OR show roundup: New gear from Vibram, HydroFlask, Altra Zero Drop and more


We picked up some good tidbits during the first two days of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market here in Salt Lake City. 

Here they are in bite-size form:


* Vibram 

The company that brought you the toe shoe is introducing their Winter Runner glove. This beefed up version for Fall 2014 features a IceTrek snow tire-like grippy tread and a waterproof upper. It isn’t insulated, but reps say it’ll keep your feet dry during wet or snowy runs.



HydroFlask has been a favorite of ours since we schlepped it through Death Valley two years ago. Get their new straw lids (wide mouth bottles) now and look for a new 32oz bottle in May.

Find HydroFlask in Navy and Marine Corps Exchanges. Reps say they’re working on getting into Army and Air Force exchanges.

* Trigger Point Therapy


Check out the Mini Grid from Trigger Point, it’s a fraction of the size and the price ($25) of it’s bigger roller brothers. Looks great for travel.

Trigger Point offers a 25% military discount and ships to APO addresses.

* Honey Stinger

Honey Stinger has introduced a new cola flavored chew, and will be rolling out their new waffle flavor — gingersnap — in March. Also coming are new energy gels caffeinated with white tea. Each gel will have 32mg of caffeine.

The company has also created a children’s line of chews and waffles. These products will be half the size of the adult versions and will have half the calories.

Members of the military are eligible for a 40% discount from Honey Stinger. Email buzz@honeystinger.com for more information.


* Altra Zero Drop

We’re big fans of Altras, and are looking forward to testing their new high-cushion Olympus against Hoka One One’s Bondi 3. But what has our trail nerd heart skipping a beat is a built-in “gaiter trap” hook-and-loop closure on the back of all new trail shoes. This means no more glueing — or forgetting to glue — Velco to your shoes. Look for Altra’s branded gaiters ($20) late spring or early summer.

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More from OR:

Hoka One One introduces RMAT midsole material and new, cheaper styles

Suunto introduces running-specific Ambit2 R GPS watch, starting at $249

New gear from Sugoi, Nathan Sports, CEP, Sherpa, Injinji and TomTom

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .