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Two in One Boat: A Photo and Video Essay from Montana’s Jefferson River

Father and son float trip in the lowlands. Experience Ryan Jordan's wild ride through skeeters and heat exhaustion, including running low on key supplies. Or... not.

Two in One Boat: Sharing a Packraft on a River Trip

With 40 lbs from skin out for both father and son, would our contingency plan of "snuggling for warmth" come into play?

Lightweight Pertex Shield Rainwear Hitting the Market (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Pertex Shield rainwear is more breathable than polyurethane laminates and similar in weight and price.

Sugar Coma: Days 4 & 5 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

After five glorious days of all the sweet new stuff retailers can offer, we're home and recovering from the high. Our last blog blizzard of some standouts.

Trail Designs Caldera Keg-H (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Heineken beer can based Caldera system capable of cooking for two people.

Ultralight Multi-Fuel (Alcohol/Esbit/Wood) Cooking Systems from Evernew and Trail Designs (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

New cooking systems allow a hiker to use wood fuel when conditions are right and use alcohol or Esbit fuels as a backup.

Klymit Kinetic Vest (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Klymit launches their first products based on their noble gas inflation technology.

Rab Neutrino Sleeping Bags (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Rab updates their line of lightweight sleeping bags.

Ultralight Tent, Sleep System, and Tarps from Brooks-Range Mountaineering (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Brooks-Range introduces some truly lightweight gear equally suited to winter camping or summer ultralight backpacking.

Gear Treasure Hunting: Day 3 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Lots of good stuff in our day 3 roundup: a 2.4-ounce day pack, a new integrated canister fuel cooking system, new 3-pound internal frame backpacks, and 11-ounce mid-height hikers, to mention a few.

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

The Gorilla is a refined internal frame or frameless pack - the outcome of years of ultralight backpack evolution.

GoLite Eden Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

GoLite wants to give people a backcountry bedroom (with the emphasis on "room") in their new Eden tent line. These hoop-style tents boast fast set-up, big vestibules, and lots of space for living.

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

While boaters know that there is nothing worse than being up a creek without a paddle, backpackers might find it just as upsetting to be up a Creek without a Fly. Thankfully, the Fly comes with the Creek in Big Agnes' lightest two-person tent ever: the Fly Creek 2.

Black Diamond Sprinter Rechargeable Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Internal rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 60 lumen output, three main beam modes, IPX7 (1 meter, 30 minutes) waterproof rating, 3.5 ounces, strobing rear red “taillight," all for $80.00.

The Bounty Continues: Day 2 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Wednesday's standouts and goodies - we continue to find lots of interesting gear and technology stories on the floor of the Salt Palace.

Nemo Espri Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Nemo Equipment Inc. is busy at this year's OR show, introducing two new lines of tents, including the Espri series of lightweight double-wall that offer fast set-up, good protection from the elements, and a plethora of entry options.

Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Nemo Equipment Inc. throws their hat in the trekking-pole-supported-shelter ring with the Meta series of single-wall tents.

ACR SARLink 406 MHz GPS Personal Locator Beacon (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

ACR's newest and lightest PLB includes a high performance GPS receiver, 5 Watt 406 MHz distress signal transmission, 121.5 MHz homing capability, and a high intensity LED strobe.

McMurdo Fastfind 210 PLB (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

McMurdo offers tried and true 406Mhz band Personal Locator Beacon performance in a 5.3-ounce package. How will it compare against the current crop of personal signaling devices?

CamelBak All Clear Microbiological UV Water Purifier (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

CamelBak introduces a complete and easy to use UV water purification system, marking the adoption of this proven technology by a big company.

Generation Two: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

New lighter and smaller SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

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