When you're into ultralight-anything, lighter tends to be better until you're sacrificing comfort. Weight, utility and comfort is the magic trio that makes this new Kickstarter project pretty unique. The Freestyle BivyPack combines ultralight, durable, waterproof materials with a pretty unique design to create an even more usable backpack.
The project has about 10 days left and is a bit over halfway funded, so if this looks like something you'd be stoked on, go check it out and see if it's worth throwing a few bucks their way.
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Outdoor Retailer 2020 bringing you news from the future of snowsports. Max Ritter photo. January is always an exciting time in the snowsports industry. It’s January, so it’s snowing hard and we’re all able to enjoy some deep days wherever we may be. It’s also when the great minds of the industry get together for the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show and reveal what they’ve been working on for the past year. In a nutshell, it’s when we get to geek out on all the rad sh** you’ll be able
Testing Outdoor Research's Skyward II kit somewhere in the Tetons. Max Ritter photo. Electrospun membranes have been making waves in the outerwear market recently, promising to revolutionize waterproof garments. The major advantage of these materials is that they offer unprecedented levels of breathability, while remaining impermeable to the elements. For anyone who engages in strenuous physical activity in cold or wet environments (things like, you know, backcountry skiing), this could be an
It’s not just Yosemite that has Alex Honnold firmly in its grips. For the past few years, the Patagonian Ice Cap has drawn the famous pro climber to its pointy summits, and this year was no different as Honnold teamed up with his friend Colin Haley to go on another alpine rampage, Climbing Magazine reports. The area surrounding the hamlet of El Chaltén draws some of the most adventurous climbers in the world even though it’s also home to some of the worst weather anywhere on the planet. It