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Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Coming to you from Denver, Colorado is our coverage of the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show. As you may know, they combined the SIA show and OD last year to offer three shows per year and making this the fourth OR so far in Denver.

We attended the winter market back in November, but it was a much smaller show than what we are seeing here this season. Granted, the ski industry is involved as well, but attendance is way up and so is participation by manufacturers.

Dickie’s Reflective Prints

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Although Dickie’s wasn’t the only brand at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market to feature these reflective prints on their garments, this was the best example I had seen. Think safety and not camouflage.

Now, consider designators printed into fabric which only reflect certain bands of light, only visible with the assistance of night vision or thermal devices.

Mammut Updates Realization Shorts for 2019

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Mammut displayed this updated version of their Realization Shorts at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

The Realization integrates a sit harness directly into the shorts for climbing gym workouts and competitions. This new version will be available late Summer 2019, although the current model is still available as well as a pant version.

Chaco – Z / Ronin

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

No need to wear socks with these sandals. Chaco took their popular Z sandal and added a 3D knit upper for improved comfort while hiking.

Coming Fall 19 from www.chacos.com.

Matador – Freerain24 2.0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The Freerain24 2.0 weighs just 6.6 oz, yet has a capacity of 24 liters. It’s made from ripstop Cordura fabric and features a Hypalon roll top main compartment as well as an external zippered pocket and dual water bottle pockets.

Additionally, it can be stuffed into a pocket for storage. Offered in Black and Coyote (coming) from matadorup.com.

ORWM 18 – Mountain Khakis Introducing Underwear

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Mountain Khakis will introduce their new Bison Boxers and Bison Boxer Briefs In Fall 2019. They are made from a proprietary fabric called Alpine Mesh, a 4.7oz material comprised of 92% Nylon and 8% Spandex.

ORWM 18 – Black Yak Calvana Smock

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

This is the upcoming Calvana Smock from Black Yak. It’s an insulated, hooded Anorak Design with front hand warmer pockets.

ORWM 18 – Beyond’s Ventum Ultralight Hoodie

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

The Ventum Ultralight Hoodie is part of Beyond’s new Kyros line. It’s made from a 4-way stretch with DWR finish and includes zippered handwarmer pockets.


A really cool feature is that the Ventum Jacket can be stuffed into the left pocket, along with the Ventum Pant, making a camp pillow, or just for storage.

Offered in Black, Manatee Grey and Ranger Green.