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Outdoor Retailer Wrap-Up

by Dave MacLeay
January 26, 2008

This morning Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008 draws to a close. In addition to the few items I’ve reported on here, I’ve seen a plethora of boots, backpacks, sleeping bags, water bottles, and all manner of base layers, soft shells, and waterproof-breathable outerwear. None of it, to be perfectly blunt, has been earth-shatteringly innovative.

The story of this OR has been one of small, incremental improvements: lighter weights, more eco-friendly materials, and (dare I say) more urban styling. In the coming weeks and months we’ll continue to report about these and other trends, as well as detailed reports on a few additional products that caught our attention.

For now, though, it’s time to pack up, say goodbye to the beautiful Wasatch Front, and head for home.