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ORSM 18 – Patagonia + Danner Wading Boot Collab

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

For Spring/Summer 19, Patagonia is releasing a line of Made in USA wading boots, produced in collaboration with Danner. This model caught my eye.

ORSM 18 – Keen Waimea H2

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

When I was stationed in Hawaii I bought a pair of Keen slippaz with a capped big toe. They were great; I didn’t need to worry about stubbing my toe while walking around the yard. Apparently, when we PCSed to Kirtland AFB, I tossed them out. I had forgotten all about them until I ran across these.

Keen is bringing them back and boy, will my toes be happy.


ORSM 18 – Thermarest Vesper Down Fill Quilts

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Thermarest is showing their new Vesper Down Fill Quilts. Offered in 32 and 20 Deg F versions, they weigh 15 oz and 1 lbs 3 oz respectively and are insulated with Nikwax treated down.


As you can see, it’s a minimalist design, with no zipper.

Coming 2019.


ORSM 18 – Camelback Mil Spec Quick Stow Flask

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Camelback showed their new Mil Spec Quick Stow Flask. It’s collapsible one-piece construction features a screw on lid with an adjustable flow rate, integrated bite valve.

Originally in their commercial line, Camelbak changed the flask film, which gives it this more subdued, Dark Grey hue.

Coming 2019 from www.camelbak.com.

ORSM 18 – Salewa Mountain Trooper

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Based on the original Mountain Trainer Leather, the new Salewa Mountain Trooper is an all Black, leather lined boot exclusive to a North America.


It integrates a full grain leather upper, reinforced rubber toe rand, Vibram outsole, heavy duty lacing, and their 3F heel support system. This boot is a sales sample. The production version which will land soon, feature metal lacing at the top, rather than plastic eyelets.


ORSM 18 – Solar String Lights + Mobile Charger by Luci

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

I’ve been a big fan of Luci Lights’ solar charged, inflatable lanterns for years. We keep a few in our hurricane kit and always have one or more on camping trips.

At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Luci introduced a solar string light and mobile charger combination.

It offers 18 feet of cord with 10 LED lights along its length. The cord terminates with a USB connector. In addition to the ability to charge other devices, it also features an external flashlight function.


ORSM 18 – SOG Knives Parashear

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

This is a sneak peek of the new Parashear, coming late this year from SOG Knives.

They worked with emergency medics to develop this lightweight, folding shear.

It integrates a glass breaker, tweezer, seat belt hook, serrated blade, awl, Phillips screwdriver and standard screwdriver/bottle opener.

It comes with a sheath which allows ready to use or stored carry of the Parashears.


ORSM 18 – Mini Heroclip

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Once you get a hold of one of these gadgets you won’t want to go without it ever again. Soon to be available in three sizes, including this mini version, the Heroclip is a great way to hang various items from hooks or cords.

The Heroclip has a built-in hook that rotates 360° in either direction, folds at two joints and features a rubber tip on the end so your gear will stay put wherever you hang it. I’ve used mine in tents, hotel rooms, and public restroom stalls to keep my bag off the floor. There are also two larger sizes.