OR Winter Market 2009 — GJ Report #7

Products as seen by the Gear Junkie at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 22 – 24, 2009. . .

GoLite Sky Lite Fastpacker boots — With its unique “soft against the ground” technology, the Fastpacker boots employ oversized tread nubs that flex and absorb trail features and rough terrain. The boots have a waterproof membrane and full-length resin plates to protect your feet. The weight of the Sky Lite in a men’s size 9 is approximately 14oz., making these boots among the lightest on the market. Available this summer for $120.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.