Yet More Gear From Winter OR

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We’ve got even more gear previews from The Gear Junkie (who else?) who has recently returned from the big Outdoor Retailer 2008 Winter Market convention.

As always, there are a few things to love and a few things to scratch your head over. I’ll start with the head scratcher first. At least it seems a bit odd to me. GJ has a look at the Selk Sleep Wear System from Lippi which is essentially a sleeping bag that you can wear around camp before you turn in for the night, complete with arms and legs. Personally, I think it makes you look like the Michelin Man or something.

More practical for me is the new line of backpacks from Wenger, makers of the Swiss Army Knife or the new packs from Osprey that are made with a minimum of 70% recycled materials. The new Ultra Belt headlamp from Petzl is also pretty interesting, with a rechargeable battery system whose pack can be stored easily in a pocket while on the run. It’s aimed at the adventure racing crowd according to the article.

Of course there are a few other interesting items on the Gear Junkie’s third, and final, update on what he saw at OR. He hasn’t made many comments on the show overall, but as an outside observer who didn’t attend the show, I haven’t seen too many innovative new products just yet. Of course, Summer OR tends to have more gear, so we’ll have to wait until then.

Kraig Becker

3 thoughts on “Yet More Gear From Winter OR”

  1. The good thing about that Sleep Wear System is that if you buy it in green it can double as a Gumby costume at halloween.

  2. LOL! You’re right! Hadn’t thought about it like that. A white one would give that “Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man” look too!

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