It's Time for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market!

You've waited more than six long months, through the dark of winter, the mud of, well, mud season, the black flies of summer, but the wait was worth it. Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is happening this week.

The biannual outdoor industry trade show begins with the Open Air Demo at Utah's Pineview Reservoir on Tuesday, and continues Wednesday through Saturday with four days exploring the brand booths in Salt Lake City's Salt Palace. 

Our very own trusty Seth Levy will be on the gear scene, meeting with reps from outdoor brands large and small, new and established, to see the latest backcountry gear, apparel, and footwear coming your way in 2015.

His schedule is so jam-packed he'll need to survive on Clif bar samples and carefully metered sips of water, but he'll do it all with a smile on behalf of the Trailspace community (go, Seth!).

Follow @Trailspace at #ORshow

Since we can't fit all 18,000 Trailspace members in the OR booths (sorry, folks), we'll share the #ORshow experience with images, videos, tweets, and blogs from the show daily.

Follow along and share your thoughts here in the blog, on TwitterFacebookGoogle+, and on Trailspace's YouTube channel.

Tell Us What You Think

As hikers, trail runners, climbers, and paddlers, you're the ultimate audience for all of this new gear. So we want to hear your thoughts and opinions.

Add your voice to our Outdoor Retailer coverage here and on Facebook. Tell us your thoughts on the gear being launched, new gear developments, and the trends to watch (or watch out for).

And, if you see something innovative or interesting that calls for in-depth testing before it lands in stores, please recommend it for Review Corps field testing and review. We want Trailspace to be the best resource for finding and selecting gear for your human-powered backcountry recreation.

Stay tuned for nightly recaps. In the meantime, you can check out this video from last year:


Join us at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: here, on TwitterFacebookGoogle+, and on YouTube.

Filed under: Outdoor Retailer, Gear News


Daniel Oates
2,725 reviewer rep
256 forum posts
August 4, 2014 at 3:34 p.m. (EDT)

AHH, wish I were there. Looking forward to the updates Seth & Alicia!

Horn Rimmed Hiker
2,161 reviewer rep
493 forum posts
August 5, 2014 at 1:58 a.m. (EDT)

See y'all there! Will be lending a hand, helping set up the Grand Trunk booth come tomorrow morning! Stop on by and let me know whenabouts to expect y'all!

4,096 reviewer rep
603 forum posts
August 5, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. (EDT)

I can't wait to see the coverage and the new gear! :)

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
848 reviewer rep
3,901 forum posts
August 5, 2014 at 9:32 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks, folks.

@Eric, I'll make sure Seth knows you're there in case he has the chance to swing by and say "hi!"

323 reviewer rep
5 forum posts
August 6, 2014 at 6:54 a.m. (EDT)

Looks like some pretty cool innovations so far! 

I'm still waiting for Biolite to announce that they have a product that will charge entire cities.

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