Filed under:News, Product News, Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screw, Helly Hansen Lifa Loft, ISPO Munich 2018, Osprey Mutant, Petzl Ergonomic, Petzl Nomic, Petzl Quark, The North Face Ventrix
Tuesday 30, 1.45pm: Berghaus have got some clean-looking alpine packs for next winter, in both 30L and 45L versions.
Tuesday 30, 11.30am: The North Face are expanding their Ventrix concept into a range of tops and legwear.
Monday 29, 10.45am: Arc’teryx are showing several new ski touring products – the Procline AR touring boot, and the Alpha SK 32 touring pack.
Monday 29, 9.30: This ingenious piece of kit is the Ortovox Advenate, a snow shovel that stores a probe in it handle, and can be used to make an emergency shelter with the included bivvy.
Sunday 28, 1.45: Petzl have overhauled their technical ice axe range, updating the Quark and redesigning the Nomic, plus introducing the new Ergonomic to replace the Ergo.
Sunday 28, 12.30: Osprey are showing an upgraded version of their popular Mutant climbing pack. They say the pack is both stronger and lighter than the previous version, and it features a special ‘snow shedding’ back panel.
Sunday 28, 11am: Black Diamond claim their new Ultralight Ice Screw is the lightest ice screw on the market, and over 30% lighter than their existing Express screws. The design is based on the Express but has an aluminium shaft and steel tip, plus some tweaks of the handle.
Sunday 28, 10am: And we’re off! Helly Hansen’s big story is LifaLoft synthetic insulation which they claim is 20% lighter than other polyster-based insulation products. Talking to their product expert, it seems they have blended PrimaLoft with the material they use in their popular baselayers to get the warmth/weight ration up.
This weekend Trek & Mountain is heading to Munich for one of the big two outdoor trade shows of the year – ISPO. This is where all the major brands show off their product ranges for next autumn/winter and it’s the first time anyone outside of the brands themselves gets to see their key products in the flesh.
From the 28-31 Jan we will be reporting the biggest stories from the show, along with exclusive images and video, so stay tuned to get your first glimpse of the best new outdoor products that’ll be appearing in the shops next autumn!