Business file: Big Agnes honored by Backpacker magazine


Big Agnes honored by Backpacker magazine

Steamboat Springs-based Big Agnes has been honored as a recipient of a 2009 Backpacker magazine Editors' Choice Award, according to a news release. The company makes sleeping bags, pads and tents.

Big Agnes was honored with an Editors' Choice Green Award for its new Salt Creek Recycled 2 tent. In the current issue of Backpacker, the 2009 Gear Guide, Big Agnes also received accolades for new product in addition to the green award, the release stated:

- "Best All Around" single/lightweight tents: Fly Creek UL1 Tent

- "Best All Around" in mountaineering category: String Ridge 2 Tent

- "Innovative Idea" for tents: Slide Mountain SL3 Tent

- "Top Ultralight" for sleeping bags: Pitchpine SL40

Also, SNEWS Magazine's winter issue listed co-founder and Big Agnes partner Bill Gamber as one of the outdoor industry's 2009 "Power Players" of the year, according to the news release.

Promotions business alters name, Web sites

Adventures in Advertising/Promotional Programs will become TouchStone Promotions effective today, according to a news release. The promotional marketing and merchandise company will remain independently owned, operated, and headquartered in Steamboat Springs. The change comes with a new Web site, online store and company logo, the release stated.

The new Web site is, and the online store is at


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