Show Areas

Outdoor Retailer is committed to providing show areas and content that allows the outdoor industry to learn and grow. Don’t miss stopping by the show areas that will provide insight into trends and industry knowledge.  We even have places for you to rest and access wifi!

Venture Out

Venture Out is a destination for retailers to discover and explore the modern outdoor trend and better understand how the definition of outdoor is changing. Venture Out is the way the industry is embracing and encouraging these new outdoor consumers as well as helping incubate new brands and influencing the direction of how existing brands approach this new market. Head to Venture Out to see some of the brands pushing the limits in outdoor industry. The RANGER Station will have education, workshops and happy hours and is the community hub for the Venture Out.

The Camp

The Camp provides elevated education on the show floor—from the latest issues stores are facing to industry trends. The Camp will focus on the stories, products, trends and people that help drive traffic to Retailers, and will provide daily education to inspire fresh ways to think and sell outdoor products year-round.

Trend + Design Center presented by HeiQ

The place for all things design! Designers and product developers from outdoor industry to the technology industry come to Outdoor Retailer to find the materials and ideas for the products that exist only as ideas. Located in the Source section, The Trend + Design Center presented by HeiQ is where this community gathers to hear what’s next. From trend forecasting with some of the preeminent trend houses in the business to discussions on industrial design and materials innovation, the Trend + Design Center anchors the supplier story at Outdoor Retailer and serves the design audience with compelling education and networking events.

Tent City

If you want to compare peak height, sleeping capacity or seasonality in person between a Marmot Halo and a Nemo Losi, or just need a hands-on exploration of the industry’s best camping tents all in one place, look no further. Featuring multiple manufacturers, Tent City is a destination for Retailers to compare tents and camping gear side-by-side, see new innovations and touch and feel materials with a hands-on approach. Experience the tents firsthand and you’ll be equipped to answer any questions your customers may have.

Paddle Zone

Hangout and relax with other paddlesports retailers and brands in the Paddle Zone!

High Altitude Den

Stop by the High Altitude Den for climbing-focused activations, a place to hang and daily happy hours. Carabiner Coffee will be there serving up hot coffee and good conversations.

Retailer + Rep Lounge

Need a place to chill or have a quick meeting? Come to the Retailer + Rep Lounge to hang, put your feet up or access wifi.