More Gear From Winter Outdoor Retailer

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Yesterday I posted a gear preview from the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, giving us a glimpse of new products that we’ll all be wanting to add to our equipment sheds come next fall. Today, we have even more interesting gear to lust after, as manufacturers continue to unveil what they’ll be offering in the months ahead.

First up, we have Outside magazine’s picks for the best gear of the show, giving us their selection of five items that really stood out from the crowd. An innovative new jacket from the North Face earned a spot on Outside’s list, as did an avalanche airbag from Black Diamond. A new fitness tracker from JayBird also gets a nod, as does the new energy-generating cook stove from BioLite. Scarpa’s new ski boot rounds out the winners.

Our friends at Trailspace have posted a nice round-up of their second day at the show, giving us a first look at new ski packs from Osprey, Deuter and Gregory. They also share thoughts on new shoes from La Sportiva and various other great outdoor gear.

The OR gear show will go on for another couple of days, with plenty more to be revealed. Watch for a couple more “best of show” reports to come, with some thoughts on all the outstanding new products in our future.

Kraig Becker