Necky (r) Eliza (tm) Ultralite Honored by Paddler Magazine

Tuesday, 29 January 2008
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Johnson Outdoors Inc., a global leader in outdoor recreational products, today announced that the Company's NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) ULTRALITE kayak was honored by PADDLER(R) MAGAZINE with a 2008 Paddler's Pick Award. The award recognizes the top kayaks and paddling accessories from the world's leading outdoor manufacturers and gives the nod to the NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) ULTRALITE's innovative, women specific female friendly design.
JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. (Nasdaq: JOUT), a global leader in outdoor recreational products, today announced that the Company's NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) ULTRALITE kayak was honored by PADDLER(R) MAGAZINE with a 2008 Paddler's Pick Award. The award recognizes the top kayaks and paddling accessories from the world's leading outdoor manufacturers and gives the nod to the NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) ULTRALITE's innovative, women specific female friendly design.

Engineered by and for women - the Eliza's(TM) wider cockpit is shaped for a woman's curves and its shorter length simplifies spray skirt installation and removal. One of the lightest women's kayaks on the market, the 40 pound Eliza's(TM) continuous cored construction creates a stiff and light hull to maximize speed and reduce drag - making it easy to maneuver on and off the water.

"The NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) sets a new standard in touring kayaks for women who love to paddle," said Sara Knies, Director of Paddle Sports Marketing for Johnson Outdoors. "We're thrilled that the editors of PADDLER(R) MAGAZINE recognized the Eliza(TM) as the right fit for women who are serious about their time on the water. And we are equally proud to donate one percent of gross sales from all our NECKY(R) and OCEAN KAYAK(TM) women specific kayaks to the Breast Cancer Fund."

ABOUT NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) ULTRALITE
Johnson Outdoors' NECKY(R) ELIZA(TM) ULTRALITE's innovative design and cutting-edge materials optimize hull speed and reduce drag for an amazing on-water experience. The fiberglass lay-up creates one of the lightest women's kayaks on the market and the shallow V-shaped hull provides outstanding balance between tracking and maneuverability. Visit NECKY(R) at www.neckykayaks.com

ABOUT PADDLER(R) MAGAZINE
PADDLER magazine's 16th Annual Buyer's Guide for paddling enthusiasts includes editor's top picks for recreational boats and accessories. Published six times a year, with a circulation of 44,000 and 3.5 readers per copy, PADDLER(R) MAGAZINE features stories on paddling skills, locations, gear reviews, environmental issues, industry updates and profiles of leading paddlers.

ABOUT JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.
Johnson Outdoors is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands for paddling, fishing, boating, diving and camping. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Old Town(R) canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak(TM) and Necky(R) kayaks; Lendal(R) paddles; Carlisle(R) and Extrasport(R) paddling accessories;; Minn Kota(R) motors; Cannon(R) downriggers; Humminbird(R) fishfinders; GeoNav(R) chartplotters; SCUBAPRO(R) UWATEC(R) and Seemann(R) dive equipment; Silva(R) compasses; Tech4O(R) digital instruments; and Eureka!(R) tents. The Company has more than 1,400 passionate employees across its 23 locations around the world. Enjoy our Spirit of Adventure at www.johnsonoutdoors.com.

 

 

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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