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Outside ’s gear team exists to bring you information on the best outdoor products on the market. Usually this involves having our testers spend months in the field with them—it’s difficult to know what really works until we’ve actually tried products in the wild. But a couple times a year at the Summer and Winter Outdoor Retailer shows, brands announce so many product launches at once that we can’t help but make some educated guesses about what will be our favorites. Here are the four items that we can’t wait to test from this show. NEMO Forte Endless Promise Sleeping Bags ($180-$240)
(Photo: Courtesy NEMO) There are a lot of new products out there that are made partially of recycled materials, and this is certainly a welcome trend. The holy grail these days: products that are made entirely from recycled materials and that are also recyclable at the end of their lives. NEMO accomplished just that with an upgrade to its popular Forte sleeping bag line. The new Endless Promise bags (men’s and women’s in 20- and 30-degree versions) are manufactured with zero waste practices. Each bag is made completely with Bluesign-approved recycled materials and insulated with recycled PrimaLoft synthetics. The kicker: 95 percent of […]