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Next Year's Summer Gear

Last week, gear companies were all at the Outdoor Retailer trade show showing off the summer gear they'll be releasing a year from now. Our guy on the floor got a sneak peek at the coolest gear coming out in 2012. Take a look.

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Weighing in at 13 oz., the Super Cell is an excellent choice for the backpacker or outdoors person that wants a super light Gore-Tex waterproof…

Weighing in at 13 oz., the Super Cell is an excellent choice for the backpacker or outdoors person that wants a super light Gore-Tex waterproof jacket. The jacket is helmet compatible, and provides the classic Patagonia styling and quality that we have come to love over the years. $249

First, it was 1P-1LB, 2p-2LB, and  now we have an ultra light 3 person tent weighing in at 3LB’S.  If ultra light is your thing, this is a  must to…

First, it was 1P-1LB, 2p-2LB, and now we have an ultra light 3 person tent weighing in at 3LB’S. If ultra light is your thing, this is a must to check out. $499

For the micro brew enthusiast that wants to pick up a new hobby, how about making a batch of home brew?  You can now make it at home and chill out on…

For the micro brew enthusiast that wants to pick up a new hobby, how about making a batch of home brew? You can now make it at home and chill out on the patio with your best buds with your own home brew batch. Kits start at just $40.

For the guy that needs to upgrade his casual styling while still looking outdoorsy, Ecco is coming out with its new suede shoe called the Portland.…

For the guy that needs to upgrade his casual styling while still looking outdoorsy, Ecco is coming out with its new suede shoe called the Portland. This shoe looks great whether you are wearing pants or shorts. $120

Instead of having a pack for each activity, Gregory has come out with a line of packs that can be used for multiple activities.  For only $200, you…

Instead of having a pack for each activity, Gregory has come out with a line of packs that can be used for multiple activities. For only $200, you can get a quality backpacking pack that can be used for the day, weekend, or weeklong ultra light trip.

For the guy or girl that wants a shoe that works great for Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and looks great for casual wear, the Fus-ion is an…

For the guy or girl that wants a shoe that works great for Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and looks great for casual wear, the Fus-ion is an excellent option. The tread on the bottom of the shoe is extremely fine allowing for superior traction. It also comes with a material that won’t soak in all the water, so you won’t be sloshing around after you get out of the water.

As the sport of Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) explodes; it was only time until companies like Camelbak found its place in the sport.  The Molokai vest…

As the sport of Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) explodes; it was only time until companies like Camelbak found its place in the sport. The Molokai vest holds pretty much has anything you need with SUP’ing from water to food to sunscreen. Perfect for a long day on the water.

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For the runner that wants to ease their way into minimalism, Brooks introduces it’s Pure Project.  With 4 different models ranging from stability to…

For the runner that wants to ease their way into minimalism, Brooks introduces it’s Pure Project. With 4 different models ranging from stability to neutral, almost every runner is sure to find a shoe to fit their fancy.

If you have a large group of people or just use way to many dishes while camping, Sea to Summit has come to the rescue with a super light and easy to…

If you have a large group of people or just use way to many dishes while camping, Sea to Summit has come to the rescue with a super light and easy to pack portable wash sink. This also can work great is a ginormous dog water bowl.

After the designers at Mountain Hardwear have been working with the super fast hiker/mountaineer Uli Steck, Mountain Hardwear has come out with a…

After the designers at Mountain Hardwear have been working with the super fast hiker/mountaineer Uli Steck, Mountain Hardwear has come out with a super light and fast product line. The lines’ main focus is reducing weight yet still maintaining high performance.

For the backpacker and camper that wants a simple to use water filtration system, Camelbak continues to innovate and knock your socks off.  In only…

For the backpacker and camper that wants a simple to use water filtration system, Camelbak continues to innovate and knock your socks off. In only 60 seconds, the UV light kills 99.9% of bacteria and is guaranteed for life!