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Climashield® Reaches New Heights with APEX

New insulation is industry leader in weight and thermal efficiency combination

SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2009 - Today, at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show, Climashield® (Booth # 38036) unveiled the latest insulation innovation in its product portfolio – Climashield® APEX. The perfect fit for outerwear and sleeping bags, this new evolution in continuous filament insulation boasts the lightest weight available on the market today.

Climashield® APEX touts 75 percent more loft and 30 percent more thermal efficiency at the same weight as other competitive continuous filament insulation. An industry low, this new continuous filament insulation is available in an unprecedented 2 ounces per square yard. Equipped with a proprietary surface encapsulation technology, Climashield® APEX offers superior warmth in extreme conditions, even when wet, while still allowing for moisture transfer from the body.

“As a total insulation supplier, CLIMASHIELD® draws on over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and insulation technology to create custom-fit insulation for whatever products our customers need,’” said Matt Schrantz, Chief Operating Officer of Harvest, CI, Climashield’s parent company. “Designed by our engineers for exceptional performance in both outerwear and sleeping bags, Climashield® APEX delivers best-in-class thermal efficiency in an industry-first lightweight package.”

At the Climashield® booth (#38036), OR attendees are challenged to test their skiing and snowboarding skills in the “Find Your Apex” contest. Playing We Ski™ and Snowboard on the Nintendo Wii™ located in the booth, showgoers compete for the fastest time of the day. At the end of each show day, the competitor with the fastest downhill time wins new Climashield® APEX gear. Official contest rules are located at the booth and at www.climashield.com.

Climashield® provides lightweight thermal insulation to the world’s most sought-after brands in the outdoor recreation, military and hospitality industries. Using signature continuous filament insulation, Climashield® engineers insulation for every adventure, delivering premium thermal insulation for products including sleeping bags, outerwear, gloves, footwear, comforters and quilts.

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show takes place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah July 21 - 24, 2009.

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