It’s show time! The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show kicks off today in Utah with an on-snow demo event at Solitude Resort. Tomorrow, the business begins in the Salt Palace convention hall, where the GearJunkie editorial crew will be roaming vast aisles among more than 1,000 brands and 20,000+ expected attendees. Our goal? To find the latest and greatest and crown “Best in Show” awards to a dozen or so stand-out products to be released in 2012.
Already on the blog this month we’ve posted on OR Show gear like the proclaimed “impenetrable” down-insulated jacket from Brooks-Range, Garmont’s light 4-buckle ski boot, and Sierra Designs’ “hydrophobic” down insulation. Our “Gearpocalypse” article at the start of the month revealed a couple dozen products to be unveiled at OR. Here below find a few more, a cherry picked spread of some stand-out new products from the thousands of items that will flood the trade show floor this week. Stay tuned for updates from Salt Lake. We’re en route now to the madness! —Stephen Regenold
—Stephen Regenold is founder of GearJunkie. He posted on the “Gearpocalypse” of Outdoor Retailer last week.