Live from OutDoor 2007: GoLite are launching a new shoe with a carbon fibre mid-sole that weighs just 300g, is very stable and super-strong. Showing unusual restraint, GoLite hasn't gone all-out to make the Carbon Fyre the absolute lightest in class (Inov8's shoes go as low as 250g), but says its new shoe will offer best-in-class ride on the rough stuff thanks to the midsole's strength and ability to insulate the foot from intrusions on even the nobbliest of trails.
The Carbon Fyre also features GoLite's new Trail Claw technology: a series of hooked studs on the sole of the shoe that promise extra traction and great suspension over rocky terrain. This Isomorphic technology is now being used across their range of trail running shoes.
No Bounce Waist pack
GoLite´s NoBounce running waist pack was designed specifically for trail runners. The company´s head man, Demitri Coupounas, says that the back is guaranteed not to bounce.
"We got a designer onto this who managed to map out the basic design in about half an hour," says Demitris. "I was amazed at what he managed to do. He said it was easy but in his 30 years of designing packs the only reason he hadn't done it before is because no one had asked him."
GoLite´s JAM 2 pack ONE OUNCE HEAVIER!
There's got to be a good reason for GoLite to actually add weight to a pack when they're updating it. For the JAM 2, a whole ounce heavier than the original JAM, the benefits come in the form of wider wing belts for extra comfort, an extra 5l capacity and this very neat ComPaktor technology, which allows a large 50l pack to be easy to carry when used on day trips.
GoLite's Demitri Coupounas: "It´s a super-functional pack that you can take out on a backpacking trip, set up base camp and then use on day routes from your tent."
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