Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011
The Trailspace team is off to Salt Lake City January 19-23 to explore the gear celebration that is Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. It's the world’s largest outdoor gear industry gathering, with more than 800 outdoor brands—from old reliables to hot young things—and nearly 20,000 attendees.
We'll bring you coverage from the pre-show All Mountain Demo (Wednesday, January 19) at Solitude Mountain Resort, through four straight days of gear announcements and launches, demonstrations, and events (January 20-23).
- Mountain Hardwear's Dry.Q enters waterproof-breathable battle
- Seen at the Show: Sights that made us stop and take a second look
- Fashion Worthy meets Outdoor Styling: Sierra Designs, Patagonia, Marmot, Suunto
- Interesting Hydration: Hydro Flask growler, Snow Peak Kanpai, Oxsitis hydration products
- Hardgood Gear Highlights: Faber, Leki, PocketToolX, Klymit, Nemo, SteriPen
- Fun lights from Eagles Nest Outfitters, eGear, Nite Ize, Snow Peak
- Dean Cummings launches H20 ski line
- Illuminating Lanterns and Hybrid Lights from Joby, Mammut, and Snow Peak
- Flashlights from Fenix
- Headlamp highlights: Waterproof and touch-free lights from Black Diamond, Petzl, Princeton Tec, Light & Motion, and Genesis
- Avalanche airbag offerings expand: Mammut, Mystery Ranch, and Arva join ABS, Backcountry Access, and Snowpulse
- Clothing highlights from head to toe: Down insulation, baselayers, gloves, a soft shell skirt, maternity ski pants, fell race shoe, and super sticky rubber
- SPOT turns smartphones into satellite communicators
- Talus ColdAvenger face mask
- First PolarTec NeoShell soft shells from Marmot, Rab, Westcomb
- How to use a snow density gauge
- Gore-Tex Active Shell promises waterproof fabric with high breathability: Fast and light alpine shells from Arc'teryx, Mammut, Adidas
- Adidas unveils expansive line of outdoor shoes, clothing
- Toughstakes for snow or sand
- Baffling bears with the Bearier 700 canister from Camp 4 Outdoors
- Primus liquid fuel pump
All Mountain Demo Day
- Hagan Skis: Austrian ski brand makes U.S. debut with alpine touring line
- Snowshoes and poles from Crescent Moon, Easton, Tubbs. Plus, is there really a difference between snowshoe and trekking poles?
- Transitional Gear from Loki, Voile
- As seen at Demo Day: A snowscoot, a $400 pair of gloves, and sights from the day.
- Outdoor Retailer: Gear for ninjas and other backcountry enthusiasts
- Fun Pre-OR Press Release: Hi-Tec Petitions for Liquid Mountaineering in Olympics