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Eureka!, maker of high-quality, innovative sleep systems, tents, furniture and lighting for a wide range of campers, introduces its expansion into the backpack market for 2012. In addition, Eureka! bolsters its sleeping bag line with new size options and accessories including a co-branded liner developed in conjunction with International Mountain Guides. Building on its success of delivering comfort and performance to all types of campers, Eureka!’s recreational tent lines are expanded with the Copper Canyon 4 and Tetragon series of tents. Additional camping accessories include new lighting and furniture for 2012.
â€œEureka! has built its reputation on creating products that a variety of outdoor enthusiasts can rely on and enjoy, regardless of the type of outdoor adventure they seek,â€ said Mark Hrubant, Eureka! brand director for Eureka! tents. â€œThis year we have developed new products across our lines that address the needs and desires of many different types of outdoor participants. From our new sleeping bag liner for the avid user to our new kid’s camp chair for the family, Eureka!’s 2012 products answer the need for outdoor gear that is both versatile and affordable.â€
Named after peaks in the Adirondacks, Eureka! has designed its new backpacks to accommodate a variety of outdoor adventures including multi-day, weekend and day trips. Designed for comfort and accessibility, the Eureka! backpack collection delivers quality features at an affordable price. Each backpack is constructed of a 420D polyester mini ripstop body with a 600D polyester oxford bottom and features a padded and ventilated back panel with 3D spacer mesh, padded hip belts, slide adjustable sternum straps with safety whistles, built-in rain covers, and a boxed and padded hydration sleeve that doubles as a laptop/tablet compartment.
o Mt. Isolation 65L (36â€ x 13â€ x 9â€); weight: 6 lbs.; torso fit range: 16â€-21â€; color: Pesto Green/Pirate Black; Retail: $149.99
o Sawtooth 45L (21.5â€ x 11.5â€ x 8â€); weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz.; colors: Pesto Green/Pirate Black and Pirate Black/Moab Red; Retail: $99.99
o Wolf Jaw 40L (21.5â€ x 13.75â€ x 8.5â€); weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz.; colors: Pesto Green/Pirate Black and Pirate Black/Moab Red; Retail: $89.99
o Panther Peak 30L (20.5â€ x 10.25â€ x 7â€): weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz.; colors: Pesto Green/Pirate Black and Pirate Black/Moab Red; Retail: $69.99
Eureka! Sleeping Bags:
Catering to a wide spectrum of outdoor adventurers, Eureka!’s new sleeping bag line offers something for everyone â€“ from the first-time family camper to the seasoned backpacker. For recreational campers and traditional outdoorsmen, Eureka! is introducing a new â€œbigâ€ size for its updated Sandstone sleeping bags that feature a more generous cut for big and tall campers. The new big size is a full six inches wider and six inches longer than traditional sleeping bags, providing optimal comfort for larger campers.
â€œEureka! is answering the need for larger-sized bags for the big and tall segment of the market, an underserved group that is of considerable interest to our retailers,â€ said Rob Marcello, Eureka! associate product manager. â€œAs a pioneer in the camping industry, Eureka! is once again delivering on its promise of quality and affordability while addressing the needs of varied outdoor participants.â€
The Sandstone sleeping bags are constructed of 68D polyester taffeta and 75D polyester ripstop shell with a â€œpeachedâ€ polyester liner fabric that is super-soft and feels warm to the touch, a full-length draft tube, internal and external pockets and a stuff sack. The line also includes a new two-person, double-sized bag with a full zipper that can easily convert into two separate bags if needed.
o Sandstone 30 Regular (76â€ x 34â€): 3lbs. 9 oz.; Retail: $59.99
o Sandstone 30 Big (82â€ x 40â€): 4 lbs. 9 oz.; Retail: $69.99
o Sandstone 30 Double (82â€ x 68â€): 7 lbs. 15 oz.; Retail: $109.99
o Sandstone 45 Regular (76â€ x 34â€): 3 lbs. 2 oz.; Retail: $49.99
o Sandstone 45 Big (82â€ x 40â€): 3 lbs. 15 oz.; Retail: $59.99
Eureka!’s Deep Woods collection will also include the new â€œbigâ€ sizing for 2012. The all-new Caliber sleeping bags are constructed of 75D polyester ripstop shell with 100% yarn dyed cotton flannel liners and feature a full-length draft tube, internal/external pockets and a stuff sack.
o Caliber 15 Big (96â€ x 40â€): 6 lbs. 1 oz.; Retail: $109.99
o Caliber 30 Big (82â€ x 40â€): 5 lbs. 4 oz.; Retail: $99.99
Developed in conjunction with International Mountain Guides for its Mt. Rainer programs, Eureka! co-branded its IMG Liner, which fits a traditional mummy-shaped sleeping bag. This machine-washable liner provides additional comfort to any mummy bag. It is constructed of 75D peached polyester and includes an integrated 7â€ x 6â€ stuff sack.
o IMG Liner regular (82â€ x 32â€ x 21â€): 7 oz.; Retail: $39.99
o IMG Liner long (87â€ x 34â€ x 22â€): 9 oz.; Retail: $45.99
Building on the success of its DualTemp line launched last year, Eureka! adds a DualTemp 30/50 bag for 2012. This bag is ideal for changing weather conditions during summer camping and features a 66D polyester ripstop shell, Eureka!’s proprietary Rteq insulation and a trapezoidal foot box. The hybrid-rectangular design features contoured shoulders and a tapered lower leg section with generous width through the chest and hips. Each bag has â€œpeachedâ€ polyester liner fabric, a top draw cord, an internal pocket, hang loops and a compression stuff sack.
o DualTemp 30/50 regular: (72â€ x 33â€ x 26.5â€), weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz.; Retail: $99.99
o DualTemp 30/50 long: (78â€ x 33â€ x 26.5â€), weight: 3 lbs.; Retail: $109.99.
Eureka!’s Recreational Tents:
In 2012 Eureka! is expanding its Copper Canyon recreational tent line with the Copper Canyon 4, a six-pole cabin-style, four-person tent with a center height of seven feet. It features near-vertical walls, bathtub floors, hanging gear loft organizers, one large D-style door, a full mesh roof and windows on each side for increased ventilation, and high-stash interior pocketing. Dimensions: 8′ x 8′; Weight: 18 lbs 10 oz.; Retail: $199.99
The Tetragon series of two-pole, modified rectangular tents designed for the recreational camper have been redesigned with a fly that includes two fly rods that extend over the doors for added stability and greater rain protection. Available in six sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10, these tents feature an elevated bathtub floor to keep water out, mesh side panels and full mesh roof for greater air circulation, gear lofts and multiple interior storage pockets. The Tetragon series of tents ranges in price from $89.99 to $359.99.
Eureka! Camp Furniture:
Two new items will be added to Eureka!’s line of high-quality, affordable camp furniture in 2012:
The Curvy Kid’s Chair builds on the successful launch of the brand’s Curvy furniture collection in 2011. This comfortable, sling-style chair features padded mesh armrests, a side beverage holder that prevents spilled drinks and a carry bag. It measures 17.5â€ x 20â€ x 23.5â€; folded size: 5.5â€ x 5â€ x 26â€; weight capacity: 125 lbs; carry weight: 5 lbs.; Retail: $34.99.
The Campelona Chair features 3D spacer mesh in the lumbar panel with foam padding in the seat and headrest. It’s low-ride slim design folds flat for easy transport and storage. Its side beverage holder is large enough to hold a water bottle. It also features seatback pocketing and six loop webbed daisy chain. It measures 19.3â€ x 27.5â€ x 28.3â€; folded size: 37â€ x 4â€ x 19â€; weight capacity: 300 lbs.; carry weight 7 lbs, 3 oz.; Retail: $39.99.
Eureka!’s portable lanterns and flashlights provide high output lighting with maximum run times through the use of LED lighting. New this year is the Warrior 230 Lantern with a remote control that also functions as a flashlight. Its features include an SOS flashing mode, a dimmer control and rugged housing. The Warrior 230 can also be hung with the use of a carabiner hook. It measures 3.4â€ x 3.4â€ x 7.3â€ and runs on three D-size batteries. Battery life (ANSI measured): high â€“ 50 hours; low â€“ 200 hours; flashing â€“ 200 hours. Retail: $59.99.
Eureka!, offering quality tents, sleeping bags, furniture, lighting, and camping accessories for a wide spectrum of campers and environments, is part of the Johnson Outdoors’ family of leading outdoor recreational product brands. The company turns ideas into adventure with a portfolio of award-winning, innovative brands that span the globe, including among others, Old TownÂ® canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayakâ„¢, NeckyÂ® kayaks, Minn KotaÂ® motors, HumminbirdÂ® fishfinders, ScubaproÂ® and UWATECÂ® dive equipment, SilvaÂ® compasses and Tech4oÂ® digital instruments. For more information, visit www.eurekatents.com.