New eBikes to Debut at Renewable Energy Expo in Riverside

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Haibike-RX-1024x768Simi Valley, Calif. – This week, at the US Department’s annual renewable energy event the Solara Decathlon and XPO, electric bike maker Currie will debut its Bosch equipped Haibikes.

Currie will be demoing their bikes on a closed through test rides, and consumers will also be able to enter a drawing to win an eBike.

The XPO, which takes place in Riverside, Calif., brings in about 100,000 people over its six days. Through interactive exhibits and activities, visitors can learn about the broad spectrum of energy efficiency options in home design, transportation, consumer products, food production and education. 

Agon: Rudy Project's Latest Sport-Performance Sunglasses

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rudy logoDenver, Colo. – Rudy Project's newest model of sunglasses, the Agon, features several adjustable components. Temple, tips and nose piece can all be altered to create a highly customizable fit. The rims are built with the company's QuickChange system, designed to make it easy to switch out lenses for different lighting conditions.

Other features include temples that are shaped to fit comfortably around helmet straps, and thin, adjustable ventilation slits attached to the lenses to keep them from fogging. Colors include Frozen Ash, Matte Black, White Gloss, Yellow Fluo, Green Fluo, and Graphite. MSRP starts at $234.99, and individual lenses start at MSRP $74.99.

Clif Bar Gets Festive with Pecan Pie

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Pecan PieEmeryville, Calif. – Clif Bar spices up the holidays with yet another seasonal flavor, Pecan Pie. The bar is made with 70 percent organic ingredients, and like all Clif products contains zero grams of trans fats, no partially-hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or synthetic preservatives.

Woolrich Will Debut In Footwear

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woolrichWoolrich, Pa. – The outdoor clothing company Woolrich has announced a long-term, global licensing deal with Portland Product Werks to launch its debut footwear lineup for fall 2014. PPW is a group of veterans from the footwear industry who have worked with brands such as Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Sorel and Korkers.

Hydrapak Introduces New SoftFlask Products

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Oakland, Calif. – Hydrapak announced the retail introduction of its new SoftFlask in five different lightweight sizes for recreational activities. In addition to the 5 and 8 oz. models, the line now boasts 12, 17 and 25 oz. models with a wider cap that features a shut-off option and a silicon bite valve. The new packs will be available in late October.  

GoPro Now Offers Free Editing Software

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gopro-screenshotSan Mateo, Calif. - Outdoor video amateurs have it easier than ever, thanks to GoPro's new editing software. The free program, Studio 2.0 is available on the company's website, and utilizes a series of templates and pre-loaded music. Intelligent features, like automatic music-syncing, one-click settings for fast and slow motion, and image correction can shave hours off of the editing process. And non-GoPro owners don't need to feel left out; the editor supports any video taken in mp4 and .mov formats.

Zerogram Adopts Insotect Flow Insulation System for Sleeping Bags

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insotect diagram flow1Vancouver, B.C. – Zerogram, a Korean-based camping equipment maker, announced that it will be using Insotect's Flow Insulation system in its 2014 line of sleeping bags. Specifically, it will be included in the Sierra, White Wolf, and Cholatse designs.

Insotect uses vertical thermal channels instead of horizontal ones, a move designed to reduce the weight of the sleeping bag and facilitate head-to-toe heat distribution. The company's insulation is already used by big brand names like Marmot and EMS.

Astral Upgrades Outsoles on River Shoes

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astral-brewerAsheville, N.C. – Astral is debuting a new outsole on its Spring '14 collection of river shoes, made from Astral's own G.14 rubber. The new outsoles feature improved performance in the midsole, and additional siping to improve grip. It also sheds mud more effectively than the previous version.

Astral entered the outdoor footwear market in 2012 with the Brewer, which won Gear of the Year 2013 from National Geographic. It originally partnered with climbing gear company Five Ten, and is using Five Ten's proprietary Stealth Rubber on the Brewer. Astral's footwear line now includes two more shoes, the Porter and the Rassler, with a fourth, the Baker, coming soon.

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