New Ultralight Waterproof-Breathable Jackets from Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Marmot, Integral Designs, and More (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)

New rain jackets introduced at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004.

Hot Weather Hiking – A Family Hike in the Grand Canyon
Our plan took shape in the cool of the Sonoran desert winter. My wife, Karen, and I had been enchanted by the Grand Canyon the previous year when we completed...
Frameless Pack Review Summary

Summary review of frameless backpacks for the 2004 season.

Outdoor Retailer News
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004 Outdoor Retailer Announces Plans to Remain in Salt Lake Through 2009 – Show Floor Space to Increase 40% – Outdoor Industry Association Dilutes Wilderness Protection...
Waterproof Breathable Fabric Technologies: A Comprehensive Primer and State of the Market Technology Review
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McMurdo FastFind Personal Locator Beacon First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)
McMurdo claims that they manufacture the smallest and lightest personal locator beacon (PLB). The McMurdo Fastfind personal locator beacon weighs 9 oz (255 g) and measures 6 x 3 x...
Jetboil Stove (Personal Cooking System) First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)
Overview of the Jetboil Stove Tucked in the back corner of the industry’s largest trade show is a closet booth rented by a tiny company with big aspirations to revolutionize...
OR News – Day 2 Dispatch: January 31 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)
Daily Feature: JetBoil Stove (Personal Cooking System) A 14 ounce self contained canister stove system that employs an integrated heat exchanging unit to squeeze 12 liters of boiled water out...
ACR Electronics TerraFix 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)

Smaller and lighter, the ACR TerraFix 406 will garner more attention for its decreased weight and size.

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

New products announced today at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

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