OR Winter Market 2009 — GJ Report #5

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

Cloudveil Koven Plus Down — Using a hybrid of natural fibers and “21st century technical fabrics,” the Koven is a cozy but technical jacket that is quilted with 700 down fill and topped with a synthetic face fabric to help with breathability and weather protection. It is lined with recycled rip-stop nylon that’s tear-resistant and down-proof (so the feathers won’t poke through). Available later in 2009 for $440.

Stephen Regenold is Founder 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 two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.