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NEMO Equipment – Limited Edition MultiCam Puffin Blanket on Clearance

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Made from a nylon ripstop shell and NEMO’s Stratofiber™ insulation, the Puffin is 86 inches long and 60 inches wide. The extralength is put to use by incorprating buttons at the foot of the blanket which allows the wearer to tuck the feet under and fasten them in place. You’ll also note the shape which is designed to give better coverage when used sleeping bag style. The Puffin weighs 2lbs, 3oz.

One side is Coyote and the other MultiCam, these were built for their Shield Line. Priced to move, the Puffin is currently offered at just under $90.


ORSM – MSR Toughstake

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

MSR has introduced the Snow/Sand Stakes in two sizes, along with a hammer. The tent’s guylines are attached to the notch on the wide, spade-like portion of the stake, allowing it to stay fast in loose mediums like snow and sand.


ORSM – NEMO Equipment Escape Pod 1P Bivy

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The Escape Pod 1P Bivy is a two-thirds length bivy with drawstring closure providing bug protection which incorporates NEMO’s AST airbeam, an inflatable rib. Constructed primarily of noseeum netting, it weighs 7 ounces and is 24 inches tall which allows it to be packed into roughly the size of a Florida grapefruit.


ORSM – Adventure Medical Kits Escape Pro Bivvy

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The Escape Pro bivvy features Sympatex Reflexion performance fabric that reflects over 90 percent of your body heat, is windproof and waterproof, and provides a dry sleep with a 2.5 ply Sympatex laminate that is highly breathable. Expect it to take you down to about 40 deg F on its own. The Escape Pro bivvy includes a 24” (61cm) zipper side opening, a drawstring closure hood to cinch up on colder nights and taped seams to keep moisture out. It measures 31”x 84” (231cm x 78cm) and weighs 8.5 ounces (240g).  It will be available to ship February 2017.


ORSM – Kelty Tru.Comfort Doublewide Sleeping Bag

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Kelty’s Tru.Comfort Doublewide Sleeping Bag is exactly what it sounds like. Featuring an oversized hood which will accommodate two regular pillows, the bag has plenty of ventilation. In addition to a zip-off top layer, there are two integrated blankets, all insulated with Cloudloft.


ORSM – Disc-O-Bed 2XL

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

This is Disc-O-Bed 2XL Outfitter Bed, available from Cabela’s. Offering a sleep area of 85″ long by 40″ wide, it is capable of supporting up to 600 lbs per single cot and can quickly be configured (without tools) as a standalone cot, bench, or bunkbed. The family of beds is also offered in a variety of other configurations, including for children.


ORSM – Klymit Hammock V

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Although it might seem counterintuitive, adding a sleeping pad to a hammock has merit. For instance, it’s cold outside, or you’ve got the lumbago and need a little extra support. Another reason might be that you want a little more structure for your hammock. No matter the reason, Klymit has the answer with a model designed specifically for use in a hammock.

Here, we see Recoil’s Rob Curtis checking out the Hammock V.

Coming Spring 2017 from www.klymit.com.

ORSM – Eagle Nest Outfitter Billow

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

If there was an industry trend at this Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, it was these inflatable loungers. They were everywhere. Referred to by a number of names including inflatable hammocks, it’s no wonder that Eagle Nest Outfitter would offer the snazziest model. This is the Billow Air Lounge.

Made from a low porosity material, you inflate the Billow via a baffie system and then use the roll top closure to trap the air. Eventually, it’s going to lose air so for long-term use, you’ll find yourself refilling it every few hours.

Offered in a variety of color combos.


ORSM – NEMO Equipment Cloudview Hammock

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Hammocks are all the rage but these days you’re either getting a lightweight fabric hammock that swallows you as soon as you get in or a large net hammock that you’d find in grandma’s backyard. NEMO set about to make something in between.

Right from the get go, you’ll notice the design. It’s got a deep foot pocket so that when you get in, your feet don’t end up higher than your head. Additionally, the material won’t absorb water and the hammock comes with spreader bars to keep its shape. It’s topped off with an iPad pocket and beverage holder.


ORSM – Slumberjack Roadhouse Tarp

Friday, August 5th, 2016

One of Sumberjack’s new priducts for OR Summer Market is so big, they couldn’t actually set it up in the booth but rather had to rely on a large billboard along the side of their booth. The Roadhouse Tarp was designed to be used in conjunction with a vehicle for overland camping use.

The Roadhouse Tarp will come with two beefy steel poles and can be set up alone lean-to or ridge tent-styles or connected off the back of a vehicle with two poles for a wider top or single pole for a more pronounced ridge.  It is equipped with a ratchet attachment system to connect to various points on the vehicle included the wheel.  I know one of you will say it, so I’ll save you the embarrassment; no, it’s not meant to be driven with the tarp attached to a wheel.  

Coming Spring 2017.