Outdoor Retailer Winter 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

Winter OR kicked off with the All Mountain Demo Day at Solitude Ski Resort outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The mountain had fresh powder which made for good skiing and snowshoeing. I spent the day making turns and playing with new snowshoes at the demo day.

MSR had their full line up available. No significant changes to their line up, just minor tweaks on the binding for the Revo Explore bindings pictured below.

MSR Revo Explore

MSR Revo Explore

I also had the chance to use snowshoes from a company from Norway called Fibulvetr.  Their snowshoes are molded plastic and come in several sizes.  The Rangr is pictured below.

Fimbulvetr Rangr

Fimbulvetr Rangr

Crescent Moon also has new snowshoes on the way made completely of EVA – all foam.  They were interesting to say the least and super light.

Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes

Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes

Yukon Charlie also debuted new emergency inflatable snowshoes.  They look really neat and only weigh 2 pounds.  These would be a great addition to an emergency kit on a snow machine.

Yukon Charlie Emergency Snowshoes

Yukon Charlie Emergency Snowshoes

In addition to snowshoes there were several new models of traction devices.  Stabil has a new product that features aggressive traction.

Stabilicers Hike XP

Stabilicers Hike XP

Yaxtrax also has a new traction system that features a boa lacing system.

Yaktrax Summit

Yaktrax Summit

Yaktrax Summit

Yaktrax Summit

I also checked out a few cool new items at the Media Preview on the evening. Altra has a new trail shoe that offers more cushion than the Lone Peak but less than the Olympus.  Looks like a good shoe.

Altra

New Altra Lineup

There was also a cool new light system by Hydra Light.  The battery is charged via dipping it for 10 seconds in salt water.  They offer several different products from lanterns to flashlights

Hydra Light

Hydra Light

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