Industry Press Release

High Sierra Brings Home the Top Gear of the Year and Seal of Excellence Awards hosted by


Vernon Hills, IL (November 29, 2010) High Sierra Sport Company, a manufacturer of innovative bags and luggage, is proud to announce that its 59203 Seeker and S6105 Wheeled Carry-On Boot Bag are both winners of the 2010’s Health and Fitness Gear Awards.   High Sierra’s Seeker took home the gold with the Top Gear of the Year Award and the Wheeled Carry-On Boot Bag won the Seal of Excellence Award.

“We want people to easily find the best of the best that’s out there,” says Kinna McInroe, public relations specialist, for  “And if it has a GearAward» seal on it, that just makes it simpler to find a great product – because we’ve done the footwork already.”

High Sierra’s Seeker pack has a sleek design with tuck-away straps to help keep the pack from being caught on the ski lifts and tree branches.  High Sierra’s Wheeled Carry-on Boot Bag is designed to meet airline requirements including a large main compartment with book-style opening and interior clothing straps fits ski or snowboard boots up to size 13.

“We are honored to receive these awards for the Seeker and Wheeled Carry-On Boot Bag,” said Hank Bernbaum, president of High Sierra Sport Company.  “High Sierra is built on a foundation of providing the market with quality products and innovative designs for consumers — we look forward to submitting products for next year’s lineup!”, is known as an innovative health and fitness website, and its’s judges are industry professionals from local Health and Fitness areas and more.  For more information on, please call 1 (818) 5067853 or visit

For more information on High Sierra Sport Company, please call 1 (800) 323-9590 or visit

About High Sierra Sport Company

High Sierra Sport Company (HSSC), specializing in user-friendly adventure travel gear, offers versatile lines tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, skiers and snowboarders, travelers, students and professionals looking for the smart choice in durable and functional backpacks, duffels and wheeled luggage.

High Sierra recently licensed its brand with NorthPole, LLC, a global leader in outdoor living and recreational products, to produce and distribute camping and outdoor recreation equipment under the High Sierra brand name.

The company is also the official supplier of bags and luggage for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, High Sierra’s memberships include the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), SnowSports Industries America (SIA) and the Travel Goods Association (TGA).

For more information, please call (800) 323-9590 or visit

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