Gear of the Show

We scoured the floor at the 2014 outdoor industry trade shows in search of the coolest products for our coveted Gear of the Show awards. Here's a list of the winners we're excited to review this season.

Fritchi Diamir Vipec Binding

Fritchi Diamir Vipec's game-changing, two-piece tech binding with an adjustable release setting is the first of its kind—at this price.

Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS

The Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS tells you when it's sustained too many impacts and is no longer safe to use.

UVEX Snowstrike VT

The Snowstrike VT has two lenses to accommodate different amounts of light.

Shotzski DIY Kit

The Idaho-based Shotzski's DIY kit turns those old boards into a Shotzski with this DIY Kit.

The North Face Fuse Uno

The Fuse Uno is revolutionizing the way jackets are stitched together.

Scarpa F1 Evo

The F1 Evo isn’t a gimmick. The boot weighs less than two and a half pounds, has so much flex in walk mode that you can easily bend your knee, and is allegedly as stiff as Scarpa’s popular Maestrale...

JayBird Reign

The most sophisticated fitness tracker.

Smith Forefront Helmet

The Forefront is as lightweight and airy as many XC helmets, thanks to a highly breathable honeycomb-style polymer called Koroyd, yet it has the lower rear coverage and extra protection of an...

Niner RLT9 Gravel Bike

This disc-exclusive aluminum frame takes tires up to 45mm, has internal cable routings to keep out the grit, a color-matched carbon fork to cut the rattle, and is built longer, lower, and slacker...

Shimano R785 Hydraulic Road Brakes

Now Shimano unveils the R785 levers, which are optimized to work with Ultegra Di2. Because they are electronic and not mechanical, the R785s are trimmer than their SRAM equivalents, with sleek...

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