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ReserveAmerica Announces Its Annual Camping Gear Awards; Customers Can Purchase Winning Products Directly from's Camping & Hiking Store

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2006--ReserveAmerica, the leading camping reservation service in North America, today announced the winners of their annual Camping Gear Awards. In addition and for the first time, ReserveAmerica customers can purchase the winning products directly from's (Nasdaq:AMZN) Camping & Hiking store, which currently sells more than 35,000 camping and outdoor products.

ReserveAmerica's annual award list is developed by the editors of their publications, including The Campfire Chronicle with over one million subscribers, in conjunction with the opinions and feedback of visitors of ReserveAmerica's web site throughout the year.

Featuring 16 categories, including tents, sleeping bags, GPS units and binoculars, this comprehensive list is designed to help the 36.5 million campers in the U.S. select high-quality equipment for the upcoming camping season. In addition to the Gear Awards, ReserveAmerica customers can also use the camping checklist, which allows campers to automatically purchase items on their checklist directly from's Camping & Hiking store.

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can learn more and purchase products by visiting or to learn more.

Top Tents
Coleman Sundome
Eureka! Tetragon 1610
Sierra Designs Sirius 3 Tent: 3 Season Tent
Paha Que The Promontory
Kelty Teton 4 - 4-Person Backpacking Tent
Columbia 3-Person 7.5 x 7.5 Foot McKenzie Pass Tent
Wenger 9' x 9' 4-Person Geneva I Sport Dome Tent

Top Camping Grills
Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE
Coleman Propane Camp Grill
Brunton Raptor
Camp Chef The Explorer
Camp Chef Pro 60
Weber Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grill
Century 4675 Deluxe Portable Propane Camp Stove

Top Backpacks
Camelbak Hellion
Kelty Sierra
Cabela's XPG 5000
Mountainsmith Approach
Jansport Endeavor Approach
Fox 75+10L Internal Frame Backpack by NEBO Sports (Aztec Blue)
Kelty Tioga 5000 (2006) - External Frame Backpack
High Sierra Internal Frame Backpacks Dyno 65+10,
 Cinder/Red Spice/Black
Lafuma Extreme 42 Overnight Backpack

Top Camping Lighting
Coleman Water Beam 2D Floating Flashlight
Coleman Wide Beam with Carabiner 2D Flashlight
Brunton Glorb LED
Century 7210 Double Mantle Lantern
Black Diamond Nightray Headlamp (Orange)
Coleman Endurance 6 LED Light

Top Mountain Bikes
Columbia Trailhead Disc 26-Inch Mountain Bike
Mongoose Men's 26-Inch E303 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike
Jeep Cherokee Classic 26-inch Mountain Bike
Dahon Jack 26-Inch Folding Mountain Bike
Mobiky Genius Folding Bike

Top Canoes/Kayaks
Coleman Quest 9'6" Sit-On-Top Kayak with Paddle
Stearns Back Country Inflatable Canoe
Pelican International Dare Devil Blue 15' Canoe
Sevylor Fiji inflatable Kayak with paddle and travel bag
Advanced Elements Adventure Kayak Kit

Top Camping Sleeping Bags
Eureka! Grasshopper Kids
Eureka! Copper River Mummy Sleeping Bag
Coleman Exponent Northbound 25-Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag
Sierra Designs Osage 35 Degree Down Sleeping Bag -- Regular
Mountain Hardwear Womens Clouds Rest Sleeping Bag : Down Winter
 Sleeping Bag
Columbia Thunder Scout
Marmot Helium EQ Reg
Slumberjack Baffin Sleeping Bag
Marmot Never Winter Sleeping Bag

Top Hiking Boots/Shoes
Chaco Water Sandals
Men's Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid
Women's Merrell Chameleon II Stretch -- Light Brown
Teva X-1
Columbia Skamania Pass
HI-TEC Altitude IV Plus
Merrell Men's Chameleon II Stretch
Chaco Women's Z/2 Sandal
Men's Timberland Chochorua Trail
Kamik Courage Hiking Boots

Top Bug Sprays
3M Ultrathon 8hr Protection
SC Johnson OFF! Deep Woods
Tender Corporation After Bite
All Terrain Herbal Armor Deet-Free Repellent
Muskol Aerosol Insect Repellent

Top Binoculars
Brunton Eterna Mid-Size
Olympus Outback
Steiner Peregrine
Nikon Premier LX Series
Pentax DCF HR II
Celestron Outland LX
Canon IS All Weather

Top Digital Cameras
Canon 18 x 50 IS All Weather
Pentax *ist DL
Casio EX-S600
Steiner DC500 Digital Camera
Celestron Vista Pix
Olympus Stylus 800 Digital

Top GPS Units
Navman ICN 320
Brunton New Atlas MNS GPS
Garmin GPS MAP 76CSx
Suunto X9i Wrist GPS
Magellane Xplorist 100 North America

Top Pop Up Campers
Fleetwood Niagara Model-Highlander Series
Starcraft XL 36RT Off-Road
Viking Clipper
Jayco Baja
Coachmen Futura

Top Fishing Gear
Stren Super Braid Line
Flambeau Outdoors 3005 Tackle Station Soft Side Bag
Flambeau Outdoors 2400ST Fishing Backpack
Minn Kota Maxxum Pro Bow-Mount
Shimano Clarus Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods;
 Model: CSS-86ML-2 (8' 6", ML)
Cannon Sport Troll
G. Loomis NativeRun GLX Fly and Spey Rods;
 Model: FR1207-4 GLX
Sage Two-Handed Series 4-Piece Rods
Rapala -- Shad Rap -- 5/16 oz. -- Perch
Berkley Trilene XT Filler Spools; Pound test: 6 pound;
 Color: Low-Vis Green
Mitchell Acovet Gold Spinning Reel
Roddy By Penn 175 Baitcasting Reel
Quantum -- Cabo PT 20 Baitcasting Reel

Top Coolers
Coleman 52-Quart Xtreme Cooler
Coleman 82-Quart Ultimate Xtreme Cooler
Igloo MaxCold 150-qt. Cooler
Igloo -- Max Cold 60 Quart Wheeled Ice Blue/White
Coleman 40-qt. Thermoelectric Cooler

Top Camping Accessories
Ruffwear W.A.G. Bag
Grabber Hand/Feet Warmers
Silva Ranger 530 Ultra Compass
Air Grill Blower
Kelty Carport
Coleman Portable Skillet
Coleman Deck Chair with Table
Crazy Creek Sports Chair
Camp Chef Cast Iron Dutch Ovens
Camp Chef Keg Roaster
Katadyn Base Camp MicroFilter
Zodi Instant Hot Shower
Kestrel Pocket Weather Meter
Swiss Army Huntsman Plus Pocket Knife (Red)
SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Socks -- Men's
Columbia Cloud Haven Packable Pillow

About ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider. ReserveAmerica specializes in complete reservations solutions, stand-alone call center/database management tools, online reservations solutions and park software solutions. The Company manages the largest reservable campsite inventory with partnerships throughout North America. ReserveAmerica is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI).

NOTE TO MEDIA: Electronic images of products and the Gear Awards logo are available upon request.

    CONTACT: ReserveAmerica
             John McDonald, 518-885-4282 ext. 5581
             Tracy Ogden, 206-266-1379


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