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OR Show 2012 Pt II
Outdoor Retailer Show 2012 Pt II
Following on the first part from Wednesday, we can now show you the rest of what John saw, found, drank at the Outdoor Retailer Show last week…
LTW small pannier- the dawn of a new age of panniers, these front panniers come in at 18oz/pr and are made from Panniers made from durable RF welded nylon.Not much more information available on tech specs or prices. Web site not currently up.
Jansport didn’t have a ton to say about these bags. They are simple heritage bags that harken back to their roots in the late 1960s and early 70s.
(Apparently the American Flag bags were not selling very well. Cannot imagine why…)
Kelty is celebrating their 60th year making backpacks with their heritage line of bags. Inspired from the 60s, 70 and 80s, these bags feature modern design elements such as pen and computer pockets.
This photo was taken on “the streets” of the show. The company didn’t have a booth, but the bags look great, if not groundbreaking. I am sure we’ll see more of this company in the future.
Dana Gleason’s venerable Mystery Ranch is releasing the Blackjack for this season- an avalanche airbag backpack. This pack features some great new technology in fabrics including Super Fabric, which is a contains thousands of armor plates which protect against abrasion. Also featured is Demension Polyant’s VX 21 fabric, which has proliferated across the industry in the last few years. Made in the US, Mystery Ranch backpacks are some of the best in the world.
Photos above an below featured are the Saddle peak, Naya Nuki and Fuze in assorted colors.
Onyx ITW Nexus:
New buckles from ITW, the Onyx feature lighter weights to their fully shielded, and simpler counterparts with equal strength. For the stealth backpack in your life.
New rolling luggage from Osprey features a lightweight thermo molded frame slimming overall weight without sacrificing durability. Ozone 28@ 5lbs 24@ 4.5lbs 18@ 4 lbs.
Found walking around. This man successfully built the most overblown and over sized messenger bag ever conceived. His website appears to be down.
Found Walking Around-Babylon Backpack of waxed canvas and waterproof zippers. Old meets new?