Big Agnes Enhances Team with a New Director of Design and Development

March 21, 2024

Outdoor industry expert Michael Thompson hired as Director of Design and Development

Steamboat Springs, Colorado (March 21, 2024)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Big Agnes, the Steamboat-Springs-based outdoor equipment brand, today announced the addition of Michael Thompson as its new Director of Design and Development. Thompson joins Big Agnes with 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry with brands like Black Diamond Equipment, The North Face and Pearl Izumi, and will work alongside the product team to fortify new product design and development.

“I am thrilled to embark on my journey with Big Agnes, a renowned outdoor brand synonymous with product innovation, quality, and adventure. Big Agnes’s commitment to crafting high-performance outdoor gear that enhances the outdoor experience aligns perfectly with my passion for disruptive product innovation, exploration and outdoor pursuits. From lightweight backpacking tents to cozy sleeping bags, Big Agnes’s product lineup reflects a dedication to excellence and a deep understanding of the needs of a wide range of outdoor users,” said Thompson. “Moreover, I am excited to join a company that values sustainability and environmental stewardship and I look forward to contributing my skills and product background to the Big Agnes team to continue pushing the boundaries of outdoor innovation and inspiring others to embrace the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors.”

Thompson’s prior experience includes product development of hard goods, footwear and apparel. He also oversaw the strategic direction, strategy and management of these products on a global scale.

“The veteran leadership of Thompson will be an exciting addition to our already strong and award-winning product team,” said Bill Gamber, Big Agnes co-founder and president. “We always strive to invest in our team in order to provide industry-leading product innovation for our customer’s outdoor experiences. We’re thrilled with the value Michael will be adding.”


About Big Agnes: Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2021. The company produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, tents, packs, insulated apparel, camp furniture and now backpacks. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.

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Max Krapff, Backbone Media