Best In Show – 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

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Start saving your pennies, here’s an exclusive peek at cutting edge gear to hit stores spring 2016. Summer Outdoor Retailers ‘Best In Show’. The world’s largest gear tradeshow, the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City is a mecca for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. Only open to industry insiders, over 1,600 exhibitors showcase the latest technical innovations and cutting edge gear.

While every season has its trends, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 had a common theme. Eco-friendly and sustainable products were showcased at every booth -from new innovators to top namebrands. Recycle goose down jackets, bags made with billboard bags and organic fabrics – the whole outdoor industry is going green.

Best Jacket: Patagonia Rain Shadow Stretch

Patagonia Rain Shadow

Ideal for rock climbers and backpackers, the Rain Shadow Stretch is a high performance hybrid. Waterproof like a rigid hardshell, with the flexibly and breathability like a softshell.

7 ounces with self stow-away pocket for portability. Oversized hood is helmet compatible. READ MORE

Patagonia Rain Shadow Review

Ideal for climbers and backpackers. Light weight material is waterproof, wind proof and durable.
Surprisingly soft and flexible, seamless shoulder panel enables full range of motion. Breathable fabric regulates body temperature and wicks away sweat keeping you dry and cool.

Hand pockets sit higher on waist accommodating climbing harnesses and backpack waist belt.
Coming Spring 2016 at $250

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Best Tent: Tentsile Suspended Tents

Tenstile Suspended Tents

Going camping doesn’t mean you have to go back to the stone age. Sleeping on rocks is for cavemen. 10 minutes to put up, 2 minutes to take down.

Dynamic and versatile, Tentsiles are for everyone in the spectrum. Creating limitless possibilities for hardcore adrenaline junkies – yet easy and practical for anyone who wants to experience the outdoors in a better way.
Ditch the down side of camping and experience the outdoors elevated. READ MORE

Tentsile Review

Heavy duty straps and ratchet buckle system suspend tent at 3 anchor points. The sturdy triangle base is tight like a drum with perfect amount of flex for comfort.

Tentsile tents are like legos, with different models connecting to eachother. From hammocks to the 6 person Trillogy tent, create a the ultimate hangout.

Book a vacation to a Tentsile Suspended Restort in Finland, Cambodia or Figi. Eco-villages with private beaches and organic farms. experience the outdoors elevated.

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Best Gear Bag: Patagonia Black Hole

Patagonia Black Hole

Thick skinned and stubborn, the Black Hole is a workhorse. Versatile, durable and weather proof, the Black Hole is built for abuse from the rugged backcountry to airport baggage cliam. Packs down into small self stow-away pocket. READ MORE

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Review

Burly exterior material is durable and water resistant. Converts to a backpack with removable shoulder straps. Compacts into a self stow-away pocket ideal for storage

Laminate outer fabric is abrasion resistant and easy to clean. Fully dyed material is forgiving, maintaining color despite nicks or scrapes.
Underside material is heavy duty ad repels water keeping your gear dry.

Padded bottom panel protects gear and maintains structure. Internal compression system with buckled straps to organize and secure gear.

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Best Biking Gear: Nemo Bike-Packing Camp Kit

Nemo Bike-Packing Camp Kit

Start saving your pennies, the first full Bike-Packing kit has arrived. The whole setup weighs less than 4lbs and magically packs down to the size of bike saddle bag. Shelter is 100% waterproof, bug proof and comfy. Full protection from a tent, without the weight and bulk. READ MORE

Nemo Bike-Pack Camping Kit

Ultimate shelter for serious riders, complete weather protection you can hold in one hand.

1lb and 5oz Apollo floor-less tent sleeps up to 3 people, or snuggles 1 person with a bike. Compacts to the size of a water bottle - $250

The Escape Pod Bivy is spacious and bug proof. The supporting arch inflates, with full mesh covering. 7oz and packs down to the size of an orange. $120

Moonwalk features new Bathtub Bottom, similar material to tent flooring. 100% waterproof and puncture resistant, built to sleep on the ground. 700-fill waterproof down, comfort to 30 degrees. $280

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Best Bike Pack: Dakine Seeker Pack 15L

Dakine Seeker Bike Pack

Designed for serious bikers, 100% waterproof and ultra-light weight. Back suspension system with trampoline mesh creates great ventilation keeping you cool and dry. Full back armor with impact protection. 2 bladder compartments for 5L hydration system.

Fully waterproof. Compatible with Full face and half dome helmets.
Suspension system provides full back ventilation, with between mesh trampoline and back armor.

Dakine Seeker Bike Pack Review

Includes Hydrapak bladder with magnetic clip on bite valve - mounting bladder hose to shoulder strap. Two bladder compartments holding up to 5 liters of water.

Impact protection back armor is removable for ultra-light weight performance.
Tool compartment opens up completely for easy access. Ideal for rock climbers and backpackers, the Rain Shadow Stretch is a high performance hybrid. Waterproof like a rigid hardshell, with the flexibly and breathability like a softshell.

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Best Running Gear: ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody

ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody

Ice-Fil® fabric reacts to moisture, cooling skin surface up to 5 degrees with the highest sun protection rating of 50+ UPF. Mesh face cover ideal for all season sun protection.

With 50+UPF protection, the ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody is perfect for running, and essential for any activity under the sun. Get performance and protection at any temperature. READ MORE

ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody

Versatile and fashionable design, the ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody features Ice-Fill technology and unbeatable design ideal for high intensity workouts.

IceFil fabric is sweat activated, cooling your skin up to 5 degrees when you need it most.
Breathable fabric and armpit vents keep your temperature regulated. Fitted hood has back vents for additional breathability.
Antimacrobial material is odor resistant, and quick drying.

50+ UPF sun protection and fitted hood with mesh face cover make the ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody ideal for all-season sun protection. Featuring quality construction, light weight flex fabric, thumb loops, and security zip pocket. The ExOfficio Sol Cool Ultimate Hoody is a must-have for anyone with an active lifestyle.

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Best Survival Gear: Luminaid Solar Light

LuminAID Solar Light

A necessity for every survival kit and camping trip the inflatable LuminAID PackLight is a durable powerhouse. Shines 65 lumens LED light up to 30 hours. 100% waterproof, it even floats. Storable and portable, compacts smaller than a Smart phone. READ MORE

LuminAID Packlight Review

65 Lumens, LuminAid Packlight has 4 brightness settings with a flash setting for emergencies. Shines 30 hours, recharging in 7-10 hours in direct sunlight.

The high efficiency solar panel even charges in overcast conditions. Features control panel indicating charge status.

100% waterproof, constructed with thick and durable PVC-Free TPU. Engineered to withstand the outdoors, resistant to oil, grease and abrasion.

The TPU plastic orally inflates, activating the bright LED lights that will illuminate 125sqft space.

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Best Insulated Jacket: Ternua Loughor Down

Ternua Lougher Down Jacket

700-fill Loughor is the first jacket with recycled down. 100% recycled nylon shell is windproof and water resistant. Get full protection from the elements and protect the environment.

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Ternua is the first to make recycled down jackets. Down bedding and comforters are reclaimed and sanitized, offering equal performance to fresh down.

Outer shell 100% recycled nylon treated with eco-friendly water repellent. 700-fill down, breathable, windproof and water resistant, Weighs just over 1lb, compacts into portable stowaway pocket.

Swank designs for men and women. Technical performance ideal for the street or backcountry.

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Best Innovation: Oru Oragami Kayak

Oru Folding Kayak

The most Innovative product at the show, attendees swarmed the booth. The folding Oru Kayak is a work of art with excellent performance. The stealthy design is quick on the water and light weight. Folding into a 25lb carrying case, transforms boat to box in minutes. READ MORE

Oru Kayak Review

Forget about the car rack, the Oru transforms from boat to box in minutes. Literally a work of art, the Oru Kayak is showcased in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Lightweight portability makes kayaking more accessible. Going hiking can easily turn into kayaking trip.

Heavy grade polypropylene is resilient and rigid, creating a sturdy Hull ideal for flatwater kayaking.

The Bay is sleek and FAST. Gliding like a dream yet stable enough for beginners. Length and contoured design is fast and agile with performance for expert kayakers.

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Solar Expandable Lantern

Expandable Solar Lantern

Heavy duty portable flashlight that expands to a lantern. Quickly Recharging from ANY LIGHT SOURCE, USB port charges other gadgets, Water resistant with impact protection for the backcountry, compact design is great for travelling. Versatile and portable the HybridLight is an eco-friendly powerhouse.

Compact and versatile, 2 inch Flashlight expands to 6 inch lantern. Recharges from ANY light source. Shines 75 lumens up to 11 hours. USB output charges other gadgets - FAST.


Solar HybridLight Review

Impact absorbent and water resistant, rock solid construction is built for the outdoors. Go backpacking without the bulk, and safely light up tent with metal hangar hook. . The quality construction keeps the lantern standing sturdy when expanded to 6 inches.

Practical and portable, charge your phone when travelling. A must have for any survival kit, everyone should have a HybridLight in their car for emergencies.

Ideal for rock climbers and backpackers, the Rain Shadow Stretch is a high performance hybrid. Waterproof like a rigid hardshell, with the flexibly and breathability like a softshell.

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Best Trekking Pack: FjallRaven Abisko

Fjall Raven Abisko Pack

Start planning your next adventure, the updated Abisko is loaded with technical features. Adjustable back suspension system with amazing ventilation and even weight distribution. Stronger fabric and expansive storage, comfortably carries any load. READ MORE

Fjall Raven Abisko Pack Review

Available in 55L, 65L and 75L. Updated suspension system and stronger fabric. Back padding is vertically adjustable. Great ventilation and even weight distribution.

Slender design is top loading with front entry access to main storage compartment. Top lid has spacious pocket, rain cover and stretch cord locks to stow jacket etc. Large front pocket, stretch side stowaways with lock cords.

Side compression straps with buckle fasteners adjust in position and move to front. Versatile and lightweight 4lb 8 oz Abisko comfortably carries any load.

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Fjallraven Abisko Video