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Rohnert Park (CA) —Outside magazine has selected four of Marmot’s top 2015 products to be featured in their Summer Buyer’s Guide as among the best outdoor gear to have for this summer season. Marmot’s Force 2-person tent ($389) and the Electrum 30 sleeping bag ($159) were field-tested and subsequently highlighted in the publicationwhich comes out each spring and fall. In addition, Marmot’s Women’s Crux jacket—constructed with Marmot NanoPro™ MemBrain® waterproof and breathable fabric—and Marmot’s Lightening Carry-on travel luggage ($249) were also tested and featured. These 2015 standout products from Marmot appear in Outside’s Summer Buyer’s Guide which hits newsstands this week.
Wade Woodfill, Marmot’s Category Merchandising Equipment Manager, reflects on the creation of the Force 2-person tent which was introduced to Outside editors at the 2014 Summer Market Outdoor Retailer trade show: “We set out two years ago to create an entirely new look and design ethos in our ultra-light tent category,” explains Woodfill. “Too often space and livability are scarified in the pursuit of weight reduction. Our goal with the Force series was to reduce weight without reducing habitability—and we did just that.”
Marmot Force 2-person tent (with fly)
Woodfill and his design team also successfully landed Marmot’s new Electrum 30 sleeping bag in Outside’s Summer Buyer’s Guide. The Electrum 30 is a cutting-edge hybrid sleeping system which smartly integrates down and synthetic insulation zones for greater warmth, comfort and thermo regulation.
“We’ve been a successful hard goods company for decades,” explains Woodfill, who has created award-winning products for Marmot since he started working for the company in 2009. “Receiving these accolades from Outside’s expert testers speaks to Marmot’s on-going commitment to develop exciting new innovations, technologies and products, which become meaningful advancements for our customers,” he adds.
Sam Moulton, Outside Buyer’s Guide editor says: “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.”
About Marmot Mountain, LLC
Marmot is an award-winning, globally distributed brand of high-performance, technical clothing, apparel and equipment. Since 1974, Marmot products have been worn by climbers, skiers, mountaineers and adventurers world-wide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides, world-class athletes and expeditions—pushing the limits of product innovation and technology—pioneering what is possible in the most extreme environments on earth. For more information about Marmot please visit www.marmot.com
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
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