Memorable Gear and Moments from OR Winter Market 2011 (part 2) - The Paddle Junkie

January 30, 2011

Memorable Gear and Moments from OR Winter Market 2011 (part 2)

A full week after returning home from Salt Lake City and the 2011 OR Winter Market, we are just now fully recovered.  After reviewing my library of notes and mountain of catalogues and brochures we are no closer to having a handle on all of the cool new gear rolling out in 2011.  Here are a few others that we can't wait to get our hands on...
The Ahnu Elkridge Mids are a great lightweight hiker that takes comfort seriously.   A perfect blend between rugged function and street style, the Elkridge Mids are on my short list of Must-Haves for this spring...

I hate digging through my pack looking for my camp cutlery.  Keeping my spoon with my fork and knife requires attaching them to a split ring and they never lay flat, taking up far more room than should be necessary. Enter the Baladeo back-country Cutlery Set.  A detachable Fork and Spoon as well as a folding knife, can opener and corkscrew make any meal in the woods a snap...

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The new Soft Racks and Lockable Tie-Downs from Sea to Summit are a great addition to an already extensive line of gear for paddlers of all kinds.  A slick daisy chain attaching system makes mounting these racks easy as can be.  The rubberized base and squishy top will secure any load and keep the roof of your ride safe.  Feel free to leave your vehicle unattended, the lockable tie-downs will keep your gear safe.

Wolverine put together a party Friday night at The Depot in Salt Lake City for the attendees of Winter OR.  To keep the crew of outdoorsy folks entertained they brought in Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.  Her blend of Bluesy Rock and a sort of Disco Funk were a ton of fun. A special thanks to Wolverine for a good time. 

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