OutDoor Show 2010

Posted on 08 Juli 2010

Another year has passed and now it takes only one week till the biggest Outdoor event in Europe starts. The OutDoor Show 2010 in Friedrichshafen opens the doors from Thursday the 15th till Sunday the 18th of July and is only for professional visitors and for press. It is the major event for all who wants to see the newest gear and fantastic innovations. The latest innovations will be awarded with the OutDoor Industry Award 2010. This year I got an accreditation as press and I will spend the whole 4 days at the OutDoor Show. I’ll meet several other blogger and interesting people at the fair. Especially I’ll meet Lighthiker. He spends the first two days at the fair before he leaves for a hiking trip in the Alps. We try to show you the newest and most interesting things. So please follow my Twitter account and the Twitter account of Lighthiker. Our main focus will be on lightweight gear. After a hard day with lots of gear I try write some words on my blog and after the OutDoor Show there will follow lots of other interesting and detailed articles.

Here is a short forecast, so you get an idea of what to expect.

Montane will release a new smock. The Montane Spektr is a waterproof smock made with the very breathable eVent-fabric. One special thing is that this smock has no zipper only a “Tornado” roll closure system. This system saves weight and optimizes the rain protection. Now the main point. The smock is the lightest on the market and has got a weight of 210g (7,4oz).

A new year with another lightweight tent. Terra Nova designed with the Laser Ultra 1 once again the lightest one person, double wall tent on the market. They used for this tent only the lightest and best fabrics and it is a milestone on the tent market. Terra Nova is the first manufacturer who wants to establish the lightweight Cuben fabric on the market. The Laser Ultra 1 has got a weight of less than 500g (17,6oz). Let’s see more about the tent if I had a closer look and touch on it.

Cascade Designs releases with the NeoAir Trekker a new member of the NeoAir family. This mat has the same design as the NeoAir, but this time was even more emphasis placed on durability and stability. The NeoAir Trekker is still a very lightweight mat, but still heavier than the original model. I will ask again, why the design was changed.

A new lightweight trekking pole. The university of Rostock produced this trekking pole made with a mixture of bamboo und carbon. Let’s see how the pole looks and works. The only disadvantage is that the pole is not folded.

Another interesting series of trekking poles will be published by Black Diamond. All the BD poles have 3 sections of carbon and can be folded z-shaped. The carbon sections are connected with a kevlar cord. The poles weigh 270g (9,5oz) and are made especially for tru-hiker and runner.

Craft wants to release a very light mesh boxer short with 17g (0,6oz). That’s very light. Let’s have closer look at these interesting boxer shorts.
Smartwool is on the lightweight trip too. They introduce two new sock models “Hiking Ultra Light” and “PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Micro”.  Lighten up your feet.
Vaude has another light tent. They call it “Power Tokee UL” and it is the smaller brother of “Power Lizard UL”. But this tent is not light as the fantastic Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1. It weighs 800g (28,22oz).


  • http://www.martin-huelle.de/blog Martin Hülle – Blog

    Hallo Benjamin,

    vielleicht laufen wir uns dann auf der Messe auch über den Weg. Ich bin einer der Macher des StadtLandFlucht Magazins (http://www.stadtlandflucht.de) … eventuell bist Du da auch schonmal drüber gestolpert … UL war darin schließlich auch schon Thema :-)

    Beste Grüße
    Martin

  • John

    Benjamin,

    Thanks for the info on the Montane jacket. It’ll be curious to see what this ‘Tornado’ works in heavy rain. I have 100% faith in eVent.

  • hrxxlight

    no problem
    there will be more infos and photos in some days.
    stay tuned

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