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ORWM 18 – Nanga 

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018


Japanese brand Nanga has a rich, 75 year history in Japan and this was their first time exhibiting at Outdoor Retailer. If yiu want to go ultralightweight, you might want yo take a look at their UDD Bag 630. This bag promises comfort at 23 Deg F and a lower limit of 14 Deg F using 770 Fill Power european white duck down which is treated with water repellent. The shell is a 15D water repellent nylon. One way they help save weight, is no side zips. They claim that this combination weighs 630 grams (22.3 oz).

ORWM 18 – Klymit KSB Double Sleeping Bag & Versa Blanket

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018


This is Klymit’s first two-person sleeping bag. It’s customizable to accommodate each sleeper’s comfort level. It’s rated down to 30 deg F thanks to 650 fill-power down. Ventilation is accomplished via two-way zippers on each side. The top can also be used as a stand alone down comforter. Underneath a pad skirt keeps your pad in place. It is 46″ x 82″ and weighs 4 lbs, 11 oz.


The Versa Blanket is made from Klymalite synthetic loft insulation with a 20D polyester shell. It incorporates corner hand pockets so you can wrap yourself up and there’s a footbox to keep your feet cozy. Corner snaps keep the blanket around your shoulders. It is 58″ x 80″ and weighs 28 oz.

Both items are coming in March, from

ORWM 18 – The Tinkle Belle

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

I almost walked right past The Tinker Belle booth at the recent Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver. But then, out of the corner of my eye, I realized what was going on.


As more and more women enjoy the outdoors, and join the military, they have to come to grips with the challenges of relieving themselves.


The Tinkle Belle is anatomically shaped to match a lady’s parts in order to prevent leakage, and long enough that she won’t pee on her shoes. However, it’s pliable shape folds into a discrete carrying case. Finally, it’s antimicrobial to avoid bad odor.

SHOT Show 18 – Yeti Hondo

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Displayed at both SHOT Show and Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Hondo is a base camp folding chair.


This thing is beefy at 16.5 lbs, but will handle a 3,000 lbs load. If the mesh back and seat, combined with over molded arms remind you of the Aeron chair, that’s because it was designed by Brian Langerak who came to Yeti from Herman Miller.


Beyond – Cappa Coat

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

At both SHOT Show and Outdoor Retailer Beyond showed off their new Kyros collection. Far and away, my favorite Jacket is the Men’s Cappa Coat.


It’s a full zip, fleece lined, hooded parka-style coat with Napoleon pockets, front patch pockets with side and top flapped entry and snap cuff tabs. The right side pocket extends up into the chest cavity, offer plenty of room for cameras and even tripods. Additionally, it features mesh interior pockets for quick access to electronics and accessories.


It will be available in Black and Manatee.

ORWM 18 – KOTA Longboards

Monday, January 29th, 2018

KOTA Longboards was founded by skateboarder and former Navy Fighter Pilot Mike Maloney. In fact, KOTA stands for Knights Of The Air.


For years, they’ve offered patriotic and military themed decks, even using them to raise money for military charities.


At Outdoor Retailer, they showed us their latest innovation, electric drive. If you’re concerned that you might go so fast you’ll fall off, don’t worry. Their proprietary KOTA Grip finish offers lots of traction.


ORWM 18 – Dana Gleason Discovers The Wheel

Monday, January 29th, 2018

For years, customers have been asking Dana Gleason to introduce a wheeled bag. They’ve listened and answered the call. At OR, Mystery Ranch exhibited their new Mission Wheelies.

Offered in three sizes (42, 81, and 130 liters), they feature a tub design made from a laminate of EVA foam exterior and polycarbonate interior in order to withstand the stresses of airline travel. The fabric is 1000D Cordura with 915D HP Cordura at the base.

The Mission Wheelie incorporates an expandable dirty laundry bag at the top and a footwear bag at the bottom. In the interior, you’ll find four zippered mesh pockets for organization. Finally, there are four handles (one each side) to make handling easier.

Just a heads up. As part of the MR commercial line, these are made in the Philippines.

Offered in Black and Coyote.

ORWM 17 – Saxx Introduces Tigerstripe

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

I am very pleased to announce that two of my favorite things have combined. I’ve been wearing Saxx underwear for about a year. They feature a mesh cradle, called the BallPark Pouch, for your boys. Additionally, they are made from moisture-wicking 95% viscose/5% spandex fabric. Those two factors combine to make them extremely comfortable.

How could they make them better? By offering them in a Tigerstripe camouflage print.

Get yours at