Off To Outdoor Retailer!


The calendar reads early August, so it is time for me to make my annual pilgrimage to the Outdoor Retailer gear convention, which gets underway tomorrow in Salt Lake City, and runs through Saturday. Over the next few days, outdoor gear companies, large and small, will be unveiling their latest and greatest creations to the world. Most of the gear that will be on display there won’t be available to buy for several months, but it is our first chance to see the trends that are driving the outdoor industry, and what will be shaping the equipment we’ll be using in the months and years to come.

As usual, I plan to share thoughts and photos from the show on social media. If you’re interested in getting a sneak peek at some of the things that I’ll be seeing while I’m there, then feel free to follow me on Twitter or “like” the Adventure Blog page on Facebook. I’ll be posting updates throughout the next few days, with some thoughts on the most interesting items I spot at OR. But to get an idea of what will be shown at the convention ahead of time, check out the Gear Junkie’s OR Summer Market preview.

My schedule for the show is jam-packed with appointments with many of our favorite gear companies, and there are always more things to seen than time allows. Still, it is also an incredibly fun event, and I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends while I’m at the show.

Regular postings on the Adventure Blog will resume on Monday, August 11. Until then, I hope you’re getting outdoors and having some fun.

Kraig Becker