Big Agnes' Fishhook SL2 Zipperless Tent Earns Two Industry Awards - Outdoor Industry Association

Big Agnes’ Fishhook SL2 Zipperless Tent Earns Two Industry Awards

For Immediate Release

Carl Johnson
Backbone Media
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Steamboat Springs, Colo. — Aug 16, 2012

August 16, 2012 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes® Inc., maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, earned both Outside magazine’s Gear of the Show and’s Best in Show award for the new Fishhook SL2 tent.

“Outside Magazine and are two media outlets in the outdoor market that we really respect because their readers actually go camping,” says Bill Gamber, Big Agnes co-founder and president. “We’re humbled to see the Fishhook SL2 recognized with these two awards at our industry’s biggest trade event. It’s an incredible honor and validates the hard work and commitment of our team.”

Outside’s Gear of the Show award highlights the very best in adventure gear, from sports and camping equipment, gadgets, tools, footwear, outerwear, sunglasses and more. In addition to Big Agnes’ Fishhook SL2 tent, Gear of the Show awards were given to the following product categories: backpacks, kayaks, footwear, apparel, GPS devices and sleeping bags.

Additionally, awarded the Big Agnes Fishhook SL2 tent a second major accolade at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market with a Best in Show award. This award is reserved for the most innovative and unique products at the show and serves as an early preview for retailers planning Spring 2013 product assortments. 

Big Agnes’ Fishhook SL2 tent is a freestanding, three-season, superlight backpacking tent with a spacious interior featuring a zipper-less door and vestibule.  It weighs in at only 3lbs 4oz. Instead of zippers, the Fishhook SL2 tent door uses fifteen individual magnets, all user-friendly and quiet, which seal up the door maintaining full protection from the elements. The Fishhook SL2 will retail for $399.95. 

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 or call 1-877-554-8975.