Big Agnes has joined Mountain Hardwear in accepting an exclusive one-year invitation to use the Atlas Pole System by Mountain Hardwear. A collaboration between Mountain Hardwear, tent pole engineer Frank Tehan and Yunan Aluminum, the new tent pole system features a floating pole connector and is stronger, lighter and easier to service than existing systems.
“I saw the Atlas System early on and immediately recognized its potential,” said Bill Gamber, president and owner of Big Agnes. Gamber approached Mountain Hardwear after learning that it had been involved in the development of the technology and had exclusive rights to its use.
“Of course we liked the idea of having an exclusive, but Big Agnes is well respected, and we felt the Atlas Pole System by Mountain Hardwear could gain even more credibility with two strong tent companies behind it,” reported Paul Kramer, Executive Vice President of Design and Sourcing at Mountain Hardwear.