If you didn’t see the big news on Friday, Salomon unveiled a brand new binding…
Although tons of cool new gear was on show at Outdoor Retailer last week (we will continue our coverage here over the coming days), a few items stood out as truly innovative. Here are our picks for Innovation Award Winner Winter 2015.
The warmer weather of summer always brings with it an uptick in activity, to which my Endomondo account can attest. Over the past few months, the trails around Pittsburgh have served as a head-to-head testing ground for outdoor shorts from Outdoor Research, Icebreaker, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Salomon, and Mountain Hardwear. The purpose of the test was to look for shorts that covered a wide variety of fabrics and designs, and that could be used for multiple activities both on and off the trail. You will find my thoughts on each below.
For Spring 2015, Salomon has created the perfect shoe for those of us aspiring to be Kilian Jornet and knock off a speed ascent or two. A cross between a hiking and mountaineering boot, with an insulation temperature down to 20°F, the S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX will quickly get you up (and back down) all but the highest and coldest of mountains.