Our Guide to Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018
We spent five days reporting from the floor of Denver's massive outdoor-gear trade show. Here are the top stories.
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We sent a team of eight editors to Denver for the 2018 Summer Outdoor Retailer show, where hundreds of brands, politicians, activists, and journalists come together to check out next season’s gear. From July 22 through 26, we prowled the show floor, finding innovative products and talking to the people who created them.
Our Favorite Camping Gear at Outdoor Retailer
Hobie’s Mirage Eclipse Is the Most Fun Product at OR
Don’t let the StairMaster aesthetics fool you: this thing can move.
How Workwear Became Popular
Hefty canvas and denim work apparel is experiencing a resurgence. A panel of experts at Outdoor Retailer explained why.
Meet the Women Leading the Outdoor Industry
Portraits of five powerhouses you should know about.
The Climbing Industry Tackles the #MeToo Movement
Next month a community initiative will present guidelines for companies on how to define, talk about, and respond to inappropriate behavior.
Five Products Under $50 at Summer Outdoor Retailer
Sometimes the best gear comes in small packages—and at low prices.
Five Ten Resurrects the Five Tennie
The first-of-its-kind approach shoe returns in spring 2019.
Our Favorite Booths at Summer Outdoor Retailer
Brands go to great lengths to make their products stand out. Here are the five wildest examples.
Mammut Unveils Reflective Gore-Tex Pro Fabric
Heavy-duty and highly visible, the Nordwand Advanced HS jacket is making a splash at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
The Best Gear from Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018
Once again, our gear editors head to the industry's largest trade show to scope out the latest, greatest outdoor tools and toys.
Behind the Scenes at Outdoor Retailer Demo Day
Outdoor Retail Summer Market 2018 is here, and the industry is abuzz about new gear. We hit up Confluence and Commons Parks to get in some testing time.
First Look: Tentsile’s Floating Universe Tent
Essentially a three-person paddleboard base with a mesh tent upper and nylon fly, the Universe is happy on the ground, in the air, and on the water.
Tepui Brings Swappable Canopies to Its Rooftop Tents
First Impressions of the Gearlab Akiak Kayak Paddle
Don’t let the funky shape fool you.