A summary review of new gear, trends, and news from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015.
We found lots of new lightweight shelters and sleep gear this time. We present them together in this article so you can compare them more easily. Doing so brings out some realizations regarding weight, roominess, and cost.
OR delivers a fresh crop of lightweight, innovative, and useful gear.
We sorted through tons of apparel and footwear to find the lightweight standouts suitable for hiking and backpacking.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 – Part 4: Technical Watches, Minimalist Footwear, and Family Gear
For those who like less on their feet, OR didn't disappoint. For those who like more on their wrist, OR didn't disappoint in that area either. And for those who venture in the outdoors as a family, there were a few nuggets worth noting.
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: An Emerging Revolution in Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – It’s Not Just Gore-Tex Versus eVent Anymore!
Since 2004, when Backpacking Light published Alan Dixon’s manifesto on Waterproof Breathable Fabric Technologies, we have been a “whisper in the wilderness” extolling the benefits of truly breathable fabrics, like eVent. Now we are seeing the beginning of a waterproof-breathable fabric revolution.
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: Day 4 – Final Day and Still Plenty of Interesting Gear to be Found
Enduring sleep deprivation and a cold, we roamed the show on the final day and found some very interesting gear – new trail crampons, very lightweight rain mitts, more collapsible trekking poles, a 9-ounce snow shovel, cool apparel and footwear, and more...
This is not our backpacking gear list (honest!); today we again report on a wide variety of new gear – a new bear canister, more collapsible trekking poles, an insulating skirt for your derriere, lightweight high output lights, an ultralight down jacket from an unlikely source, more footwear, etc, etc...
Lots of footwear today, for the trail and snow, plus an assortment of jackets, a to-die-for backcountry ski system from La Sportiva, Big Agnes introduces new lightweight trekking poles, a new Klymit skeletal sleeping pad, a 12 ounce sleeping bag from Terra Nova, a 2.3-ounce Quantum GL windshirt from Montane, and more, and more...
The show is underway and we are finding loads of new and interesting lightweight gear to report on. Enjoy!
New/upgraded snowshoes from MSR, Atlas, Tubbs, and Kahtoola; lightweight Kahtoola crampons; and a new “sidecountry” ski pack from Osprey.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: The Morning After – Reflections on OR and the State of the Market
The dust has settled, sleep has been snatched, and I've processed the more intriguing themes of the Show.
The daily perspective: NEED. MORE. ESPRESSO.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: New Fabric Technologies Are the Driving Force For Many New Products
Columbia Thermal Reflective, Pertex Quantum GL, Polartec Power Shield Pro, Polartec Yarn applications, and a case against wool for hiking socks.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 4 – OR Winds Down in the Final Day – But the Good Stuff Keeps Coming!
We present our final lightweight gear finds and summarize the trends we noticed at this Outdoor Retailer.
Lightweight gear – no problem. Innovation – yes. Things we would like to see – lots of 'em.
The daily perspective: Can I just live here? Hang out and drink... beverages, talking super-tech about gear with the coolest people in the world?
Depending on how tuned-in you are to current running trends, you may have noticed that there is a new movement starting to gain traction among runners: barefoot running and minimalist footwear.
Another productive day turns up another batch of truly innovative and lightweight gear.
The daily perspective: I wish that everyone could truly understand just how much brilliance and passion go into the outdoor products we buy and use.