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Hot Stoves (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

Stove technology continues to advance this year, with trends of additional remote canister stoves with preheat tubes that are suitable for cold-weather operation, new alcohol and canister "cooking systems" that combine stove, windscreen, and pots into highly efficient and compact packages, plus a further move towards lighter stoves in general.

Terra Nova Finds New Land (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

The Lightweight Tentmaker Brings Their Products to America.

Micro Four-Thirds Slashes Camera Size and Weight, Retains dSLR Benefits? (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

New Micro Four-Thirds digital camera standard stirs hope for pro-grade, interchangeable-lens cameras that are lightweight, compact and can be tailored to your exact needs.

National Geographic TOPO! Explorer Mapping and Magellan Triton Series GPS (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

National Geographic Maps web-based TOPO! Explorer (NG TEX) aims to be the iTunes of electronic mapping.

Garmin Oregon Series and Delorme Earthmate PN-40 GPS (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

New offerings found at ORSM 2008

Outdoor Demo Days – Whazat?? (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

A day at the lake to try out new watercraft and accessories.

The Wait for Lightweight (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

Will the mass market ever embrace the lightweight philosophy, or has it already?

Friedrichshafen & Salt Lake City

Chris Townsend's report on the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and how it compares to Salt Lake City's Outdoor Retailer Show.

Introduction to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008

Mike Martin gives us the skinny on what to expect from BackpackingLight.com's coverage in the coming days.

Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka SPOTLITE REVIEW

Lightweight, extremely versatile hooded down jacket that can be worn as an outer layer or midlayer.

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