Five Ten | Kestrel Pro Boa Product Intro | Brett Tippie

The newly revised Kestrel Boa now offers an optimized fit for all foot shapes thanks to its combination of Velcro and Boa closure systems. The relocated Boa is now also better protected from rock strikes and other impacts by moving to the top of the shoe Featuring a carbon infused nylon shank, the Kestrel reigns supreme as the stiffest shoe in the Five Ten lineup, guaranteeing maximum power transfer to your pedals.

Outdoor Retailer Adds Bike Category to Winter Market

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Demo Experience at Summer Market 2019 moves to Chatfield State Park

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. tradeshow and premier business event for the outdoor industry, announced today the introduction of bike at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in 2019. Cycling brands and suppliers will join together with outdoor exhibitors, retailers, bike dealers, buyers, and advocacy organizations on the show floor this fall. Winter Market kicks off the winter outdoor season and runs from November 5-7, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

“We’re excited to bring outdoor and bike together at Outdoor Retailer as we launch the winter season,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer vice president and show director. “It’s a natural fit for bike to be part of Outdoor Retailer. Our data indicates that we already see over 3,000 buyers attending our shows who purchase for bike, so incorporating the category makes the show even more valuable. Additionally, retailers, dealers, and buyers will have an opportunity to discover new brands and products, expand store offerings, and make new connections to support their businesses.”

Clinics, bike-focused education, and product testing will be integrated alongside exhibiting brands from across bike categories at Winter Market. The scheduled sessions and bike display areas will reside in a new zone within the show floorplan – The Park.

“Outdoor Industry Association welcomes the bike community into Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in November. OIA ConsumerVue research shows that someone who is a hiker, climber and camper is often a road or mountain biker too, making this a great opportunity for the outdoor and bike communities to align,” said Amy Roberts, OIA executive director. “The addition of bike allows retailers to efficiently see more product under one roof. We look forward to working with the bike advocacy groups on efforts that increase recreation funding and promote increased outdoor and bike participation. The OIA Sustainability Working Group also meets at the November show, making it easier for bike brands to accelerate supply chain sustainability improvements and meet customer expectations.”

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Lezyne Torque Drive

The Torque Drive is a machined aluminum torque wrench with a removable handle for compact storage and an integrated magnet to hold tool bits in place. -Included bits: Hex 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm, Torx T10, T25, T30, Flat Head (Standard), Phillips Head -2Nm – 10Nm torque capacity -Includes soft shell carrying case with storage cutouts

LEZYNE GPS COMPUTERS NOW COMPATIBLE WITH K-EDGE MOUNTS

Our complete line of GPS computers are now compatible with K-Edge mounts. The six new USA made mounts feature Lezyne’s proprietary X-Lock interface that fits all existing Lezyne GPS computers. This gives Lezyne GPS customers many more mounting options for a variety of different bar and stem styles; including TT bars and 35mm bars. Furthermore, existing owners of K-Edge mounts can simply replace the insert with the Lezyne compatible X-Lock version.

“As an engineering driven brand we really appreciate the quality and design of K-Edge mounts.” ~Micki Kozuschek, President/Lezyne

“K-Edge redefined computer mounts much like Lezyne has done in our respective categories. So it’s fantastic K-Edge now supports Lezyne GPS computers, which will benefit both brands going forward.” ~Dillon Clapp, WW Marketing Manager/Lezyne

“We have great respect for Micki Kozuschek and the quality products Lezyne is known for,” states Eric Jensen, president of K-Edge. “It’s meant a lot to have Lezyne approach us to make the mounts for their computers.”

Klean Kanteen: Combat Climate Change With Your Morning Coffee

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Breakfast, it’s the first and most important meal of the day (or so we hear). Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast is something that humans around the world look forward to and rely on in order to start their day on the right foot - but what we eat at breakfast can impact more than just our next 24 hours.

Daily decisions such as what to eat for breakfast and where to get it can have a massive impact when it comes to climate change and social equality around the world. With over 200 million cups of coffee consumed each day in the United States alone, it’s easy to see how all of that liquid fuel can add up! Popular breakfast items such as coffee, tea, orange juice, eggs, bacon, milk, and oatmeal each go through different systems and processes in order to find their way to our plates, and not all of those supply chains are created equal. That’s why I think that taking a simple action like paying attention to what you eat at breakfast is a great step towards combating climate change.

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The Latest and Coolest From Interbike Reno Fall 2018

Take a look at the media coverage from this year’s Interbike tradeshow! From innovative lighting to new tools to limited edition Mega GPS colors, there was no shortage of action in Reno:

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Lezyne Torque Drive

Compact torque wrench that’s easy to travel with.

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“Lezyne’s Torque Drive wrench set is small, lightweight (190 grams, claimed), and easy to throw in even the most overstuffed duffel bag, so you can reassemble you bike at your destination without having to worry about overtightening bolts and crushing delicate carbon. Made from machined aluminum, the wrench features a removable handle for more compact storage and an integrated magnet to hold the bits in place. The wrench has a 2Nm to 9Nm torque range, and comes with 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm hex bits, as well as T10, T25, and T30 Torx bits. Also included are Phillips and flat-head screwdriver bits.” -Bicycling Magazine

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We Keep It Wild - Limited Edition Kanteen to Support Wild Places

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We’ve teamed up with our long time partner The Conservation Alliance, to create this limited run artist series Kanteen inspired by the threatened wild places we love.  $5 from each Keep It Wild Kanteen sold will go directly to the Conservation Alliance to help them in their work to permanently protect wild places in North America.

We caught up with the artist behind this Kanteen, Ian McWilliams, to talk about inspiration, process and the importance of keeping it wild.

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Bern - Heist Mens

The Heist Is a ripper, loaded with safety features and style to We married two technologies to make the ultimate head protection love-child. The innovative Dual Shell Integration (DSI) construction combines the lightweight properties of our Zipmold+ and PVC lower shell, with the durability of an ABS top shell. Designed with safety features like EAR (Energy Absorbing Ribs) for greater impact dispersion and Aluminum Shields for added durability. Not your typical hybrid species, the Heist is in a class of its own.

Ronnie Fieg Teases Upcoming Kith Collaboration with Adidas Outdoor

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As FN’s very first Collaborator of the Year, Ronnie Fieg is no stranger to blockbuster designer partnerships. So when the famed founder of the cult-favorite sneaker brand teases another collaboration, you can bet we’re keeping a watchful eye.

Fieg gave fans and followers a sneak peek at his collaborative shoes with Adidas Originals, posting on Instagram a new pair of the athletic brand’s Terrex Agravic GTX sneakers, which boasts its signature Boost cushioning. The shoes feature a bright colorway, with a yellow toebox, orange tongue, green ankle collar as well as a teal textile and mesh upper. The ’90s-style iteration also incorporates a Continental Rubber outsole and waterproof Gore-Tex lining with the Terrex name emblazoned on the black midsoles and the Kith name imprinted in yellow on the heel.

To read the rest, please visit our friends at http://footwearnews.com/2018/focus/athletic-outdoor/kith-adidas-outdoor-terrex-agravic-gtx-sneakers-1202540391/

Kombi has been keeping Canadians warm since 1961 ..from Mom vs The Boys

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Nobody knows snow and cold like Canadians right? This weeks artic freeze can surely attest to that! No wonder that Canadian brand Kombi is trusted world wide to keep bodies warm in the cold! Most popular for their outstanding gloves and mitts for Men, Women and Children, Kombi offers extra warm designs that keep wind and water out, but the heat in!

To see the rest of the review, please visit our friends at https://momvstheboys.com/2015/01/kombi-keeping-canadians-warm-since-1961/

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Review from GearLab

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Our Verdict

The Klean Kanteen Insulated shares some features with its cousin, the Klean Kanteen Classic. It has a simple and sleek profile, is made of stainless steel, and appears quite durable. Although it proved a better insulator than the other similar bottles in our review, the Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Insulated, and the Contigo Thermalock Glacier, it also fell (sometimes far) behind its competitors in a number of metrics. This Klean Kanteen is an insulating machine but is not very versatile. See how it stacked up in each metric below.

This contender is a 20-fluid-ounce vacuum insulated bottle. Our tests verified that this bottle is serious when it comes to insulating beverages, both hot and cold. It was also the only stainless steel bottle we reviewed that features a standard stainless steel cap, so you don't have to order an extra cap to avoid plastic altogether. At $30, it's four bucks cheaper than its competition. All these things are great, but this bottle's poor performance in taste and weight, as well as its small volume, held it back from bringing home any trophies.

To view the rest of the review, please visit our friends at https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/camping-and-hiking/water-bottle/klean-kanteen-vacuum-insulated

Bern Watts EPS Snowboard Ski Helmet Review from Snow Advice

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The Bern Watts EPS snow helmet is an exceptionally lightweight solution that offers many features considering the cost, that it will have all of you snowboard and ski fanatics eager to call one your own if you’re looking for a solid helmet under $100. This thin shell model is extraordinarily versatile and it not only can be utilized as a snowboard and ski helmet, but also for various non winter sports as well. For those of you looking to upgrade in headgear, keep in mind that it’s not going to be easy to match this combination of security and comfort that this year’s version has brought to the table. 

To read the rest of the review, please visit our friends at https://snowadvice.com/reviews/bern-watts-eps-snow-helmet-review