The 2015 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show was filled with loads of new and updated products. Some seemed gimmicky or unnecessary, while others look like great solutions for the trail. Here are some of the newest products for 2015:
Goal Zero has three new rechargers coming out later this month! Check out all three below.
The Split 10 battery pack weighs in at a mere 2.55 ounces and can provide one full charge to a smart phone. MSRP $29.00.
The Split 20 weighs 4.6 ounces and will provide two charges to a smart phone. MSRP: $50.00
The Venture 30 Recharger weighs 8.9 ounces and provides 3 charges. This waterproof battery pack also features an integrated flashlight. MSRP: $99.00
Olloclip is the solution for adventure seekers looking to double their smart phones as their sole camera. Olloclip is a lens attachment to help achieve more professional looking photos. With options including macro, fisheye, and telephoto, there’s a lens for everyone.
LumidAID has updated their inflatable solar light (called the LuminAID PackLite 16) to be twice as bright with 2x the wattage which can provide up to 16 hours of light. It is made with a thicker TPU material as well. With these improvements, it is slightly heavier than the original version. It is available now.MSRP:$24.95. The cube shape is the new LuminAID PackLite Spectra. It is a lightweight (and highly packable) lantern that has 8 color modes! It will be available March 2015. MSRP: $24.95 Both of these products recharge in direct sun.
Hydrapak is a company I had never heard of before. They are based in California and make hydration bladders, bottles, and more. The product that intrigued me most was their collapsible soft walled bottles. The aptly named “Stash” bottle holds 750 ml and is 68 grams. When not in use, the top and bottom that snap together for easy storage and transport. When collapsed it is only 2″ tall. The 750 ml is available now. MSRP: $17.99. The 1 litre bottle will be available May 2015 MSRP: $23.00
Jetboil has added two new cook pots to their line. The first is for the ultralight backpacker. The other is on the opposite side of the spectrum which aims to please a crowd!
It looks like Jetboil got rid of the Sol Ti and Sol Al to make room for this version. It weighs in at 11 oz and has a .8 liter capacity. MSRP: $99.00. Release date TBA.
The Jetboil Joule is a six-time award winning group cook pot. Perfect for scout trips or a weekend with friends, this 2.4 liter pot is large enough to keep a crowd satisfied. My favorite feature? You can simmer anything you’d like! Hot chocolate, anyone? MSRP: $200.00.
Adventure Medical Kits has a SOL Scout kit that includes a heat-reflective 2-person survival blanket, fire striker, whistle, mini signal mirror, compass, duct-tape and a fishing/sewing kit all in a waterproof package. Cover your bases in 5.4 oz! MSRP: $26,00
I am not featuring stickers on this list. These are Tenacious Tape Gear Tattoos! These are the same durable patches, but in fun shapes including bison and Sasquatch! MSRP: $9.95
Last modified: September 2, 2017