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ORSM 17 – Updated Guide Tennie from Five Ten

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Five Ten was colocated with parent company Adidas at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. 

The sole features Five Ten's famous Stealth Rubber but with a new midsole. Additionally, the heel cup comes up slightly higher and there is now a notch in the rubber rand around the toe to facilitate flex.

ORSM 17 – LALO Tactical Jungle Boot

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

LALO Tactical is introducing their take on the classic jungle book. Offered with Black, OD, and Coyote side panels the boots integrate an interesting reinforcement to prevent ankle rolls. You can see the reinforcement in the photo and it works in conjunction with the laces to lock the heel in place and stabilize the ankle. 

On production models the drain holes on the on the instep will be eliminated due to the drainage built into the sole system.

The sole features the classic Panama tread and incorporates stippling at the instep for fast rope descents.

The boot will be manufactured in Cambodia, making them TAA compliant.

ORSM 17 – Leatherman TREAD Tempo

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

In 2015, Leatherman launched the TREAD, a linked metal bracelet with different tools making up the links. Not long after, third party vendors introduced adapters to convert the Tread into a watchband. Leatherman was working in a similar concept, but they wanted their own watch and needed to get the interface right so that the watch face wouldn't be scratched or broken while using the tool heads.

The links of the TREAD band are made from 17-4 stainless steel. The watch itself is Swiss-made with a quartz movement. It features time and date and has a rotation unidirectional diver’s bezel, shock resistant sapphire crystal, glow-in-the-dark hour markers and hands (stainless only). A link tool fits into a recess at the rear of the watch.

The watchband comes with six links with the following tools:
-3/32″ Screwdriver
-6mm Hex Drive
-4mm Hex Drive
-#3 Square Drive
-#1 Square Drive
-Pozi-Driv #3.

Three more interchangeable links are included:
-8mm Box Wrench
-Pozi-Driv #2
-11mm Box Wrench.

It is water resistant up to 200 meters, TSA-friendly, and adjustable both in link choices and wristband size in 1/4″ and 1/2″ increments. The clasp can also adjust by 1/8 inch. It comes in stainless steel and black and with a five-year battery warranty, two-year movement warranty, and 25-year band warranty.

ORSM 17 – Petzl Bindi

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Petzl's new Bindi hits the market Jan 2018. It's an ultralightweight (35g), rechargeable and IPX7 waterproof, 200 lumen headlamp designed for everyday use. I really like the adjustable, shock cord strap.

It has three modes, proximity, movement and distance vision along with a red light selection. Made in Hungary.

ORSM 17 – Darn Tough Vermont Introduces Graduated Compression Socks

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Coming Spring 18, and offered in a Berry compliant version, Darn Tough Vermont is introducing a sock with graduated compression in the upper. It starts at 15 mm hg at the ankle and transitions to 12 mm hg at the top, with an average of 13 mm hg along the graduation. In addition to their custom knit arch support, the sock is made from their lightest weight Merino Wool yarn. This is a performance sock and not a medical grade compression sock, but it's intended for long-term wear. It doesn't constrict circulation.

This is a developmental version; look for an all Black version in Jan 18.

ORSM 17 – Benchmade 535 Bugout

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Featuring a blade made from S30V steel, the 535 Bugout is ultralight at 1.85 oz. The drop point blade is 3.24" and offers serrations.

It incorporates a titanium lock bar and deep pocket clip.

ORSM 17 – Kelty Fieldcraft Poncho

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

This is the new Fieldcraft Poncho from Kelty. This multi-function item is Berry Compliant and can be used as a Poncho, Shelter, Litter, and Hammock. Naturally, users are going to come up with other uses as well.

Constructed from a coated 70D nylon and offered in the MultiCam print, it is reinforced with webbing at the corners, with paracord in pockets for some uses.

ORSM 17 – XGO Phase 4 DWR Treated Vest

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

This is XGO's new Phase 4 DWR Treated Vest. It's made from their heavyweight Phase 4, 8 oz fabric (86% poly / 14% Spandex) with a brushed fleece inner face.

The vest itself has a zipper garage at the neck line, dual handwarmer slash pockets and a zippered chest pocket. Additionally, there are two interior stowage pockets.

It's available in MultiCam or Black.