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Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin Receives Top Industry Award

July 31, 2006 first published July 25, 2006

Seattle, WA, July 25th, 2006 — The Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin puncture-resistant self-inflating air mattress has won a Silver OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD at the 2006 European OutDoor Trade Fair. The design competition, debuting this year, received 153 product submissions from 21 countries. An international jury of experts selected six top products for gold and silver awards.

The OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD was established to recognize those companies showing innovative technologies in the outdoor industry with appropriate functionality and design. The hope is the award will offer consumers purchasing guidance and give industry members incentive to gain competitive exposure.

"This award is certainly an honor, and we embrace a standard that over time consumers will recognize and associate with high-quality, very functional gear," said Doug Jacot, Therm-a-Rest Product Development Manager. "By providing consumers with a product that is light enough for the trail and rugged enough to handle the most demanding conditions and provide comfort and warmth no matter what, we have created a new classic."

Therm-a-Rest's new design construction sandwiches the mattress' air-holding seal between a top layer of open-cell foam and a bottom layer of closed-cell foam. These layers are then joined with the Therm-a-Rest guaranteed foam-to-fabric bond. The air-holding seal is protected by a bottom layer of closed-cell foam, allowing these mattresses to be extremely puncture-resistant and provides unprecedented protection from thorns and sharp rocks. ToughSkin will be available in stores November 2006.

About Therm-a-Rest

Therm-a-Rest, one of Cascade Designs' flagship brands, has been the leader in outdoor comfort for more than 30 years, designing the finest portable sleeping and seating solutions available. The company's commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures that every product offers unrivaled comfort and reliability. In addition to camping mattresses, Therm-a-Rest self-inflating technology can be found in Varilite™ wheelchair seating.