Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show

Day 1 of the Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show kicked off with a bang with a rush of media, retailers, and buyers all interested in the newest trends in the outdoor industry.  Below are my thoughts on a few of the things I saw at the show.

I like stopping by to see what’s new at Big Sky International.  They make lightweight backpacking tents for all seasons.  Their newest model is the Wisp 1.5 pictured below that can hold two full size sleeping pads and has two entry doors and two vestibules.

Big Sky International Wisp 1.5

Big Sky International Wisp 1.5

Hillsound is debuting new  crampons for the adventurer that needs aggressive traction for their winter adventurers.

Hillsound Crampons

Hillsound Crampons

They have also expanded their gaiter line to include Super Armadillo and the Super Armadillo Nano.

Hillsound Super Armadillo Gaiters

Hillsound Super Armadillo Gaiters

GV Snowshoes has debuted a new binding that looks really awesome and simple.  It is called the Alligator binding and can be found on the Mountain Extreme snowshoe as well as some of the other shoes in their lineup.

GL Mountain Extreme Snowshoe

GL Mountain Extreme Snowshoe

GL Mountain Extreme Snowshoe

Phunkshun continues to grow with their face mask lineup.  In addition, they debuted a base layer, and have partnered with Spy goggles to create a headband featuring the Phunkshun’s material that is formed from plastic water bottles and all sourced and made in the USA.

Phunkshun gear

Phunkshun gear

Fjallraven debuted a new line up of clothing focused on mountaineering.  Their line up includes wool base layers, insulation pieces and hardshells.

Fjallraven Mountaineering lineup

Fjallraven Mountaineering lineup

Primus has a new nesting stove system.  The picture below shows the two systems. Both of the new systems come in a 1.3 L and and 2.3 L size.

Primus Stoves

Primus Stoves

QChef’s a German company is introducing a new lineup of dog chews that use a milk base but take all the lactose out of the products to lessen the potential for dogs to have upset stomachs.

QChef Dog Treats

QChefs Dog Treats

Snowpeak debuted a new line up camp furniture for glamping. The couches and chairs fold flat and are light and most importantly they are comfortable!

Snowpeak Camp Furniture

Snowpeak Camp Furniture

Osprey continues to innovate and debuted a new line up of fully featured duffel bags with tons of organization and bright color ways.

Osprey Duffles

Osprey Duffles

Thanks for reading and check back in for more updates from the Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show.