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Patagonia x MIIR – Quantumiir Pot

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Coming late this summer is a collaboration between Patagonia and MIIR. The Quantumiir Pot was developed at the request of Patagonia.

Incorporating a heat exchanger it heats quickly, requiring less fuel. Made from Stainless Steel for increased durability over traditional Aluminum pots, it incorporates measurement markings. The handles stow along the body.

Patagonia is also introducing a Wood Burning Stove which can burn wood scavenged on the trail. It breaks down into three components which store in the Quantumiir Pot.

Black Diamond Equipment – Stone Hauler Duffle Bags

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Unveiled at Outdoor Retailer Snow + Winter Market, the Stone Hauler Duffel Bags from Black Diamond will come in six different sizes, from 30 all the way up to 120 liters.

They feature a DirtBag storage system to keep your funky shoes and clothing away from your clean stuff. Some include laptop sleeves.

Mystery Ranch Updates Rip Ruck Packs for 2020

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

During last week’s Outdoor Retailer Snow + Winter Market, Mystery Ranch introduced updated versions of their Rip Ruck Packs. The military pack design cues are obvious. The main feature, the ability to rapidly access the main compartment by “ripping” up on the flap remains, but now the accessory pockets (when present) are easier to access thanks to the Fidlock magnetic buckles which replace the side release on the old model.

Offered in 32, 24 and 15 liter models (top photo to bottom), the packs feature an updated molded foam framesheet.

Another new feature is the large Velcro field on the main flap with the integrated Mystery Ranch logo.

The 15 liter model seen below doesnt have the two external pockets.

Coming later this year from www.mysteryranch.com.

Houdini Mono Air Houdi

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

This ISPO Gold Award winning mid-layer from Swedish brand Houdini Sportswear is made from Polartec Power Air technolgy.

Not only is it super comfy, but it has a lot less impact on the environment than the material’s previous incarnation. Polartec has been making fleece from recycled plastic bottles for decades so that’s nothing new. They’ve just improved their process. Power Air is made from 73% from recycled fibers and is itself, fully recyclable. What’s more, it will release five times fewer microfibers into the environment than traditional fleece. While so many are fixated on plastic straws, that’s what has been actually showing up in fish. Finally, for those interested in the supply chain, it has a bluesign certificate for sustainable and low-emission textile production.

The Houdi will be joined by the hoodless Mono Air Halfzip in the Fall.

ORSWM 20 – Stasher Stand Up

Friday, January 31st, 2020

The Stasher Stand Up is the silicone storage container you can cook in.

It’s non-toxic and you can boil in it. What’s not to love?

ORSWM 20 – Camp Fare Gourmet Meals

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Most of the backpacking food you run across at OR are dehydrated. Camp Fare offers ready to eat entrees and sides, in retort pouches like MREs.

Created by Andrew Sarda, an executive chef, outdoorsman, and world traveler, Camp Fare meals are not only tasty, but healthy as well, using fresh ingredients. Like MREs, these meals are shelf stable for years, depending on how they are stored.

This was my favorite find at OR. I tried everything but the Salmon and it was magnifique. I hope they expand their line. Coming soon to the Air Force with maybe a nice Chianti?


ORSWM 20 – LifeStraw Max

Friday, January 31st, 2020

The LifeStraw Max is an in-line water filtration system which will filter up to 200 liters per hour without the need for power or chemicals. It removes viruses, bacteria, parasites, and microplastics with an additional optional cartridge which reduces heavy metals, chemicals and other toxins.

It can be connected to a pressurized, continuous running water source.

ORSWM 20 – XGO Extreme Hot Weather Air Commando Baselayers

Friday, January 31st, 2020

XGO‘s new Air Commando baselayer garments are engineered for Extreme Hot Weather, yet offer FR protection as well as Acclimate Dry moisture management and AG47 Silver anti-microbial. The fabric itself is a Modacrylic and FR Rayon blend with a pill resistant, mesh knit.

The construction incorporates Clean Seam with for seams to avoid skin irritation and no seams on the shoulders.

Although these garments are FR, the fabric is extremely comfortable and many will want to wear them everyday. Aside from the softness of the fabric, the garments also offer XGO’s Advanced Cooling treatment which feels cool against the skin.