Yep, its time for the Winter 2013 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, UT, and the Gossamer Gear gang is there. As mentioned last summer, Gossamer Gear will be publishing highlights of each OR Show under the Blog/Buzz section in our newsletter. We will focus on gear of interest to lightweight and ultralight backpackers – useful lightweight gear, new technologies and trends, and things of general interest.
While in Utah for the Outdoor Retailer trade show last week we visited the World Headquarters of our friends at Klymit. They are manufacturing our new Air Beam Pack Frame for us, an accessory Gossamer Gear for their backpacks, and we wanted to see where the magic happens. We received a warm welcome and personal afterhours tour from Matt Maxfield, Gabe Rhoades, and Cory Tholl. Klymit makes a range of sleeping pads; many of them are really lightweight and body mapped for comfort and weight savings. These guys definitely think outside the box.