2013 Product Highlights

Posted On
Apr 22, 2013

ACT Trail24


The ACT Trail24 full-contact hiking pack has many fans, due to its optimum weight bearing ability and load control. The flexible Delrin® Aircontact back system construction fits any back shape comfortably. Stabilizer straps allow optimal positioning of the backpack. The contoured shoulder straps have 3D Air mesh lining. Two Aircontact pads in special breathable hollow-chamber foam distribute the load evenly. The Aircontact pads perform a pump effect - every movement prompts the exchange of air, resulting in optimum back ventilation. The result:?  Comfort- Deuter claims the ACT Trail 24 will produce 15% less perspiration than with previous body-contour packs. Two color combos.

$119 • deuter.com


Torrentshell Stretch Jacket

Patagonia Womens Torrent


The Torrentshell Stretch Jacket from Patagonia is a waterproof/breathable, fully featured H2No® Performance Standard shell. This 2.5-layer rain jacket with nylon ripstop fabric offers generous stretch through the arms and shoulders for mobility and protection.  A helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor rolls down and stows, and all of the zippers are coated and watertight. Other details: internal storm flap on the center-front zipper, microfleece-lined neck, adjustable drawcord hem and a Deluge® DWR finish.

Women's XS to L $199 • patagonia.com



Petzl NAO


The NAO is the first Petzl headlamp to use Reactive Lighting Technology. Thanks to a built-in light sensor and microprocessor, the NAO knows how much light you need and then instantly and automatically adjust its output from 7 to a blazing 355 lumens, no touch required. The USB-rechargeable NAO will give you the light you need whether you're reading a map or running down a rough trail on a dark and moonless night.

$175 • petzl.com



Kelty's AirPitch™ Mach 4 and Mach 6 Tent


New for 2013–Campsite comfort and convenience with Kelty's AirPitch™ Mach 4 and Mach 6 tents.  By replacing traditional poles with inflatable AirPoles, these out-sized shelters pitch in under a minute with an included high volume, dual-action floor pump.  AirPoles are rigid yet flexible and won't bend or break like traditional poles.  An integrated, fully-vented rainfly further simplifies set-up while removable "sleep rooms" add versatility - fully enclosed with a large door and abundant mesh for convenience and comfort.  Cavernous, zippered vestibules provide ample storage and a protected space to escape the weather. And when it's time to go home, just pull the plug and the AirPitch™ takes itself down.

Mach 4 $399.  Mach 6 $499 • kelty.com


AKU Transalpina GTX Boot


The AKU Transalpina GTX boot is specifically designed for hikers who are looking for ultimate comfort on the trail.  This hiking boot features durable suede with ultra-breathable technology in the uppers, while a triple density midsole system provides already broken-in comfort and frame support for the sole. The Transalpina GTX also has a Gore-Tex lining and Vibram Cloud outsole.  Available in men's sizes 7-13 and women's sizes 6-10.

$229 • www.aku.it



Athleta Paddington Hike


Athleta's Paddington Hike is a streamlined skort that's tough enough for trail-blazing in stretchy, abrasion-resistant fabric and a low-profile mesh inner short.  Made of Nylon/Polyester/Spandex the wicking, quick-drying, abrasion-resistant fabric resists nicks and tears.  The Paddington is lightweight and stretchy, but has the added feature of UPF 50+ for protection from summer sun.  Other welcome features are a two-snap/zip front, comfortable rib-knit waistband that won't pinch your waist and internal drawstring for a custom fit.  The built-in streamlined PowerMesh short lets sweat evaporate. The skort has two front pockets to stash your stuff and no rear pockets to get in the way of your pack.  Why not look good on the trail?

$79 • athleta.com


Guide Tennie


The iconic Guide Tennie is Five Ten's leader-of-the-pack approach shoe, now with two new colors for 2013. The GT performs well on mixed terrain, designed as a one-shoe solution for hiking and climbing.  The shoe has an internal rocker to promote a healthy stride, climbing friendly toe and proprietary midsole and outside package to regulate flex and increase stability.

Men's & Women's $120 • fiveten.com


Chariot Chinook


The Chariot Chinook is a multifunctional all-terrain child carrier with all the features found on a regular stroller (such as pivoting/locking front wheel, one hand easy fold and reclining seat); but also enables multiple activities such as jogging, cycling, hiking or cross country skiing. The new Urban Series from Chariot is designed to meet the demanding needs among active city-living parents. Chinook has a modern, technical and sporty look combined with an enhanced accessory offering giving families more options for cargo, groceries and other active lifestyle needs such as phones, drinks, baby products, etc. The Chinook also is available with the new First Year of Life Accessories bundle that adds an infant car seat adapter, baby supporter and cargo bag.

$950 (one child) • chariotcarriers.com


Pearl Izumi W Launch Short


An ideal short for an epic ride, the Women's Divide Short features direct vent panels for more breathability when the temperature is too warm, along with stretch fabric, two side Velcro adjustments without elastic and a comfortable 8" inseam.  Also included is a detachable liner with W's MTB 3D Chamois® powered by Minerale™ providing optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor resistance.

$100 • pearlizumi.com



Mountain Khaki Granite Creek Pant


Some say Mountain Khaki's UV 50+, quick-dry Granite Creek Pants must have gills. It's true they love the water, but GCP's zest for adventure goes beyond.  Lightweight,and packable,  they're  a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. MK's  proprietary 6.3oz brushed nylon is treated with Scotchgard™ for long-lasting stain repellence and moisture-wicking properties. Flat front and rear zip pocket. Cargo pocket with hidden security compartment on left thigh. Fixed waistband, no elastic. Action gusset. Triple-stitched. Reinforced heel cuffs. 5 hand pockets. Mid-rise, relaxed fit.

Men's sizes in 5 colors. $82.95 • mountainkhalis.com


Vasque Breeze 2.0


For 2013, Vasque introduces the enhanced Breeze 2.0. Lighter, tougher and more breathable than its predecessor, the Breeze 2.0 is perfectly tuned to the realities of today's hiking trends where lighter loads and a faster pace rule the trail. With the combination of the Dual Density EVA and the newly designed wishbone Molded TPU Plate midsole, hikers are ensured ample torsional stability and comfort for moments when the trail gets tricky.  Vasque also included an improved rubber toe cap for added durability at the front of the boot. Available in men's and women's specific sizing.

$159.99 Gore-tex® and $139.99 non- Gore-tex®  vasque.com


Sierra Designs Cloud Layering System


New for 2013, the Sierra Designs Cloud Layering System blends external protection from the elements with internal temperature control, giving you a light, versatile, 3-piece system for all-day performance and comfort.  With layers designed around the core concepts of GO, RAIN, and STOP, this system will keep you warm, dry, and protected in any backcountry situation.  Ultralight, packable, and versatile, the Cloud Layering System is a next generation apparel solution, representing a new concept in wind and weather protection.  Designed to fit easily into any pack, the system is compact and weighs in at a scant 22-ounces.  Each item is sold separately. The Cloud Windshell provides highly breathable protection while you're on the GO.  Worn over a baselayer, it creates a microclimate, keeping you warm and protected.  High breathability manages moisture to keep you dry.



The Cloud Airshell is designed to be worn only when it starts to Rain.  It features the two-layer, waterproof/breathable Illusion fabric for ultralight, ultra-compact protection from wet weather.


The Cloud Puffy is an ultralight, 800-fill insulating layer featuring Sierra Design's hydrophobic DriDown™ insulation to help maintain a microclimate when you STOP for lunch or arrive at camp.

$249 • sierradesigns.com


Redwood Portable Propane Fire Pit


Share stories and good times around the Redwood Portable Propane Fire Pit from Camp Chef. Featuring a Fully adjustable flame-control dial, it is perfect to roast marshmallows or cook hot dogs together. It also has decorative pine tree cut-outs for that"cabin"feel. The safety ring/carry handle are added benefits to make it more convenient. The Redwood Fire Pit is portable, great for RVs, the backyard, as well as tailgating. 




Osprey Ozone Series


Osprey's Ozone Series sets a new standard for lightweight wheeled luggage.  Using years of experience building lightweight packs Osprey carefully engineered the Ozone to strip out excess materials but retain strength, quality and performance. New for Fall 2013, the Ozone Convertible 28" / 70L and 22" /50L feature an integrated zip-off daypack and backpackable carry at very light weight.  Both packs include a zip-stow removable shoulder harness and hipbelt.

Ozone 28" / 70L; Cubic inches: 4272; Lbs/Ounces: 6/9; $329

Ozone 22" / 50L (Maximum carry-on size); Cubic inches: 3051; Lbs/Ounces: 6/2;


Chums Original Cotton Retainer


Made in Hurricane, Utah since 1983, the all-cotton, easily adjustable Chums Original Cotton Retainer is the product that put Chums on the map. Millions agree – it is ideal for all forms of action, be it on water, land, snow or in the air. The Original Cotton Retainer is made from 100% comfortable cotton and is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns with customization available. Chums: Helping you hang on since 1983.

$6.99-$7.99 • chums.com