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2005 Trekking Pole Trends: Poles for Women? (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
Women’s Poles (Not) Have Been on U.S. Market For Longer Than We Think We were interested in women’s specific trekking poles and did a bit of inquiring at the Leki...
Education as a Means to Foster an Appreciation of Lightweight Strategies for Backcountry Travel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
It’s no secret that pushing ultralight technique and gear to its limits requires a significant amount of consumer education. Few people simply drop their fifty-pound packs mid-way through a PCT...
OR News – Day 2 Roundup: New Products for Lightweight Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
M Commentary on the State of Declining Backcountry Wilderness Activity Participation by End Users Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released its state of the market report suggesting that wilderness activity participation...
New Lightweight “Done-in-a-Day” Backpacks Announced (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
Trend suggests increase in emphasis on done-in-a-day activities and high action adventure sports such as fastpacking and peak bagging There is a huge crop of light packs in the 30...
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Announces 8 Ounce Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad and Blends Hybrid Self-Inflating and Closed Cell Foam Technology for 2005 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
One of the biggest innovations in lightweight backpacking gear at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004 comes from Pacific Outdoor Equipment, manufacturer of the Bozeman Mountain Works 10-ounce TorsoLite self-inflating pad...
New Lightweight Backpacking Foods (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)

Backpacking food manufacturers take advantage of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market to introduce new flavors and recipes for the coming season.

OR News – Day 1 Roundup: New Products for Lightweight Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)

Day 1 summary of new products from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004.

Big Agnes Sarvis Tents Announced (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
Big Agnes introduces a new line of hybrid single/double walled tents: the Sarvis 1+ and Sarvis 2+ The Big Agnes Sarvis SL 1+ tent: The front rainfly is rolled back...
Integrated White Gas and Canister Stove/Cookware Systems from MSR Unveiled (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
MSR debuted two lightweight backpacking stoves at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004 – one white gas and one canister stove. Both use an integrated windscreen and cooking pot with attached...

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