In one week I head west to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a trade fair in Salt Lake City for apparel and gear buyers + journalists like me. The problem with reporting this show for a web site is that most of the gear featured on the show floor is for next season, i.e., autumn of 2008 or later.
Little of it is available for testing or purchasing for months out. But what about looking at last year's digs?
The following story, which I wrote at the 2007 winter show, highlights 10 product picks that should be on the store shelves now, including an "all-season" sled, a knife, crampons, trail runners with shock-absorbing lugs, and wool lingerie for the outdoors set. . . http://thegearjunkie.com/outdoor-retailer-winter-market-2007