For once,  my overstated preconceptions (see previous post) were fairly accurate. The OR show is very reminiscent of a petting zoo where most of the animals look the same; 25-40 year old Caucasian males with messenger bags and button-up plaid shirts. To be fair, I fit this stereotype quite nicely. 

A convention center larger and more populous than Crested Butte, complete with random outdoor celebrity encounters and enough free schwag to make your head spin contributed to a solidly overstimulating first day.  Here are some spy shots taken during my wandering breaks today.

new superlight thermarest 14oz, thick and full size! (lighter and more cush than the prolight4.

new superlight thermarest 14oz, thick and full size! (lighter and more cush than the prolight4.

 

new petzl attache. utilized the I-beam style construction while keeping roundish barstock in key area.

new petzl attache. utilized the I-beam style construction while keeping roundish barstock in key area.

 nice black hole bag like rucksack from patagonia

 That’s about all I can stand to deal with for now. Tomorrow I’ll try to capture some techy new climbing footwear including a new handmade $200+ MSRP La Sportiva Approach/climbing hybrid, some new oddly shaped 5.10 rock shoes, new BD harnesses, the latest and greatest in ski pack design, and more products to feed your hot gear fetish needs.

Mike Bromberg