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ORWM – Salomon

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Based on a previous SLab design, the Sense Ride from Salomon is a new, versatile trail racing and training shoe.  While pro athletes are already winning races in this shoe, it’s also a good fit for the new trail runner.  Think about the running trails on any military base as a great application for the Sense Ride.

It incorporates their Vibe technology which attenuates vibration in order to reduce fatigue.  The secret is their Opal technology which is a soft, high rebound material in a mid-sole compartment, combined with the Energy Cell+ midsole compound with high energy return.  

Additionally, the Sense Ride offers geometric decoupling which patterns the sole in order to work with how the foot moves through its stride, with more efficient heel-to-toe transition.  For those interested, it has an 8mm drop and weighs 230 grams.  

www.salomon.com

ORWM – Helly Hansen

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017


This is the Helly Hansen Expedition Parka in Sulphur Yellow. It features both PrimaLoft and 800 fill down. 


Additionally, they’ve incorporated the new LightFlex technology which is an illuminated panel in the sleeves, powered by a rechargeable LiOn battery.  


Internally there are high viz drawstrings and a PU waterproof tech pocket.


www.hellyhansen.com

ORWM – Adidas Terrex

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

These are my three picks for Fall/Winter 17 from Adidas Terrex.

This is the Terrex FAST Gore-Tex Surround which incorporates, off course, Gore-Tex Surround technology which breathes at the sole as well as on the upper. That’s thanks to the membrane and the channels in the midsole.

This mid height fast hiker also incorporates a Continental rubber outsole along with speed lacing. It weighs 390 grams and has a 9.5 mm drop.

The Terrex Swift Solo incorporates a Stealth rubber outsole. This 225 grams approach shoe also offers a ClimaCool upper.

This bad boy is the Terrex Conrax Boa with 200 grams of PrimaLoft AND Stealth Rubber AND Boa lacing system. If that isn’t enough, it also features their patented Boost midsole which is an encapsulated PU which is temperature independent and does not compress meaning you get the ultimate cushion and rebound regardless of conditions.


adidasoutdoor.com

ORWM – CORDURA Brand Announces Durable Fiber Breakthrough; Debuts Strongest Nylon-6,6 Staple Fiber Ever Produced by INVISTA

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

WICHITA, Kan.–In its 50th anniversary year, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has made a cutting-edge breakthrough in designing and commercializing the strongest nylon-6,6 staple fiber ever produced by INVISTA.

This intensive two-year-long research and design process resulted in a state-of-the-art, patent-pending high tenacity fiber designed to enhance the core strength of CORDURA® fabrics. With the introduction of the new high tenacity INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, INVISTA’s scientists and technicians have successfully achieved one of the largest leaps in its nylon-6,6 innovation pipeline which dates back to the initial commercialization of the fiber at the company’s flagship Seaford, DE staple nylon 6,6 production facility.

“At INVISTA, an on-going dedication to innovation is in our DNA,” said Anthony Green, global CORDURA® brand business director. “Our latest T420HT technology launch is one in a series of new qualifying CORDURA® brand fiber breakthroughs to come as we continue to push the boundaries of durable possibilities.”

Already adopted by a major international military, CORDURA® NYCO (Nylon/Cotton) fabric blends based on new INVISTA T420HT high tenacity fiber are undergoing extensive wear trialing for next generation combat uniforms. The stealth-like INVISTA T420HT fiber has a mission to create a new generation of durable, yet lightweight fabrics – such as CORDURA® NYCO Extreme and CORDURA® NYCO Tactical fabrics – to be used in many applications like military uniforms, outdoor apparel and workwear. Dickies is the first consumer brand to adopt the new fiber in its Dickies PRO™ with CORDURA® fiber technology workwear collection, which will be available online Fall 2017.

For more information on the new INVISTA T420HT fiber technology, visit booth #39213 at 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer, or visit www.CORDURA.com.

ORWM – Beyond 

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Coming this Summer, this is the Argus Hoodie from Beyond. It’s made from a 300 weight, brushed Polartec fleece. I like the crossover hood opening and monkey paw feature. The Argus Hoodie will be offered in Coyote, as seen here.

This is the Level 10 is based on the Arctic Combat Concept ensemble accomplished last year.  When it’s used as a system it will go down to -50 deg F in static – situation and to -70 Deg F while moving thanks to the 7 oz Climashield fill.  It incorporates a North American Coyote ruff, available for separate order in packs of two.  This is because the ruffs are non-Berry but also the best available for use in extreme cold environments.  Due to the Berry issue, Beyond worked within the framework of the DFAR and offers them for separate order.  

The front flap can be opened with a one hand pull to access an armor carrier beneath.

The Anorak features dual side zips to facilitate donning and doffing and the seat of both Anorak and Trouser are reinforced with Cordura.

Beyond products are available for unit and agency order through ADS Inc.

ORWM – Altama

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

I was surprised to find Altama in the Mystery Ranch booth and even more surprised to get a sneak Peek of some new shoes being officially released at next week’s SHOT Show.

This is the Aboottabad (in honor of the location of UBL’s demise) series. It consists of a Trail Run Low and Trail Run Mid and a Mid to Heavy Weight Hiker.

All of the outsoles in this line get their DNA from the old Panama tread of the USGI Jungle Boot.

Here’s an OTB Maritime Assault Shoe in Low Viz colors.

www.altama.com

ORWM – Mystery Ranch

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

This report on new items from Mystery Ranch Outdoor products, coming Fall 17. The military/tactical items will come next week at SHOT Show. Both of these are what I would consider commuter bags.

At 22 liters, the Rip Ruck is made from 420D Cordura in a mountain ruck style.  Look for a separate zippered pocket for a laptop next to the back along with a dual zipper main pocket and two smaller outer pockets which replicate the two-zipper styling.

The Slick is just that.  It’s a 23 liter pack made from ripstop nylon and features a dedicated, zippered, laptop compartment along with a main pocket with a half moon zippered opening.  On either side are slit pockets which will accept a water bottle.

www.mysteryranch.com

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Yep, right in the midst of Pre-SHOT Show coverage is the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017. Enjoy our coverage over the next few days.