Mustang Survival EP Ocean Racing Collection Receives Gold A’ Design Award

May 11, 2017

Innovative off-shore sailing collection continues to receive global recognition

Burnaby, BC – Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, is pleased to announce that the brand’s EP Ocean Racing Collection has earned a Gold A’ Design Award from the world’s largest design competition. Introduced in June 2016, the EP Ocean Racing Collection is a specialized system designed for optimal function and peak performance when worn/used together and represents years of research, development and testing.

The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest design competition, with awards for best designs, design concepts and products and services. “Mustang Survival has been designing and producing innovative and premium products for marine environments for over 50 years,” states Jason Leggatt, vice president & general manager at Mustang Survival. “This acknowlegement from respected peers and colleagues on the global stage honors the technical approach Mustang Survival brings to each product’s development.”

The EP 6.5 Ocean Racing outerwear category features military-grade GORE-TEX® fabric – which for 20 years has only been available to the military, coast guard and first responders. The launch of the EP 6.5 Ocean Racing outerwear brings the proven technology to the consumer market for the very first time. Engineered for the most demanding nautical users, the military-grade GORE-TEX® fabric offers a heavier denier for extended use and makes the fabric resistant to corrosive agents, such as fuel and salt water.

Working alongside the product design and development team at Mustang Survival, the world-class athletes that make-up the off-shore sailing crews of the Comanche and Rambler 88 provided invaluable, real-time feedback for the development of EP Ocean Racing Collection. Leggat added, “With a dedicated and talented team of in-house designers, Mustang Survival is able to create products that meet and exceed the most demanding user’s expectations.”

Available now, the Mustang Survival EP Ocean Racing Collection includes not only outerwear but also deck bags, gear haulers, dry bags, base layers, gloves and personal floatation devices (PFDs).  The new collection allows for seamless integration of the brand’s thermal layers and outerwear with their flotation and protective equipment, providing a comprehensive range of solutions for offshore racers and demanding enthusiasts. The EP Ocean Racing Collection can be found at specialty retailers. Visit www.mustangsurvival.com/epoceanracing for more information.

To learn more about the A’ Design Award and Competition, please visit https://competition.adesignaward.com/.

About Mustang Survival

Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration and inspire adventure in the marine environment. We are committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes. Mustang Survival is part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.mustangsurvival.com.

Mustang Survival. Saving lives since 1967.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

For further information, please contact:

Mustang Survival
Shannon Ward
Director, Marketing
Ph. 1.604.231.3387

Bethany Mousseau
Momentum Media PR
Ph. 1.781.801.9663

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