Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Preview
Next week, the Gearographer staff will be headed to the world’s biggest toy showcase for outdoorsy grow-ups. That place is none other than Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
We couldn’t hold in our anticipation of all the shiny new gear to be debuted at the show. Here’s a short preview of Fall 2014 and Spring/Summer 15 items that we expect will turn heads in Salt Lake City.
Freewaters Tall Boy: The Tall Boy is a phenom. Brand spanking new and gushing with techie features, this sandal makes sure your comfort is covered. Made with a hydro-leather strap, a high rise midsole, flex groove outsole, combined with arch support and heel cup, you will not want to look any farther for the perfect sandal for any excursion.
Feelgoodz Lizzielooms:Lizzielooms are designed for ultimate comfort even in places where shoes aren’t needed. It is a “cross” slipper because it is more than a traditional slipper. These cozy, indoor slippers were created while Feelgoodz designer, Lizzie, was sifting through hand-loomed fabrics at an artisan community studio in central Vietnam. What would typically be used for traditional Vietnamese wedding quilts, Lizzie instead envisioned the perfect fabric for the next Feelgoodz creation. The result, Lizzielooms, is a comfortable cross-slipper that compatibly displays elegant artistry. Wear Lizzielooms around the house, in your local yoga studio or in your hotel room on vacation. You’ll never want to relax barefoot again.
Nathan VaporAir Hydration Vest:The lightest weight Race Vests in the award-winning Vapor Series line bring an ideal balance of weight, storage capacity, and durability to even the most demanding and weight-conscious athletes. They tip the scales at barely 9.3 ounces and can carry up to 2L of water. Featuring multiple large, pockets for gear and additional bottles, as well as reflective hits for runs that last from dusk til dawn.
Mountainsmith Cooler Tube:A sixer cooler that you can wear. Throw it over your shoulder as a sling or strap it down to your backpack and enjoy a frosty beverage when you reach your destination.MSRP: $21.95
OluKai’s ‘OHANA PAHU:OluKai’s first ever multi-sport full foot water sandal, the ‘Ohana Pahu, is perfect combination of comfort and functionality. Features include water-resistant, quick-drying adjustable straps for a custom fit, enhanced multi-surface outsole, and an anatomical EVA midsole. With all-terrain comfort and relentless traction, OluKai’s adventure sandals are being put to the ultimate test aboard the worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa, a modern-built traditional double-hulled voyaging canoe. Crew members aboard the Hōkūleʻa are exclusively wear-testing this product while circumnavigating the globe over the next three years. Benchmark tested against the leading competition concluded OluKai adventure sandals are 39% lighter with higher slip resistance on both wet and dry surfaces.
Blundstone’s 1423 Grey Canvas:Founded in Tasmania, Australia in 1870, Blundstone is recognized as quite possibly the world’s most comfortable, most durable boots ever made. Blundstone is known for its iconic elastic-sided Chelsea boots sold worldwide that offer maximum protection, durability and contemporary styling. The Canvas Series is Blundstone’s first step away from their traditional leather shoe, creating a more breathable, lightweight summer boot.
OGIO: All Elements Waterproof Bag:The ultimate waterproof bag, designed for an active lifestyle features a 100% waterproof roll top construction. Waterproof, roll-top construction delivers easy access to valuables and prevents all belongings from wet conditions. Features a 2-way adjustable sternum strap and airflow back panel. Includes a strap-containment system to keep straps secure, even at high speeds while traveling by bike. 360 degree reflective screen print for extraordinary visibility.
Bogs Hudson Sandal: The Hudson Leather Flip Flop is part of Bogs’ new sandal line, a first for the company celebrated for rubber boots. Its soft leather footbed and 100% Rebound outsole provide amazing comfort. The Hudson Leather has an upper made of 100% waterproof nubuck leather with Bogs Max-Wick to keep feet dry.
StrongVolt SmartCharger: Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the StrongVolt SmartCharger with patent pending SunTrack Technology™ keeps your iPhone, iPad and Android devices charging when others won’t. By turning sun into power, users are able to stay charged up even when clouds or shade disrupt the charging connection.The StrongVolt SmartCharger is the world’s most advanced solar charger and can charge devices as fast as a wall outlet. It comes in five different sizes and power outputs depending on what device you want to charge: 3W, 5W, 7W, 12W & 18W.
Hydro Flask Sports Caps: The Hydro Flask Sports Caps for narrow mouth and standard mouth Hydro Flasks are the first sports caps on the market to further insulate your beverage. Best for people on the go, the Sports Caps offer one-handed functionality, are leak-proof, quiet, easy to clean and are designed with a high flow rate. Price: TBD Available in Retail: February 1, 2015
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