection of product appears in Outside’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands April 28.


“We are proud to receive our fifth award for the mtnGLO Collection, after already being recognized by Backpacker, Men’s Health, Gear Junkie and National Geographic Adventure,” says Bill Gamber, Big Agnes co-founder and president. “The mtnGLO tent collection is the first of its kind to offer integrated LEDs for ambient light at the click of a button.”

The double-door Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO backpacking tent features the patent pending mtnGLO Tent Light Technology using durable light emitting diodes (LEDs) integrated into the seams of the tent body. The mtnGLO system turns on and off with the click of a button so backpackers and campers no longer have to fumble for headlamps or flashlights in the dark. It offers two brightness levels and provides enough light to sort gear, play cards and hang out with friends without blinding them with a bright beam of light.

“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 mtnGLO Collection includes fourteen tent models, the Tent Light Accessory Kit, and the Power Case/Loft, a durable case designed for tablets and other electronic devices featuring the Joey® T55 computerized power supply. The Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO tent is available now for $399.95.


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 or call 1-877-554-8975.

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