Insotect News Release - January 17, 2013
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Insotect Flow™ Makes Apparel Debut in Inaugural Big Agnes Down-Filled Jackets

VANCOUVER BC January 17, 2013 - Insotect Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company's Insotect Flow™ insulation system will be present as a key component in Big Agnes's new collection of mid-weight down jackets with DownTek™ water repellent down. The hoodless Hole in the Wall Jacket and hooded Shovelhead Jacket will debut during Fall 2013 in men's and women's models and feature Insotect Flow construction technology.

This marks the first time ever that Insotect Flow will be present in a category outside of sleeping bags. Insotect Flow has quickly gained broad adoption as a staple feature within leading high-end sleeping bags and is now widening its portfolio to include down-filled jackets.

"We're fired up to make the jump into down jackets because we know how well the technology works in our down sleeping bag line," commented Bill Gamber, Big Agnes founder and president. "What's unique about these jackets is the DownTek™ water repellent down and the Insotect Flow™ vertical baffles, which facilitate heat distribution and retention. It just works better."

Insotect Flow combines the presence of vertical thermal channels (VTCs) with Insotect's proprietary FlowGates™. The vertical orientation primarily helps to facilitate heat distribution more readily along the length of the insulated gear which is an advantage over traditional side to side horizontal channels and box-stitching on jackets. The FlowGates are placed along the vertical thermal channels to hold the down insulation in place, minimizing any down-shifting and virtually eliminating cold spots. The presence of vertical baffles also enables the gear to take on a more form fitting shape which fashion conscious consumers will appreciate.

"We are extremely excited to enter a new category such as apparel with Big Agnes. Insotect Flow has proven to be a welcome evolution in sleeping bag construction technology and its presence within down-filled jackets is a logical progression. The virtues of Insotect Flow will give both the "Hole in the Wall" and "Shovelhead" jackets an exciting new technical edge and form-fitting appeal." - Irvin Vale Akopov, Insotect Brand Manager.

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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

Hole in the Wall Jacket - Front
Hole in the Wall Jacket - Back