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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: An Emerging Revolution in Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – It’s Not Just Gore-Tex Versus eVent Anymore!
by Will Rietveld
Since 2004, when Backpacking Light published Alan Dixon’s manifesto on Waterproof Breathable Fabric Technologies, we have been a “whisper in the wilderness” extolling the benefits of truly breathable fabrics, like eVent. Now we are seeing the beginning of a waterproof-breathable fabric revolution. Read More...
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 1 – Lightweight Gold!
by Will Rietveld
OR never ceases to amaze – always something new, something different, and something bizarre! The gear just keeps getting better and lighter. Read More...
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 2 – Another Potpourri of New and Interesting Gear
by Will Rietveld
Another productive day turns up another batch of truly innovative and lightweight gear. Read More...
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Winter ISPO 2011: Day 4 - Technical Treats
by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen
Stoves, shovels, poles, crampons, harnesses, and more: oh my! Read More...
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Golite Hooded Inferno Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)
by Will Rietveld
Virtual Pack: Golite Hooded Inferno Jacket Read More...
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Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)
by Will Rietveld
Ex means Extra Light baby! 7-denier shell, 900-fill down, 5.4 ounces - this jacket is a highlight of the show. Read More...
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Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)
by Will Rietveld
Virtual Pack: Westcomb Specter LT Hooded Jacket Read More...
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Sierra Designs Nanolite Rain Shells - Isotope and Neutron Jackets (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
Very light waterproof/breathable hooded and nonhooded rainshells. Read More...
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The North Face Triumph Anorak (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
by Will Rietveld
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Lightweight Rainwear 2008: Current Favorites, New Introductions, and New Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
by Will Rietveld
Associate Editor Will Rietveld provides an in-depth roundup of lightweight rainwear options and highlights current staff favorites, new products in the pipeline, market trends, and a new technology that could dramatically change the waterproof-breathable apparel market. Read More...
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Members Only OR News - Day 1 Dispatch: January 30 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004) - MEMBERS' VERSION
by the Product Review Staff
New products announced today at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, with product photos and specifications. Read More...
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Merrell Gatherer Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)
by Will Rietveld
The only true limitation with the Gatherer is your imagination. Read More...
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Integral Designs eVENT Pullover Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Doug Johnson
Tougher, lighter, and softer eVENT jackets Read More...
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Rab Enters the US Outdoor Market with New Lightweight Jackets, Bags
by Will Rietveld
New lightweight eVENT and PrimaLoft jackets, and an upgrade to the classic Rab Top Bag. Read More...
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The North Face Flash Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Will Rietveld
Very light weight 900-fill down full-zip jacket. Read More...
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Appealing Apparel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
by Mike Martin and Will Rietveld
Mike Martin and Will Rietveld have the highlights on new apparel from ORSM08. Read More...
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Backpacking Food Taste Test: Entrées (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Ken Knight
Backpacking Light staff tastes - and scores - several backpacking foods from AlpineAire, Backpacker's Pantry, Cache Lakes, and Natural High. Read More...
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MontBell Upgrades and Extends Their Down-Inner and Alpine-Light Clothing Lines
by Don Wilson and Will Rietveld
MontBell continues to upgrade and add versatility to its lineup of lightweight down jackets. Read More...
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VersaLayer Stretchwoven Jacket Features Retractable Insulation (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Will Rietveld
The first jacket to offer retractable insulation, so you can adjust your temperature level on the fly, without taking the jacket off. Read More...
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GoLite Revamps Apparel Lineup for Fall 2007
by Don Wilson
Improved fabrics, lighter weight and lower prices - too good to be true? Read More...
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GoLite Virga Rain Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Don Wilson
A simple, low cost jacket that is the new lightweight standard in woven rainwear Read More...
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Integral Designs eVENT Pants First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
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Marmot Venus Women's Down Jacket
by Don Wilson
New 7 ounce down jacket for women. Read More...
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Montbell Stretch Wind Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
A sculpted and well-fitting cross between a soft shell and a wind shirt that is comfortable, stylish, and from a performance standpoint, incredibly versatile. Read More...
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Wild Things Update: Primalight Jacket, Belay Jacket, and EP Hooded Jacket First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Carol Crooker
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Integral Designs PLQ Jacket and Pants - Ultralight Primaloft garments First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
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Valandré Lupine* Down Jacket and Vest (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
It’s art sculpted in down. It’s an incredibly warm jacket that weighs only a few ounces more than a summer down jacket but could find its way into a winter gear list with little afterthought. Read More...
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GoLite Xirtam Jacket – A Waterproof Softshell? First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
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Montane 180: World's Lightest Waterproof Breathable Pullover Breaks Six Ounce Barrier (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan
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OR News Pre-Show Dispatch - First Looks at New Products for Fall 2004 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)
by the Product Review Staff
Featuring new products from Essential Gear, Princeton Tec, ACR Electronics, Suunto, Smartwool, Marmot, GoLite, and Bemis. Read More...
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New Ultralight Waterproof-Breathable Jackets from Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Marmot, Integral Designs, and More (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon
New rain jackets introduced at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004. Read More...
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Outdoor Research Zero Jacket - 20 oz Hooded Jacket with 4.0 oz Insulation First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
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Montane Air Jacket Shaves 5+ Ounces off of eVENT Superfly But Preserves eVENT Fabric Technology (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan
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New GoLite Gear and Apparel First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Ryan Jordan
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