Gear and OutDoor Show Reports

by Mick Ryan – click to enlarge Over the next few weeks we shall be running several reports about the latest gear after our trip to the OutDoor Show at Friedrichshafen, Germany. We have kicked off with a report on some new helmets from Wild Country,: Wild Country Helmets: The 360 and the Alpine Shield We´ve also taken a look at more outdoor product innovation in this article: The OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARDS 2008. One of the winners is reader, James Titt of Bolt Products for his Twisted Leg bolts. Jim also has an article on pegs coming up at To come are a look at products from rock shoes to hardwear and clothing from: Five Ten, Evolv, Sportiva, Scarpa, Boreal, Mad Rock, DMM, CAMP, Edelrid, Petzl, Black Diamond, Beal, Arcteryx, Mammut, RAB, Marmot, Patagonia, Crux , Osprey, Deuter, POD and Grivel. In other gear news. Don´t forget to check out the most comprehensive climbing gear reviews in the UK Climbing media at our Gear pages Andy Kirkpatrick awaits your questions in his new series Doctor Gear, the first one is Bivy Bags vs. Bothy Bags John Bachar offers a curefor belayer´s neck in his review of the CU Belay Glasses. Jenn Pacyna falls off a lot in her review of DMM – Bouldering Mats Finally Toby Archer, Chris Dainton, Kevin Avery and Jon Griffith have been very busy and we have a whole list of their reviews: including Black Diamond, C.A.M.P, Primus, Wild Country, to make live soon.