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Keltys Basecamp gear defines camping comfort

March 19, 2007

Kelty Basecamp collection continues to blend the best
of camping, comfort and convenience


BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – Blending comfort, convenience, value and style, the growing assortment of Kelty’s Basecamp collection continues to improve the outdoor experience for everyone.

The broad Basecamp concept began more than four years ago at Kelty, with the creation of spacious luxury tents, innovative sun shelters and plush sleeping bags, and continues this season with a family of linked products that include the innovative new Binto totes and storage containers.

“The Kelty Basecamp collection is designed to change the way people think about camping,” said Kenny Ballard, president of Kelty. “The recent trend of superlight camping gear looks past the simple fact that most campers aren’t covering 20-miles in a day and eating three ounces of dehydrated tofu for dinner. Basecamping is about fun, about versatility, and about creating a comfortable base for multiple activities -- one that honestly feels a little like home.”

Filling the generational gap with gear for any activity, Kelty Basecamp gear is equally appealing to recently retired Baby Boomers seeking comfort and convenience, as well as youthful “Millenials” on the hunt for adventure.

In shelters, Kelty’s Carport Deluxe ($250 medium; $300 large) and new Cartarp ($100) provide protection from the elements, as practically any vehicle becomes a instant refuge from the sun, wind, or rain, with protected floor space and the bonus of privacy – anywhere, anytime. These shelters are the perfect companion to concerts, festivals, family reunions, or any outdoor gathering.

In tents, the Villa 4 ($350) and Villa 6 ($425) are creative two-door, three-season tents with tall ceilings for added comfort, mesh paneling providing superior airflow, and refreshingly creative shapes drawing envy from your neighbors. Easy to set up, and complete with internal pockets and a vestibule storage shelf, the Villas are a true home away from home.

In storage, Kelty Basecamping designers have revolutionized the concept with a family of Basecamping storage products. Beginning with the stackable Binto Bar ($120), a compactable storage bin with a work-space and three spacious Binto cubes for ultra-organized hauling, the collection continues with the Binto Hauler ($90), a three-Binto duffle that stands alone as a convenient organizational tool.

Other great additions in the category include the insulated Fridge-a-Tote ($55) for carefree & cool picnicking; the stylish Duo Bin ($80) and Duo Pack ($70), each featuring a shoulder strap and mesh water bottle holders for easy toting in town or the backcountry; and the All-Tote ($45), a single-Binto carrier that’s more than just a Basecamping fashion statement.

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