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Grand Trunk Unveils New, Innovative Products for 2009

Fresh Wares Include Quick Set Tents, Eco-Friendly Items and Exclusive Accessories.

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Grand Trunk (, formerly The Travel Hammock, announced today it will showcase its newest “Goods for the Road” at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 22-25, 2009.

“Grand Trunk works hard year-round to develop innovative and exciting products for the outdoor market,” said Jon Neff, Vice President of Sales, Grand Trunk. “Our latest products are all about convenience and ease of use, whether you’re backpacking through Asia or spending an evening in your own backyard. For example, our new Quick Set Tents, featuring our patented ‘central hub’ design and technology, are sure to be a best seller – from start to finish, assembly takes less than a minute.”
Grand Trunk’s Quick Set tents are currently available in two styles:

•Uinta 4-Man Tent ($229.00 MSRP), the features of which also include: a generous vestibule attachment for storing gear; full-coverage waterproof rain fly; and taped waterproof seams.

•Cielo Shelter ($79.99), the features of which also include: UV protected coating and mesh with SPF 50+ and detachable floor.
Visit to view the Quick Set tent’s lightning-fast set-up.

“Industry-wide, recreation tent sales are up more than 117 percent over the past few years, which reinforces the notion that the average outdoor consumer is spending less time in the backcountry and more time car-camping, family camping and getting outdoors in a less intense way,” said Neff. “Grand Trunk’s Quick Set Tents are perfect for facilitating these types of activities.”
Grand Trunk’s other new products for 2009 include (all prices are retail): The Pink Collection ($9.99-$49.99)

The Pink Collection is a line of pink-hued products – including Grand Trunk’s signature Eco Travel Bag, travel hammock, silk sleep sack and parasheet – a portion of proceeds of which will benefit breast cancer organization Save the Ta-Tas.

Grand Trunk Tent Shoes ($14.99)
If there’s one thing every camper loathes, it’s tracking mud into the tent. Grand Trunk’s exclusive tent shoes slip on easily over shoes or bare feet, and the unique, traction-free bottoms won’t collect dirt or debris. Tent shoes also work great for use at home as slippers or galoshes on rainy days.

Grand Trunk Road Soap ($4.99)
Recent studies have shown that hand sanitizers don’t guarantee clean hands – in fact, they might simply cover the dirt and grime rather than eliminate it. Grand Trunk Road Soap includes 40 extra- thick soap leaves and a convenient carrying case for use on the road or every day.
Grand Trunk Organic Outdoor Incense ($14.99 for 16 sticks)

Chemical-free, hand-rolled incense produced in Bali by the same group that provides the incense for Buddhist temples across the island, each stick naturally repels mosquitoes and burns for up to 90 minutes.

Travel Pillow ($14.99)
A must-have, whether being used as an accessory for a hammock or for comfort while traveling around the world, the pillow’s unique drawstring design allows for quick adjustment of size and shape and includes a stuff sack for easy transport.

In addition to providing its retail partners with unique consumer outdoor products, Grand Trunk supplies dynamic, engaging point-of-sale displays and signage (complimentary with each minimum order), including recycled display boxes that provide product specifications, hanging instructions and more.
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