For the 23rd time, the place OutDoor on the grounds of Messe Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance place that attracted some 21,000 trade visitors from 92 nations this year. A total of 960 exhibitors presented their latest products for the upcoming fresh air summer in the “Sacred Halls”. Among the more than 1,000 media representatives, we were also in the “Sacred Halls” and have looked around for the most interesting innovations, so that we can briefly present the latest highlights for the 2017 mountain summer.
Berghaus Hyper 100 Jacket – the world’s lightest 3-layer jacket
One of only two OutDoor Industry Award winners in the “Apparel” category is the Hyper 100 Jacket of the British Outdoormarke Berghaus. The Hydroshell® Elite Pro jacket was developed on the basis of a large customer survey, according to the desire for an exceptionally light yet robust raincoat. After a monthly design phase and numerous tests, the highlight of the new Extremlight collection for Spring / Summer 2017 was presented to the public at the OutDoor for the first time. The most breath-taking rain jacket that Berghaus has ever developed weighs just 97 grams (size M) and is currently one of the world’s lightest three-layer mountain jackets.
TERNUA Fris Pant & Mika Bermuda – flexible trekking pants
The Spanish Outdoormarke Ternua also impresses with fresh colors and an unmistakable design. Also included are robust, yet light and breathable trekking and hiking pants made of flexible shellstretch material. With just 326g, the Fris Pant offers excellent comfort on a lightweight basis. If you prefer something shorter and even easier, the Torsten Bermuda simply wants to. The short trekking trousers offer the same material characteristics and come as well as the Frisian with an integrated belt.
MONTANE Featherlite Alpine 35 – spring-loaded all-rounder
“It’s not easy in general”: it’s not true, because anyone who is on the road with the new Featherlite backpack series from Montane, knows how undaunted it can go. Whether as ski tours, climbing, high-altitude or day-to-day backpacking: everything is possible with the Featherlite backpacks. The harness system suitable for climbing harness allows an optimum freedom of movement and the optimally placed buckles and fastening possibilities for ice ax and Co. can be operated even with gloves. Even a recess on the lid for more space when climbing for the helmet was thought. This can not be enough to remove the back upholstery and the waistbelt to reduce the already lightweight from 829 to 488 grams, And to make it all perfect, the individual baking packs are minimally packable. The Featherlite siblings are available in the sizes 35l, 30l and 23l, which cover all disciplines in the “done-in-a-day” area. Price: 119,95 Euro.
Osprey Stratos & Sirrus – with the wind in the back
The new models Stratos and Sirrus stand for true innovation and quality. Backpacks with a tight, fully-ventilated mesh back system are inspired by Ospreys AntiGravity ™ technology and offer a fully customizable and ventilated AirSpeed ™ support system . Thus, the back plate and hip belt consist of a single piece with a highly breathable, tensioned mesh, which ensures increased comfort, especially at warm temperatures – even with heavy loads. The back system of the women’s version Sirrus is also equipped with ergonomically to the female anatomy adjusted . The classic look and cleanness design, as well as the impressive wearing properties, make the two backpacks a true favorite for mountaineers and hikers. Of the detachable rain protection as well as numerous practical features, which disappears in the lower zipper compartment make the two backpacks the ideal companion on long and warm days in varied ways. Price: 130, – to 170, – Euro depending on volume (24 to 50 liters).
Marmot Trestles Elite 30 – Artificial sleeping bag with clamp protection
Marmot’s new Ultimate Trestles Elite Series is an absolute highlight in the category of synthetic fiber sleeping bags – and also completely PFC-free! Just 920 grams brings the sleeping envelope to the balance and provides with a comfort range of 3 ° nevertheless reliable heat. The anatomically shaped footbox and the 3D Nautilus hood ensure optimal sleeping comfort and insulation , while the combination of the Wave Construction top and blanket construction bottom ensures the best insulation properties. Further technical highlights are the additional zipper with anti-clamping mechanism, The sleeping bag is available in different sizes and as an additional isolated ladies’ model. Price: 150, – to 180, – Euro (depending on model and size).
Therm-a-Rest® Trail King ™ SV – the fastest inflatable mattress
The Therm-a-Rest® Trail King ™ SV is a gold winner in the category “Sleeping Bags / Sleeping Bags” , one of 8 Gold Award winners from a total of 343 international submissions. This product novelty is pumped up with the Speed Valve lightning speed. And if you want to go out, the padding still offers acceptable comfort. The Isomatte is launched in 2017 and is the fastest self-inflating mattress in the world . The mat combines the AirFrame ™ design with a foam base in a regular ratio with self-inflating air chambers with the revolutionary SpeedValve ™ technology. With only 830gthe Trail King ™ SV is perfect for backpacking and creates a comfortable comfort with a thickness of 6.3cm . The best thing about this is that when the SpeedValve ™ valve is inflated, the ambient air is sucked into the mattress . Air release is even faster.
Marmot Bolt 2P – light and spacious two-person tent
Maximum spaciousness, minimal weight – the new two-person tent is an absolute lightweight in its category. Despite its just 1,040 grams, the ingenious construction and the special positioning of the clips ensure a steeper tent walls and thus more space as well as a generous head area. The outer material of 20 denier polyester and with a water column of 2,000 mm is even in the wet condition particularly form-stable and prevents a seepage of moisture. Thanks to the 1,500 water column, the robust soil material also reliably keeps the wet weather outside. The generous entrance allows for easy access, while the color-coded clips facilitate the construction. Additional extra are theLamp-Shade pockets in the interior , which lightly scatter the light of the headlamp. Price: 500, – Euro.
ORTOVOX Bivy Pro – worth seeing
The Bivy Pro is at the same time protection and rescue means in a planned or unforeseen bivouac. The light and robust Bivy Pro is windproof, water and dirt repellent. Numerous loops allow a wide range of additional applications, such as a tent, sun protection or the transport of an injured person. The Bivy Ultralight, on the other hand, is a pure emergency product with a flyweight of only 150 grams. For other areas of use or a varied number of people, there are bivy packs as bivy single or bivy double for two persons.