A few notes and a little news about some of the things we have in development right now for a spring 2010 launch, just an update.
Cocoon 2010: UL 240 Quilts, UL Hoodies, and UL Pants. New insulation, better snaps on the quilts (finally!), and a warmer quilt (24 oz) than any of those previously released. The Hoodies have thumbholes, and both the Hoodies and Pants have the new insulation too. Approximately delivery June 2010.
Absaroka Pack: We're on our last, pre-production sampling now. The packs will probably go into production in March, delivery in May. We're doing youth sizes in this as well, and the pack will have custom shoulder strap and hip belt sizing options, along with an interchangeable web belt.
Titanium Cat Food Can Stove. What would Skurka buy if he wanted the best for his kitties? The BPL Cat Food Can Stove, of course. 0.7 oz. April 2010.
Ultralight Fly Fishing Kit. The whole shootin' match: a kit containing an ultralight lanyard pouch, flies, fly box, floatant, tippet, split shot, strike indicators, license pouch, and mini-hemostats. A perfect match to either Tenkara style fly fishing, or traditional fly fishing. Includes our own design of a beautiful oil-rubbed bamboo fly box. March 2010.
Vapr Bivies. Dual crescent side zip model, breathable upper, waterproof-breathable bathtub bottom, stake loops, much nicer aesthetics and construction quality, and still LIGHT! And a lot cheaper than the old models. June 2010.
New Titanium 550 and 900 pots. Much nicer quality and finish. April 2010.
And one teaser for fall:
Arctic Dry Pack: Complete overhaul on this one, now that we have three years of feedback from packrafters, canyon swimmers, and wet weather walkers about it. It will be quite a lot more comfortable, even less water absorbent, will carry more weight, be more durable, AND lighter - in the 24-28 oz range. The new pack will not be manufactured by ULA and is not the new pack they are calling the "Epic" which they will release this spring. Fall 2010.