2010 Winter OR – Show Floor Report 1

Back at the hotel from a full day of meetings at the Winter OR show in Salt Lake City. I saw new products from companies like The North Face, Timberland, Granite Gear and others. Here are a few that stood out.

Big guy on a tarp!

Coghlan’s (www.coghlans.com) makes a ton of accessories for campers and one of the seven new products that caught my eye was their Tarp Clips. Their clips use a friction system as opposed to spikes but the noteworthy part is their claim of being able to support up to 240 pounds on a tarp.

While holding them in my hands I couldn’t see how it would hold but the company claims it does. The Gear Junkie crew will have to put that claim to the test!

New apparel from the makers of chemical proof boots

Hi-Tec (www.hi-tec.com), known for making ultra-light footwear, debuted its first entry into the apparel market. Utilizing the same ion-mask technology found in its boots, Hi-Tec has created a line of outerwear focused on performance and value.

The jacket comes with a fleece insert and they applied the ion-mask technology there to make the whole setup more windproof.

Available: Fall 2010 Retail Price: $199

Pat Petschel

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