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2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show update 2

FA Design Hard Shell

FA Design Hard Shell

Check out my final thoughts from the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show.  Lots of great gear from GSI Outdoors, SOL, Adventure Medical Kits, High Sierra, FA design and Serius.

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest – Update

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Finishing the Gulf Coast Marathon

 

I have used the Ultimate Direction Marathon in 2 half marathons, 1 marathon, and numerous training runs putting in over 110 miles while wearing the vest. Comfort has been great with no areas of chaffing or rubbing. Durability has been good with no busted buckles or worn straps and practicality is also good with easy access to bottles and food.  I still notice that it rides a little high compared to other packs and this can be a minor annoyance and I do feel like heavier items in the pack cause it to bounce more than other packs I have used.  Read on for my full update.

Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Day 2 update

New Primaloft Insulation

New Primaloft Insulation

Day 2 at the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show was another busy one.  I highlight some of the trends and products I saw at the show.  Check out part one of my update.

 

Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show Day 1

Phunkshun gear

Phunkshun gear

Day 1 of the Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show kicked off with a bang with a rush of media, retailers, and buyers all interested in the newest trends in the outdoor industry.  Check out my thoughts on the new gear at the show.

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

Lowa provided the Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots for review purposes.

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

To me, the boots I wear hiking or backpacking are the most important piece of my gear. Since I do not carry a spare pair of boots, I depend on the boots I am wearing to complete each hike. I have been partial to natural materials like leather and wool, but I have to admit that the synthetic Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots have changed my mind.  During this period, I was doing the same activities as the last period, except the temperatures experienced were as low as 0 F. I have worn these boots everyday with few exceptions.  To read more please click here.

 

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

Winter OR 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

Winter OR 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

I had a great time at Solitude Ski Resort outside of Utah playing with the latest in snowshoes, skis, and winter gear.  Check out my thoughts here.