Montrail: Per an email from Montrail: "Next spring Montrail will introduce a new style called the AT Plus which will be similar to the older Hardrock style."
I hope so, because the old women's Hardrock was perfect for me, while the newer ones have no built-in support--sort of like slopping around in bedroom slippers--not what I want for the trail!
Gossamer Gear, per December email newsletter:
"1. We will soon be carrying the Dri Ducks rain gear suits again and will be adding the poncho as well. We quit selling these in the past due to some issues we had with them that have been addressed and we are happy to be selling them again. Look for them in the coming weeks.
2. We have several LT4 accessories coming in the next few weeks as well. We now have a stainless steel camera mount/monopod attachment for the LT4s that have the strap mod. It is groovy, it works, and it is coming soon. Also we have an LT4 extender that we are working on, a very simple carbon fiber piece that will make a Lightrek4 about 6 feet tall, good for those using pyramid style tents.
3. We have just about nailed down GG Trail Ambassador Rik Christensens new pack cover design and will be busting those out this spring as well. This one has been through several revisions and a fair bit of testing and I will tell you there is nothing else like it out there.
There is of course a LOT of other new stuff we are actively working on including new lighter tents, tarps, bivys, a thru-hiker pack, an airflow Sitlight for desert hiking, etc..so stay tuned. Please email us if you have ideas or preferences on what we should be working on. We would love to hear from you!"