Greatest Gear For 2015: ‘Best In Show’ At Outdoor Retailer

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held last week in Utah, is a mecca of gear. We sent our crew of editors and reporters to cover the show and snoop out the best to-be-released products for 2015 and beyond. 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. later this year.

Congrats to all the winners! These products are the state of the art in outdoors equipment and gear design today. (Note: See part II from the awards here.)

Representatives from Julbo, Clif, and Hoka receive awards on the OR Show floor

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

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.