During my trip to Outdoor Retailer I was asked to join the ranks of a super secret invite only hike. Lead by a person whom I shall call “Mr. Swedish Fish”. Met met at an undisclosed parking lot in downtown Salt Lake City a few blocks from the convention center. We loaded up into vehicles and headed into the mountains. We arrive and are promptly told to switch all phones into airplane mode. Thankfully I knew many of the people there and one does not turn down a #HikerChat secret invitation. The hike was roughly a 6 mile round trip hike that gained nearly 2000 feet of elevation.
I am always looking for cool new projects and products that are being crowd funded. Today I wanted to share with you all a really neat new concept. Its not a quilt its not a sleeping bag but instead its a Integrated Camping Blanket. So what does that mean? Lets have the experts at Father Nature Outdoors tell you. Roll that beautiful product footage!
One of the types of gear I always keep an eye on is Boots. As technology is constantly changing so are the boots that we put on our feet. This years featured boots are built with some awesome new technologies, lighter, and a little more fashionable than in years past. Here are some of my favorites from the show.
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The storm from Outdoor Retailer is starting to disperse and life is getting back to a normal swing. August and September have been and are going to be the busiest months for me so far this year. August was Outdoor Retailer and September has the epic social adventure Hell Hike and Raft. Outdoor Retailer was an experience that is hard to put into words. It is something that you just have to go and experience. What can only be described as a whirlwind of gear in every direction. A proverbial gear geek candy shop. There are quite a few things I would do differently the next time that I go. Here are my top 5! (more…)