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2013.07 – Pinneco Core® Credited for Big Agnes Betty SL 27 Win in Outside Magazine Online for Top 4 Women’s Sleeping Bags of Summer 2013: Best in Wet Climate

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Media Contact │ Joey Kwan
Branding & Communication Officer
Pinneco Research Ltd.

Pinneco Core® Credited for Big Agnes Betty SL 27 Win in Outside Magazine Online for Top 4 Women’s Sleeping Bags of Summer 2013: Best in Wet Climate


HONG KONG, Summer 2013 – Pinneco Core®’s technology was credited for Big Agnes’ Betty SL 27 win in the Top 4 Sleeping Bags for Women: Best in Wet Climate.

The Outside Magazine reviewed that synthetic insulation is a user’s best bet as it has greater water repellency. Big Agnes’ embracement of the Pinneco Core® technology was highlighted as its greatest gain, as it is proven that the short-stapled fiber layers form a high pressure zone within the insulation, pumping out moisture by an evaporative cooling mechanism to advance in proprietary moisture management.

Combined with the Insotect Tubic™ system with the presence of Vertical Thermal Channel™ (VTC) and Insotect’s proprietary DualVault™, along with Pinneco Core®’s ability to anchor this tubular construction, the Betty SL 27’s performance is greatly maximized.

Along with Big Agnes’ Betty SL 27 win for Best in Wet Climate, Kelty Women’s Ignite DriDown 20 / EN28 won Best for: Bang for your buck, Mountain Hardwear’s Phantasia 32 won Best for: Weight Saver, and Nemo’s Harmony 40 and Rhapsody 30 won Best for: Active Sleeper.

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About Outside Magazine
Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue was published in September 1977. Its mission statement is: The mission of Outside magazine is to inspire participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventures, discoveries, environmental issues, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends, and events that define the active lifestyle.

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.

About Insotect
Insotect is the originator of the ground-breaking insulation system concept that has become one of the most significant drivers of performance for sleeping bags in the outdoor gear industry. The company delivers forward thinking innovating directly related to improved performance and comfort for outdoor gear. Insotect’s insulation systems and technologies have been adopted by leading industry brands such as Marmot, EMS, Big Agnes, Montbell, and others. Insotect is widely recognized by the industry as the world’s leading solution provider and innovator of outdoor comfort technology. For more information please visit:

About Pinneco®
Pinneco® is a pioneer in fiber-insulation innovation, delivering superior product solutions and eco-engineering. As an innovation leader driven to continuously improve and redefine fiber-insulation excellence, we deliver the most refined & progressive fiber-insulation solution. As a key global advocate for environmental conservation, we are committed to eco-friendly product development in strict accordance with the world’s leading environmental standards. For more information please visit: