Archive for the ‘Outdoor Retailer’ Category

ORWM – Snowpeak

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Japanese brand Snowpeak has long been known for their Titanium cups and outdoor cookware, but they’ve also been offering apparel for the past several years. The designer is Japanese and she has been curating vintage military clothing from around the world. The Fall/Winter 17 line includes several military inspired items including this M65-style Field Jaxket and Fatigue Pant made from Ripstop PolyCotton.

What’s really cool about them is this ensemble is the camouflage pattern developed by the designer. It incorporatesCold War-era East German NVA raindrop elements as well as design cues from Snowpeak’s asterisk logo, both in micro and macro. The pattern will be offered on several other items as well.

ORWM – Mystery Ranch Accessories

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Here are two new accessories from Mystery Ranch I think SSD readers may be interested in.

First up is the Rain Cover with Hood. It’s pretty straight forward. MR figures that of you want to keep your pack dry, you might want to do the same with your head.

Offered in two sizes, 10 and 30 liters, these Dry Cells feature roll tops and sonic welded seams.

ORWM – Princeton Tec

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Princeton Tec has three updated products for the outdoor market.

First off is the Axis is based on the Synch. They’ve added a button and rheostat-like switch on the side which allow you to control the various functions which include Red, Spot and Flood with 200 peak lumens dimmable to 5 lumens. When you’ve reached either high or low lumens, the light will flash momentarily. Available in rechargeable and 3 x AAA batteries with a max runtime of 117 hours at the low spot setting.

Next up is the addition to the Helix lantern line. The Backcountry lantern is now rechargeable with a collapsible globe and legs.

Last, but not least is the Aqua Strobe. Essentially, they replaced the Xenon bulb with an LED lamp.  It is positively buoyant and will float with the head up so it’s always visible. The waterproof light offers 100 lumes with visibility over one mile. One AA battery runs for 12 hours.

Princeton Tec lights are available for Unit and Agency purchase from ADS Inc.

ORWM – CTOMS Haul System

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

CTOMS just received their prototype double Prodigy pulleys and set them up as a Haul System to demonstrate their potential.

Progress capture can be either Prussick or QA. The QA is more efficient, but they wanted to offer the versatility. Eventually, CTOMS will formalize the setup and give it a name when they offer it as a product.

ORWM – Black Diamond

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

This is the Technician, a new climbing harness with adjustable leg loops from Black Diamond. It’s more of a all around, four season Harness.

I apologize for the lighting, but it’s in Denim, a very deep blue, and incorporates five gear loops (one at the rear) and four ice clipper slots. It rolls in at 376 grams. Available August 1.

ORWM – Canada Goose

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

This is the Finnegan Parka from Canada Goose which is a full-length take on their Chilliwack Bomber. Inspired by bush pilot jackets, it incorporates a shearling lined hood, slotted buttons and this cool Brush Camo pattern.

ORWM – Salomon

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Based on a previous SLab design, the Sense Ride from Salomon is a new, versatile trail racing and training shoe.  While pro athletes are already winning races in this shoe, it’s also a good fit for the new trail runner.  Think about the running trails on any military base as a great application for the Sense Ride.

It incorporates their Vibe technology which attenuates vibration in order to reduce fatigue.  The secret is their Opal technology which is a soft, high rebound material in a mid-sole compartment, combined with the Energy Cell+ midsole compound with high energy return.  

Additionally, the Sense Ride offers geometric decoupling which patterns the sole in order to work with how the foot moves through its stride, with more efficient heel-to-toe transition.  For those interested, it has an 8mm drop and weighs 230 grams.

ORWM – Helly Hansen

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

This is the Helly Hansen Expedition Parka in Sulphur Yellow. It features both PrimaLoft and 800 fill down. 

Additionally, they’ve incorporated the new LightFlex technology which is an illuminated panel in the sleeves, powered by a rechargeable LiOn battery.  

Internally there are high viz drawstrings and a PU waterproof tech pocket.