Sneak Peeks from the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

January is the time when outdoor industry professionals gather inside the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, UT to discover the latest and greatest gear for the next year.

As one of the largest wholesale distributors of outdoor gear and climbing equipment, we have the honor of representing various brands at OR where we unveil their new products. At the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, we presented the industry with the following new gear from some of our favorite brands:

Cypher Climbing Shoes
Cypher has made major updates to the Logic approach shoe. The new Cypher Logic will be constructed with a leather and canvas upper on the outside and a comfortable synthetic liner in the inside, providing an ample amount of breathability, support, and weather resistance. The Logic will also feature the Vibram New Boulder sole that uses Vibram’s Idrogrip sticky rubber compound in the form of round lugs that offer extreme traction and grip in all directions. There will now be a male and female model of the Logic, offering the appropriate sizing and fit for both sexes.

Grivel Ice Tools
Now that the current ice season has allowed many people to experience Grivel’s three new Machine ice tools, two additional Machine tools have been announced. The Grivel Carbon Tech Machine is exactly like the original Tech Machine, but with the new Carbon Composite G-Bone Shaft that makes the tool more ergonomic, stronger, rigid, and lighter by 3.5 ounces (100 grams). The new Grivel North Machine is also built with the Carbon Composite G-Bone Shaft and resembles that of the famous Quantum Tech tool.

Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners
The official U.S. launch of the Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners happened at this show, with Grivel athlete Stevie Haston demonstrating the ease of using a locking carabiner that is faster, safer, and stronger than a traditional locking carabiner. For 2015, five different models will be available: Mega HMS Twin Gate, Lambda HMS Twin Gate, Sigma Twin Gate, Plume Twin Gate, and Steel One Twin Gate.

Movement Backcountry Skis
Movement has come out with a brand new free touring ski called the Conquest. This ski’s natural terrain is anything covered in powder. It’s 106mm underfoot and a 350mm tip rocker with a smaller tail rocker makes this ski the perfect choice for the fresh, soft, fluffy stuff. The Conquest is made with the ultra light karuba woodcore and 3D light cap ABS (CTS Light).

Along with the new Conquest ski, U.S. skiers will soon have access to some of Movement’s X-Series skis: Rise Pro X, Big Fish X, and Response X. The X-Series skis are amazing for ski mountaineering, thanks to the North TPT glass and carbon fiber weaves and ultra light karuba woodcores that enable the ski to be light, responsive, and stable.

Outdoor Designs Gloves
Outdoor Designs introduced a collection of new gloves that will make skiing and mountaineering a whole lot nicer. The new Diablo series consists of two softshell gloves that provide the weather resistance and dexterity needed for cold weather climbing. The new Denali series includes two gloves and one mitt, offering amazing insulation and waterproofness for long days of skiing and alpine climbing. The updated Summit series is comprised of three gloves and three mitts, delivering a variety of waterproof options for various conditions and pursuits in the snow covered mountains. Last but not least, the new Base Camp Mitt is an ultralight and compressible glove that is overstuffed with Primaloft insulation and will stuff inside a built in pocket for quick and easy storage. You'll never know the Base Camp Mitts are sitting in your pack until you need them.

As the exclusive U.S. distributor of these products, we are very excited for these items to hit the market during the 2015/16 winter season. Until then, we hope that you will all enjoy the amazing products on our website and in our catalogs that have and will hit the market for the current winter season and upcoming spring/summer season.

Our sales team is ready to assist you with all of your gear needs, get in contact with one of our sales rep today.

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