Archive for the ‘Outdoor Retailer’ Category

ORWM 18 – The Unbreakable Shovel From DMOS Collective

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Although DMOS Collective offers several versions of their Unbreakable Shovel, I’m going to talk about the Stealth model. Manufactured from T6 6061 aluminum, it 3.3lbs.

Above is what it looks like in storage configuration (18″ x 9″ x 2.5″). Below, you see it fully deployed.

The handle telescopes for storage as well as allowing the user to select the proper length (up to 56″) for the job. Additionally, although this image shows a T handle, they also offer a D handle.

They designed it as a snow Shovel but I think it will handle lots of jobs.

ORWM 18 – ENO Guardian DX Bug Net

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Eagles Nest Outfitters introduced their new Guardian DX Bug Net. It features two entry points as well as their DAC Featherlite spreader bar which helps with ventilation and keeping the sides (and bugs) away from you.

ORWM 18 – Mübiliex MUHL

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The Mübilex MUHL was developed by two outdoorsmen who wanted to keep things lightweight, yet enjoy a comfy camp chair while in the wild.

M – Multi

U – Use

H – Hybrid

L – Light

One of the weight saving measures is that part of the frame is comprised of hiking poles which many use.

Coming soon to Kickstarter.

ORWM 18 – Survive Outdoors Longer

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The new Mag Striker is a chunky magnesium rod that you won’t drop when you’re wet and cold. It comes with a striker which includes a bottle opener.

ORWM 18 – Outdoor Tech Mossy Oak Line

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Outdoor Tech has introduced a Mossy Oak line for those who need all of their gear to be camouflage .

It includes items like their Turtle Shell 3.0 – Waterproof Wireless Speaker which can run for 20 hours thanks to its built in power bank (3600 mAh).

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

On the way back to the East Coast from Vegas, I stopped in Denver for the combined snow show and Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. I had always attended the outdoor retailer shows in Salt Lake City, so I wanted to check out this new venue. I guess because it’s a combined show, the space seemed cramped. Although I was only on the ground for one day, there was plenty to see. I will give you some highlights of what I ran across.

This is the first of three OR shows in Denver this year. The summer market will be in July and the next winter market will be in November.

Fimbulvetr Presents Lightweight and Heavy Duty News at this Year’s Outdoor Retailer

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The Norwegian brand Fimbulvetr continues its revolutionary path to change the snowshoe category. At Outdoor Retailer in January 2018, the company is introducing 3 major upgrades to their product portfolio.


1. New model TRAILR: Smaller size for mobility and pace
Fimbulvetr TRAILR has been designed and tested over the last 12 months, based on the same premium qualities as every Fimbulvetr snowshoe. The concept came to life after feedback from users in USA and Canada, requesting the unique Fimbulvetr experience on a smaller snowshoe. The result is the slimmest Fimbulvetr model ever, optimized for mobility and speed, on and off the tracks.

2. Launching the A-Series and X-Series
In 2018/19 all Fimbulvetr snowshoes will be available in two sets of technical specifications – the A- Series and the X-Series.
A-Series: Lightweight performance
The A-Series provides a full Fimbulvetr experience, focusing on lightness and flexibility. They come with a new crampon and heel-lifts design, in a super strong and innovative material; Grilamid®. At a lower selling price, the Fimbulvetr brand is now accessible to a wider crowd of outdoors people.
X-Series: Heavy duty impact
The X-series signifies the extreme version of each Fimbulvetr model. At a premium price, they are configured for the most progressive and aggressive use. The snowshoe is produced in a slightly stiffer compound, and includes AISI 316 stainless steel crampons and heel-lifts.

3. The brand new Hugin Binding. An ultimate upgrade for current snowshoes, and available on all new models.
The Hugin Binding is a fully redesigned version of the original Fimbulvetr binding, for ease of use and stability. Straps and buckles are swapped for an efficient lace and lock system. The lacing provides tight, even pressure and support around the foot, kept in place by an intuitive and roust locking mechanism.

BioLite SolarHome 620

Monday, August 7th, 2017

At the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, BioLite gave everyone a sneak peek of their new SolarHome 620 system. It consists of control box, 6w solar panel, motion sensor security light and two ceiling mounted lights. Designed to produce household power for off-the-grid dwelllings in India and West Africa, it will work just as well for those who have hunting cabins, DIY van campers and have to set up regularly in austere areas.

The heart if this system is this control box which not only gives real-time feedback on power, but also serves as an light, MP3 player and terrestrial radio.

They’ve already deployed thousands of these systems in emerging markets, and they plan to launch it here in the Spring. However, a limited run of 500 will be offered in November. Based on the existing deployments of the SolarHome 620, the World Bank has issued this spec sheet which gives some realistic performance data.