By Will Rietveld
|Patagonia Houdini Pullover. Patagonia will also update their popular Houdini Pullover windshirt for fall 2014 with a great new fabric with DWR. Weight is 3.1 ounces and MSRP is $89.|
|Trog Eyeglass Retainer. The Trog eye/sunglass retainer is the nicest one I have seen. The earpieces slip through the hole at end of the band and out one of the side holes. MSRP is $8.|
|Manufacturers do whatever it takes to attract attention, like roaming cuddly creatures.|
|Watson’s Microfleece Baselayers. I found them! Microfleece long johns that is. In my series on Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking published last year in Backpacking Light Magazine, I recommend wearing microfleece long johns because they provide lots of warmth with minimal weight. But, to my surprise, they are very difficult to find nowadays. At this OR Show I found them at two booths: Watson’s (www.mywatsons.ca) and 32Heat. The former sells the pictured long johns for $30 each (top or bottom), and the latter sells through Macy’s, Bonton, and Sportsman’s Guide.|
GoodOnYa bar. A new energy bar on the block is called the GoodOnYa bar. Four flavors are shown in the photo, and one of them is a breakfast bar for a quick no-cook morning start. Ingredients are all organic.
|Olomomo Almonds. Another healthy and tasty new snack food is Olomomo Almonds, which come in several yummy flavors.|