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Klymit LWD wins GEAR OF THE YEAR!!!!!!

Our huge in the water, tiny in your pack packraft, the LWD, received a GEAR OF THE YEAR AWARD from Gear Junkie!!!!  We are stoked!!!!  Thanks to the wise folks over at Gear Junkie, and for the support of all adventurers who are looking at a map a little different with the LWD in hand.  Literally, it is the size of your favorite Tolstoy novel when carefully folded!!!

We are enthused by the pick and the thought that something that we playfully named the Light Water Dinghy has the potential to make real packrafting accessible to everyone that can find it in a retail location or online.  The 2 pound tax is nothing when compared to the copius amounts of fun you will have at your own lake in the backcountry, or on your own creek, or getting to where no one else can by easily crossing just about anything.   We had a ball testing and developing the LWD, using a little geometry and not a small amount of “Kentucky Wind”.  I remember one time when Matt, Cory, and I took a 50D nylon version over a 3 foot drop in the Ogden Kayak park….all on it at the same time.  We did it 3 times and were just amazed at the bouyancy.  The fourth time we got cocky and chose a bad line.  The bouyancy of the LWD is unmatched in all light packrafts.  That was about 450 pounds on the boat, and it rocks.  Hunters can float their game out like the trappers of old, 2 careful hikers can cross in one pack raft.  The possibilities are endless, and the LWD just screams potential.

It has been said that the peaks and the trails of the world have all been tread upon and carved, but there is so much more to discover.  The LWD is among our most unique contributions to the pursuit of exploring the rest.  Thank you for giving it a try Gear Junkie, and seeing the vision while having a blast.  We are hopeful that the LWD continues to have an impact; and that impact is generating toothy smiles and finding new places to be inspired by and connected to.

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Klymit named ‘Best in Show’ at ORWM ’13

Lite Water Dinghy wins 'Best in Show'

Lite Water Dinghy wins ‘Best in Show’

We are honored to be part of the winners of The Gear Junkie’s Best in Show award at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013. Every year The Gear Junkie team compiles a list of what they feel are the most innovative and unique products out of the thousands of brands that participate in the Summer and Winter Outdoor Retailer trade shows. Since The Gear Junkie is widely considered one of the top sources for product reviews and news in the outdoor world, we know what a huge compliment this is for our company.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and played around with our products. For those of you who were unable to join us in Salt Lake, the product dubbed ‘Best in Show’ was our new Lite Water Dinghy, or LWD, a lightweight packraft that includes a dry bag with an air pump for dual use of blowing up your raft and keeping your gear dry.

For more information and a quick look at the other awesome products that made the esteemed list, head over to the Gear Junkie article here.


Come see us at ORWM ’13

Klymit is super stoked to be returning to OR this January in Salt Lake City, UT!

We’ve always had a great time at Outdoor Retailer and now we are busy getting prepped to bring you a whole array of new products. Last year our booth was one of the busiest at the tradeshow and if you didn’t get a chance to stop by, now is your chance to see what we have to offer. Here’s a photo of our booth at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market:

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The Klymit team knows that we have a variety of cool new innovative gear that will prove to our loyal fans that we are continuing to push the outdoor market to entirely new levels. One of the products, the Insulated Static V, has been up on our website for about a month, but now we are ready to show it off in all it’s glory. Here is a sneak peak if you haven’t seen it yet:

Insulated Static V

The Insulated Static V is only the beginning of what you will see if you come by and see us at the tradeshow, so please stop by Booth 15009 and spend some quality time with us and our new products. We hope to see you there!

About Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (ORWM)

ORWM is North America’s largest winter lifestyle and sports industry gathering in the world. 20,000+ attendees. 200,000 page impressions/month around show time. Brands include Timberland, The North Face, W.L. Gore, Columbia Sportswear, Patagonia, Johnson Outdoors, Merrell and ; buyers include REI, The Sports Authority, Cabelas, Nordstrom, and thousands of other retailers. Media players include Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Men’s Journal and hundreds more, including non-endemics like WSJ, Forbes, Newsweek. 21,000+ overall attendees. 200,000 page impressions/month around show time.

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