We’re on the ground at Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017, scouting the best new gear coming from the outdoor industry this season. Ahead of announcing our annual picks for Best in Show, we’re taking a moment each day of the show to share some our favorite items from the show floor. (And don’t forget to check out our picks from Day 1 and Day 2.)
Fjällräven Mountaineering Collection
As part of a partnership with the Explorers Club, Swedish brand Fjällräven has launched an all-new mountaineering collection consisting of base layers, shells and pants.
Leatherman Juice CS3
The Juice CS3 is a skilled opener of things: cans, bottles, thick plastic packaging, stubborn wine corks and more. Keep it in your kitchen drawer or toss it in your car camping kit.
Brunswick Park Blazer
Nothing is better than merino wool, so it stands to reason that a merino wool blazer is tops. Fashion startup Brunswick Park uses an innovative design that allows the merino wool to be stretchy and comfortable while still maintaining a tailored shape.
Patagonia Hyper Puff Jacket
Down is fluffier and generally holds warmth better, whereas synthetic insulation lays flat and isn’t as warm. Patagonia’s new synthetic fiber, woven into a complex accordion shape, promises to be the puffiest (and perhaps the warmest) synthetic insulation yet.
Vasque Breeze III
An exclusive to REI for spring 2017, the Vasque Breeze III is the latest innovation in the Breeze series. Vasque has sold over 1 million Breeze boots and the latest addition is poised to be the best yet with an updated outsole and a minimalist silhouette.
Hydro Flask Wine Collection
Out this fall, a new tumbler and slimmed-down wine bottle, both made of smooth and thermal-regulating stainless steel.
Salomon Sense Ride
Aimed at the average trail runner, the Salomon Sense Ride features smart design points paired with an accessible price tag. One of the more interesting features is a dampening system that sits freely in the midsole.