Twice a year, we attend the Outdoor Retailer trade show 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, $5,500+ in gear, 30+ winners
This year’s grand prize, which went to one person who purchased information about this episode’s release date/time, was a pair of 2018 Salomon QST skis.
2018 GEAR GIVEAWAY
Thanks to all of the participating companies! Below is a summary of all of those featured and when you can listen in the episode.
BONX is not a phone. It’s not a walkie-talkie or a speaker, either. It’s a device that connects you to friends and loved ones even when you’re on opposite sides of the globe or in the harshest of environments. Lets you talk in real time with up to 10 friends, and begin the conversation without touching a button - just start talking!
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OTTERBOX TROOPER 20
Otterbox's premium lightweight coolers are rugged and always ready to go - with the versatile backpack and shoulder carry options on Trooper LT 30 and unique mounting systems for the quick attachment of accessories, like the included OtterBox Bottle Opener. Trooper is also leakproof and available in 30 or 20-quart sizes.
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STRAFE ALPHA MID
Made with 60g Polartec® Alpha®, the first-ever breathable puffy insulation for active warmth, the Alpha Mid Jacket is designed to provide the warmth-without-weight and weather resistance of a light puffy, with the breathability of a midlayer for comfort throughout a wide range of conditions.
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Cébé delivers ingenious sunglasses, helmets and goggles for the sport addicts who live their outdoor activities with passion and commitment. Founded in 1892 at Morez in Jura by Jean-Louis Crestin-Billet, Cébé was initially specialized in the production of optical frames and sunglasses.
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An ultralight sock uniquely designed and engineered for skiers who need exceptional warmth and protection over long periods in extreme cold weather. Hand sewn with Polartec® Power Stretch® under the foot and on the shins for protection and Polartec® Power Dry® on the top of the foot that wicks away sweat. Anatomically designed for left/right feet for the ultimate in fit precision.
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Combining feminine style with the toughest outerwear tech to combat the worst weather. Allied Feather and Down® trackable and responsibly sourced down and a Japanese made 20k waterproof fabric balance responsible performance with premium quality finishes.
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Inspired by the ingenuity of mother nature, le bent explored blending fibres created from two of her finest resources, bamboo and merino wool. Individually rayon from bamboo and merino are amazing, blended together is where the le bent ‘magic’ happens: a luxurious fabric that delivers the ultimate in comfort and maximum performance.
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MERRELL THERMO ROGUE
Featuring state of the art PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Aerogel, unprecedented protection in the face of extreme cold conditions. The ultra-lightweight technology maintains its insulative properties even when compressed, making it ideal for all day comfort. Merrell's exclusive Vibram® Arctic Grip Dura technology combines the most durable wet ice grip compound and specialized lug geometry.
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Abom's Anti-Fog Goggle uses anti-fog technology to keep your vision crystal clear throughout your ski sessions. Better than any anti-fog coating, a transparent, heat-conductive film placed between the goggle's two-part lens clears foggy goggles. With just a quick tap of the side button, the anti-fog technology kicks into gear in foggier moments, while a prolonged press counters fogging for the duration of the six-hour battery life.
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A chic offering from Free Country's range of hooded winter jackets for women, the lightweight and warm Power Down Series Jackets are wardrobe essentials for every adventure-seeker who does not want to let go of her active pursuits even during the chilly winter days.
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ManCan is a one gallon, stainless-steel keg style growler that is single wall insulated, not double wall insulated. ManCan is lightweight making it the perfect companion for hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and any other outdoor adventure that is better with beer.
COLUMBIA MEN'S UNDERWEAR
Columbia performance cotton stretch fabric is handsomely heathered, super soft, breathable and moves with your body. Lightweight stretch is for daily use with Columbia logo waistband. Leg bands to keep trunk in place. Omni-wick advanced evaporation pulls moisture away from the body and enables perspiration to evaporate quickly.
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DRYGUY FORCEDRY DX
From rain soaked soccer cleats and sweaty ski or hunting boots to soggy gloves filled with melting snow, the Force Dry DX dries a variety of footwear and gloves in about an hour; leaving you to start your day with dry, comfortable hands and feet.
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THE WOOLMARK COMPANY
The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool, one of the world's finest natural fibres. The iconic Woolmark logo - certification of quality - has been applied to over five billion wool products. The Adidas UltraBOOST running shoe uses Woolmark certified wool for enhanced breathability and movability.
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Bone conduction is a natural part of the hearing process—sound travels through our eardrums and bones simultaneously. Aftershokz's patented bone conduction technology produces sound via mini vibrations that travel through your cheekbones to your inner ears, bypassing your eardrums completely.
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You know that mega-stack of pre-ride pancakes is just a sugar crash waiting to hit you thirty minutes into the ride, so skip the heavy carbs, opt for a light breakfast, and take just the maple syrup with you to go with UnTapped's Maple Syrup Athletic Fuel. One pure, incredibly wholesome, enriching ingredient.
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The STABILicers collection offers solutions to fit any outdoor winter pursuit, from walking the dog or going for a run on an icy sidewalk to hikes in challenging conditions. The newest addition to the line, the Macro, features ½” stainless steel cleats that are interchangeable with ¼” inch cleats, creating customizable footwear that is also the industry’s first 2-in-1 traction solution.
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With a focus on enjoying the journey, not just the destination, Jack Wolfskin is all about the people and experiences that make adventures fun. Clothing, shoes, and accessories for adults and children who are at home in the outdoors. Founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 1981, the Jack Wolfskin focus on functionality and comfort means you are sure to find the perfect jacket for whatever adventure awaits.
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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.