Sleeping Bags & Apparel
Big Agnes System Bags
The Big Agnes System is different than the traditional sleeping bag on top of a sleeping pad. Instead, we unite the two. With Big Agnes, the pad slides into an integrated sleeve on the bottom of the bag, and the top two-thirds of the bag is insulated in the traditional style. When insulation material is compressed under your body, it loses most of its ability to insulate. We eliminate the unnecessary bottom insulation and replace it with a sleeve to accommodate the pad which provides the insulation. This design provides a secure foundation and keeps you on the pad all night.
DownTek™ Water Repellent Down Insulation
Down sleeping bag insulation has long been the favorite of backpackers, thru-hikers, and mountaineers due to its relative light weight and ability to pack down small. While down bags generally cost more and require more care to keep dry in humid conditions, the soft feel of down is unsurpassed and extremely popular.
Insotect Flow™ Construction
Insotect Flow™ is a flow-optimized insulation system that delivers uniform heat distribution and natural bodycontouring through its revolutionary baffle design.
Down sleeping bag insulation has long been the favorite of weight conscious backpackers, thru-hikers, and mountaineers due to its relative light weight and ability to packdown small. While down bags generally cost more and require more care to keep dry in humid conditions, the soft feel of down is unsurpassed and extremely popular.
Synthetic sleeping bag insulation is ideal for general camping and backpacking due to its durability, value and ability to insulate even when wet. Synthetic bags won't pack as small as down bags but they still compress to acceptable sizes for backpacking and thru-hiking and will generally cost less.
Insotect Tubic™ Technology
Insotect Tubic™ Technology is featured in our classic synthetic and traditional synthetic mummy bags.
Sustainability is something everyone is talking about these days. To us, sustainability starts with our staff and our ability to maintain our small company in a mountain town like Steamboat Springs. We make camping gear, and getting that gear out there into the places we love is one of our priorities. From here, we know we are in a good place to encourage others to do the same, to pay attention to the land we call our backyard, and to apply the lessons we learn there to our business sense.
Pertex Quantum Fabric
Featherweight, high thread-count rip-stop nylon that is soft as silk with a small packing volume. Thanks to its dense weave, Pertex Quantum is naturally downproof, making it ideal for the most technical sleeping bags.
Quilted construction is a simple and lightweight technique used in our warmest weather sleeping bags. In this method the shell materials are stitched all the way through with the insulation sandwiched between, similar to a quilt for your bed.
A-Flex™ A synthetic construction technique which combines layers of 'flexed' insulation with smaller 'anchor' pieces to connect them. The 'flexed' layers increase loft and trapped air space and the 'anchors' maximize heat containment by eliminating gapping and creating more air pockets.
Short Staple synthetic insulation with 97% recycled content
Big Agnes M3 Insulation
Short staple synthetic fiber with hollow core.
Short staple synthetic fibers with a patented seven-hole construction.
I-beam construction eliminates welded seams to reduce cold spots and ensures quick inflation/deflation, consistent air flow and stability.
X-STATIC® -The Silver Fiber™
X-STATIC® fibers are permanently bonded with a layer of 99.9% pure metallic silver. This silver layer is the key to X-STATIC®'s powerful antimicrobial properties, as it creates an ionic shield that permanently inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi while enhancing thermodynamic, and anti-odor properties.
The ultra-fine fibers of PrimaLoft® insulation form a tight collection of air pockets that trap heat from the body and keep the cold out, providing an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. When traditional insulation gets wet, it loses these air pockets and its insulating properties. PrimaLoft® is developed to be water resistant so insulation stays drier and maintains its insulating properties. The fibers create a tight surface tension that won’t allow water to pass through the insulation. Specifically developed fiber finishes repel water and keep the insulation drier, even in wet conditions.
Die Cut Foam
Diamond shape, die-cut foam core is supportive and light
The Joey® T55 computerized power supply is an integral component to the Gilpin Falls Powerhouse 4 mtnGLO™ tent and PowerCase/Loft. The Joey unit is light, compact and convenient and allows you to maintain your mobility and peace of mind in camp or on the road.
COMMON mtnGLO™ TENT FEATURES
- Patent-pending mtnGLO™ tent light technology using durable LED lights to illuminate the interior of your tent with enough light to sort gear, play cards, and hang out with friends without blinding them with a bright beam of light.
DAC NSL Tent Poles
DAC poles featuring DAC's new Green Anodizing™ process and we incorporate these poles and Green Anodized J Stakes in our tent line. Tent poles are shiny and smooth because of the chemical polishing stage in the anodizing process, which requires two very toxic chemicals, phosphoric and nitric acid. DAC has perfected a better process that is safer for our environment and its employees by eliminating the need for the polishing stage and these two hazardous chemicals. Additionally, they significantly reduce waste water by recycling water throughout the rinsing process.
We use a waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) seam tape on all Big Agnes tents