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The North Face's first mountaineering boot (really)

The North Face has been outfitting alpinists since the 1960s. But up until now, those athletes did so wearing mountaineering boots made by other companies. To fix what The North Face saw as an oversight, the company has built its very first mountaineering boot, the Verto S-4K.

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Switch from Walk to Climb with Salewa Pro Gaiter Boot

Just as you switch your AT ski boots from walk to ski mode, Salewa's PRO Gaiter allows you to switch your mountaineering boots from walk to climb mode.

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MSR Introduces Three New Stoves

MSR introduced three new stoves at Outdoor Retailer, including the liquid- and canister-fuel burning WhisperLite Universal.

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Mile High Mountaineering Brings the Passion

Jeff Popp started Mile High Mountaineering because he felt some existing pack designs "lacked passion." His fresh approach is on full display at Outdoor Retailer.

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Exped and NEMO help users live outdoors comfortably

Two companies at this week's Outdoor Retailer show, NEMO and Exped, are designing, from a personal level, outdoor products for living outdoors.

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Hilleberg Introduces 3-Season Tents

For the first time in its 40-year history, Swedish tent maker Hilleberg has created a series of three-season tents.

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SteriPEN Freedom: smaller, lighter, rechargeable UV purifier

SteriPen introduced its smallest, lightest, and first rechargeable water purifier: the Freedom.

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Ruff Wear OmniJore for dog-pulling fun year-round

Have a dog to walk or run? Like to cross-country ski? Combine the two and you've got skijoring, though that's just the start. Ruff Wear designed an OmniJore system that allows dogs and their people to "jor" together year-round.

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New Ultralight Packs from Granite Gear, HMG, Terra Nova

There are many, many new packs at Outdoor Retailer. Here are just a few from Granite Gear, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, and Terra Nova that caught our eye.

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ACR ResQLink is world's smallest personal locator beacon

ACR has released ResQLink, which it claims is the world's smallest 406 MHz personal locator beacon. The ResQLink's small and light waterproof package can be held in one hand and clocks in at less than four inches tall and 4.6 ounces in weight.

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L.L. Bean limited-edition 100th anniversary outdoor gear

For its 100th anniversary in 2012, iconic outdoor brand L.L. Bean will release commemorative versions of some classic Maine gear, like a limited-edition canoe, handcrafted pack baskets, and the original Maine Hunting Shoe.

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Ultralight Shelters Not Just About the Light Weight

Shelter systems are pushing boundaries not just for weight, but for innovative and interesting designs. Here are a few highlights from Eagles Nest Outfitters, Easton, Sea to Summit, and Hyperlite Mountain Gear, fresh off the OR show floor.

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CamelBak's All Clear UV Bottle Purifier Available for 2012

Two years ago at OR, CamelBak announced its noteworthy All Clear, an in-bottle microbiological UV water purifier. After a lengthy wait and redesign, the All Clear finally will be launched in a new and improved form for 2012.

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Mad River Canoe launches Serenade 13, lightweight solo hybrid canoe

Among the plethora of kayaks and SUP boards at OR Demo Day was a diminutive little canoe that everyone seemed anxious to try: the Mad River Serenade 13.

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Outdoor Retailer: Wenonah Recon solo whitewater canoe

Dana Henry, son of Mad River Canoe founder Jim Henry, has designed his first boat for Wenonah: the Recon, a 13-foot solo whitewater canoe.

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