Greatest new gear from the Winter Outside Retailer Present

Every January, the Denver outdoor industry gathers to show off their gear for the next year. Innovations will be showcased, new technologies touted and athletes signed autographs against the backdrop of equipment stores from all over the world who are commissioned to store their shelves for the next winter at the OP fair.

We’re not meeting in person this winter thanks to COVID-19, but brands are still announcing their latest and greatest products on a virtual show that’s happening right now. As always, we’ve put together a teaser with highlights. Check out the coolest stuff announced on the virtual surgery show below.

Hestra Tactility Heat Liner
Turn gloves or mittens into heated handwear with what Hestra says is the thinnest heated inner lining in the world. Instead of bulky wires, the Tactility-Liner uses Inuheat-heated threads. With an app, you can control the heat level and specify how long the battery will last at each output level. The heat can also be controlled using buttons on the removable power supplies. [$320; hestragloves.com]

Fjallraven backpackFjallraven tree Kånken
This 16-liter pack uses Pine Weave, a new 100 percent vegetable tissue made from spruce and pine that is sustainably grown in FSC-managed forests in northern Sweden. The fabric production of the fully traceable, bio-based backpack uses an average of 65 percent less water, 40 percent less energy and 50 percent fewer chemicals than other Fjällräven bag fabrics. All dyes and chemicals are bluesign certified. The Tree Kånken is three times woven to ensure a long service life with a solvent-free coating. Therefore it has the same reliability and durability as other Fjällräven devices. [$115, fjallraven.com]

Helly Hansen Odin Shell JacketHelly Hansen Odin Infinity Insulated Jacket
Helly Hansen’s Odin was designed for big days on the mountain and was developed with feedback from search and rescue professionals. It’s light, breathable and waterproof without the use of DWRs (permanent water repellants). It’s also made sustainable. Helly’s Lifa Infinity Pro material is hydrophobic, making it permanently water-repellent and never having to be re-treated with chemical treatments. The three-layer jacket has a helmet, backpack and belt compatible construction and pockets. It is insulated with Primaloft’s LifaLoft Insulation which is also hydrophobic. [$800; hellyhansen.com]

adidas Terre glassesAdidas Terrex glasses
The new glasses from Adidas feature a photochromic lens that is designed to change faster in cold winter temperatures. It combines optical clarity, impact resistance and a light feel. The Lenses improve brightness and color contrast while protecting against UV rays, bumps and chemicals. The cylindrical design is designed for medium to high brightness days and offers a wide field of view. Fifteen small aerodynamic ventilation slots have a top layer of injected rubber so that air can flow outside the goggles and the inside does not fog up in any weather. [$145; adidas.com]

Smith helmet with integrated gogglesSmith Survey snow helmet with integrated visor
Smith’s Survey combines a great helmet with goggles that you will never forget at home. The integrated ChromaPop visor has a wide field of vision with definition and clarity that improves contrast, color and terrain. It’s over-the-glass compatible. The in-mold helmet construction fuses the outer shell and the EPS foam into one piece with zonal Koroyd cylinders in the crumple zone, which squeeze evenly on impact to ensure light, durable, energy-absorbing and ventilated impact protection. MIPS reduces rotational forces in a crash caused by angled impacts. Also available for children. Replacement sighting lenses, including clearer and photochromic, are sold separately. [$270, smithoptics.com]

Spy glassesSPY + Maurader Elite
Over the past year, the SPY + Marauder solved major weather problems with magnetic lens changing systems using a lens that would not burn out if a skier fell. The Marauder Elite increases use through superior optics and an even more secure hold. A total of six magnets snap the lens into place so you can lock it in place. Spy’s Toric Happy Lens mimics the shape of the eye to make vision easier and reduce glare. The lens also takes advantage of the beneficial effects of long wave blue light, which can improve mood and alertness. As with the original Marauder, Spy’s glove-friendly “Deadbolt” locking system adds two levers to the magnets that you can use to lock it in place. [$270, spyoptic.com]

Mammoth ropeMammut 9.5 Crag We take care of classic rope
In order to reduce the ecological footprint of its ropes and lower the CO2 emissions as a company, Mammut has developed the 9.5 Crag We Care Classic rope for sport and traditional climbing. The sheath of the individual rope consists of residual yarn that is left over from other rope constructions. Each Crag We Care Rope is unique with an individual pattern. [$149 (60m), $209 (80m); mammut.com]

Baffin bootsBaffin men’s compass collection
Baffin is known for its “polar proven” winter boots for extreme temperatures and adventure. The new Compass collection offers urban users insulation and support for less intense outdoor excursions. The boots are light, but sturdy and waterproof, with comfort like felt collars with a soft back. The soles use Baffins Ice Bite rubber and mineral flags. They are three times more slip-resistant than regular rubber and flexible in cold weather. True to the Baffin legacy, the Compass Collection is also designed for use in temperatures between 14 ° F and 50 ° F. We like the big, laced Northern ($ 200) and the Slip-On Eastern ($ 180). baffin.com

Sweet protection Grimnir helmetSweet protection Grimnir 2VI MIPS
Don’t be fooled by the familiar name. Sweet Protection’s 2021 Grimnir 2VI MIPS has been redesigned from the ground up. The aim of “Project 2Vi” was to make the safest helmet possible for both linear and rotary impacts – without increasing the volume and reducing the weight as much as possible. Since the human head is more vulnerable at the temples and at the back of the skull, where the cerebral cortex is attached to the spinal cord, Sweet Protection has made the new Grimnir stiffer there and more elastic at the crest of the skull so that the helmet dissipates impacts better to help you To protect against an accident and at the same time reduce the weight of this carbon helmet. According to Sweet Protection staff, “you are going beyond the safety standards and certifications of the past”. The goggle garage lip on the forehead eliminates the gap in the glasses better and improves the ventilation of the glasses. The vents are now made of polycarbonate, not steel, as stiff as previous versions but lighter. The helmet uses a two-layer MIPS system, with the layer under the liner on the forehead designed to make it easier to slide in the event of an accident. [$400, sweetprotection.com]

Optimus Gemini stoveOptimus Gemini stove
Optimus is the first two-burner oven from this traditional brand. According to Optimus, the Gemini is the smallest and lightest two-burner oven ever made. It is also one of the few canister gas two-burner stoves. The Gemini is big enough for car camping, family camping and van life, but small enough for multi-day cycling, canoeing, packing horses, motorcycling and backpacking trips. The US President of the Katadyn Group, Shawn Hostetter, said: “We have strived for minimalist design in an extremely robust and durable form factor. Both are crucial for sustainability. Some of our customers are still using stoves like Optimus Svea, 123R and Hiker that were passed down from grandparents to parents to children. “With a standard over-the-counter converter, the Gemini can also be used on propane fuel. [$150, optimusstoves.com]

Scott SkiScott Pure Ski
If you’ve seen Jeremie Heitz ski, you know he uses his skis as both a weapon and a tool. Scott’s Pure was designed by and for Heitz. The twin-tip rocker ski has a short radius at the front, a long radius at the bottom and an intermediate radius at the rear to be agile everywhere. A titanium layer and titanium reinforcements over the paulownia and beech wood core ski make it fast and precise as well as stable under difficult conditions and at high speed. Full length Ti / Carbon / Aramid sidewalls. Available in two lengths, 182 cm and 192 cm. Dimensions: 142-109-128, weight: 2000 grams.scott-sports.com

Fischer touring bootsFischer TransAlp Pro
At 1300 grams, Fischer’s TransAlp Pro is firmly in the category of light 1200 to 1500 grams ski touring boots, which make up the largest part of the market. But the Pro offers a lot more ski performance than similar shoes because of its weight. The trunk is based on an optimized version of Fischer’s existing TransAlp. You’ve replaced the boa lacing with two buckles, a power belt, and a whopping 80 degree cuff twist. Fischer has developed a reinforced liner that is thin and powerful and has power-transmitting inserts on the upper cuff and tongue. The Pebax Renew Shell boots, which combine a 65 percent plastic based on castor oil with nylon / Grilamid, are light, stiff and more durable in cold temperatures and less harmful to the environment than other plastics. The Pro is available in a variety of sizes from 22.5 to 30.5. [$849, fischerskis.com]

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