Outdoor Retailer 2013: Even More Winter Stoke-Worthy Picks for Women
Published on 02/12/2013
The final round of 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show Stokeworthy selections contains fancy yoga mats, wire-brimmed down coats and socks that will turn you into a fleet-footed female Perseus. Kidding, they won’t give you wings, but they do have some perks you won’t get from your average pair of socks.
Sleek, simple and super effective—Kleen Kanteen’s new Insulated Pint Cup was a crowd favorite at the show. Svelte stainless steel, double-wall vacuum insulated walls and room for 16oz of your beverage of choice—what’s not to like? It keeps beer cold and coffee hot for an impressively long time, and is a lot more durable than your average plastic reusable mug. The laser-etched exterior is subtle and stylish, and these babies stack together smoothly, making them easy to haul around. Sometimes it’s the little things (like cold beer) that count, and the Pint Cup
Outdoor Research Floodlight Jacket
Bright colors were everywhere at the show, and while we love neon as much as the next person we adored Outdoor Research’s new jacket, The Floodlight, for it’s bright-but-not–too-bright colors (it comes in black, too). The adjustable wire-brimmed hood was an element that really stood out, as did the flattering cut. This is the jacket you’ll want to rock when it’s miserable out thanks to it being fully waterproof jacket and packed with 800+ fill down. If you’re the kind of girl who likes to play hard and refuses to let the weather slow you down then this is the piece for you.
eKo Manduka Yoga Mats
Ombre is a hot trend in Hollywood right now, and we’ve got to say that it looks pretty darn sexy on a yoga towel. Manduka had an impressive array of yoga gear to check out, but our favorite products were the eKO and eKO Lite Yoga Mats due to the fact that they are made of biodegradable tree rubber and free from toxic glues. Only thing you’ll be breathing in is bliss when practicing on these pads—a HUGE plus in our eyes.
NeoAir XLite – Thermarest’s answer to backcountry beauty sleep
A good night of sleep is key for optimal performance, and we were a little smitten with the women’s version of Thermarest’s NeoAir XLite. Touted as the lightest insulated air mattress out there, the small weighs in at a mere 8ozs, making it your new best friend for backpacking. It’s über comfy too—we promise your bones will thank you.
Progressive+ Winter Endurance Socks – Cep promises to make you go harder and faster
Apparently these socks can do for you what a can of spinach does for Popeye. Or something like that. These socks bring targeted compression to points on your gams, bringing blood to the right places to reduce swelling and simultaneously boosting blood flow to the muscles. Cep’s technology helps to stabilize joints and muscles to help with injury prevention, and they also claim increased energy thanks to the improved blood flow. These are the winter version, so they’re nice and toasty thanks to heat-retaining functional knitting. We’re curious to try a pair, because if they do all that they might be the best sock for winter running out there, and opening up your version of a spinach can is never a bad idea, right?
Product Images by Shannon Hudson