Twice a year, we attend the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City to cover new products, technologies, and companies in the outdoors industry. In exchange for being featured on today’s episode, each company has agreed to give away free gear to our listeners. To win the free gear, all you have to do is email me at [email protected] The first person who requests it, gets it. You can only win one prize, and after you win it, you cannot exchange it. Winners must be in the USA.
20 companies, $5,000+ in gear, 30+ winners
Woolrich Footwear Fully Wooly Lace-up
Woolrich harnessed the natural insulating power of wool to create a winter boot that will keep your feet warm and dry at temperatures down to -25 degrees! The Fully Wooly Lace-Up Boot has a completely waterproof shell with a leather and wool upper. Inside, Fully Wooly insulation allows your feet to breathe, while providing a water-resistant frost barrier. Fleece lining. Felt Flex midsole; rubber traction outsole.
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Advanced Rock Climbing: Expert Skills and Techniques
The newly released addition to the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series for Climbing. Topher Donahue collaborated with 16 elite climbers including Tommy Caldwell, Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold, Emily Harrington and others to understand and explain what turns good climbers into great climbers with chapters on Sport climbing; Traditional lead climbing; Belaying, Knots and Anchor Rigging; Big Wall Climbing and more.
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The classic BUFF® headwear shape, but with a few extra inches of length for cozy protection, it features the natural moisture management and odor control properties outdoor enthusiasts love most. Made from soft 100% natural Merino wool, the Merino Wool BUFF® feels great next to the skin, and it keeps you warm even when it's wet. It's the soft, breathable extra layer of insulation you need for chilly days.
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Giesswein’s boiled wool is soft, lightweight, and breathable, helping to naturally regulate your body temperature in cold weather and warm weather. Wool fibers themselves are hollow—allowing sheep to “wear” their wool in all seasons—and therefore dry very quickly. In fact, wool can absorb up to 35% of its dry weight before it begins to feel wet against your skin, so even after a full day of active wear, your feet will still feel energized and dry.
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ZEAL Optics is committed to making sunglasses and goggles with the highest standards of quality while decreasing their environmental footprint. Their patented Polarized + Photochromic line of lenses changes tint with varying light conditions, eliminating the need to carry spare lenses. Taking you from low light to bluebird conditions with polarized protection, this is the only lens you'll ever need.
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The Kusa Bomber is a modern take on the classic flight jacket. It features a 20D ripstop nylon fabric, which is finished with a DWR to create a light, durable, water-resistant outer shell. Below this is a unique llama-fleece insulation to keep your core nice and toasty. Ribbed details at the collar, cuffs, and hem round out the bomber, and the reversible design bumps its versatility up a notch.
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UAS Formation Parka ft. Bemis
This is the perfect jacket for changing seasons. A combination of softshell scuba with sonic welded insulation allow you to transition between cool mornings and warm evenings. Tailored fit on the top with an open structured bottom hits at the mid-thigh Softshell upper with 800 Fill Power White Goose Down insulated bottom.
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Crescent Moon Gold 9 Snowshoes
Aggressive stainless steel crampons including Crescent Moon’s unique climbing toe claw along with some nasty, biting, sharp claws immediately below the ball of your foot and at the heel, make traction terrific, no slipping or sliding allowed, even on hard and icy inclines.
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Dish & DU/ER
Dish & DUER was founded in 2013 by two entrepreneurs who wanted to solve a problem. With over 25 years of making jeans for big names like Levi Strauss and a newfound love of cycling, Gary Lenett saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between fashion and functional clothing. So, he partnered with Abid Hafeez, a long-time friend and performance fabric expert with over 25 years of experience with technical brands like Under Armour, and DUER was born.
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MERRELL AGILITY PEAK FLEX
This trail runner with FLEXconnect™ cushions, flexes and protects for agility to excel on long runs and rugged terrain. Merrell Omni-Fit™ lacing system: provides a precise glove-like fit. Hyperlock™ molded TPU heel counter for security during quick descents and sharp turns.
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After studying hundreds of water bottles in the design process for the capCAP, humangear knows a thing or two about what makes a great bottle. casq combines seamlessly with the capCAP, both functionally and aesthetically. There are two sizes, two finishes, and three capCAP colors so you can carry the casq that suits you best.
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Catalyst cases fully cover and seal the device from the outside world. This means it is protected from all elements - not just water – but also dust, dirt, sand and other elements that will scratch, damage and destroy the device. Catalyst cases transform the Apple Watch Series 2 into a rugged, adventure-ready, everyday accessory – as comfortable at 330 ft underwater as it is in the bath or shower.
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SealSkinz is a dedicated accessory company that produces 100% waterproof and breathable socks, gloves, and hats to complement any adventure.
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Relax on it, snooze on it, use it as drybag. WindPouch is designed to fit your life’s unique adventures indoors, outdoors and everywhere inbetween. Your WindPouch is always ready for instantaneous use, inflating and deflating quickly and easily, and remaining
comfortably inflated for hours. After use, WindPouch packs down rapidly into a lightweight, compact package for travel anywhere.
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Every pair of Oboz is built from the ground up. Rather than purchasing each component of the shoe from another company, Oboz manufactures everything in-house. Each shoe comes outfitted with a supportive, quality insole—on par with premium aftermarket insoles, but engineered just for Oboz shoes.
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Farm to Feet
Farm to Feet is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US Materials, US Manufacturing, and US Workers.
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Popticals' patented technology allows the lenses to slide together for compact storage. This innovation provides a never-before-seen combination of portability and performance. Popticals are designed and made in Italy using industry-leading materials. With superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, each pair is hand assembled and finished. Experience world-class optics in the palm of your hand.
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Acorn Slouch Boots
With a premium quality and relaxed style, the mid-calf Slouch Boot has a fresh design with new patent-pending genuine suede toe and heel guards designed for better fit and wear-resistance; ribbed back feature for comfortable fit; and contrasting upper material combinations, including grey ragg wool, soft berber, and knit blend.
Use code "meister" for 20% off here - https://www.acorn.com
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Black Diamond Iota and Firstlight Hoody
A tiny package that has a rechargeable punch, the Iota is the smallest and lightest rechargeable light, powering fast morning training sessions and evening hikes before beers.
From first tracks to first ascents, the First Light Hoody is the quintessential start-stop piece, a layer that breathes and moves on alpine approaches, banger skin laps and everything in between.
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The North Face Blue Kazoo ft. Allied Down
Having worked intimately with The North Face to develop the Responsible Down Standard, Allied Feather & Down is proud to be the first adopter and primary supplier of certified responsibly sourced down for the outdoor industry.
An ideal three-season bag that's coveted by mountaineers and backcountry explorers, our mummy bag is now filled with water-resistant 650 ProDown™ for reliable warmth in wet conditions and temperatures down to 15F.
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If you are like me, you have a few "go-to" t-shirts in your drawer that you find yourself wearing more frequently than others. My goal with the MtnMeister shirt was to make this one of those shirts. I chose a super-soft and functional blend (4.3-ounce, 50/50 ring spun combed cotton/poly). The shirt has a fitted shape and a clean design for both casual and active use. Finally, I chose heather colors for a textured look that complements the clean design.