Gear of the Show: Summer Outdoor Retailer 2014

We've scoured the floor of Summer OR 2014 in search of the coolest gear for our coveted Gear of the Show awards. And these five products—from a glow-in-the-dark tent to a revolutionary backcountry safety tool—are our top picks.

Big Agnes mtnGLO Tents

From lanterns to headlamps, there are a lot of ways to light a campsite. And Big Agnes just thought of another one.

Read the full review of the Big Agnes mtnGLO Tents

(Big Agnes)


This new two-ounce gadget offers an innovative approach to off-the-grid communication and safety. Paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth, the wiener-sized goTenna allows you to send text messages and share your location to others in your party in places where there’s no cell or WiFi service.

Read the full review of goTenna


Speedo Nemesis Fins

In a corner of the gear world that doesn’t see much innovation, Speedo’s Nemesis Fins are an exception.

Read the full review of Speedo's Nemesis Fins


Salewa Speed Ascent

The Salewa Speed Ascents aren't the first rockered athletic shoes we've seen. Hokas and Pearl Izumi's EM series already proved the shape makes sense for running. But the Speed Ascents offer the most extreme rocker to date combined with slew of smart performance details, including a double-row lacing system that has an insane 28 loops to lock in your fit for downhilling.

Read the full review of the Salewa Speed Ascents

(Fabio Dell'Oglio)

Timex One GPS+

We looked at a quite a few new smart watches here at the show, but Timex’s One GPS+ is by far the most impressive.

Read the full review of Timex's One GPS+ watch

(Jens Johnson)

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