Future Gear 2014: Best in Show from Outdoor Retailer

Staff Writer
We got a sneak peek at tons of new gear hitting stores in 2014. Here are our picks.

We told you that Outdoor Retailer is, essentially, a giant toy store for powder fiends, adrenaline junkies and outdoorspeople alike. After four days of wandering the sprawling exhibition floor (and one skiing up and falling down Solitude Mountain), we stand behind that statement. In other words, it didn’t disappoint.

Thousands of brands showed off tens of thousands of the latest, most cutting-edge gear pieces, and we personally got our hands and feet on hundreds of them. It was exhausting and, as always, eye-opening. We saw a few huge innovations in apparel construction, avalanche safety and backcountry touring, as well as dozens of small technology improvements that help improve performance and comfort while pursuing our outdoors passions.

It wasn’t easy to narrow down to a dozen best new products, but we did. Without further ado, here are the hottest new products hitting the market now and through the end of 2014. Click here to read on...

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