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Suunto X9 GPS Watch First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)

A complete navigation solution in a wrist sized package.

OR News – Day 1 Dispatch: January 30 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004) – MEMBERS’ VERSION

New products announced today at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, with product photos and specifications.

Ground Zephur Jacket (Outdoor Retailer 2004 Winter Market First Looks Review)
Arc’Teryx launched the Powershield craze with the Gamma MX product line, GoLite lightened Powershield with their Kinetic Jacket, and a new company with an ambitious apparel line has finally made...
NEOS Trekker Overshoes (Outdoor Retailer 2004 Winter Market First Looks Review)
NEOS introduces its Trekker Overshoe, designed to slide over running shoes or lightweight boots to provide completely waterproof protection with a treaded sole in a high-gaiter design. We’ve been hard...
OR News – Backcountry Base Camp Dispatch: January 29 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)

New products: MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes, Ground Zephur Jacket, and Neos Trekker Overshoes

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes
MSR launches a revolutionary new snowshoe design in the high-end MSR Lightning Ascent series. The MSR Lightning Ascent will be available in both men’s and women’s specific shapes (and colors),...
OR News Pre-Show Dispatch – First Looks at New Products for Fall 2004 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)

Featuring new products from Essential Gear, Princeton Tec, ACR Electronics, Suunto, Smartwool, Marmot, GoLite, and Bemis.

GoLite Delirium Backpack First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)

The GoLite Delirium is an internal frame backcountry ski and winter mountaineering pack that excels at organizing the tools of the winter traveler: skis, snowshoes, ice tools, crampons, you name it - there's a place to put 'em.

Pertex Equilibrium: Fabric Technology and Performance Overview

Technical, construction, and performance information about Pertex Equilibrium.

Winter 2004 Gear Watch: Backcountry Equipment for Climbers, Skiers, and Snowshoers
Winter Market ’03 Updates! Backpacking Light will be reporting from the 2004 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 29-February 2, 2004, Salt Lake City! If you want to stay informed of...
LED Headlamp REVIEW SUMMARY 2003: Petzl, Princeton Tec, Black Diamond, and Photon

A comprehensive review of sub-6-ounce LED headlamps from Princeton Tec, Black Diamond, Petzl, and Photon.

Black Diamond Zenix Headlamp Review
Summary of Specifications The Black Diamond Zenix weights 4.54 oz (129 g) with 3xAAA batteries. It is a 3-LED headlamp with two modes that alternate between a central, “hyperbright” LED...
Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp Review
Summary of Specifications The Petzl Tikka Plus headlamp weighs 2.54 oz (72 g) with 3xAAA batteries. It is a 4-LED headlamp with batteries in the lamp housing (front). The headband...
Photon Fusion Headlamp Review
Summary of Specifications The Photon Fusion weighs 5.78 oz (164 g) with 3xAA alkaline batteries, or 4.81 oz (136 g) with 3xAA lithium batteries. The Fusion has a 7-LED headlamp...
Princeton Tec Aurora Headlamp Review
Princeton Tec Aurora Specifications The Princeton Tec Aurora weighs 2.66 oz (75 g) with 3xAAA batteries. It is a 3-LED headlamp with batteries in the lamp housing (front). The band...
Princeton Tec Matrix 2 One-Watt LED Headlamp
Summary of Specifications The Princeton Tec Matrix 2 weighs 5.34 oz (151 g) with 2xAA alkaline batteries and 4.69 oz with 2xAA lithium batteries. It is a 1-LED headlamp featuring...
Princeton Tec Scout Headlamp Review
Princeton Tec Scout Specifications The Princeton Tec Scout weighs 1.4 oz (40 g) with its 4×2032 coin cell batteries. It is a 2-LED headlamp with the battery housing in the...
Petzl Zipka Headlamp Review
Petzl Zipka Specifications The Petzl Zipka weighs 2.07 oz (59 g) with 3xAAA batteries. It is a 3-LED headlamp with batteries in the lamp housing (front). The headband is a...
Black Diamond Ion Headlamp Review
Summary of Specifications The Black Diamond Ion weighs 0.97 oz (27 g) with its single 6V battery. It is a 2-LED headlamp in a housing hinged and attached to a...
Black Diamond Moonlight Headlamp Review
Summary of Specifications The Black Diamond Moonlight weighs 4.4 oz (125 g) with 3xAAA batteries (e.g., Energizer Titanium E2). It is a 4-LED headlamp with the battery housing in the...
Patagonia Dragonfly Pullover REVIEW (Spring 2004 Style)

A three ounce wind shirt with an important distinguishing feature: durability.

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