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2009 New Gear Sneak Peak: Reports from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

We're just back from the semi-annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, where outdoor gear manufacturers unveiled their Spring 2009 lines. Some highlights:

Hiking Boots Get Trail Running Tech

Marmot MemBrain Strata

Light, Green, Innovative

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

BPA Free

More Stories from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008 »

Recent Headlines

Park Rangers Take Public on Podcasting Adventure

National Parks Are for Everyone: Accessible Opportunities Highlighted in New Website

Denver Teacher Reaches America's 50 State Highpoints in Record Time

New England Ropes/Maxim Recalls Climbing Lines

More News »

Recent User Reviews

Deuter Aircontact Zero 60+10 internal frame backpack

Tarptent Contrail tarp/shelter

Gregory Z 35 daypack

Sierra Designs Sirius 3 three-season tent

The North Face Primero 60 internal frame backpack

Mountainsmith Lily daypack

Mion Warm Canyon water shoe

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 three-season tent

Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm dynamic rope

photo: Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm
Sterling Rope Evolution Velocity 9.8mm



photo: Gregory Z 35
Gregory Z 35



photo: Mion Warm Canyon
Mion Warm Canyon

evolv Optimus climbing shoe

Montrail Hurricane Ridge XCR trail running shoe

L.L. Bean Cresta Hikers backpacking boot

Osprey Atmos 65 internal frame backpack

Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 3 three-season tent

La Sportiva B5 approach shoe

Integral Designs Siltarp tarp/shelter

MSR Zoid 2 three-season tent

Browse all user reviews by date, type, or brand.

Do you have a favorite -- or least favorite -- piece of gear? Write a review.

Forum Highlights

Kill the Parks

Summer Ground Mat

Winter Gear Questions

Backpacking Solo

Rookie Here

Steel Shanked Boots?


Vestibule Question

Join the conversation: all this and much more in the Trailspace forums

Trailspace Blog Hits

Where's Karl? Heading down the AT, fast

MSR HyperFlow revisited

What's Yvon's Favorite Spot?

Dream Up Better Gear: Win $20,000 to Make it Real

More from the blog »

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Trailspace Hats

photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

Stay cool this summer in the popular Trailspace Trail Runner Cap.

The Trail Runner and other great Trailspace hats are available at Gear for Adventure.

Sales and Specials


Patagonia's summer sale runs through August 21, with savings from 40 to 60 percent off.


Get an additional 20 percent off the highest-priced item in your cart at REI Outlet, now through August 14.


For one week, get up to 40 percent off select Arc'Teryx, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, and Cloudveil at

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