The Best New Outdoor Gear We Spotted at Outdoor Retailer: Day 1

A roundup of all the brand-spanking-new gear that caught our eye on day 1 of Outdoor Retailer out in Colorado.


Much in the same way that techies tune into Apple’s special events every year, Outdoor Retailer captures the attention of industry insiders and enthusiasts alike every June. It’s here that the latest, greatest and yet-to-be-released hiking equipment and outdoor gear sees first light. We’ve sent an entire team of writers, editors and videographers out to Colorado to capture the 3-day event — here is what they saw on Day 1.

A First Look at Tecnica’s New Customizable Trail Running Shoe

Having perfected its heat molding customization process on hiking footwear, Tecnica is using it to make a trail running shoe.

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Yakima’s Versatile New Roof Rack Makes Packing For Overland Adventures a Snap

Yakima's newest roof rack means you can take all your bikes, tents and boards to the mountain.

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We’ve Never Seen a Headlamp Quite Like Knog’s Newest Light

The Knog Bandicoot is a unique headlamp that should last for an entire half marathon.

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The Ultimate Disaster Survival Bag Just Doubled Its Impact

This practical survival kit gets an upgrade and now keeps two people safe.

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This Clever $25 Item Will Be the Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Tent

Nemo Equipment introduces an innovative set of ultralight tent stakes to improve camping in a small yet impactful way.

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Hikers Can Now Buy a Hydration Breakthrough the Military Has Used for Over a Decade

The military has employed this handy product since 2006. Now we are too.

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More New Gear Previews from Outdoor Retailer Summer 2019


We’re on the ground in Denver, getting a first hands-on with new 2020 outdoor gear. Read the Story

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