Scenes from 'OR Show' 2013

We’re in the midst of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah this week, where hundreds of exhibitors and tens of thousands of people (including six of us from GearJunkie!) descend upon Salt Lake City to learn about new gear, grab swag, see old friends, ski, party, and generally have a great time in the OR Bubble away from the real world for a few days. Here are some images we’ve captured so far, 20+ scenes from OR to give a feel for what this twice-annual outdoor gathering is all about. —Stephen Regenold

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Ice ax target practice

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Waterproof backpack from Mountain Hardwear and OutDry (comes out in 2014)

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REI Allstar Suit

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Breakdancing at Vibram booth

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Submerging a new type of synthetic down (Thermoball) at The North Face booth


Spring-like conditions on the slopes in Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Ersatz Northern Lights art installation courtesy of KEEN

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Crowds of OR

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Black Diamond releases full apparel and outerwear line

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Jim Whittaker, 1st American to summit Mt. Everest, signs a poster for the next generation of climbers

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Google maps on a hike? Osprey pack has integrated tap-through cover

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VIP Access!

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Hip-hop artist Macklemore on stage

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A morning of powder turns in Utah backcountry

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GearJunkie award sighting (Suunto booth)

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John Wordin, receiving his EPIC Axe trophy at Wenger booth

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Jim Whittaker at Eddie Bauer dinner presentation

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On-snow Demo Day, Solitude Mountain Resort

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Uphill at Solitude Resort

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Climber Chris Sharma (right) poses with GJ editor Patrick Murphy

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11a.m. chalet patio dweller

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K2 splitboards lined up to test

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Gearing up with La Sportiva at Demo Day

—Monitor GearJunkie’s Outdoor Retailer Channel for gear coverage, our “Best in Show” awards, and live reports from the trade show floor.