As the Active Team gears up for Day 2 of ORSM, we are basically running on fumes but we LOVE it. We have seen so many innovative new products for Spring/Summer 2013, it’s hard to pick our favorites. Big themes on the floor include water-repellent down, minimal trail stories for footwear and packs, women’s-specific programs, and lighter, faster, stronger materials across all categories for finished goods. And of course, the more ethically-produced or environmentally-friendly the better. We have also spotted a ton of blue hues, from aqua marine to cornflower. There is also a huge bump in water sports brands at the show, as kayaking, fishing and of course SUP brands make waves in the paddle sports tank, which is now conveniently positioned right in front of the New Exhibitor Pavilion (which we are going to check out later today).
For a quick update, make sure to check us out on Twitter, we have been posting top picks from OR @Stylesight. – Jeanine Pesce
Here are few snaps from Day 1, stay tuned for full reports in the Active Section ASAP!
Woolrich x Cold Splinters
Sierra Designs unveils the new ultralight Mojo UFO Tent
Salomon’s “Door to Trail” Sense Mantra
Alite’s New Mayfly Chair with Woodgrain Print
Black Diamond’s 186-gram Vapor Helmet
Roxy debuts Outdoor Fitness geared toward the SUP set
LOVE this color – Birkenstock’s Graceful Sandal in Jade
New from Therm-a-rest, Sleeping Bags That Work in Tandem with Trademark Pads
Testing out the new innovative Omni-Freeze ZERO Technology at Columbia
The Updated Drainmaker at Columbia
Best Hats EVER at Kavu
JanSport’s new Outside Collection
Gramicci is KILLING it!
The Penzi Pant with Elastic Cuff from Gramicci
The Updated Navajo Jacket from Gramicci
“Not a Vulc” – Crossover Waxed Sneaker from Sanuk (it’s stitched!)
Filson goes Black!
Seamless 3/4 Revolution Pant from CW-X
We”ll take two – GoPro Booth
Mr. Ryan Perry at Brunton “The Light Man”
The Glacier 115 Solar-powered Headlamp from Brunton
So Rad – Wetfire Striker Series