The Gear Junkie Previews New Gear From Outdoor Retailer


The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market kicks off tomorrow with the Open Air Demo, but officially gets into full swing on Thursday when the expo opens its doors to show off the latest and greatest outdoor gear coming from manufacturers in the months ahead. To help us sort through all of the nifty items that will soon be sucking money out of our wallets, The Gear Junkie has posted two previews of what to expect from the show.

Part 1 of the GJ preview can be found by clicking here. In it you’ll find a host of interesting products including a short sleeve water-proof jacket, a new hydration system from Camelbak, and a two-way GPS messaging system that looks promising. The second preview is found here, and it offers first-looks at a new canoe-kayak hybrid that looks very interesting, as well as a light-weight tent from Easton and a new micro-helmet cam from Drift.

Needless to say, OR is a gear-lover’s dream come true, and there will be a lot of interesting and exciting things to see there over the next few days. I’m actually making the trip to Salt Lake City to attend the conference myself, and I hope to post images and notes on cool new gear via Twitter while I’m there. If you’d like to get updates, follow me at @kungfujedi.

Kraig Becker