To celebrate extra clothing (#3 of the 10 Essentials), we looked at the origins of some classic outdoor insulation: wool and polypro baselayers, down and synthetic jackets, and ever-popular fleece.
Sun protection isn't just for sunny hikes or summer swims. And effective sun protection means more than slapping on some sunscreen. So, as part of our Year of Essential Outdoor Gear, we're taking a look at Essential #2, sun protection.
Sierra Designs celebrates 50 years with its decidedly retro Elite Cagoule and Rain Chaps. Big Agnes shows off mtnGLO tents with integrated LEDs. And Vargo Outdoors embeds titanium into its performance apparel.
A solo stove from Mountain Safety Research, bomb-proof scrambling pants from Bergans of Norway, and a super-niche ultra running pack from CamelBak: new gear was practically popping out of the booths on the second day of Outdoor Retailer.
Black Diamond and Princeton Tec showed off new charging and waterproof lights. Plus, a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond highlighted Day 1 at Outdoor Retailer.
A few standouts from Outdoor Retailer's Demo Day included energy bars with interesting ingredients, plus an Old Town canoe built for one.
In January, Trailspace was on the scene at Outdoor Retailer, where the latest gear, apparel, and footwear for winter 2014-15 was announced. Here's our coverage recap.
Black Diamond has entered the avalanche airbag market with a new technology that uses one of the oldest methods of moving air—a fan. Plus, backcountry leaders on safety gear and responsibility.
BioLite, which makes camp stoves that charge electronics, has two new power products: a BaseCamp stove for groups and a Packable Generator that works with any stove.
Arc'teryx designs hybrid shell jackets and pants for backcountry skiers and climbers. Vapur brings the After Hours beverages. Join us for Day 4 of Outdoor Retailer.
Black Diamond's women's apparel, ski touring from Bergans, composite molded snowshoes from Easton, alpine packs from Lowe Alpine, down hoodies from Rab, fast jackets from Salomon, and a waterproof, ice-gripping Vibram FiveFingers running shoe.
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer.
A swipe-to-shine Nite Ize headlamp, down-synthetic PrimaLoft blends, spiky IceBug running shoes, and CamelBak packs. Join us for more from Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer.