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SGBToday.com – Featuring FW16 Meridian Series and New Hydration Reservoir – January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

With hundreds, or was it thousands, of new products to peruse – from the Made in America showcase to Venture Out to ingredient brands and tried-and-true favorites – scouring the goods of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market seems to get more daunting every year. While teal and burgundy overtook orange and gray, zippers got vertical, outerwear got even more techy, and responsible sourcing and recycling became the status quo. Here’s a quick spin around the show floor.

Osprey packs is jumping on the urban travel bandwagon with “one bag to rule them all.” The design is a roller luggage wrapping its arms around a daypack. It’s a redesign of the Meridian, with backpack straps. Also big for Osprey is a new partnership with Hydrapak, which will launch Osprey into the “Hydraulics” bladder market. Yes, all their packs fit a hydration pack, but the new Osprey bladder with backer plate, unique grab cuff, and bite-blast valve is a leap into uncharted ground.

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SGBToday.com – Outdoor Retailer Crescendos to Critical Mass on Day Two – January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016
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If you ask attendees of the biannual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City what goes on behind the doors of the Salt Palace Convention Center, the answers can sometimes be too wild to believe. But believe it: this Winter Market, whether meeting with top level executives and some of the largest specialty retailers across the world, newbie exhibitors literally making sunglasses out of flowers and feathers, husky sled dogs barking for treats, or beer mugs made of ice, the show never fails to deliver…

Osprey had it’s own in-flight chill station, a big prop to complement their line of travel luggage (packs included).

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