The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is ISPO in Munich. This is the final report from ISPO 2016.
Below are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their favourite new items.
Boot Bananas RRP £13
Smelly boots? Look no further. Available Now
Petzl - Reactik+ RRP £85
A light sensitive headtorch with bluetooth control. Spring/Summer 2016
Arc’teryx - Voltair Airbag
An electric based airbag system to keep you safe in the mountains. Available Autumn/Winter 2016
Goal Zero - Lighthouse Mini
A lightweight and versatile light, which boasts 110 lumins. Available Now
Leki - Tourstick Vario Carbon RRP £150
Developments on the handle and trigger on Leki trekking poles which have won an ISPO Gold Award. Available Autumn/Winter 2016.
Lowe Alpine - Airzone Pro RRP £110
The latest version of the number one technology from Lowe Alpine. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
Lowe Alpine - Avy Tool Bag
Accessories for the Lowe Alpine Attack range, including a Tool Bag, a Helmet Bag and a Crampon Holder. Available Now.
Petzl - New Ropes
Clive Allens runs us through the updates to Petzl ropes, which are now all Blue Sign accredited. Available Summer 2016.
Primus - Winter Gas
A solution for those out in winter situations trying to make a brew. Available Now.
Nikwax - Tech Wash 16.1 RRP £8.25
The new Tech Wash from Nikwax. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
Mammut - Removable Airbag System 3.0
With Mammut’s new Removable Airbag System 3.0, the Ultralight weighs the same as a 1.5 litre bottle of water. There is space for everything needed on demanding ski tours. Its features include; a very small packing volume; dependable compressed gas energy storage; height adjustable deployment handle; airbag balloon in bright signal color; diagonal ski carrier; ice pick / pole holder; side compression straps; fully zipped access into the main compartment from the back; hydration system compatible; removable back padding can be used as cushion to sit on.
Cascade Designs - Guardian Purifier
Introducing the worlds most advanced portable water purifier. Designed to be the safest, easiest way to purify water anywhere on earth. Co-developed with the military, it brings advanced technology to international travellers, backcountry users and for disaster preparedness. Game-changing hollow fiber media ofers the most reliable way to remove pathogens-even viruses-from the filthiest water. Add self-cleaning performance and this purifier shifts the paradigm. Gold award winner Outdoor 2015 and UK 2016 Outdoor Industry Finalist.
Cascade Designs - Neo Air Camper SV
The Camper™ speed valve could be the best combination of comfort and ease of use ever created in an air mattress. The unique speed valve inflates three times faster than a traditional valve. Deflation is almost instantaneous while three inches of WaveCore™ construction and a Thermacapture™ layer provide low bulk stability and warmth. Available April 2016