January 9 - 11, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

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January 8, 2018

Media Coverage

Just a few of the post-show articles and editor's picks from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016:

1-14-16 • Gear Patrol presents On the Radar - Announced at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, Under Armour’s new entry into technical outerwear positions them to make splash with hardcore outdoor enthusiasts...

 
1-13-16 • What's The Best New Gear for Less Than $40? by Outside - Last week, the world’s top outdoor brands launched next season’s gear at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over three jam-packed days, I saw hundreds of products, much of which was eye-wateringly expensive. But there were also plenty of downright affordable options. Here are six of my favorite new pieces of gear, all priced at $40 or less...

 
1-13-16 • Outdoor Retailer - A Week in Review from Outside Media - Another Outdoor Retailer has come and gone. As exhibitors, journalists, new friends and old, head home to re-hydrate and organize their notes from a week well spent, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite moments from the show...


1-12-16 • Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016: 13 Cool Pieces of Running Gear from Runner's World - Twice a year, Salt Lake City plays host to the Outdoor Retailer trade show, where specialty brands, and media get together for four days of order taking, media presentations, networking, and industry celebrations. At 2016 Winter OR...

 
1-12-16 • Osprey Packs Named The 2015 REI Vendor Partner Of The Year in The Camp Division from Snowboarding.com - Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that it has been named REI’s 2015 Vendor Partner of the Year in the Camp/Climb division...

 
1-12-16 • Gear Preview: 2016 Outdoor Retailer Highlights (Part I) from Backcountry.com - Each year, for a few days in January, outdoor retailers, brands and media take over Salt Lake City, Utah, for a maelstrom of new technology, flashy gear, buzzwords and big news. Wade through it all and there’s a lot to talk about for backcountry skiing and riding, from new boots and beacons, to noteworthy innovations in skis, shovels, screwdrivers (yes, screwdrivers) and more...

 
1-11-16 • Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Awards: Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016 - Every six months, the outdoor world gathers under one roof in Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer. Think of it as the CES for the adventure set. Over 1,050 brands show off their latest innovations, classic designs, and newest gear for the upcoming season. For the first time ever, Popular Mechanics dropped in on the show's Winter Market to scope out the equipment you'll be coveting for your next excursion. Herewith nine of our standout picks from the event...

 
1-11-16 • 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer Round-Up by The Adventure Blog - This weekend I returned home from the 2016 Outdoor Retailer convention, where hundreds of companies were showing off their latest gear designed to make our lives a lot easier on our adventures. As the name implies, this version of the show is heavily focused on winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. As a result, much of what was on display is designed to help keep us warm in the cold temperatures, while enjoying our favorite winter sports...

 
1-11-16 • Outdoor Retailer - Showtime! 'Road To OR' Tours Outdoor Retailer Winter Market from Gear Junkie - We’d driven 1,200 miles, explored back roads and time-warp cafes, climbed a Colorado 14er, and skied powder in the trees of the Wasatch Mountains. But after days on the move the “Road To OR” comes to an end in Utah, where the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show is held inside the sprawling Salt Palace convention center in Salt Lake City...

 
1-10-16 • The Manual presents Best in Show: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2016 - We spent the last week at Outdoor Retailer, the biggest trade show in the outdoor industry. Between whirlwind appointments to check out the latest gear innovations, getting some on snow testing done, and enjoying some excellent cocktails after, we pored over our notes, compared new gear, and got our hands on every conceivable innovation. After a few days of complete gear overload, we’ve picked ten stand out items at Outdoor Retailer that will define the market...


1-9-16 • 'Best In Show' Outdoor Retailer - Top Gear 2016 from GearJunkie - The Outdoor Retailer trade show is a venue for brands to display new gear for the upcoming year. From our time at the show in Utah this week, these to-be-released products for 2016 represent some of the best...

 
1-8-16 • 13 Amazing Finds from the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show from Men's Journal - Each winter the top gear manufacturers gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, for winter OR (short for Outdoor Retailer). Here, they show off their newest gear, from skis and boots to outdoor electronics and apparel — all the best outdoor gear that will be available in 2016...

 
1-8-16 • Backcountry Ski Gear Hot at Outdoor Retail Show in Utah by Huff Post - Special boots, bindings, skis and skins for backcountry skiing are among the hottest items this week at the world's largest outdoor retail show in Salt Lake City...

 
1-8-16 • Brooke Tries Out Products at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market by Fox 13 - Brooke took a field trip to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake. She learned about Timbuk2's specialized cycling bags, Arva snow safety equipment, and Willy Finder full body snow suits...

 
1-8-16 • Outdoor Retailer Crescendos to Critical Mass on Day Two from SGB Today - If you ask attendees of the biannual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City what goes on behind the doors of the Salt Palace Convention Center, the answers can sometimes be too wild to believe. But believe it: this Winter Market, whether meeting with top level executives and some of the largest specialty retailers across the world, newbie exhibitors literally making sunglasses out of flowers and feathers, husky sled dogs barking for treats, or beer mugs made of ice, the show never fails to deliver...

 
1-8-16 • Los Angeles Times writes Airstream Rolls Out $114,600 Trailer For National Parks Centennial. Don't Worry It's Still Silver - If you've always dreamed of touring the U.S. in a gleaming Airstream travel trailer, here's a cool way to make the road trip. The iconic trailer maker rolls out a model created for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service...

 
1-8-16 • Top Fall 2016 Looks from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market from Footwear News - Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City is underway, with the top brands in the industry showcasing fall ’16 offerings. Brands displayed looks from casual to functional, trail runners to light hikers and more...

 
1-8-16 • Oregon Company, Utah Rescue Group Help Find Homes for 'Adventure Dogs' from KSL.com - Debbie Welder fights back tears as she recounts what brought Roxette to the floor at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market...

 

Some of the Coverage Brands Received from the Media Preview Event:

Huff Post • 9 Valentine's Day Gifts For Ski Enthusiasts - In a recent survey of older skiers, the majority perceived themselves to be 20 years younger than their average age of 66. This isn't to suggest that you take up skiing to feel younger, but who knows? Senior skiers I know have a passion for the sport, and it extends to other areas of their lives -- Valentine's Day included...

 
Misadventures Magazine • I’ll be honest with you: I have never owned a pair of hiking boots before. I’m more of the twee museum-exploring type, and though over the years I’ve acquired quite a bit of “gear” for anytime a new hobby piqued my interest—dry-rotted tiny barre ball, I’m so sorry, you never stood a chance—I had yet to make any kind of investment in anything legitimately outdoorsy. That disclosed, I am a fan of the casual day hike. So when an opportunity came up for me to try out these snazzy Woolrich Rockies boots...

 
Misadventures Magazine • …These Woolrich shoes are the shoes for you. Light, warm, and organic, they will set you apart in the sea of Uggs and Converse beating the pavement. Their simplicity allows you to display your obsession with adventure even in mundane places like the grocery store. They look especially rad when you tie the leather laces in a square knot and then tuck in the ends...

 
Vamp • From the Show Floor: Outdoor Retailer Recap - From hikers to hybrids and fashion to function, the footwear offerings at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market were designed to keep active feet warm, dry, and firmly on the ground. Driven by the multiple requirements of adventurous millennials, urban commuters, comfort-seeking boomers and true outdoor enthusiasts, the athletic and outdoor footwear market, worth $4.6 billion, saw sales advance by 11% last year...

 
Lyra Mag • Outdoor Retailer A/W 2016/17 The Big Grip: Trends - Sloooowly-encompassing the urban kinds of customer (see a 2012 Prez. election voter map for where they live...it's the blue spots)...the exhibitors at Outdoor Retailer  -we'd say deftly---cater to the elite winter backcountry extremist - adventurers who have 'the seven summits' done ---as well as NOW the city types-who more likely "venture out" for day jaunts, travels, indoor fitness centers-including yoga, Cross-Fit and climbing...and who may only see the skies/feel the weather when walking to mass transit hubs...

 
Lyra Mag • Old School Style / New School Fabrics - Production Part 2 - Notably, many outdoor apparel makers showed off  classic parka jackets with big front flap exterior pockets, and attached hoods... CPO shirts styles (the dark navy wool versions of yore-inspired by the USA Navy ones)-but beefed up with down or synthetic insulation,  and variety-baseball jacket silhouettes...

 
Lyra Mag • Footwear Falls Back - Heritage Hybrid Hikers Winter 2016/17 - Versatile good looks-with crossover appeal...several heritage brands including the aforementioned...celebrated the well designed lace-ups  that got the whole company started...

 
Lyra Mag • Acorn, Sanuk, Blundstone, Khombu, Muck Boots - OR 2016/17 - California cool SANUK so got that camper COLEMAN green shade-with this nifty collab-featuring signature comfort details-padded collar, wide toes, patented tab construction, flexible Pylon or compression molded EVA outsoles, premium molded EVA footbeds with anti-odor AEGIS protection...

 
Ultralight Insights • Outdoor Retailer Winter 2016: ACCESSORIES - Bike Touring and Bikepacking by Justin Lichter and Justin Kline...

 
Ultralight Insights • Outdoor Retailer Winter 2016: FOOTWEAR - Altra Lone Peak NeoShell Mid. Last year I reported on the Lone Peak NeoShell, which is a low-cut shoe coming out this spring (10.9 ounces/shoe and $149). A mid-high version (right) will come out in July 2016...

 
Cold Outdoorsman • Clif Organic Energy Food Getting New Flavors - The name “Clif Bar” is synonymous with energy bars for hiking, biking and snack time. Our kids, for instance, have taken the company’s Z-Bars for their daily school-time snacks for the past two years. At Outdoor Retailer – Winter Market 2016, the company was testing...

 
Cold Outdoorsman • Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016 Hot Shot Awards - About six years ago while covering technology trade shows, I started a tradition of awarding my “Best of Show” prizes several weeks after the shows concluded...

 
Cold Outdoorsman • Muck Boots Arctic Sport Mid-Height Boots Review - People with Raynaud’s syndrome tend to look at the outdoors cautiously in the winter. Questions swirl like “will my hands freeze within minutes?” “Will my torso stay warm?”...





Just a few of the post-show articles and editor's picks from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015:
 


  1-25-15 • Best Gear for 2015: 'Best In Show' at Outdoor Retailer from GearJunkie - The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held last week in Utah, is a mecca of gear. We sent our crew of editors and reporters to cover the show and snoop out the best to-be-released products for 2015 and beyond...
   

  1-26-15 • 'Best In Show' Winter Gear at Outdoor Retailer (part II) from GearJunkie - Each winter, the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City serves as a massive sneak peek into "future gear" coming to market. We sent our crew of editors and reporters to cover the show last week to scope out award-worthy goods. These picks represent some of the best new gear you'll soon see in stores...
     


1-30-15 • Gear of the Show: Winter Outdoor Retailer and SIA 2015 from Outside Magazine - We've scoured the floors of Winter OR and SIA 2015 in search of the coolest gear for our coveted Gear of the Show awards. And these 10 products, from fog-fighting goggles to one ingenious winter shoe, are our top picks...
     

  1-31-15 • Outdoor Retailer :: Winter Market Recap from Carryology - Once again, and this time five members strong, Carryology converged upon Outdoor Retailer to unearth the best carry of the year. OR, as most know it, is where new products are discovered, products acquired for sampling, materials picked over and high-fives thrown around like dollar bills at a strip club. The talent pool at OR is so stacked that if the Great Sale Lake were to swallow the Salt Palace convention center, the wonderful world of outdoor gear would cease to exist...
     

  1-23-15 • Editor's Choice: Best of Outdoor Retailer, Winter Market 2015 from Gear Patrol - Outdoor Retailer is a biannual product show for retailers, manufacturers and other outdoor industry enthusiasts and pros. Those who attend communicate in a vernacular that relies heavily on words like "bomber", "pow", "burly", "skimo" and "heat-reflecting microdots". We were on hand at the Winter Market 2015 show to scope out the future of cold-weather goods... 
     

   1-22-15 • Outdoor Retailer January 2015 from Transworld Business - Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show concluded Saturday after 4 days of line presentations, taking orders, networking and parties. The Salt Palace Conference center hosted an estimated 22,000 overall attendees from brands, retailers, media and trend forecasters. Of the 1,036 brands exhibiting, 14% were new to winter market... 
     

   1-30-15 • Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015: 'Best in Show"  from Gumpton Gear - Twice a year legions of outdoor aficionados clad in leather boots and plaid shirts descend upon Salt Lake City for the trade show affectionately known as Winter OR. After scouring the showroom floor and pouring over our notes, our editors have put together their list of the best that Winter OR 2015 had to offer...
     
     1-28-15 • From High Fashion to High Tech, This is the New Travel Gear You Need NOW fromYahoo Travel - Last week, the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City attracted over 22,000 industry attendees, showed off more than 1,000 gear brands, and had enough puffy jackets and hiking boots on display to outfit America for 100 years of winter trips. Yahoo Travel was there, checking out the new, weird, and wonderful in the realm of travel gear and gadgets. We've highlighted some of the best here...
     
     1-28-15 • Outdoor Retailer Winter 2015 from Active Gear Review - Every year, thousands of brands, retailers, media, and other outdoor industry folks gather in Salt Lake City to show off and see the latest and greatest for the following seasons. For any person who loves the outdoors and the gear associated with the outdoors, this is like visiting the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory as a little kid...
     
     1-29-15 • Dogs of the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market from Examiner.com - The 2015 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market housed hundreds of people, and among the throng of humans, man's best friend was along for the huge gear fest with some of their owners while others were there to be adopted. And of course, there was outdoor gear to be seen for the trusted outdoor furry kiddos...