A bunch of brands cater to them---making performance gear/wear that will withstand the hardcore enthusiasts.
Other hardgood highlights from this company…include a slew of sleek, low profile, alkaline battery and rechargeable battery powered headlamps that brighten up with a mere finger tap (PowerTap Technology).
IMO one should be in every household!
|1 tripe LED, 2 SinglePower LEDs, 2 SinglePower red LEDS emit up to 130 lumens-lots of settings +power meter indicator when turned on (featured in several models=handy!)|
|rechargeable only headlamp-full strength, dimming strobe settings-low impact|
|pro level headlamp-massive 200 lumen output|
|rechargeable via usb---and also runs on alkaline batteries|
|recharge batteries with car charger|
|recharge battery kit|
No surprise to us-given the competition in the space-when Black Diamond intro-ed a new apparel line for Fall 2013-they didn't mess around…with the company's stellar rep on the line, we expected top-of the-line techy "engineered"outerwear and separates. Some items-all travel ready, packable- and easy clean-double as lifestyle wearable too (tees, button downs, hoodies, pants/shorts).
Important -at this price range….aesthetics+functionality = guaranteed.
No excess, clean designs that remind us of minimalists fashion designers like- the whole Calvin Klein aesthetic-but using bumped up fabrics…from Schoeller®-lightweight stretch woven nylon with NanoSphere® Technology-protects and keeps thing clean via water/dirt repelling properties, waterproof/breathable 20D Pertex® nylon ripstop-lightweight +windproof, Primaloft® ONE insulation-down alternative that's warm when wet and very compressible, POLARTEC® Power Dry Efficiency Fleece-warm, breathable and quick drying/moisture wicking)…coupled with silhouettes made for athletic movers (body mapped, hybrid designs), and features like water tough zipped pockets, 2 way zippers, gusseted construction…etc.
|Available now-Hardshell protection with soft-shell flexibility using Schoeller® -Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell $349 waterproof 3 layer, adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood, 2 zip chest pockets, 2 zip hand pockets, internal stretch media pocket, velcro cuffs, drawcord hem-keeps elements out,|
|matchy-Dawn Patrol Approach Pants $249-integrated RECCO® system, gusseted construction, 4 pockets, drawcord hem, zippered lower leg w/ expandable gusset and kick patch|
|stretchy side panels-insulated DWR core|
|loved this-snap front Modernist Rock Shirt-button down made from Schoeller®-w/ internal and external pockets, climbing specific gusseted underarms, shaped front/back hems, 3 colors including pictured-graphite.|
|Modernist Rock Jeans-Schoeller® performance, belt loops, rollable cuffs, gusseted for climbers, 2 front/2 back pockets, 2 way zip fly|
|Stay connected and protected-Pelican ProGear™ -smartphone mobile protection -waterproof, crush able proof, snowproof-sealed design defends vs the elements. Durable Lexan screen cover w/ anti-scratch properties, waterproof Gore-Tex membrane covers microphone, optical grade Gorilla® Glass camera port-notebook sizes too!|
|Apolis Market Bag-company founders Shea and Raan Parton-support advocacy through industry|
|Kelty 60th Anniversary WingPack $154.95|
|Cycle Hiker $79.95|
|Wind Jammer $134.95|
|left-Satchel Bag $134.99, right Doctor's Bag in leather sold out :(|
|Family owned-Australia's Kakadu Traders-bags|
We are officially obsessed ...with KAKADU TRADERS luggage, duffels, satchels and briefcases---all made with that signature canvas/leather trim, solid hard wear= good looks. We took these pics at the most recent OR show---but noticed on their website-some sold out notices. Easy to see why-handsome and priced very well.
Get em' while you can.
|Small, Medium or Large Burro Duffel Bags ($129.99-$164.99)|
|Now that's detailed! Printed satellite images-available different paper types-waterproof, glossy and laminated. Cool gift, IMO…take that Google Maps.|
Trimble Outdoors Network Mytopo Maps-offers on the go/off the grid, detailed maps that'll guide those going a strew of the limited viewpoints of those regular ones.
Their Navigator uses the GPS built into smartphones (there are handy apps too)- for instant access to 68,000 Topo maps-that can track stats, routes, mark waypoints etc-via satellite. Offline viewing on notebooks/PCs available too -for minimalist membership costs that make terrific stocking stuffer wants for adventurers.
OH we so wanted to test these Gregory TEMPO PACE portable water haulers ourselves…that uniquely feature clipped attachments -not velcro-so there's no annoying stretch after many hours of uses.
|Tempo D1.5 $59 -bottle on diagonal ez access-lumbar area for comfort, reflective pops|
|2 stretchy mesh pockets, quick lock compression strap|
Padded, snug fitting hydration belts with holsters for bottles- and hand held models are available…gender specific. Bottles-with Fluid Mechanics Design-easy sips---replacements sold separately $14.
|key loop, id tag, zippered accessory pocket holds gels, ultra light-women's. Guys too-in red|
|women's models- we have tiny hands-but used this for hiking. Gal pal is able to use for her long runs/races and never has to stop for water. Quick drying Cocona material|
|Sorcerer Pack $499, expandable 40L-55L, lightweight durable, super tough DYNEEMA Monofilament fabric, DELRIN compression rails w/ D rings, quick release tool carry, removable BFF framesheet-bivi, frame and first aid pad, total weight 3lbs 6oz w BFF, 2lbs 10oz w/o|
NEW for S 2014 ---the AIRBENDER 20º $799 is an expedition bag and insulated sleeping pad all in one…with 850 fill STORMREPEL premium down goose-maintains loft when wet/dries faster, heat trapping built-in CLIMASHIELD insulated, inflatable sleeping pad, 15 D ripstop Pertex® nylon shell-durable w/DWR finish,