The Gear Junkie crew is AWOL this week in Utah at the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City. On the trade show floor — as well as on the ski slopes and in the backcountry at Solitude Mountain Resort — we’ll seek out the best new gear the outdoor industry has to offer. Our main pursuit will be the coolest and most innovative products for 2011 to highlight as “Best in Show” award winners. Watch for updates this week on the blog as well as Gear Junkie Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a quick visual tour and a teaser of some of the products, gadgets and gear that have caught our eye thus far. See you in Salt Lake! —Stephen Regenold
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