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Outdoor Retailer Show
Submitted By: John McNamee on Aug 16, 2006

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The Outdoor Retailer show was recently in Salt Lake City. Below are some links from the folks over on who attended the show. Looks like there is some great new gear on the horizon.

Check out the hybrid TCU's from Metolius....

Friday's Blog

Saturday's Blog

Sunday's Blog

Thanks to for producing the report. Maybe one day!!!

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By Rob "Roberto" Dowse
From: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 16, 2006
It was a good show. Busy and not a lot of new stuff. Did like BD's new biners and the Quantum pack (Whole pack line looked good). DMM has biners that rival BD's new ones, but are a little lighter and stronger. Both brought super light wires gates, and a medium keylock pear shaped biner.

MSR's new reactor stove looked hot (no pun intended) but needs a bigger pot and they need to make it hanging. In a nutshell the stove uses a regulator so it works on a constant gas pressure and is not dependant on the gas pressure coming out of the canister. IE the stove works the same on a full or near empty canister or one that is warm or one that is cold...the rest of the stove is sort of like the Jet Boil....

Petzl is now selling ropes (made by Cousin)

Also Go LIte has some pretty cool looking shoes coming out for trail running. Don't think they will be a good approach shoe.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 16, 2006
hey thanks for posting my articles! it was a pretty cool show, and i wish i could have seen more stuff while i was there but alas, only so much time during the day!
By Peter Franzen
General Admin
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 17, 2006
There's some sweet looking new gear in there. The BD ascender, the new Petzl harnesses, and the Metolius offset tri-cams look great.

I'm not a huge fan of where Metolius is going with their nuts though. I have a full set of them from the current generation. The nice thing about having the cable loop over the top of the nut is that it makes the whole thing a bit more versatile; I've slung hangarless bolts with small nuts, and they can even be turned into a quickdraw in a pinch. Oh well.

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