‘Best In Show’ Gear Awards (part I) From Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

The best new outdoor gear coming to market this year was onstage all this week at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City.

Our “Best in Show” awards point to the most unique items from the hundreds unveiled at the event. (See part II of our “Best In Show” here.)

Congrats to all the winners! This gear represents the state of the art in outdoors equipment and gear design. —Stephen Regenold

—Editors and reporters Stephen Regenold, Sean McCoy, Jason Magness, Chelsey Magness, Sam Salwei, Yoon Kim, Patrick Murphy, and Amy Oberbroeckling 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.