Trade Show Recap - 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

The 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market left us impressed with the advancements made towards making outdoor adventure gear better than ever.

One of the greatest aspects of the Outdoor Retailer trade show is unveiling the newest gear from the various brands that we distribute:

In 2016, Edelweiss will introduce some new ropes, pulleys, and a new sleek harness. The new Edelweiss Power 10mm and Excess 9.6mm ropes offer a very low 7.5 kN impact force rating, putting them in the softest-catching-rope category.

Cypher Climbing is introducing some amazing updates to their line of climbing shoes, giving new looks and incredible enhancements to the Rubik, Code, Prefix, Phelix, and Code Breaker. The Vesta quickdraw is also getting updated with a sport-specific draw, making it an ideal quickdraw for projecting hard routes.

Beal is coming out with a collection of new ropes and a few new harnesses. In addition to Beal's Intensive and Mountain lines, the Active line features five new ropes that are constructed with 100% Nylon Bluesign® materials--environmentally friendly nylon fibers.

Beal's line-up of Web-Core harnesses continues to grow with the introduction of the Phantom, Addict, Amazon (female), and Rookie (child). The Phantom features perforated leg loops and waist belt for optimal breathability and ranks as Beal's lightest Web-Core harness. The Addict, Amazon (women's), and Rookie (child's) harnesses are built using a non-laminated Web-Core construction which simplifies the process and keeps the price low.

Vaude showcased three new packs that take lightweight and adjustability to a whole new level. The Citus is one of the lightest framed hiking backpacks on the market, featuring low-profile components and a supportive suspension system. The Varyd is extremely adjustable and can be configured for different types of use. It also features a lightweight and removable MultiShapePanel the can custom-fit the shape of our back as you transition from one sport to another. The Scopi is a lightweight minimalist pack that keeps things simple and light for fast alpine pursuits.

Grivel introduced several new items that scream innovation: The Ski Tour and Ski Race crampons feature a new front and back bail system that adapts perfectly to modern ski touring boots. The Captive quickdraw features an anti-cross-loading wire-gate at the bottom of the bolt-end carabiner that keeps the carabiner oriented properly when clipped to the bolts or hanging on your harness. The Shield is a harness accessory that provides extra support to the lower back and absorbs the impact force that would otherwise be transferred to the spine during a fall.
Valandre also unveiled a new down jacket called the Modjo. It is fully compartmented with a total of 45 baffles that are insulated with Valandre's famous fat grey goose down. The Modjo integrates a layer of Primaloft® in the shoulders and hood to improve the jacket's moister resistance where it really needs it.

Besides showcasing a lot of new gear, we also had some amazing people stop by our booth and pay everyone a visit. The Governor of Utah and Gary Heward (president of Liberty Mountain) spent some time talking about Utah's focus on outdoor recreation and the outdoor industry. 

Representing various brands, we had Stevie Haston (Grivel), Cheyne Lempe (Edelweiss), Pamela Pack (Edelweiss), Tommy Caldwell (Climb On!), Beth Rodden (Climb On!), and Jonathan Siegrist (Climb On!) in our booth signing posters and telling stories. 

The authors of Limestone Bible and Rock Climbing New England were both there handing out copies of their new guide books and UnTapped spent a morning providing everyone a delicious breakfast with samples of their natural maple syrup energy shots.

We are happy to be part of an amazing industry, an industry that inspires and encourages the public to get outside and explore. We hope to see you at the next OR show.

Feel free to contact our Liberty Mountain Sales Team for more info regarding all the new gear that debuted at the show.


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