Gear Junkie Names Vargo Ti-Arc "Best in Show" Award Winner

Gear Junkie Best in Show Award OR Summer Market 2013

Lewisburg, PA (August 8, 2013) - Each year Gear Junkie’s “Best in Show” awards are given to the “most unique and stand-out items” at the show. Out of the thousands of products at Outdoor Retailer Vargo’s Ti-Arc titanium external frame backpack was selected for its hybrid design of the external frame backpack to make it more relevant for today’s backpacker. This is the first time Vargo has been honored with the award.

“We are very honored to receive the award and are happy that the editors at Gear Junkie recognized the potential of our redesign of the external frame backpack,” said President and CEO Brian Vargo. “We wanted to bring the external frame backpack back by incorporating the best features of both internals and externals on a light-but-strong titanium alloy frame. Based on this award and the attention the Ti-Arc received at the show, we think we’re on the right track. We’re very excited to launch this new product in 2014.”

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About Vargo:  Since 2002, Vargo has been an innovator of lightweight backpacking gear. Primarily using titanium, an ultralight yet ultra-strong material, Vargo has developed a unique line of products that reflect its commitment to improve and simplify backpacking equipment.