2011 Summer OR Gear Preview: Part 2

posted by dpm on 08/14/2011


Here is another selection of products that were showcased at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Look for many of these products to hit the shelves during spring of 2012. We would like to remind you, these are only short teasers, and DPM’s editorial staff will give a full, detailed breakdown of these items after they have been fully tested.


Scarpa Boostic

From the genius of the Scarpa creative team comes an evolution in aggressive footwear with the Scarpa Boostic.  A modified version of the Booster the Boostic features an updated aggressive toe-box, a breathable material for the interior, and an added graphic touch on the Velcro enclosures along with a slightly tweaked heel cup.  The designs just continue to get better and DPM will have a full review after we have demoed the shoe.  To check out the current models on the market visit Scarpa's website.



Organic Messenger Bag

Keeping up with urban designs that are making their way into the climbing community, Organic is releasing their new, large messenger bag.  This bag is a large tote that can carry school gear, haul a pair of shoes, a brush and a chalk bag simultaneously.  As always, the craftsmanship is solid with the superior home-grown construction that Organic has made its name on.  This new tote is guaranteed to last its owner for years to come.  If you are interested in creating your own unique design please contact Organic climbing



Pusher’s Sack

No, you are not reading the name wrong.  Pusher’s Sack is a new addition to their soft-goods line that is formulated for rope climbers.  Just like the name implies you can bundle all of your needs for a day climbing routes in this large carrying “sack”.  With the ability to hold a 70m rope, 20 draws, shoes, a chalk bag, and a day’s worth of food, you will not have to worry about an awkward hike in carrying two bags.  The bag also doubles as a comfortable pad for sitting and it allows you to easily transport your rope from wall to wall.  To learn more about the Sack and other items go to www.pushergear.com



Misty Mountain Silhouette

Designed specifically with female climbers in mind, the Silhouette is a new light weight harness from the minds of the Misty Mountain team. Created for traditional and sport climbers alike, the fit is versatile and will help you get through that simple 8 bolt project or your next 12-pitch big wall project. The waist and the legs of the harness are lined with a soft, durable foam support which allows for a comfortable fit without adding any significant weight.  This is a great harness for the ladies who like to switch between trad and sport.  To learn more about the latest selection visit Misty Mountain



Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody

Marmot is releasing a new product for 2012 that will be great for those misty morning hikes. Their latest creation, the Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody, is a soft shell, water repellent garb with an athletic fit that was built to match any body frame. Light-weight (14.5 ounces) and dynamically stretchy this will be the one piece that you will want to take with you no matter what the weather.  With a mid-range price point this is one piece of gear that is well worth the expense and will last you for seasons to come.  Look for this to drop spring 2012 at Marmot.