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Seal of Approval for Silva's ALPHA 6 Headlamp: "Probably the Best Headlamp in the World"

Pelican Products, Inc. Press Release - 10/3/2010

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ALPHA 6 headlamp

Silva ALPHA 6 headlamp

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Silva got a great big seal of approval from ultra-sport record-breaker Nik Cook for the 5-star performance of its ALPHA 6 headlamp in one of extreme racing's toughest tests: the 6633 Extreme Winter Ultra Marathon 2010.

Billed at the toughest, coldest, windiest, non-stop, self-sufficient ultra race on the planet, 6633 is the Arctic Circle latitude which competitors cross on the way to the finish line. They have just 72 hours to cover 120 miles of the most hostile terrain there is, with temperatures dropping as low as -35°c, 90mph+ winds and hazardous mountain passes to negotiate, all whilst dragging their own food and equipment behind them on sledges.

This year, seasoned racer Nik - who set a new course record, finishing in 38 hours 59 minutes - was relying on this Silva ALPHA 6 headlamp to see him through the event and it didn't let him down:

"I'd been blown away by my APHA 6 running and mountain biking in the UK, but taking it to the Canadian Arctic for the 6633 Ultra was a whole new test for it. However, it coped with the -35°c conditions without as much as a stutter, and showed no noticeable drop in either brightness or burn time. There's no doubt it aided me considerably in winning the 120-mile race and setting a new course record. All in all, probably the best headlamp in the world!"

Alpha 6 Silva sets new standards with our Intelligent Light technology in the ALPHA 6. Perfectly packed with three well-designed light sources which give the right amount of light, both at a distance and close up, the Alpha 6 has a powerful 6.6Ah external battery for long-lasting light, and is supplied both a bicycle and a helmet attachment for extra stability. The Alpha 6 Headlamp retails at £299.99.

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About Silva

Silva is the leading manufacturer of compasses worldwide, starting in 1933 with the invention of the first liquid filled compass. The head office is situated north of Stockholm in Sweden. Leading export markets include the European Union and the USA.

Outdoor, Mobile Light and Wellness are the main business areas with products such as compasses, pedometers, headlamps, outdoor instruments, binoculars, professional instruments and orienteering equipment.

Silva's outdoor division is a part of the Finnish based, Fiskars Corporation. Companies in the Silva group include the parent company Silva Sweden AB and its subsidiaries Silva Ltd in UK, Silva Deutschland, Silva France and Silva Far East in Hong Kong. Silva also has representation by its distributors in approximately 100 different countries.

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