October 17, 2012
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Insotect Flow™ Powers Big Agnes McAlpin Sleeping Bag to National Geographic Adventure Gear of the Year Award

VANCOUVER BC October 17, 2012 - Insotect Ltd., a leader in sleeping bag construction technology, is pleased to announce that its Insotect Flow™ insulation system has helped power the zero-degree Big Agnes McAlpin SL sleeping bag to inclusion on the Gear of the Year list from National Geographic Adventure.

Insotect's contribution to Big Agnes's McAlpin SL sleeping bag includes the Insotect Flow insulation system. Insotect Flow is an evolution in sleeping bag construction; combining the presence of vertical thermal channels (VTCs) with Insotect's proprietary FlowGates™. Insotect Flow's vertical thermal channels distribute heat more readily from head to toe compared with traditional side-to side horizontal baffles. The vertical baffle construction enables the design of the bag to follow the contours of the user more closely, taking on a more comfort forming shape and keeping the insulation closer to the body. Heat can now effectively travel the entire length of the channel alongside the body, bringing warmth throughout. Insotect Flow's vertical orientation also requires fewer total baffles which translates into an overall lighter product due to a reduction in material weight.

By providing leadership in innovation and practical design application, Insotect is able to offer complete award winning solutions to its distributor brands. This award comes shortly after the launch of Insotect's newest insulation system titled Insotect Tubic™ which has already been picked up exclusively by Big Agnes for 2013.

"It's a welcome continuation to the string of achievements stemming from the adoption of Insotect Flow by our partners. We are extremely pleased to be able to work closely with quality partners like Big Agnes who are leaders in the outdoor gear market. Getting this kind of award recognition validates the diligent effort both companies invest in making the best possible products for outdoor gear enthusiasts." - Irvin Vale Akopov, Insotect Brand Manager.

The McAlpin is one of over 20 sleeping bags available from Big Agnes in 2013 which will feature the Insotect Flow insulation system. For more information on Insotect Flow please visit:

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. For more information, visit

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 innovation 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:

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Media Contact:
Irvin Vale Akopov
Brand Manager