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. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to the show this year, but we sent Roommate Max to fill in.
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.
22 companies. $5,000+ in prizes. 30+ winners.
Silynx Clarus Pro
Silynx has been offering military grade headset and audio products to the military and law enforcement since 2004. They are now bringing these products to the outdoor enthusiast, leveraging expertise in tactical in-ear headsets to develop a headset system for the outdoorsman and adventurer. The Clarus Pro is a rugged and electronic noise canceling headset.
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Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry Rechargeable
Helix Backcountry Rechargeable adds a rechargeable battery to Princeton Tec's smallest Helix Lantern. The micro-USB port on the bottom of the lantern allows for recharging. This lightweight lantern puts out a bright beam that’s easy on the eyes - perfect for around camp or in your tent. Helix Backcountry Rechargeable has a unique control surface that is free of buttons, yet gives access to a 150 lumen white mode, dimmable to 30 lumens, as well as a dimmable red mode for low profile use.
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Over the past 22 years, Onsight Equipment has designed and produced gear specific for business travelers, hikers, mountaineers, cyclists, jungle & polar explorers, as well as every day life. All of the materials used to make products have an impact on our planet, and we believe that maximizing the use of recycled and non-toxic materials in our products can reduce their environmental impact significantly.
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Merrell All Out Crush
Sharp Rocks, loose dirt, mud, gnarly challenges? This versatile and protective trail runner washes easily for your next Tough Mudder®. The shoe features a very lightweight upper which allows mud and water to drain while still protecting against debris. The outsole is outfitted with a pinwheel lug design to dig in and grab the mud.
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RMU Dry Pak 30
Whether your morning commute involves a stream crossing on a bicycle or your everyday workout routine consists of an hour or two on standup paddle board, RMU has developed an all-encompassing solution: the brand new, completely waterproof Dry Pak 30. Excellently suitable for any activity that demands a certain level of respect for the unpredictability of our adventure-based lifestyles.
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Chaos Torrent Sombrero
Seek shelter -- whether from the storm or the really bright sun -- under Chaos' Torrent sombrero hat. Complete with a handy chin strap for when the wind kicks up, water-resistant fabric, a wide brim longer in back for improved neck coverage, and more.
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When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're ok or sends emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam.
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Email [email protected] and mention “MtnMeister” to receive a discount code for 1 month of FREE SERVICE for SPOT Gen3.
Valid in U.S. only. Valid only on new annual payment plan activations. Total discount calculated based on level of service purchased. Offer expires 8/31/2017. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Service subscription required.
Injinji Spectrum Trail Midweight Crew
Toe socks are crucial for foot protection, comfort, recovery and better performance in ANY shoe. The Trail series is engineered for the uneven and unpredictable terrain of the trail to offer the best fit, feel and protection in any shoe. Trail socks are built to handle the impact of dirt paths and rocky trails with a protective cushion and midweight design. The crew length rests at mid-calf.
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Arcade Utility Belt
The Ultimate workwear belt: a comfortable tech web belt with stretch and a non-slip buckle.
Arcade belts began with three friends hand-sewing belts in their living rooms, building a belt specifically designed to their unmet standards. In the four years since those midnight sewing sessions, Arcade has formed into a company building a multitude of belts specifically tailored to be better than any traditional alternative.
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Cotopaxi Taboche 55
The Taboche’s versatile 55-liter capacity, highly adjustable suspension system, and innovative design make it a durable backpacking pack that’s ready to get out there. With roughly five inches of adjustment in the back panel and six inches of adjustment in the hip belt, the Taboche fits a wide variety of torsos. The pack also includes two side water bottle pockets and a side sleeve for trekking poles, tent poles, or a fishing rod.
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Moji Pro Massager
Feel better with Moji massage products for pain relief across your entire body. Pictured here is the foot massager which features high-tech engineered stainless steel spheres. Lightweight and travel-friendly. The spheres dig deep into muscle and tissues to relieve pain and break up scar tissue. In the Pro line of products, you can freeze for an ice massage.
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Bernzomatic, the leader in the handheld torches, believes in providing the right tools and inspiration to take on projects and redefine what you can achieve. Bernzomatic products set the standard in safety, durability and performance, and include handheld torches, fuel cylinders, butane lighters and project accessories that can be used in the outdoors, on the job site, in the home and in the hands of those with a desire to create.
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Hala Grafik FX Blend
The Grafik SUP Paddle line is a sturdy paddle for any situation. The Grafik Blend features a shaft that's designed with a blend of carbon and fiberglass to create a sturdy lightweight paddle with the added ability to custom the shaft length. Adjustable to fit paddlers 5’2” to 6’4”.
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PahaQue Bear Creek Solo Tent
The Bear Creek Solo Tent is PahaQue's first backpacking tent. With a full mesh body, it is designed to provide a wide-open, "sleeping under the stars" feeling on dry nights, as well as a dry and secure environment when the weather turns nasty. Designed to fit on a regular or oversized cot, or as a free-standing tent, the Bear Creek Solo will provide complete protection, in any weather.
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Optic Nerve Flip Off Sunglasses
To address old challenges and outdated methods, Optic Nerve developed a new series of sunglasses around a quick release design, dubbed the "Flip Off". It's surprisingly simple: with one hand, press a small lever on the temple to release the lens while holding the edge of the lens with the other hand. Then slide the new lens in until a click is heard.
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Bemis provides solutions and capabilities that needle and thread simply can’t match. From idea to market, they will help companies find ways to go beyond the limits of cut and sew. Sewfree® bonding creates sleeker lines, softer corners and stronger seams in everything from technical mountain jackets to sneakers to wireless demi bras.
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The only dual-sensor sports tracker for professional and novice paddlers. The device is simple – one sensor is mounted on the user's paddle and another sensor on the vessel. The Motionize app syncs between those sensors and gives the athlete real-time data to improve stroke, visualize their motion and personalize their workout/experience. The active feedback ensures the user never breaks stride and can adjust movement via audio coaching.
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MyPakage underwear stands out from the competition with its exclusive KeyHole Comfort Technology™, a 3-D pouch designed to maximize fit and comfort. By offering additional support not seen in traditional underwear, KeyHole Comfort Technology™ allows absolute freedom and eliminates the need to shift or adjust.
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Popticals Pop-Out Sunglasses feature a patented design that allows them to fit inside a small protective case, giving you wrap-around sports sunglasses that you can safely take with you anywhere. With the POPSTAR, you can carry around the best in premium-performance sports sunglasses without the extra bulk.
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The Wallaby™, an ultra-portable and ultra-light hammock, is ready for any adventure. For everyday use from city to trail, this hammock fits almost anywhere - grab one and go!
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Ultimate Direction FastPack 20
Providing all the features and capacity you need and nothing more, the Fastpack 20 is a streamlined pack that will get you there and get it done. Perfect for day hikes, peak bagging, or a quick weekend, the Fastpack takes inspiration from our Signature Series vests, with its super stable and comfortable fit.
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ALLIED Feather & Down
After years of development, ALLIED Feather & Down is proud to release its new LOFTECH insulation - the closest synthetic insulation to natural down ever developed. LOFTECH features a unique synthetic cluster built around fibers of varying deniers and fiber construction to mimic the natural down cluster.
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