Full Gear Coverage from Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014

In January, Trailspace was on the scene at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow, where the latest gear, apparel, and footwear for winter 2014-15 was announced.

Seth and I spent the four-day show meeting with outdoor brands—old and new, large and small—scouting for new gear to cover, for Review Corps members to test, and for us to give away to you, our community of reviewers.

Here's a recap of Trailspace's Outdoor Retailer winter news, videos, and photos:

Outdoor Retailer Blogs

Daily news and roundups came straight from the show floor.

 

YouTube Videos

We hope watching some new gear videos is a close second to being with us in person.


The Potable Aqua Pure electrolytic water purifier is just one piece of new gear on our YouTube channel.

 

Facebook Photos

Because we couldn't fit everything we saw above, here are even more pictures from the show:

 

So, what forthcoming outdoor gear do you think is truly interesting, notable, and worthy of Review Corps testing? 

We want to hear your thoughts as a hiker, skier, climber, or trail runner.

 

Lastly, while Outdoor Retailer is over until summer, you can still follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google+.

 

Can't wait till summer? Here are two bonus shots of Seth and me (oh, and skier Glen Plake) from this Outdoor Retailer:


Filed under: Outdoor Retailer, Gear News

Comments

Eric Labanauskas
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February 5, 2014 at 2:35 p.m. (EST)

$50 for the Ltd Ed ENO hammock and strap sets! #$%^!

Shoulda been at that convention! Those're $99.95 on their site! Really like the color combo on the ATC one, and hey - goes to a good cause. Win-win.

Though it hardly counts as backpacking gear, there's enough buzz already about that BioLite generator that I'd like to see an RC member run it through the paces.

Those Baro Cook systems are pretty neat, too. The idea of a flameless cooking system that doesn't require you to pack out empty fuel containers has a definite appeal.

Far as the avalanche airbags go? Don't think - and don't hope - we'll have anyone lining up to test those!

Alicia
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February 5, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. (EST)

Eric Labanauskas said:

$50 for the Ltd Ed ENO hammock and strap sets! #$%^!

Shoulda been at that convention! Those're $99.95 on their site! Really like the color combo on the ATC one, and hey - goes to a good cause. Win-win.

Seth can fill in with more details, but ENO raised more than $5,000 for the ATC and PCTA with that fundraiser:

http://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/eno-raises-over-5000-for-appalachian-trail-conservancy-and-pacific-crest-trail-association-at-first-outdoor-retailer-booth-event/

There are usually a few good deals (assuming it's something you want and need) for good fundraising causes at the show.

Ashleigh
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February 5, 2014 at 9:38 p.m. (EST)

Thanks for all the hard work you and Seth did to bring Winter OR to all of us, Alicia! Y'all did a great job!

Alicia
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February 6, 2014 at 7:16 a.m. (EST)

Ashleigh said:

Thanks for all the hard work you and Seth did to bring Winter OR to all of us, Alicia! Y'all did a great job!

 Thanks, Ashleigh! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Seth Levy (Seth)
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February 6, 2014 at 8:59 a.m. (EST)

It's always an honor to be at OR for Trailspace. 

G00SE
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February 6, 2014 at 1:59 p.m. (EST)

Now there's a contest for you....every review in 2014 that meets certain requirements (25-100 word summary, sufficient real world testing, includes 300+ words in detail, has images and/or video showing the gear being used by the reviewer outdoors, and etc.) is entered for a chance to go with TS to the 2015 show!

I bet you would see an explosion in new reviewers this year and nudge people towards quality reviews.

Maybe you could even somehow tie it into involvment with the forums, driving traffic that way.

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