Off to 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market!

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If you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast, and a gear nut, you probably already know that the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is set to get underway in Salt Lake City Utah tomorrow. For those who don’t know, OR is is the bi-annual convention where the top gear manufacturers show off their latest and greatest gear, most of which won’t be available until late this year, or sometime in early 2016. For those of us who love our backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and hiking boots, it is what I like to refer to as “gearvana.” Essentially it is four days of outdoor adventure lifestyle, with lots of really fun and interesting people.

Today, I’ll be catching a flight for SLC, and I’ll be spending the next few days meeting with a wide variety of gear companies at OR. It will be long, tiring days, but also incredibly fun and revealing too. If you’ve read my blog during past OR shows, you know that I tend to do follow-up articles when I get back sharing some of the cool things that I saw there. But, I also post a lot of photos and impressions on social media while I am there too. So, if you’d like to keep up with some of the things I’ll be seeing, follow me on Twitter at @kungfujedi. Additionally, since I am also the news editor at Gear Institute, I’ll be working closely with the team there as well. You can follow us on Twitter at @GearInstitute as well. 

I’ll be back next Monday, and posting regular updates once again. Enjoy the rest of your week and the weekend ahead. 

Kraig Becker