‘Best In Show’ At Outdoor Retailer – Top Gear For 2016

From climbing gear to tents, brands congregate twice a year in Utah to launch new products at the Outdoor Retailer trade show.

Our team of experts spent the week sifting through thousands of products at the massive event to find the best to-be-released gear for 2016.


The equipment here, part I of our “Best In Show” award series, represents some of the most unique and innovative items you’ll see on the shelves at outdoor shops around the U.S. next year.

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Winners accept “Best In Show” awards at the Outdoor Retailer trade show this week

Best Water Filter Made

MSR Guardian Purifier

MSR Guardian

25% Lighter Cams

Camalot Ultralights

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Ultralight Rescue Improvement

Petzl Tibloc

Tibloc 2

Mini Lantern

Lighthouse MINI

Goal Zero Lighthouse

Double Boot

Acrux AR Boot


Best Camping Stove

Jetboil Genesis


Knife For Climbers



A Better Raincoat

Columbia OutDry Extreme


Bike-Packing Sleeping Bag

NEMO Moonwalk


View more “Best In Show” products in Part II of our Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 series.

–Editors and reporters Stephen Regenold, Sean McCoy, Jason Magness, Chelsey Magness, Sam Salwei, Jake Ferguson, Raquel Hernandez-Cruz, Tom Grundy, and Eric Lemke contributed to this report.