Each time that I start working on our coverage of the Outdoor Retailer Show I always feel a little overwhelmed. There are so many great products that come out each show and narrowing it down to just a few is always hard. Sometimes I feel like I should include all the products that we see as a team, but in the end always make the decision to highlight some of our favorites. In this Best of Show roundup, we have found 30 products that we are excited about for 2015. We have broken this Best in Show into 3 parts: Apparel, Equipment and Footwear. We hope you find this gear has interesting and innovative as we did.
HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra Hi WP
The first thing I thought of when I saw the Tor Ultra Hi WP is that I could run in those. Weighing slightly over one pound, the Tor Ultra Hi WP combines HOKA’s signature running shoe cushioning and Meta-Rocker geometry with a supportive high-top upper. The new silhouette is rich with performance enhancing features, including a new Vibram® MegaGrip outsole rubber with five millimeter lugs to provide traction over varied terrain, a leather and nylon mesh upper for durable support, and an eVent® waterproof, breathable membrane to keep feet dry.
Brunton LIGHTWAVE AMP
The LIGHTWAVE AMP features an ultra-bright 400-lumen light when set on maximum brightness, a rechargeable 21,000mAh lithium-ion battery, and integrated Bluetooth controlled lighting and speaker systems. The lighting system on the AMP, controlled by an integrated Bluetooth system driven by Brunton’s B-SYNC app, features SOS and emergency lighting functions. With a RGB colored LED lighting system and the capability to synchronize lights and sounds to music, the lantern has an infinite range of possible settings. A Micro USB input and three USB output ports for phone and tablet charging. The AMP open a new level of convenience to campers, allowing the light to be controlled from a distance or from the tent when the night calls.
adidas terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie
The terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie is made for alpinists and ice climbers with its warm, lightweight and packable characteristics. The insulation consists of RDS-certified 90/10 goose down with 800 fill power. This jacket offers details for extra warmth, including heat seals at cuffs, collar and lower hem to keep the warmth inside the jacket. The heat seal baffling is designed with different sized baffles so that every other baffle covers stitching lines and minimizes cold spots through overlap.
This gift guide is full of gifts that any commuter or cyclist would love to get. We have included bags, bike and lights to make riding a bike safer and more enjoyable. We made the conscience effort to include a wide price range so everyone could find that perfect gift for the cyclist in their life.
Fall is a great time to get out and see the leaves changing colors and to find trails less crowded. But also fall starts to indicate for some of us the end of some trails as the snow starts to creep from the mountain tops towards the valley floors. The products we found in this guide will definitely help you get out and stay warm and safe for the trails ahead of you.