OutDoor Show 2015 News – Part I
Posted on 12 August 2015
After some busy weeks with work and grain harvest it is time to have a detailed look on those things which are new for the upcoming hiking and outdoor season 2016.
Klättermusen has been forging a unique identity in the outdoor business for 31 years and now they are about to embark on a significant new chapter in their history. They are focused on finding unique and innovative solutions to everyday outdoor problems and you might notice that they changed their identity and appearance this season. At first they have a awesome new logo and a brand new summer line clothing collection.
The FJORGYN anorak is one of the highlights of the new 2016 collection. This 2.5 layer anorak won the SOA Award and the Outdoor Industry award. The FJORGYN is the super-light version of the classic Klättermusen anorak, has a real small packsize and protects you from wind and rain. It is Fluorocarbon-free and made with a bluedesign approved fabric. Furthermore the semi transparent fabric only weighs 48g per sqm and features a carbon print on the inside to protect the membrane.
For those who like a complete waterproof outfit, Klätermusen introduced the new RIND jacket and pant. This collection is also made with a 2.5layer fabric is is very light and breathable and all seams are taped. The jacket has a two way adjustable hood and you have pre-bent elbows at the jacket and at the knees. The fabric for this is recycled, fluorocarbon-free and also bulldozing approved. It will be available in there colors (Green/Red/Blue).
To complete the collection you can get the MISTY knicker, a short pant for hot summer hikes with maximum freedom and movement with pre-bent knees ands stretch. The TYR is a fast drying technical shirt made with recycled nylon and with SPF 50. For girls Klättermusen offers the VANADIS skirt with a comfortable cut and for men the VANADIS shorts.
Viking presented some nice shoes. One highlight is the brand new trail running shoe Viking Apex II. This shoe offers a hight level of foot comfort and has an excellent performance on trails. With the highly profiled sole you have an excellent contact to the ground and with the EVA foam a soft cushioning. The Apex II is mate with Gore Tex and 100% waterproof. The 2 way BOA closure system keeps your feet still in place. The center-mounted tightening wheel allows for quick and easy fit adjustment. You just have to turn the wheel to the right to tighten or turn to the left to loosen for micro and on-the-fly adjustability. The outer shell of the shoe is made with light and fast drying mesh. All in all this new shoe weighs 297g in size 42.
The guys from Roughstuff are making really cool virgin wool gear and the best is that all things are produced in EUROPE. Ok these clothing is not the lightest, but the warring of such an jacket is fantastic. They are very breathable, robust, wind and water repellent and odorless. At the moment they offer 4 different products. The Deubelskerl, a loden jacket for men with two normal pockets and two chest pockets and an adjustable hood and cuffs. The counterpart to this jacket for women is the Holde Maid. Then you can get a vest with two normal and one chest pocket and for colder temps they offer the Naturbursche, a padded jacket also with two normal and two chest pockets, but without a hood.
Yeti released a new hybrid jacket which is available in three different styles. All bodies of the jackets are made with a lightweight ripstop fabric and the sleeve is made with a hight stretch Moveskin fabric which is really stretchy. The Dee (w)/ Avon (m) jacket have a front filling with 700 coin European down and a high performance wool FX padding for increased moisture management on the back body. This jacket is made for climbing, hiking and trekking.
The Tay (w)/ Clive (m) jacket only have the down insulation on the front body, but this jacket has a hood and a large backside pocket with ventilation function. This jacket is made for hiking and climbing
The Plym (w) /Severn (m) jacket uses no down for insulation. For this jacket Yeti used the wool FX padding at the front to have an excellent moisture control in sports like skittering, kayaking or mountain biking.
All these jackets also have thumbholes, reflective insertion the front pockets, a welded zip pockets the sleeve, elastic piping and hem and cuffs and two big zippered front pockets.
For all those who need a chair on a hiking trip or for those which need one in the basecamp, Helinox released the Chair One Mini. This is the perfect chair for our youngest when they make their first experiences outdoors.
I did not know why I haven’t done a meeting with Röjk. I was several times at the booth, but did not find the time for a small talk. So I only made two photos of their fantastic gear.
In front of the photo you can see the Chicks SuperTee shirt which is also available as a GuysTee. These 60% merino wool and 40% modal shirts were printed with Maya, Inka and Aztec themes and they are a made for style conscious adventures and urban outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy a little extra functionality.
The jacket which the model is wearing is the Chicks Primaloft Drifter Hood. While Röjk uses a Primaloft Polyester the Drifter Hood is really light, soft and comfortable. The Merino wool keeps nasty sweat smells away and keeps you longer fresh. Another great thing what I appreciate by Röjk is that all garments are functional for outdoors, but still have the everyday choice look and can be used in town without attracting attention.
The shorts in that photo is the Chicks Atlas Shorts which is made with polyamide. It is the perfect shorts for traveling light and it dries fast if you get soaked from a rain shower.
At least there is the Guys SuperUndie which was nominated for the Scandinavien Outdoor Award. The SuperUndie is made with a mix of merino wool, Primaloft Polyester and silk. Merino wool keeps you free for longer, Primaloft Polyester keeps you dry an comfortable and the silk has this slightly cooling effect and is also soft to your skin.
NATURE is the BEST place TO EAT. Forestia makes food for outdoor lovers who appreciate good food and enjoy outdoor activities. All meals are ready to eat meals which only need to be heated on trail. You can get a big variety of meals with pork, beef, seafood, vegetarian and vegan meals. You can heat these meals in the heater bag which you can by with the meal, but it is also possible to heat in hot water or the microwave. When you by a full meal you get a package which contains an appetizer, the meal, a dessert, the heater bag, a cutlery set and a pouch holder. for 10.95€ you get a complete delicious meal which has an outstanding taste. I highly can recommend the salmon and mushroom risotto and the iberian pork which I could taste at the OutDoor Show.
Are you hungry now. I think this fantastic meals will be available soon at the OutdoorFoodshop.
The Haglöfs L.I.M. series gets a new wind jacket. The L.I M. Wind Jacket weighs 70g (Size L) and is the most minimalistic and lightweight jacket which Haglöfs ever made. It is made with an ultra thin 7D nylon and has a DWR treated surface. Despite of the weight this wind jacket is fully equipped. a full front zipper with wind baffle and a big napoleon pocket and a perfect designed hood. Furthermore the L.I.M Wind Jacket has a elasticated sleeve and bottom hems to give comfortable closure.
For those who are looking for a new pack Haglöfs released the L.I.M. Strive 50. This light 50 liter pack comes along with a weight of 1140g and is made with 100HT Robic and a 210D Oxford Polyamide. Both fabrics are bluesign approved. The has the Interact suspension system and a full length waterproof front zip for easy access to your gear. Elastics at the front panel can compress the pack if it is not fully loaded or you can attach wet gear or clothing. The lid of the pack is removable to save some extra grams and the hip belt has two raised pockets to store snacks and other little things. Furthermore there are also two big mesh pockets and loops to store an ice axe or trekking poles.
Roc Helios 25 is an Outdoor Industry Award Winner 2015 and another new pack which Haglöfs released. This daypack is designed for fast mountaineering and roc climbing. It is made with the awesome VX07 from Dimension Polyant and a 210 d HT Cordura Polyamide. One special feature of the pack is that the full size zipper is on the back of the pack for easier management on the mountain. This pack is also equipped with elastics for gear and clothing and loops for the ice axe. The sternum strap has integrated safety whistle.
For heavy rock mountaineering Haglöfs introduced the Herakles Jacket, the new one of the Ultimate Series. This jacket comes along with a Gore Tex Pro 3 layer and Gore Tex CKNIT. A climbing helmet compatible hood is designed to give superior protection against harsh winds. You also get an articulated design allover for optimized mobility, fit and low bulk. All in all this mountaineering pro jacket only weighs 455g in size L.
Haglöfs also released an interesting pair of shoes. The Gram Pulse is the new lightweight trail running shoe which was developed with Asics. Resistent to abrasion with excellent grip are the characteristics of this shoe to handle wet and difficult conditions. The Wet Grip Rubber sole is really aggressive to getting forward in muddy terrain and the outsole has a self cleaning pattern for the optimum grip at every step. with this minimalistic shoe you get an direct running feeling without heel counter. Last but not least the Gram Pulse comes along with a weight of 260g per shoe in size UK8.
This was part one of my detailed OutDoor Show 2015 news. Expecting some more articles with other great companies. Stay tuned.