‘Best In Show’ Winter Gear At Outdoor Retailer (part II)

Each winter, the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City serves as a massive sneak peek into “future gear” coming to market. We sent our crew of editors and reporters to cover the show last week to scope out award-worthy goods (see part I of the awards here). These picks represent some of the best new gear you’ll soon see in stores around the U.S.

Congrats to all the winners! These products are great upgrades, smart design, and the state of the art in outdoors equipment and gear design today.

Award winners at the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah

—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.

Stephen Regenold

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.