Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SuperTopo.com Announces 2010 Editors’ Choice Award For Duffel Bags

MILL VALLEY, CA--SuperTopo.com, one of the most popular climbing web sites in the world, revealed today the results of the SuperTopo 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards for the Duffel Bag category, listing this year’s best duffel bag and best value for duffel bags. The SuperTopo.com staff chose the following winners after extensive field testing on expeditions over four continents. Each bag also underwent extensive side by side tests to evaluate key performance metrics such as hauling efficiency, ease-of-use, and other factors. The complete duffel bag review test results for 2010 are available on SuperTopo.com. The winners are:

North Face Base Camp Duffel – winner of the Editor's Choice Award for 2010. It was the most convenient bag to load and lash and came with many carrying options. According to gear tester Ian Nicholson, "The North Face Base Camp Duffel sets the bar to which which all other expedition duffels are compared. While it has been around forever, it has undergone only minor revisions and is still at the top of the pack."

Helly Hansen Duffel – winner of the Best Buy award for 2010. This award is given to a product that balances an extremely high score in our tests and a very reasonable price. According to Ian Nicholson, "None of the other sub $100 models feature a D-shaped opening or backpack straps. It also has more small pockets than any similarly priced models."

Gregory Alpaca Duffel – winner of the Recommended award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities.   According to Nicholson, "The Gregory Alpaca is one of the most fully-featured duffels we tested and has the most carrying options."

About SuperTopo.com: SuperTopo offers the most detailed and exhaustive side-by-side comparison climbing gear review in the industry. Each product is evaluated on a common set of metrics, tested both hands-on and in a lab setting, and then field tested exhaustively on Yosemite's Big Walls, The Alaska Range, Cascades and other serious climbing areas around the world.

SuperTopo.com is the premier destination site for active, influential, and outdoor-oriented rock climbers in the United States. Offering detailed information on the most popular climbing routes in the United States’ most popular climbing areas, SuperTopo.com serves as one of the critical sites to visit when planning an outdoor climbing trip. SuperTopo.com also features the United States most-active climbing discussion forum, by and for experienced outdoor rock climbers. With topics ranging from how-to-aid climb to bolting ethics, route beta, and general fireside chit-chat, the SuperTopo Climber’s Forum is regularly frequented by many of the most well known and famous rock climbers in America.

Media Contact:   Chris McNamara - 530.545.0424 - chris@supertopo.com

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