Polartec has a new waterproof, breathable fabric set to debut in a number of new jackets in 2012.
Outside's Alicia Carr find the right booth for some of next year's coolest new apparel.
A traditional stability shoe that rails against the minimalist craze.
Kicks built for smooth, short trail runs.
Our Gear-of-the-Year-winning hiker stomps technical terrain with a toothy Vibram sole and breathes like the best of them. $110
Buyer's Guide managing editor Alicia Carr hits up the Smith booth at SIA for a quick history lesson.
An airy, mesh version of the waterproof Moraga OXT, this shoe is the perfect summertime day hiker. $110
Buyer's Guide editor Sam Moulton presents the GOY award to Cloudveil for the FirsTurn Hooded jacket.
Michael Brown and his team at Serac Adventure Films pack up for Everest. <a href="http://adventurefilmschool.com/"Adventure Film School</a>
Joby's new malleable tripod. Built to hold your iPhone or other mobile device.
An 850-fill goose down jacket at home on a weekend climb or in the city. $269
Sam Moulton heads to the Marmot booth to hear about a tough new hard shell to be released in winter 2012.
One of our favorite new softshells for this winter.
A winterized trail shoe built to take a pounding.
A great looking down jacket that can weather harsh conditions. $325