La Sportiva's Vertical K, new for 2012, highlights a number of continuing gear developments: 1) minimal structure, 2) ultra lightweight at 6.5 ounces (185 grams) per shoe, and 3) bright styling.
It's been out a few months, but fans of "Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips" and "Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" will appreciate "Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips" by author-illustrator Mike Clelland from Falcon Guides.
While tents keep lightening up, not all manufacturers are giving up space or vying to be lightest of the light. Also, brands debut new tent, sleeping bag, and tent lines from stateside and the U.K.
Deuter may command 63 percent of the child carrier market, but it's about to have a few more contenders. Osprey and Piggyback Rider debut kid carriers to haul your progeny into the backcountry and around town.
Princeton Tec wants you to know its lights are made in America, and give you a hand (or rather mouse click) in the process. Design your own flashy or classy Fuel4 or Remix headlamp.
Trailspace was at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, along with 1,000 outdoor gear brands and 21,000 outdoorsy folks. We'll continue to bring you coverage of hiking, backpacking, paddling, trail running, and climbing gear, equipment, and apparel (whew) we saw at the show.
Mountain Hardwear developed its Dry.Q technology with some help from the folks at GE, owners of eVent. The waterproof-breathable outerwear debuted at Outdoor Retailer, along with a host of competitors.