COCOON® Bunk Sack with Insect Shield Wins Good Housekeeping VIP Award
The 2nd Annual Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Products) Awards have been announced and they include the COCOON Bunk Sack with Insect Shield®, made by COCOON by Design Salt, an innovator in lightweight sleep systems and travel accessories.
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The 2nd Annual Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Products) Awards have been announced and they include the COCOON Bunk Sack with Insect ShieldÂ®, made by COCOON by Design Salt, an innovator in lightweight sleep systems and travel accessories. The VIP Awards recognize the year’s ten best new innovative products that solve problems in new and exciting ways, and the winners were selected from 1650 products evaluated by Good Housekeeping Research Institute in 2009.
â€œGood Housekeeping is known for their exacting standards, and we’re excited to have been recognized out of all the new products that they’ve rigorously evaluated in 2009,â€ said Sue Morrison of COCOON.
The COCOON Bunk Sack with Insect ShieldÂ® is designed for anyone who wants extra protection from insects, including mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas. During the day, it’s great for reading a book by the lake, napping in a hammock, or as a beach blanket to catch some rays without as many bothersome bugs. At night use it for increased protection from biting insects and a better night’s sleep.
The Bunk Sack is a treated with odorless, invisible Insect ShieldÂ® technology that repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas – insects that can cause dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Insect ShieldÂ® lasts through 25 washings. Insect Shield Repellent Technology is EPA-registered and the bunk sack is appropriate for use by adults, infants and children of any age.
Made of 65% polyester/35% cotton, the Bunk Sack is durable, easy to wash and quick to dry. It features a convenient side opening that can be secured with Velcro and easily packs away into an included stuff sack. It retails for $30 and is available at www.insectshield.com.
The Bunk Sack with Insect ShieldÂ® is part of COCOON’s collection of Insect ShieldÂ® products, including the Insect ShieldÂ® Safari CoolMax Wrap, Insect ShieldÂ® Safari Bug Net, Insect ShieldÂ® Safari Nightwear, Insect ShieldÂ® Safari Silk Scarf, Insect ShieldÂ® Safari Silk Sarong, and Insect ShieldÂ® Safari Silk Socks.
About Insect ShieldÂ® Technology: In July 2003, Insect Shield introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel. Insect ShieldÂ® Repellent Apparel technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. Insect Shield apparel categories include outdoor, golf, hunting, fishing, and equestrian. Insect ShieldÂ® Repellent Gear technology is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). Insect Shield gear product categories include camping, patio, beach, pet, and equestrian. Insect ShieldÂ® technology has the potential to be an important tool in the battle against insect-borne diseases and improve the health of people worldwide. In partnership with a number of agencies and international relief organizations, Insect ShieldÂ® technology is being used for apparel and other items that people use daily to aid in protection against insects. For more information visit www.insectshield.com.
Founded in 1989, COCOON TravelSheets, MummyLiners and sleeping bags are the result of life-long travel experience. COCOON products are available in high quality fabrics with a wide variety of functional details that make them ideal companions for adventurers, travelers and mountaineers worldwide. Today COCOON is sold in many countries all over the world. Nevertheless the company is still led by a small, highly motivated team. Based in Austria, Design Salt Europe is in charge of developing new products, organizing and supervising the production and marketing in Europe and on international markets. Design Salt USA, located in Wenatchee, Washington, is responsible for sales and marketing in North America. Phone: 800.254.7258, Website: www.cocoonusa.com