The midsummer tradition of unveiling new outdoors gear comes to fruition next week in Salt Lake City at the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show. But Gear Junkie got an early look from a few companies, including the splay of unique products here. This equipment, most of which will not be available for months, is a peek at some of the more innovative items you’ll see on the shelf at outdoors shops in 2012.
We've been trolling the floor at this year's Outdoor Retailer trade show, checking out next winter's gear. So far, the story has been about the sidecountry, and ski, boots, packs, and jackets that are designed to be used in the backcountry just as well as the resort. We also saw beefy but lightweight bindings, multiple airbag packs, a bunch of waterproof, breathable fabrics. Here's what you'll be coveting next fall.