Ensuring your gear has the gumption necessary to let your outdoor soul thrive!
Beyond the world of wires and instant connections, there lies a rugged landscape that stirs the spirit and reinvigorates the soul. Where crisp alpine air reaches deep into your core, and the pristine purity of thick forests and granite monuments harken us to the doorstep of adventure. It’s that same love of the outdoors, and passion for adventure that fuels the Mountain Khakis brand.
Your choice of smartphones shouldn’t be a factor that limits or determines what adventures you can pursue. To solve this problem, LifeProof™ has designed cases for your iPhone and Galaxy S4 that provides uncompromised protection and functionality under almost any conditions. Now with the nüüd line of cases, LifeProof ushers in the next evolution of protective mobile phone design.
We all love life in the mountains and on the trail. But for most, the reality is that while an outdoors life is our passion, it’s not the entirety of our existence. Daily reality revolves around routine; getting the kids to school, getting to work and running errands. When the moment is right, we break away from our urban dwellings and head for the blue skies and fresh air of the open trail. That’s when Pop Outerwear comes into play.
Cyclists beware. The Course aero road helmet by Louis Garneau isn’t just another bike helmet. Aided by advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and wind tunnel testing, Garneau engineers managed to create a lightning fast aero road helmet in a traditional looking shell.
In its core, the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is a business trade show. Over the course of several days, manufacturers display products inside Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention Center to buyers for retail stores who must decide what to stock on their shelves. However, the products alone do not compose the entirety of the Outdoor Retailer experience. In fact, the products are merely a small segment of the Outdoor Retailer experience. What truly makes this trade show special are the people and storylines behind the brands that influence the products that consumers will soon see on retail shelves.
The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, known affectionately as Winter OR, is the outdoor industry’s largest trade show. Twice a year retailers, distributors and members of the media gather in Salt Lake City to check out the brands, gear and emerging industry trends for the year ahead. Our team spent four days scouring the show room floor seeking out the best gear for the year ahead. Following is our list of the very best gear from Winter OR 2014.
The Sonoran Desert. 120,000 square miles that range from a sun-blasted wasteland, to jagged peaks and expanses of vegetation so thick that it’s nearly impossible to see over, much less walk through. In other words, it was the perfect place for our crew to put the V-Lite Sphike through the paces.
Last year, the Yeti Snowshoe from Louis Garneau received our 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer Best in Show award. This winter we finally had the opportunity to strap them on and put them through the paces. What we discovered was the next evolutionary step in the design of snowshoes that will help get you out into the unknown winter landscapes faster and with greater ease.