Outdoor Retailer: Syclone composite tent poles from Easton Mountain Products
Syclone tent poles from EastonEvery once in a while we get a chance to really see the products from the Outdoor Retailer in action. One evening during the show last week I headed out to the Easton Mountain Products plant to see the new Syclone poles put to a test. With winds cranked over 80 MPH several Easton tents held their form or returned to form when the wind was shut off. Impressive. The new composite poles are 80 percent more resilient to failure and bending than aluminum, company officials say. After seeing the them under pressure I have no reason to doubt it. The poles will come standard in the Torrent 2-person tent available for ($399) in Spring 2014. The new Slickrock tent (2-person $299 and 3-person $349) tents will also have the Syclone poles. With such high quality, people at the show were pondering when the poles will start showing up in tents other than Easton. http://eastonmountainproducts.com/The Salt Lake Tribune is providing a look at some of the gear shown at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last week at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Because the show is closed to the public, we thought we would share a peak with the public about gear coming to the outdoors world. Items will be featured on the Tribune's Hiking Utah and Fishing Utah blogs. An Outdoor Retailer package will also run in the Tribune. Brett Prettyman
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