ISPO 2016 - Rock Shoes and Footwear Report
The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is ISPO in Munich. There were some exciting new rock shoes and other footwear with improvements and innovation aplenty.
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.
Smelly boots? Look no further. Available Now
A light sensitive headtorch with bluetooth control. Spring/Summer 2016
An electric based airbag system to keep you safe in the mountains. Available Autumn/Winter 2016
A lightweight and versatile light, which boasts 110 lumins. Available Now
Developments on the handle and trigger on Leki trekking poles which have won an ISPO Gold Award. Available Autumn/Winter 2016.
The latest version of the number one technology from Lowe Alpine. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
Accessories for the Lowe Alpine Attack range, including a Tool Bag, a Helmet Bag and a Crampon Holder. Available Now.
Clive Allens runs us through the updates to Petzl ropes, which are now all Blue Sign accredited. Available Summer 2016.
A solution for those out in winter situations trying to make a brew. Available Now.
The new Tech Wash from Nikwax. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
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.
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.
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