new outdoor products
Below are a list of new outdoor products that we have been notified about. We have not necessarily reviewed these products and have just published the manufacturer / supplier claims for the product.
Where we have reviewed the product you will find a link to the review at the bottom of the article.
review of Keen.CNX Cascade sandals
size UK 10 US 11 EU 44.5 approx 300g per sandal Brown / True Red
worn continuously over 15 days
We decided that a great test for these sandals would be to wear them on a drive all the way from North Yorkshire UK to Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy and back via Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland.
Not only did we do the drive but we also walked sections of the GR5 Col du Calvaire to Col de la Schlucht in Vosges on the way there and on the way back to try them out on the ground.
First impression was a very comfortable fit even though we didn't have any cushioning from socks and there was no chaffing of the skin even though they give tight assuring support to the foot.
Conditions in the Vosges was heavy showers and slippery rock but the sandal remained very sure footed.
The lace lock remained solid throughout the test period although the left hand lace clip did come loose a couple of times.
The anti-odur sole after 4 weeks of wearing is still odour less!
The dual pull straps work really well when putting the sandals on and off.
So first impressions, great fitting sandal, great support and very light on the foot
other Keen reviews include...
also checkout the Envirotrek events sponsored by Keen over the summer in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and France
Osprey’s Aether and Ariel Series – New innovative features
Osprey’s Aether/Ariel series has been updated for this summer with new innovative features including revolutionary back and hip belt technology and a new vibrant colour scheme. The Aether and Ariel are male and female (respectively) gender-specific offering the ultimate tailored backpack that’s perfect for carrying large amounts of kit for long periods of time.
Lighten up with Keen.CNX
Leading the way for Spring 2013, KEEN proudly unveil their revolutionary CNX range – a collection of innovative, low profile, lightweight active shoes designed to completely enhance your experience in the outdoors. This brand new collection from KEEN brings fresh thinking to lightweight protective footwear, with classic KEEN fit and comfort guaranteed in every pair. Designed to feel like a natural extension of the foot, each of the 20 KEEN.CNX styles weighs less than 285 grams and is ready to play however you get your kicks in the outdoors.
Available across KEEN’s waterfront, multi-sport and casual categories, all shoes
Vibram®’s Natural Shape Technology exclusive to Asolo
Vibram® has teamed up with Asolo to create an innovation in footwear – Natural Shape technology. Drawing on the wealth of their knowledge the two brands have launched Asolo Reston (Men) and Athena (Women) that feature the new Vibram NS Sole. Ideal for hiking this range has recently one the Editors Choice Award in Backpacker Magazine USA for its exceptional design, performance, comfort and innovation.
New The Ultimate Lightweight Kit from Mammut
Exciting, new, lightweight garments from Mammut this summer include the Atacazo Zip-T Men and Ultimate Light Jacket Men [also women’s version] – perfect for a range of uses from high intensity summer activities to backpacking and walking.
Made for the mountains...
Designed by the experts, Lifesystems' Mountain First Aid Kit is the ultimate companion on any adventure
Life outdoors is never predictable so ensure you are prepared out on the hills with a Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit. Developed by a team of outdoor experts, including expedition doctor Hugh Montgomery, the comprehensive kit is ideal for mountaineers, serious trekkers or anyone heading away from the beaten track. Updated for 2013, the Mountain First Aid Kit features a brand-new nylon case complete with eye-catching red zips for increased visibility in emergency situations.