“Big Agnes is committed to producing gear made from the most sustainable materials possible to help minimise our environmental impacts and increase the durability of our products,” says Bill Gamber, co-founder and president of Big Agnes. “The unique materials sourced for this pad, as well as new solution-dyed fabric tents, will help lower the energy consumption, water use and chemicals used for production. Our team is working hard to reduce our impacts, one pad and tent at a time.”
How does this eco boffinry all work? Well, the TwisterCane BioFoam Sleeping Pad is made from an environmentally conscious material – a unique EVA foam that contains more than 60% sustainably grown sugarcane resin. Sugarcane is a renewable raw material that contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, thus helping to combat climate change and other environmental problems. Moreover, the sugarcane resin sourced by Big Agnes is grown following Proforest ethical standards in a net carbon-negative process.