Every outdoor gear nerd’s dream, Outdoor Retailer, is where manufacturers bring their latest and greatest creations. My partner and I spent the day scouring their recent Winter event held in Salt Lake City, January 20-24. As always, we didn’t see it all, but still have more products to talk about than room in this post. Oh the frustration!
Read on to find what excited us this Outdoor Retailer:
Are you a backpacker who values a consistent and controlled flame? Then this may be your stove. I don’t carry a bowl when backpacking, but the new MiniMo pot shape is perfect for cooking and eating. Even cooler is the MiniMo’s excellent flame control, and a boil time of 2:15 per 16 ounces. Stove and pot weight – 14.6 ounces. MSRP $130
While there are a few very good choices out there, my top pick was Sea to Summit’sTPU Guide Waterproof cases. Available to fit any phone, tablet, or camera (if you still carry one) they are waterproof to 10 meters. Touchscreen compatible means thatyou can make calls, text, take photos, even play games – without ever exposing your device to the elements. The TPU (plastic) is ultra clear, very flexible, super strong,and remains so even in very cold temperatures. The closure is so secure (Ziploc, triple roll, and Velcro) that I would trust my most expensive equipment without any worry. Also available is a built in audio jack so that you can use your headphones oran external mike without opening the case. Fore and aft lash points allow you to keep your device securely tethered to your pack, boat or lanyard. Priced between $30-40 depending on the size.
11. New MSR Windboiler Stove System