Innovation Award Winners – ORSM15

Innovation Award

As Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 winds down (don’t worry, we have plenty of posts on new gear to come), we pick our 5 most innovative pieces of gear we saw at the show.

OutDry Extreme Diamond

1. Columbia OutDry Extreme: To eliminate the possibility of your jacket wetting out and impeding breathability, Columbia ditched the face fabric and brought the membrane to the outside of the jacket.

The MSR Guardian

2. MSR Guardian: The new filter completely purifies any water source, removing sediment, bacteria, protozoa, and even viruses in the process.

Jetboil Genesis

3. Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System: The folding dual burner stove and JetLink system lets you cook a gourmet breakfast and coffee all at the same time and off of the same small propane bottle.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV

4. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV: The extra large Speed Valve Speed Valve pulls in ambient air with each breath, inflating the sleeping pad up to 10 times faster than conventional valve systems–within just a few breaths.

Gregory Baltoro 75 GZ

5. Gregory Baltoro 75 GZGregory and Goal Zero teamed up to incorporate solar panels directly into the top lid of the award-winning Baltoro. I also really liked the new cooperation between Big Agnes and Goal Zero where a variety of tents will now come solar-ready.

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