Hard to believe it’s been almost a month since the OR Show. As I mentioned, it was almost overwhelming in terms of amazing products that I wanted to try out. That being said, I came up with a short list of my top covets. In no order of importance (they all rule), these are products that I would love to get my hands on:
TurboDown by Columbia Sportswear: After hearing the raves from the Omniten, who got an early look at these, I knew that one day I’d have to acquire a piece from this line. Turbodown is a combination of 60g Omni-Heat® synthetic insulation and 800-fill goose down means 860 TD of ultimate lightweight warmth and heat retention, even when wet. Add in sleek design and these are total winners.
Boundary Snowshoe from Tubbs Snowshoes: Named after Tubbs Snowshoes’ inaugural year, these have a retro look with very modern materials and design, love the way they look. I also love the way they perform, as I got to test them out during the #Hikerchat snowshoe outing after OR Show.
Barebones Living Safari Tent: We do a lot of tent camping, and, with 6 of us, it’s nice to have space to move around and have all our gear protected. These go well beyond basic shelter, with an option to put in a wood-burning stove (though that’s not a requirement). We would be oh so happy in one of these.
L.L. Bean Influx Hybrid Jacket: Flat out one of the best outdoors jackets I’ve ever seen. Lightweight, windproof, water-resistant: waterproof and breathable material is placed in the upper arms and hood, with Polartec Alpha insulation. So want.
Bergans of Norway Tufto Pant: The Tufto Pants are designed for hiking, climbing and mountaineering. With a slightly militaristic look, the pants have panels additional flexibility is needed. These would be an ideal pant for Hell Hike and Raft.
Soto Outdoors Tabletop Dual Grill: The coolest camping grill I’ve ever seen – simple but incredible design from Soto Outdoors: 3 grill heights, top becomes pan, unused charcoal can be saved. A company I don’t know much about and can’t really afford, but it would so be worth the splurge.
Wants before needs, right?
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