Campers will quickly have the ability to fry up that early morning bacon with no campfires or gas. A brand-new skateboard zooms more than 40 miles per hour and brings the bling with LED lights. Down coats deal with competitors with brand-new, thin polyester-based material with caught air – comparable to bubble wrap.
These are however a handful of brand-new innovation and gee-whizzardry equipment the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show constantly brings with the numerous merchants to Denver. This week’s program at the Colorado Convention Center downtown did not dissatisfy.
First up, the just-launched Neverflame.
It’s a battery-powered, flameless system that can boil water for your early morning camp joe, in addition to frying eggs up on a mini-skillet. Oh, and it can power your cellular phone and GPS gadgets.
“We’ve improved the tech on the battery, so there’s 300 watts of powerful cooking power there,” stated Alanna Rose, Neverflame spokesperson. “You can recharge it with your vehicle or solar. We think it’s going to be popular with emergency response, hunters, fisherman and campers of course.”
Of course, there’s an app for that to manage and hold temperature levels. Rose didn’t state if it works where there’s no cellular or WiFi service.
It’s the creation of Murray Ruben of Santa Barbara, Calif. As a Sierra Club getaways leader, he saw how burn limitations triggered by drought-conditions were making outside flame cooking less possible.
“The result is the NeverFlame cooking system which is powerful enough to boil water and cook food, portable enough to fit in a backpack, and purposeful because it eliminates waste while never having to create a dangerous flame while cooking again,” Ruben states on the business’s site.
With some supply chain problems, item shipment is still a couple months out. But patents are, naturally, pending.
“We came to Denver to show how it works, sign up some retailers and get some input,” Rose stated.
But if you truly can’t live without that campfire, and remain in a location that enables it, a Phoenix-based business called Fireside Outdoor offers a “pop-up fire pit” – an aluminum and steel-mesh box that raises the fire off the ground.
“This was originally designed for the river community,” stated Nathan Struck, marketing supervisor.
The pit is available in 2 sizes, 24×24 inches and the “trail blazer” at 12×12. Lifting the fire enables oxygen to feed the fire from below, making it “virtually smoke-free,” he stated.
Staying warm without fire is what’s next.
The Cerro Jacket from Santero Apparel brings the heat without the plumes.
Santero is a brand-new “environmentally conscious outdoor brand” based in Mexico, however dispersing to the United States out of California.
Co-fourder Bertha Duek Santero stated the Cerro is so popular, they’ve having a tough time equipping it. It’s referred to as “full zip jacket Polartec Power Air alternative insulation wear.”
It works alone, or as a mid layer, with the air-bubble wrap-type polyester-based material. The business promotes its clothes “that can be used anywhere from an urban environment to the harshest environments on the Earth.”
“This is a brand-new fabric,” Santero stated. “The power air bubbles and fabric are great insulators, and it’s ‘creature free’ (no goose down feathers). … It works just as well. We try to raise awareness with our apparel.”
Finally, motorized skateboards are definitely not brand-new – however Evolve Skateboard’s brand-new Haden series in its GTR line of carbon fiber electrical skateboards definitely certifies as a Cadillac of boards.
Evolve debuted it at the Summer Show, with a lot of space for presentations. Customer descriptions of “amazing and terrifying” appear apt.
This pup can move more than 40 miles per hour (most peak at 26 miles per hour), has a more effective battery for longer trips and huge tires for off-road, stated Travis Maton, international retail supervisor.
Yes, it’s “sick” as the kids like to state.
“You can go from grass to hard path to dirt to concrete,” Maton stated.
The remote-controlled board includes a large price-tag: $2,899.
“Colorado really has a good range of retailers who would sell this,” Maton stated.