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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 3 – More New, Lightweight, and Exciting Gear

Lightweight gear – no problem. Innovation – yes. Things we would like to see – lots of 'em.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 3 – Treasure Hunt

The daily perspective: Can I just live here? Hang out and drink... beverages, talking super-tech about gear with the coolest people in the world?

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Minimalist Footwear – Is It Ready for Backpackers?

Depending on how tuned-in you are to current running trends, you may have noticed that there is a new movement starting to gain traction among runners: barefoot running and minimalist footwear.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 2 – Another Potpourri of New and Interesting Gear

Another productive day turns up another batch of truly innovative and lightweight gear.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 2 Blog Tasty Treats

The daily perspective: I wish that everyone could truly understand just how much brilliance and passion go into the outdoor products we buy and use.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 1 – Lightweight Gold!

OR never ceases to amaze – always something new, something different, and something bizarre! The gear just keeps getting better and lighter.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 1 Blog Tasty Treats (from the first-timer)

The daily perspective of an industry vet on the show floor for the first time: "A fantastic all-systems overload."

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Open Air Demo

While the first day of Outdoor Retailer is dedicated to water sport, we found a few products that could carry over for backpacking as well... plus some that are just plain fun, no bones about it!

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2010: Update on Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Technologies

SPOT and DeLorme introduce the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator, and ACR announces the SarLink View. Both allow text messaging via satellite from remote locations, which goes beyond just chatting, enabling you to provide important information to people on the outside.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Introduction and Tribute to Small Ultralight Gear Companies not Exhibiting at OR

Summer OR is underway! We begin our coverage with new products from small companies who specialize in ultralight backpacking gear, including some new names.

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