Outdoor Retailer : Day 2 : Sweet Helmets

Sweet was one of our favorite visits of the whole show! With a new helmet, new drytop, new layers, new outerwear and new casual wear, there were a lot of exciting products to check out!

The Wanderer is Sweet's new helmet for 2010. In addition to all of the great Sweet technology you've come to expect (Cool Max liner, carbon fiber reinforcement), the Wanderer get an occipital adjustment called the Occi Grip that gives single handed adjustment for the very best fit. This helmet will come in three sizes (for those with that smaller noggin') and will retail for $159.

The Rocker will still be in the mix next year. With it's full carbon fiber mask, included ear pads and Occi Grip, we think it's the most complete creekin' helmet out there. Two sizes and $399 for the Rocker in 2010.

Everyone loves the Strutter and it'll be back! The only change this year is a limited edition run of natural matte carbon helmet. It might not be the highest vis helmet out there, but it looks great!

Probably the single most exciting product of the show was the Prophecy Dry Top. There's just nothing bad to say about this top. GORE TEX, welded and taped seams, two sided tunnel adjustment... I'll let the pictures tell you the rest of this story, but while $449 doesn't make it the cheapest top out there, we think it's one of the best deals on the market.

Sweet is also bringing us layers this year: a zip up union suit that could easily be used in the mountains as well as on the river (the midcalf length stops the garment right about your boots) and top/bottom separates. These look fantastic and are competitively priced with the rest of the layer market.

With outerwear inspired by their experience in the ski industry and a great line up of casual wear, we were impressed with the whole Sweet line up and hope to have much of it in store this spring so you can see this up close and in person.

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