It may be the middle of summer, but the outdoor industry's largest convention had plenty of gear to excite ski bums for year-round adventures.
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.
New unified mega-show probably heading to Denver. Will be biggest winter trade show in North America.