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Outdoor Retailer Cancels Winter Market, Combines With Snow Show’s

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Apparently three shows a year was too much so OR has cancelled the Winter Market originally scheduled for this November and combined it with the Snow Show to create a combined Outdoor + Snow Show, January 29 – 31, 2020.

Attendees will be refunded their registration fee for Winter Market and those companies who purchased November booth space may be refunded or apply their fee toward a booth at the new, combined show in January.

From here on out, there will be two shows per year, each three days in duration. Since January, 2018, Denver has hosted the shows. OR is contracted to remain in Denver until 2022.

Beyond – Kyros Modus Jacket

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The K5 Modus Jacket is made from a super comfy 4-way Stretch Double Weave Softshell with a DWR treatment to keep you dry in the damp. Thanks to the fabric weave, it’s intended fur warmer weather. The inner face of the fabric is bamboo charcoal yarn which is naturally antibacterial, antifungual, and moisture wicking.

• Lightweight softshell full-zip hoodie with wind flap.
• Secure zippered pockets at chest, bicep and hand pockets
• Hook & loop adjustable cuff tabs
• Brushed mesh hand pockets

Like the rest of the Kyros collection, the Modus is not Made in USA, but it neans that Beyond can introduce these new fabrics.


Benchmade Edge Maintenance Tool

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The Edge Maintenance Tool is a collaboration between Benchmade and Work Sharp.

The tool incorporates a ceramic rod, which can be rotated 360 deg as it is worn down, as well as a leather strop to finish the edge.

The device incorporates built-in angle guides for a consistent bevel while using the ceramic hone.

It also features a pocket carry clip.


OR Summer Market 19 – SylvanSport

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

SylvanSport is known for their affordable pop-up campers. This year, they expanded their offerings by introducing a new trailer camper with a more traditional design as well a line of accessories for outdoor living, like the Cloud Layer Sleep System (above) and Over Easy Camp Kitchen System (below).

Learn more at www.sylvansport.com/gear.

OR Summer Market 19 – Flyer Sleeping Pad from NEMO Equipment

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

NEMO Equipment has introduced the Flyer inflatable sleeping pad. You can see a cross section of the pad below. The design removes 60% of the foam but features no vertical cuts which often lead to thermal loss.

Coming Spring 20 from www.nemoequipment.com.

OR Summer Market 19 – Skinners Barefoot Shoes

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Skinners are socks that can be worn in lieu of shoes. These Barefoot Shoes combine knit construction with a 2mm layer of polymer adhered to the sole to protect the foot from sharp rocks and such.

While there’s a whole argument to be made that we aren’t created to wear shoes on our feet and doing so actually weakens them, I love the idea of Skinners because I can walk from my tent to take a leak at 3AM without having to put boots on.

Available now in multiple colors (olive shown) and sizes from skinners.cc as well as Amazon.

OR Summer Market 19 – SOG Knives Parashears

Friday, June 21st, 2019

The Parashears from SOG Knives we previewed last year are finally ready. It was designed in conjunction with emergency medics as a single tool they’d want to take when weight is a factor.

It integrates a glass breaker, line/seatbelt hook, rope cutter, inch rule, millimeter rule, tweezer,, serrated blade, awl, oxygen wrench, Phillips screwdriver, standard screwdriver/bottle opener and of course, compound leverage shears.

Yet, Parashears fold up into a compact form factor.

The holdup has been development of a version with Red handles and matte finished shear blades which will actually be released first as an REI exclusive. The other variant is finished completely in a Matte Black finish. Made from 3CR13 Stainless Steel with glass reinforced nylon handles.


OR Summer Market 19 – Better Tether and Quick Ties by Matador

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Matador has been making innovative travel items like bags for several years. At ORSM they unveiled two cool new products tgst almost anyone can use.

The first is the Better Tether. Below you can see the attachment system which holds the two ends together. Adjustable on both ends, the hook attaches to a closed webbing loop.

They also showed their new Quick Ties which are intended as a multi-use replacement for zip ties.