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AUSA 19 – Polartec Woobie

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

It was only a matter of time before someone made a woobie insulates with Polartec Alpha, and now one is on the way.

Available soon through Polartec’s new online Miliatry Issue Collection, this blanket features the same amount of insulation in the SOCOM issued Protective Combat Uniform Level 3A jacket. It’s manufactured by Mitt’s Nitts.

DSEI 19 – Sea To Summit Military Range

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Sea to Summit is well known for their lightweight camping and hiking gear. Recently, they have introduced a military range to satisfy the needs of the Australian military. We’ll give you a look at a couple of their offerings.

This is the Task Force Tf Sleeping Bag. Based on the Spark Sp which has been supplied for years as part of UK MOD aviation survival kits, the Task Force Tf is filled with 850+ Premium Goose ULTRA-DRY Down. This gives protection down to -9 Deg Celsius at a weight of just 340g. As you can see, it compresses down to just 1.5 liters in size.

Next up is the X-Kettle Set. The bottom is mettle and will take direct flame. This kit contains an X-kettle and two mugs nested together.

The X-kettle has a 1.3 liter capacity and weighs 885 grams, collapsing to just 35mm high. This color is only available in the military version.

seatosummit.com

Hilleberg the Tentmaker Debuts the Anaris Ridge Tent for Spring 2020

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Hilleberg is proud to introduce the new 2-person Anaris, a very light and roomy ridge tent constructed to be pitched with trekking poles. Its excellent combination of light weight, simplicity and impressive comfort make it ideal for backpacking and other warmer weather backcountry adventures.

Part of the Hilleberg Yellow Label series of lightweight, snow-free adventure/3-season models, the Anaris offers a generous 110 cm/43 in of headroom and 2.6 sq m/28 sq ft of inner tent area as well as two entrances and two spacious vestibules, yet it weighs just 1.4 kg/3 lb 1 oz. Both inner tent entrance walls, including the doors, are no-see-um mesh, which, along with the catenary patterning on the outer tent walls ensure excellent full-time airflow, and its outer tent is made from Hilleberg’s Kerlon 1000, a very light and strong silicone-coated nylon with an impressive 8 kg/17.5 lb tear strength.

The tent takes its name and design from an earlier, all-season “Anaris” that was part of the Hilleberg line from the mid 1980s through the early 1990s. It in turn was based on the proven ridge design of Hilleberg’s first tent, the Keb, introduced in 1973, which pioneered Hilleberg’s hallmark linked inner and outer tent construction. “The Keb and the original Anaris were all-season tents,” says Bo Hilleberg, founder and chairman of the company, “and were used in all terrain and conditions with great success, including by a Swedish Himalayan Expedition in the middle of the 1970s, who used it to over 5500 m (18,000 ft). This new Anaris takes the best of our simple yet sturdy ridge concept and reimagines it for the 21st century with our lightest fabrics.”

The new Anaris offers remarkable flexibility. Both doors on both vestibules can be partially or fully rolled away, allowing a myriad of venting options. In addition, either or both of the Anaris’s sides can be rolled up. Like all Hilleberg tents, the Anaris has linked inner and outer tents, allowing either simultaneous pitching or separate use. Used on its own, the outer tent is a supercharged tarp, thanks to its multiple options for rolling the ends or the sides. And the inner tents full mesh ends make it a superb choice for bug protection in hot weather.

While very lightweight ridge tents abound in the market, the Anaris is not meant as a “super ultralight” solution. Hilleberg created it for those who want a simple shelter solution that is light yet roomy and comfortable, something that is geared for walking trips both long and short, and that has all the quality of a Hilleberg tent. “As with all our tents, we built the Anaris not to be the absolute lightest of its kind, but rather the strongest and most reliable at the lightest weight,” says Petra Hilleberg, Hilleberg’s President and CEO. “We have a standard of quality, strength, and comfort that we will not compromise on, and we have had ridge tents in our line throughout our history: First the Keb in the 70s, then, in the 80s and 90s, the original Anaris, which was available in 2-, 3-, and 4-person versions. In the early 2000s we had the Muddus, our modular ridge tent, and then, most recently, the Rajd, a very lightweight shelter designed for adventure racing. We took everything we knew and everything we have learned over 45+ years about building great ridge tents and put that into the new Anaris.”

The Hilleberg Anaris will be available to consumers in Spring 2020 with an MSRP of $595. For more information contact tentmaker@hilleberg.com, or visit our website www.hilleberg.com.

First Lite X NEMO Field Collection

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Specialized hunting brand First Lite has teamed up with outdoor innovator NEMO Equipment to offer a line of NEMO products in First Lite’s colorway.

The line is shelter focused, with tents, sleeping systems, and even a version of NEMO’s luxurious Stargaze Recliner. Plenty of options, whethr youre hinting from a base camp or a multi-day hike from hide to hide.

www.firstlite.com/products/nemo-endurance-tent

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – The Exped DownMat UL Winter Sleeping Pad

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Exped are leading experts in designing specialised gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. When on exercise in arctic conditions, selecting the correct sleeping mat is much more important that a sleeping bag when it comes to warmth.  

The Exped DownMat UL Winter Sleeping Mat comes with a Schnozzel Pumpbag UL for rapid, effortless and moisture free inflation, ensuring maximum insulation performance.  It is rated for temperatures as low as -32 °C  which is perfectly suited to the long unforgiving winters of the Arctic’s tundra.

It has an R-Value of 7, and with a thickness of 9cm with a length of 183, it offers a fast inflating, and lightweight and greatly insulated solution to winter explorations. The DownMat UL Winter features Exped’s anti slip GripSkin coating, proven flat valves and extra thick air cushion makes this the ultimate winter sleeping pad.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com

Warrior EAST 19 – MacroTrac I-Trac Pallet

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

MacroTrac took their I-Trac system, a modular infrastructure system, and created a pallet by adding feet. Once it reaches its destination, it can be used as component parts for a larger matting system. If multiple pallets are used, the entire system can be raised off the ground, or it can be cannibalized for parts. Naturally, it can also be used as a highly durable pallet.

I-Trac has a load capacity of up to 86,400 lbs/sq ft and can be emplaced at a rate of 500 sq ft / man hour.

www.macrotrac.com

OR Summer Market 19 – SylvanSport

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

SylvanSport is known for their affordable pop-up campers. This year, they expanded their offerings by introducing a new trailer camper with a more traditional design as well a line of accessories for outdoor living, like the Cloud Layer Sleep System (above) and Over Easy Camp Kitchen System (below).

Learn more at www.sylvansport.com/gear.

OR Summer Market 19 – Flyer Sleeping Pad from NEMO Equipment

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

NEMO Equipment has introduced the Flyer inflatable sleeping pad. You can see a cross section of the pad below. The design removes 60% of the foam but features no vertical cuts which often lead to thermal loss.

Coming Spring 20 from www.nemoequipment.com.