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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 – Part 2: Lightweight Backpacks, Stoves, and Accessories
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
OR delivers a fresh crop of lightweight, innovative, and useful gear. Read More...
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 – Part 3: Lightweight Apparel and Hiking Footwear
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
We sorted through tons of apparel and footwear to find the lightweight standouts suitable for hiking and backpacking. Read More...
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 – Part 4: Technical Watches, Minimalist Footwear, and Family Gear
by Damien and Renee Tougas
For those who like less on their feet, OR didn't disappoint. For those who like more on their wrist, OR didn't disappoint in that area either. And for those who venture in the outdoors as a family, there were a few nuggets worth noting. Read More...
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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: Day 4 – Final Day and Still Plenty of Interesting Gear to be Found
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
Enduring sleep deprivation and a cold, we roamed the show on the final day and found some very interesting gear – new trail crampons, very lightweight rain mitts, more collapsible trekking poles, a 9-ounce snow shovel, cool apparel and footwear, and more... Read More...
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New Products from Etowah Outfitters (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
by Will Rietveld
Ultralight pack cover, rain skirt, and rain mitts. Read More...
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Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
by Will Rietveld
Finally, a truly lightweight and comfortable inflatable sleeping pad, and it's a great value, but keep some patches handy. Read More...
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Outdoor Research Pack Hoody (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
by Will Rietveld
Pack cover with an integrated hood – what a clever idea! Read More...
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Freestyle Audio MP3 Player With Screen (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
by Ken Knight
Waterproof and shockproof MP3 player that sports a screen and weighs 1 ounce. Read More...
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Cocoon Pillow by Design Salt (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
by Ken Knight
A pillow that feels real that weighs 3.2 ounces Read More...
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Useful New Products From Sea To Summit
by Will Rietveld
Several lightweight, well-designed, multi-purpose products to aid the lightweight backpacker, while reducing our environmental impacts. Read More...
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Big Sur Bars Big on Taste
by Carol Crooker
These energy bars are EXACTLY like something your Momma would make. Read More...
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Axis Outdoor SmarTube Drinking System
by Will Rietveld
The beauty of the SmarTube is that it enables you to use an ordinary (free) PET water bottle (or other plastic bottle) as a hydration reservoir. Read More...
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McNett SilFix Silnylon Repair Kit
by Ken Knight
At 0.8 ounces McNett's SilFix is the lightest and most complete catastrophic repair kit for silicone coated nylon fabrics we have seen. Read More...
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In the Chaos: The craziness That is OR (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Ken Knight
Exciting, awesome, exhausting, intense, and hectic are just some adjectives that describe the chaos of OR. Read More...
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Night Ize Figure 9 Rope Tightener (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Mike Martin
Nite Ize rescues the knot challenged among us with their Figure 9 Rope Tightener. Read More...
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New Lightweight Silnylon Products From Equinox (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Will Rietveld
These items stray a bit from backpacking, but frankly we were impressed with their quality construction, lightweight, compactability, and usability. They would also make very nice gifts. Read More...
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Manzella Silkweight Windstopper Glove
by Will Rietveld
The essence of gloveness! Read More...
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St. Moritz Watches: Momentum VP-1 and VS-1 Digital Altimeters and Momentum Logic (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Ken Knight
Digital Altimeters with numerous features and a space-age materials analog watch that will stun you. Read More...
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Kestrel 4500 Pocket Weather Station (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Ken Knight
The Kestrel 4500 adds a digital compass to an already impressive portable weather meter Read More...
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Universal Adapter Carport Power Charger (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)
by Ken Knight
A portable 12-volt power pack to recharge your portable electronics. Read More...
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Atlas Extreme Multi-Sport Gloves (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Will Rietveld
Serious hand protection for a variety of outdoor or work activities. Read More...
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Origo Multi-Sensor Watches (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Will Rietveld
New manufacturer, with a suite of reasonably priced multi-sensor watches that are claimed to be user-friendly. Read More...
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Protech Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Carol Crooker
SPF 30 moisturizer sunscreen in small serving sizes. Read More...
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Snot Spot Nose Wipe (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Carol Crooker
Reusable, washable microfleece nose wiper for your gloves, mittens, or hands. Read More...
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National Geographic Topo! Version 4 (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)
by Ken Knight
A major upgrade to a top of the line mapping program for both Macintosh and Windows users. Read More...
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Inka Titanium/Carbon Fiber Pen (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Carol Crooker
Sub-half-ounce, any-conditions pen. Read More...
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JDC Electronics SkyWatch Xplorer Series Wind and Weather Meters (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Ken Knight
Wind and weather meter for less than 2 ounces Read More...
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Solo Lighter Company Lighter Multi-Tool (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Ken Knight
Multi-tool function combined with a refillable butane lighter distinguish this lightweight product as something unique. Read More...
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Acumen Hydra-Alert Sports Watch with Fluid Check (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
A watch that reminds you when and how much to drink Read More...
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Fisher Space Pen The Stowaway First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Carol Crooker
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Two Petzl Axes – Cosmi’tec and Snowscopic First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
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Inka Extreme Conditions Pen First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Carol Crooker
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Shorts from OR: Tidbits and First Looks at New Backpacking Gear (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon, and Carol Crooker
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New High-Powered, Lightweight LED Headlamps from Princeton Tec, Petzl, and Black Diamond (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon and Ryan Jordan
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2005 Trekking Pole Trends: Poles for Women? (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon
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More New Lightweight Shelters Announced (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon
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Shell Shocked: Raingear and Soft Shells are Getting Lighter and Breathing Better (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon
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Members Only Trends in Ultralight Sleeping Bags: Mainstream Down AND Synthetic Bags are Breaking the One Pound Synthetic Barrier; Hybrid Down-Synthetic Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon and Ryan Jordan
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Atsko Sport Wash First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Carol Crooker
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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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Pertex Quantum Vest Claims to be Lightest Single Weather Protective Garment Available (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan
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Cheese for Backpackers: New Cheese Cuts Weight of the Fresh Stuff in Half and Packs a 150 Calorie/Ounce Punch for Backcountry Travelers (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan
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Education as a Means to Foster an Appreciation of Lightweight Strategies for Backcountry Travel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Carol Crooker and Ryan Jordan
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OR News - Day 2 Roundup: New Products for Lightweight Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan, Carol Crooker, and Alan Dixon
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New Lightweight “Done-in-a-Day” Backpacks Announced (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Alan Dixon
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Members Only Commentary on the State of Declining Backcountry Wilderness Activity Participation by End Users (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan and Carol Crooker
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Wookey Dragonfly Ultralight Pack Skin (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan
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Outdoor Retailer Announces Plans to Remain in Salt Lake Through 2009 – Show Floor Space to Increase 40% – Outdoor Industry Association Dilutes Wilderness Protection Message to State of Utah (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan
Commentary on the decision to keep Outdoor Retailer Markets in Salt Lake City through 2009 and the OIA's position statement regarding state of Utah contributions to the industry. Read More...
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OR News - Day 1 Roundup: New Products for Lightweight Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
by Ryan Jordan, Carol Crooker, and Alan Dixon
Day 1 summary of new products from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004. 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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