Gear news from Friedrichshafen 2012 (part 2)

In the second serving of tidbits from the upcoming Outdoor 2012 fair in Friedrichshafen we have some lightweight stuff from Haglöfs, Montane, Vaude, Mountain Hardwear and Toray

By Martin Nordesjö

Vaude Power Lizard 2-3P, 1,4 kg
Vaude Power Lizard SUL 2-3P
A larger version of the Power Lizard, suitable for two to three persons. The weight is 1,4 kg. They also have a ligher "SUL"-version of the Hogan 2P, at 1,25 kg.
Haglöfs Gram Comp, 260 g

Haglöfs Gram trail running shoes
Haglöfs is now owned by Asics, so it's just natural that they will now have trail running shoes too. The Gram comes in three flavours, Comp being the lightest and most breathable. It's also very blue.
Haglöfs Gram Comp Pull, 200
Haglöfs Gram Comp Pull
This is the successor to the nice Oz pullover. Instead of Paclite it uses Active shell, which makes it less clammy against the skin. It's also supposed to breath better. The weight is still decent at 200 g in size M, and
Haglöfs Shield Comp Hood, 85 g
Haglöfs Shield Comp Hood
The monochromatic Intense series also has a lightweight wind jacket. And in contrast to Haglöfs' earlier attempts at wind jackets, this one is really lightweight at 85 g.

Montane Mimimus Smock
Montane Minimus Smock
Montane expands it Minimus series made from Pertex Shield with a half-zip rain jacket. It's called Minimus Smock and the weight is probably below 200 g.
Montane Grand Tour 55, 1,1 kg
Montane Grand Tour 55
Montane also have a few new backpacks, for example the Grand tour 55 with a "stripped weight" of 1,1 kg.
Mountain Hardwear Blazar Pullover, 230 g

Mountain Hardwear Blazar Pullover
This rain jacket is made from the "lightest ripstop nylon ever made". 230 g.

Toray new Dermizax NX
Toray, the Japanese company with the strange product names, keeps competing with Gore-tex. This time they have improved their Dermizax NX 3-layer membrane to compete with Gore Active shell. The new NX (working name: TY-0395) is waterproof up to a water pillar of 20 000 mm, and has an RET of 2,5 (Gore Active shell is "below 3"). In Scandinavia Dermizax is used by Bergans and sometimes Everest (but under their own brand name TCS).

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