New/upgraded snowshoes from MSR, Atlas, Tubbs, and Kahtoola; lightweight Kahtoola crampons; and a new “sidecountry” ski pack from Osprey.
Outdoor Retailer News
Dispatches and news from Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Markets.
The dust has settled, sleep has been snatched, and I’ve processed the more intriguing themes of the Show.
The daily perspective: NEED. MORE. ESPRESSO.
Columbia Thermal Reflective, Pertex Quantum GL, Polartec Power Shield Pro, Polartec Yarn applications, and a case against wool for hiking socks.
We present our final lightweight gear finds and summarize the trends we noticed at this Outdoor Retailer.
Lightweight gear – no problem. Innovation – yes. Things we would like to see – lots of ’em.
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?
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.
Another productive day turns up another batch of truly innovative and lightweight gear.
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.
OR never ceases to amaze – always something new, something different, and something bizarre! The gear just keeps getting better and lighter.
The daily perspective of an industry vet on the show floor for the first time: “A fantastic all-systems overload.”