|greeted attendees boarding the shuttle bus|
ProBar, Fits Socks, Yurbuds, Loki, Switch Vision Sunglasses, NarGear, Easton Mountain Products
Outdoor Retailer's F/W 2012 market began with a snowy demo day at a near to Salt Lake City resort-the well named, Solitude.
First stop for us...the ProBar® send---for some healthy bars including new flavors...that are a vegan/nutritious and tasty substitute for breakfast.
|new flavor-exclusively @ Whole Foods till March 2012|
|organic oats/almond butter-filling with chunks of blueberries/strawberries w/ 8 grams of protein?370 calories|
|full of energy-no doubt, from eating the merchandise.|
FITS SOCKS---hat booth debuted at demo day -giving out their terrific ski socks-with an articulated heel-ultra thin construction from toe to heel---and shin cushioning. Moisture wicking, supportive-off the slopes comfort too.
|From the GREAT WHITE NORTH-POOK TOQUE ribbed knit hockey socks repurposed into hats-we liked the confessions-"...yes, alcohol was involved..."|
YURBUDS are comfy flexible rubbery 'custom' earpieces...that resist sweat slips---via sized earpieces that fit just so (Twist Lock technology).
We have a pair that manages not to fall out while delivering thoroughly decent sound quality.
Versatility is a key buzz word these days-as is multi-tasking. LOKI-which makes the patented LOKI Peruvian Fleece HAT™ that morphs from super cozy hat with ear flaps into a full fledged face/head warmer balaclava/neck gaiter-with chin adjustment, AND mitts that are subway friendly-i.e.-to reveal those texting fingers---all here.
|easily-with a tug of a toggle---face covering revealed-made of comfy Cloud 1™ micro fleece stretchy moisture wicking fabric.|
|warm and iPAD compatible.|
With the tag line-'because one lens is not enough'-Switch Vision is a smart smart way to change lenses for different light conditions-between RX and regular/reader lenses for example---with a slight tug-the lenses kinda pullout from the frame...yet easily snaps (really magnetic pulls) securely back-making changing lenses a one second endeavor. SMART!
|www.switchvision.com-Magnetic Interchange Lens System™|
|Narski Mini $99|
|double stitched use parachute harness threads- and 1000 denier fabric =tough|
A fairly new company out of Missoula, Montana-(yup-all made in the USA)...these backpacks were designed with parachuting wildlife firefighters/ rescue workers and ski patrollers in mind.
|durable YKK zips-lots of straps for gear|
|padded back-hip belt pockets|
EASTON® Mountain Products Vo2 RACING snowshoes...that are so flexible, ergonomically savvy--- and frankly---idiot proof---we could see bolting a pair of waterproof hiking boots that are worn down at the outsoles-to these...
|Salomon Trail Shoes -fab too.|