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

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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:

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* 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

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

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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.

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* 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.

Follow our Outdoor Retailer coverage on Twitter @PT365.

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

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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 31 ultramarathons. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .