Insotect News Release - April 8, 2014
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Insotect FlowGate™ Insulation Technology Helps Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Win 2014 Editors' Choice Award

VANCOUVER BC April 8, 2014 - Insotect Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company's Insotect FlowGate™ insulation technology has aided the Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 sleeping bag in capturing a 2014 Editors' Choice Award from Backpacker Magazine.

Montbell's Spiral Down Hugger bags utilize an innovative diagonal baffle design which results in a longer than normal baffle tube. This increase in length would typically also mean an increase in down-shifting within the baffle tube. Insotect FlowGate™ prevents this down-shifting through the stabilization of the down across the long tube, holding the down in place to maintain uniform heat distribution, while at the same time reducing overall system weight.

Insotect FlowGates are a key component of the Insotect Flow insulation system which has become widely popular within high performance insulated outdoor gear.

"We are pleased to see our partners continuing to reap the benefits of our inherent construction technologies." - Irvin Vale Akopov, Insotect Brand Manager.

The 2014 Editors' Choice Award marks the second time a Montbell Spiral Down Hugger bag has recieved this recognition.

For more information on Insotect FlowGates please visit:

About Montbell
MontBell Co. Ltd. is Japan's leading retailer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality outdoor equipment and clothing. Based in Osaka, MontBell was established in 1975 by renowned Japanese alpinist Isamu Tatsuno. From the beginning, MontBell has focused on "Light & Fast™" and "Function is Beauty" and does so without compromising on quality, durability or function. The range and depth of products offered is what makes MontBell an extremely competitive outdoor gear and clothing company. For further information, please visit the MontBell website at

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

Backpacker Editors' Choice 2014