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.
Flashlight brand Icon has a clever twist on LED technology. Columbia tries to best the performance of all the "waterproof/breathable" fabrics out there. And other OR highlights from Coleman, Eureka, and Thorlo.
Outdoor Retailer is a great opportunity to meet the people behind the brands that design and make outdoor gear. It's especially interesting to meet new brands and people, the ones hoping to find a place for their product in the outdoor world.
We take the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator out for a hike, and ponder the nature of communication in the backcountry.
The other evening, I was walking to a restaurant here in Maine. The town was happening that night — a summer festival, boat races on the river, people...