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What a Trade Show is Like with Beyond

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Ever wanted an back stage view of Beyond Clothing at a trade show? If so, here’s your chance. There’s even a quick glimpse of me in there. Good times wee had by all at my favorite trade show; Outdoor Retailer.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013 – It’s On!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013


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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Tomorrow we begin our live coverage of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market from the Salt Palace in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. During the day, we are going to see things that won’t make their way unto SSD as an article. Those items will be shared as photos and videos via Instagram.



OR – Granite Gear

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Originally envisioned as an Alpine Litter, the Armadillo Litter is a joint project between Granite Gear and Remote Medical International.


Weighing in at ~15 lbs it’s made from a combination of carbon fiber and titanium. As it was developed for alpine use it can be used as a sled and they have lifted up to 2600 lbs without failure so theyre finding out that it can do way more than originally intended. Consequently, it’s currently undergoing airworthiness certification. Naturally, it all breaks down into standard litter size. This thing is cool.


Outdoor Retailer to Remain in SLC Through 2016

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Late yesterday, Outdoor Retailer and the Outdoor Industry Association announced that the Winter and Summer Market tradeshows will continue in Salt Lake City through 2016. For some time now there has been conjecture that they might move to a new venue but with this announcement, that is all laid to rest, at least for the next few years.

Look for our live coverage of the OR Winter Market beginning later today.

OR Follow – Up Arc’teryx Spring 13 – Pt 2

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

As if the hoody and pants we showed earlier today wasn’t enough, we thought you might like these as well.


I am a Big fan of hoodies and I can’t wait for the Witness Hoody which features a full length zipper opening.


In their product display, Arc’teryx paired the Witness with the Aristo Pant. As you can see it features an uber-articulated knee. Below is a little better look at the knee detail. It is somewhat reminiscent of the articulation found on the Drac/Sphinx/Talos minus the webbing reinforcement.


Look for these as well as many other exciting new products Spring 2013 from www.arcteryx.com

OR – Metolius

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The left harness is called the Strike. It’s an unpadded one-size-fits all sit and chest harness combo, Berry compliant will all Safe-tech features. This means every structural feature of all of their harnesses are full strength, ie gear loops, haul loop, and bungee webbing in back.


The harness on the right is the Patriot. It’s a lightly padded tactical climber/assault harness in 499 Tan. Additionally, helo gunners like this harness because they don’t have to worry about where they clip in. It’s a slightly lower profile design than traditional harnesses so that it won’t get in the way of other mission equipment.


The new Bravo Wire Gate carabiner was developed on the heels of the Bravo Key Lock. Boasting a 24 kN rating, it’s a lightweight wire gate carabiner in all Black. It’s also available in a lightweight quick draw option.


The green biner is called the Gate Keeper. It’s a locking carabiner for belaying. The additional wire gate keeps the biner oriented in the proper belaying position to avoid cross loading.


OR – Jetboil

Saturday, August 4th, 2012


Many of you may be familiar with the Jetboil line of portable cooking systems. They have just introduced a new version of the popular Flash stove with a genuine MultiCam neoprene cozy that goes around the vessel. Additionally, the shroud that houses the burner base is an OD color that matches the MultiCam quite well. The burner incorporates a piezo igniter. Finally, Jetboil pioneered the use the FluxRing, a heat exchanger technology that looks like a series of fins. It doubles the fuel efficiency of the Jetboil stove because it heats up so quickly. It also cools more quickly than other stoves as well.


Weighing in at 14oz (without fuel), the entire kit and caboodle stores inside the vessel for transport.