McLEAN, VA (December 17, 1999) — Outlast Technologies, developer and marketer of Outlast Temperature Regulation, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Fashion Show Venue at the SIA Vegas 2000 Show, the premier gathering for the snow sports industry.

The Outlast Temperature Regulation Venue will feature SIA fashion shows during the five-day Vegas 2000 show, March 3-7. Additionally, the Outlast Venue will host fashion shows for other SIA member companies.

This year, the Fashion Show Venue is completely redesigned and in a new place, changes that go beyond the traditional stage where SIA’s fashion shows were previously presented. The Venue will sit at an angle in a corner of the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall. There will be a direct path — a 15-foot wide carpeted aisle — directly from the Convention Center’s main entrance to the Outlast Temperature Regulation Venue. Special lighting and backdrops will enhance the visual effect of the fashion shows and attract greater numbers of spectators than previous years.

SIA’s fashion shows offer a dynamic and impressive introduction to the new lines and trends in winter sports apparel, featuring clothing and accessories from every snow sport discipline. Outfits will be professionally modeled in a high-energy, choreographed presentation. Outlast Temperature Regulation will be featured in apparel and accessories at each SIA fashion show.

According to Marty Grabijas, SIA director of sales, “Outlast Temperature Regulation has had a huge impact on the winter sports market and changed the rules for insulation manufacturers. We are pleased to see Outlast’s commitment to manufacturers and to the industry through its generous sponsorship of the Outlast Fashion Venue.”

Outlast Temperature Regulation Venue licenses more than 150 companies and brands for outdoor wear, extreme wear, home products and work wear in North America and Europe. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Outlast is the world leader for Temperature Regulation technology in fibers, fabrics and foams. For further information about Outlast Technologies and Outlast Temperature Regulation, visit www.outlast.com.

The SIA Vegas 2000 show is the largest gathering of exclusively snow sports companies, organizations and individuals in North America. SIA expects 650 exhibitors will occupy 380,000 square feet of trade show space for the world’s largest display of winter sports products in one place.

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national, nonprofit, member-owned trade association of competing on-snow product manufacturers, suppliers and distributors working together to promote and develop the winter sports industry.