SteriPEN has introduced the battery-free, hand-crank Sidewinder UV water purifier for fall. The Sidewinder uses an exclusive UV system that destroys waterborne bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
How's this for contrast: one technology for getting water into your body, and another for keeping it out of your favorite gadgets. We check out the Geigerrig hydration system and the vacuum-sealed waterproof Dry Case.
Jetboil is introducing three new stoves — the titanium and aluminum Sōl personal cooking systems and the economical Zip — along with a 1.8-liter companion cup and the CrunchIt (a tool to help users recycle fuel cans), all for 2011.
If someone develops a torque tool to help open your too-tight hydration reservoirs, you may want to consider a redesign. CamelBak opted for a complete overhaul with the Antidote.
Two backpacking tents and six mummy-style sleeping bags will be added to the company's line-up in 2011.
Terra Nova's double-walled tent tips the scales at just over a pound, but you'll want to check the sticker price before jumping for joy.
Anyone with twenty-five dollars to spare can go out and buy a Victorinox Spartan multi-tool. But, making your own by hand? That's priceless. I was lucky enough to make my own Spartan, thanks to Victorinox's Brian Ordway who patiently walked me through the process at Outdoor Retailer.
Columbia's purchase of OutDry, the Italian maker of high-tech waterproofing fabric, raises the stakes in the race to develop waterproof/breathable fabrics.
Kelty introduces its first ever line of lights for spring 2011, along with vintage-inspired day packs, and new sleeping pads. Scott Kaier showed us the goods.