Back in the early '80s, Grand Canyon river guide Mark Thatcher invented the modern sport sandals by Teva. He's back with a new take on ancient sandals, Sazzi Footwear, split-toe versions based on the woven sandals of the Anasazi.
Highlights from Day One of Outdoor Retailer, including alpine climbing and ski touring gear from Mammut, new water purification from MSR, a PiggyBackPack carrier for kids and adults (!), and seriously artisanal Krave Jerky.
The latest snow and ice gear we saw at All Mountain Demo day included snowsport and mountaineering packs, classic snow tools revisited, traction for winter runs, decadent energy bars, U.S.-made ski socks, and a backcountry pooch.
New, shiny, whizbang gear tends to get the most attention. But often it's the rusty, frayed, and oxidized gear and apparel that deserves a second look. We checked out climber Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old gear at last summer's Outdoor Retailer.
In our final Outdoor Retailer gear preview we highlight insulation and outerwear. Expect even more puffy jackets, plus down and wool insulation and mid and outer layers in the backcountry, and around town.
Longing for gear coverage from next week's Outdoor Retailer? Here are some new product previews, including winter ski and alpine packs, hydrophobic down bags, trekking poles, and unique dishware made from biomaterial.
To encourage Americans to explore America’s natural beauty, the National Park Service will waive admission fees on 17 days in 2012, starting Martin Luther King Weekend, January 14-16.
"Andrew Skurka's "Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide," not only described a new guidebook, it got members thinking about how one makes a living as a professional adventurer. Skurka responded with a blog, "How I Make a Living as an Adventurer."
From the latest lightweight packs and snow safety gear to collapsible potty trowels and organic energy bars, Outdoor Retailer has gear for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and styles. What are you most eager to hear about from next week's show, and how?