OutDoor 2018 - Clothing Show Report

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the clothing category:

  • Arc'teryx - Oriel legging
  • Arc'teryx - Sigma SL Anorak
  • Black Diamond - Distance and Deploy Windshells
  • Grangers - Clothing Care
  • Marmot - Alpha 60 Jacket
  • Marmot - Bantamweight Jacket
  • Montane - Icarus/Flight Phoenix
  • Montane - Minimus
  • Rab - Kinetic Jacket and Pant
  • Mountain Equipment - Tupilak Atmo Jacket
  • Sprayway - Variance Range
  • Teko - Econyl Yarn Socks
  • The North Face - Apex Flex Light

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2 Jul, 2018

I haven't been able to watch the Rab Kinetic video yet, but I assume it's an update of their own jacket and not 'a Montane classic'...  :-)

2 Jul, 2018

Thanks for these round ups.

Did anybody have anything that wasn't 'lightweight'? Anyone pushing 'hard wearing and durability' or, dare i say it 'heavy duty'? In usual British conditions I struggle to get more than a season out of anything! The Tupilak is the closest but Paclite is not exactly durable especially on chest panels. I'd sacrifice a little weight and even breathability for a little tougher and longer life.

Oh and I think the blurb on the Minimus is just repeated under the Kinetic video. :-)

Great to see Rachael C on the team!

Just had that brought to my attention, Nick is now aware and will be updating ASAP.


OutDoor is definitely a summer show, so tends to feature kit at the lighter end of the spectrum. That said, I can see where you're coming from and am inclined to agree - most of us want an all-rounder that's a reasonable weight and pretty hard wearing. The same goes with rock shoes, as the models being released these days are getting softer and softer, whereas in my experience most of us just want a reasonably stiff + solid shoe will do us for either trad and sport (bouldering is a bit different).

As per the message above, I'm not sure exactly what's happened there, but Nick is going to get it sorted later this afternoon.

I couldn't agree more, she's done a great job interviewing and has really livened up the videos.

2 Jul, 2018

Cheers. I look forward to watching these when I'm not at work!

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