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OR Winter 2015 – The Coolest Bits

OR Winter 2015 – The Coolest Bits

The Winter version of the semi-annual Outdoor Retailer market is always smaller and quieter than the Summer edition, but there were still quite a few interesting items announced for Fall 2015. In no particular order: La Sportiva introduces the G2 SM, a new high-altitude boot positioned above the Spantik in […]

OR Summer 2014: Hardware

OR Summer 2014: Hardware

There are some really cool products coming in Spring 2015. Please keep in mind I didn’t make it to every booth so these are just the major players. Items should be hitting store shelves around February. Arc’teryx’s harness line-up goes from 9 harnesses down to 5. All harnesses have redesigned […]

OR Winter 2014: Day 3

OR Winter 2014: Day 3

Friday, my last day at OR Winter 2014, was mostly my wander-around day, so there’s some random stuff I came across, and a few cool things I knew were coming but only got to meet with the companies today. Patagonia was one of the principal companies behind the development of […]

OR Winter 2014: Day 2

OR Winter 2014: Day 2

I know, I know, more packs. What can I say, I haven’t found the perfect pack yet. This new Mountainsmith might come close, though. Called the Haze 50L, here’s a 50L pack that weighs in at 880-grams for a M/L. Yup, 880g for a 50L pack!! It comes pre-stripped, with […]

OR Summer 2013: Backpacks

OR Summer 2013: Backpacks

I have yet to find the perfect pack: I currently have around a dozen hanging in my garage, and none of them have all the features I’d like. Thankfully (or unfortunately) there’s a new crop of packs to choose from, come spring/summer 2014: Patagonia’s new Ascensionist packs will come in […]

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 3.0 (& 4.0!)

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 3.0 (& 4.0!)

Sorry for the slow report on Day 3 – I left the show before it even ended, and we headed to the Psicocomp Deep Water Solo Competition in Park City (what an awesome event, and such phenomenal energy from the crowd!). But on to Day 3 of OR… Salewa surprised […]

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 2.0

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 2.0

I am not quite sure how to sum up today. I was on the floor from 9 – 6 and all I got to eat and drink were energy gels, powerbar samples and various hydration mixes (well, and a couple of beers courtesy of BD! – I know, hard life, […]

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 0.5

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 0.5

The immediate impression upon entering the Salt Palace Convention Centre for Outdoor Retailer’s Summer 2013 show is one of extreme overwhelming. There are people everywhere. There are booths everywhere. There are hundreds of thousands of products. Handily, most of the climbing-related manufacturers are in one corner of the giant main […]

OR Summer 2013 Anticipation Post!

OR Summer 2013 Anticipation Post!

As you may have all figured out by now, I’m a total gearhead, always excited to try the newest, latest, greatest. I’m equally excited learning about all the new gear and technology that’s coming our way, which why I am super stoked to be heading down to Outdoor Retailer in […]