OR Show Winter Market — Last Year’s Gear

In one week I head west to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a trade fair in Salt Lake City for apparel and gear buyers + journalists like me. The problem with reporting this show for a web site is that most of the gear featured on the show floor is for next season, i.e., autumn of 2008 or later.

Little of it is available for testing or purchasing for months out. But what about looking at last year’s digs?

The following story highlights 10 product picks that should be on the store shelves now, including an “all-season” sled, a knife, crampons, trail runners with shock-absorbing lugs, and wool lingerie for the outdoors set. . . http://thegearjunkie.com/outdoor-retailer-winter-market-2007

Grivel GSb crampon system

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.