Golf News for Monday, March 8, 2010 | Products

OGIO and Fred Couples partner to create signature luggage line

BLUFFDALE, Utah -- Whether on or off the course, Fred Couples is widely known for being both smooth and stylish. The 1992 Masters Champion and 2009 Presidents Cup captain has perfected fluidity of motion for more than three decades. This year, he has teamed with tech-savvy gear bag manufacturer OGIO to craft a signature travel line that reflects his easy, classic and technically gifted style.

"The golf community deserves luxurious, affordable travel gear that, like Fred Couples, is both effortless and stylish at once," explains the company's global vp of golf, Tom Gocke. "We worked with Fred personally to bring his cool and easygoing nature to a line that lives up to his exceptional standards for craftsmanship."

Each of the six bags in OGIO's Fred Couples signature travel collection is sleek and luxurious, while still enveloping high-performance components. Built with a combination of 1680 ballistic nylon and constructed leather, the all-black line includes:

Monster Golf Travel Bag (MSRP: $340.00) - Designed to carry everything from stand to Tour golf bags, the Monster offers helmet-like protection with the aid of SLED (Structural Load Equalizing Deck) technology surrounding the bag's base. Oversized wheels facilitate easy maneuvering, as padded ballistic nylon and tarpaulin exterior reinforce the bag's contents. Measures 52" x 17" x 15".

9800 Rolling Duffel Bag (MSRP: $280.00) - The supersized 9800 combines oversized, off-road wheels; a retractable Pullman handle; plus huge, padded compartments to facilitate safe and organized packing. The signature 9800 offers added protection using OGIO's SLED (Structural Load Equalizing Deck) system. Measures 34" x 16" x 16".

Terminal Rolling Duffel Bag (MSRP: $250.00) - The OGIO Terminal is an organized wonder featuring two oversized packing panels, interior mesh dividers, suit straps, and neoprene lining - all of which can be maneuvered with a retractable Pullman handle. Measures 29" x 16" x 13".

Layover Carry On Size Rolling Bag (MSRP: $190.00) - Compact and perfectly sized to fit overhead bins, the Layover includes a two-stage Pullman handle and smooth urethane wheels for optimum navigation. The Layover delivers plenty of space for shoes and other necessities with the aid of two low-profile external pockets and a 3" expansion zipper. Measures 22" x 14" x 10".

Street City Corp Messenger Bag (MSRP: $110.00) - This streamlined personal organizer manages and protects laptops, phones, power cords, files and work/travel necessities, identified with iconic symbols to promote maximum storage. Measures 12.5" x 17.5" x 6".

Epic Backpack (MSRP: $120.00) -Designed to accommodate most 17" laptops, the Epic 2500 cubic-inch pack offers side-entry padded laptop protection, front strap cell phone pocket, plenty of file dividers and pencil sleeves, two side insulated water bottle sleeves with leak ports, and loads of other ergonomic and digital-friendly features. Measures 20" x 13" x 10".

Like its namesake, the Fred Couples collection is built to be enduring, complete with a lifetime warranty against defects. OGIO's new Fred Couples signature collection will begin shipping to fine retail and sporting goods stores beginning April 2010. For more information visit www.ogio.com.

For more information about OGIO or to request samples, please contact:

Kelly M. Mooney
This Just In PR & Marketing
503.722.4080 | 801.450.1009
kelly@tji-inc.com

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