'Best in Show' Award Winners represent Greatest New Gear for 2014

‘Best in Show’ Award Winners represent Greatest New Gear for 2014

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Quick-inflate Air Mattress — You gotta see it to believe. Watch the video on Windcatcher’s site. (We saw it in person at OR.) In short, this air mattress, $99, uses a new type of process to inflate in just a few breaths.

We watched as a company spokesperson blew up the Air Pad in about five deep breaths total. This quick-inflate property is thanks to a unique design and the physical principle of entrainment, which pulls in surrounding air to help as you blow into the wide mouth of this neat new pad.

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Stephen Regenold
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.