Lawrence, MA – Developed for the U.S. Special Operations Forces, Polartec’s latest insulation technology, Polartec Alpha, will appear at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013, SIA and ISPO, and will be available to consumers by September 2013.
The Illuminati Series is Jackson Kayak's response to a demand from anglers who paddle in low-light conditions typically at dawn or dusk. The solution is a glow-in-the-dark color option that can be added to the price of Jackson fishing kayak models—the Coosa, Cuda 12, Cuda 14 and Big Tuna—for an additional $200.
The Banff Tour, which travels across Canada and the U.S., showcases select films, photography and literary works that capture the outdoor experience and test the limits of human endurance. Therm-a-rest is set to sponsor the festival for a second year.
This is good timing as the brand launched a new line of sleeping bags for Spring '13 this summer. Therm-a-rest will host a product display table during screenings of the films at Banff festivals. The Spring '13 launch includes seven new models: the Antares, Navis, Alpine Blanket, Saros, Centari and Regulus Blanket.
Louisville, CO – The 40-year old fly fishing brand Umpqua’s Spring 2013 line of fly fishing packs and bags is inspired by the ruggedness and functionality of outdoor technical products you might find in some of the most extreme conditions in the world.
Steamboat Springs, CO – Big Agnes’ zero-degree McAlpin SL sleeping bag, featuring Downtek down insulation, has been named a 2012 Gear of the Year by National Geographic Adventure. The Brand, which is known for its integrated sleeping bag and pad systems, now offers traditional mummy bags.
In 2010, Patagonia partnered with AeonClad Coatings, a performance materials manufacturer based in Austin, Texas. AeonClad is a portfolio company of Emergent Technologies, Inc., who specializes in turning scientific discoveries into market driven products. In September 2012, Patagonia converted its initial investment to a 15% equity stake in AeonClad. Why?
Clean Ethics, manufacturer of eco-friendly cleaning products, has created an effervescent tablet to clean drinking containers from mugs to water bottles. Without the use of harsh chemicals, the Bottle Bright formula removes stains and odors; it is non-toxic, biodegradable and chlorine-free. Bottle Bright is packaged with recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials and retails for $11.95.
Sales and Marketing Director Jeff Turner explains, “The designs reflect E.J and Dane's big personalities, but we wanted to introduce something new and loud. The goal was to create the ultimate whitewater outfit, and we anticipate that the style will appeal to a younger consumer. We definitely plan to expand the line in the future to reach a broader market.”
Wilderness Systems is launching the Phase 3 AirPro, a new outfitting for the kayak brand's Wildy models. The seating system is designed with varying foam densities to provide extra cushioning along the spine and under the legs. New features include a central control for adjusting the seat-back and leg lifter height and a breathable layer covering the seat's perforated foam. This layer should allow the seat to dry more quickly.