WINNER - Win a Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20 Sleeping Bag Competition


WINNER: drzoidberg1215

For over 45 years, Therm-a-Rest has been committed to creating a better way to camp – from technical camping mattresses to sleeping bags, cots, hammocks, tents and more. The brand is offering a new line of Fast & Light sleeping bags in 2018. Built with premium materials and Responsible Down Standard fill, the new bags will allow explorers to rest better while pushing deeper into the backcountry.

For alpinists and backpackers, the Parsec™ 20F/-6C keeps your pack light while providing a better night's sleep. The 800-fill Nikwax hydrophobic down bag packs small and is one of the lightest in its category at only 890g (regular size). Oversized draft tubes and a ThermaCapture lining ensure that you stay warm and comfortable while resting for tomorrow's adventure.

See the UKH/UKC review here

Key features include:

  • 800 Fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down

  • SynergyLink™ Connectors

  • ThermaCapture™ Lining

  • Zoned Insulation

  • Toe-asis™ Foot Warmer Pocket

  • Quilt and Blanket Loops

To celebrate the launch, Thermarest are giving one lucky person the chance to win a Parsec. To enter simply answer the question below.

This competition has now closed.

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26 Apr, 2018

How can Thermarest trademark 'Parsec'? It's an astronomical distance.

26 Apr, 2018

Or a unit of time in Star Wars.

26 Apr, 2018

How fast can this bag do the kessel run?

26 Apr, 2018

Someone's bagged 'Mars' too, and that's a planet.


26 Apr, 2018

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), such as trade-marks, can be specific to a particular sector.  The Parsec trade-mark might just be for "outdoor equipment / sleeping goods" etc. 

Incidentally, IPR trials in trademark disputes look at previous efforts to maintain brand names.  Whenever you hear of a tiny burger bar, say in in Inverness, called McDonalds being sued by "the" McDonalds it's generally not because the US giant feels vindictive and threatened.  It is because to defend an  IPR case, a history of vigorous defence of the brand-name has to be shown: fighting every infringement,  So, when a huge corporate "bullies" a small trader, it is generally a demonstration of commitment to theit trademarked name, in advance of possible future disputes with major rivals, rather than aimed at the small trader in particular.

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