Outdoor Retailer Summer Show Embraces 2014
Five days, miles of aisles, a hundred handshakes and a thousand innovations. The Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, brings millions of dollars and thousands of people into the state for a short showcase of what's to come in outdoor gear.
This way, buyers from shops like REI, Cabela’s and your neighborhood sporting goods store can have first dibs on what they think will draw customers' attention.
There's a summer show and winter one, but the January event isn't nearly as “cool” as this annual August party. In fact, the Salt Palace Convention Center had to institute a rule that there would be no alcohol served on the floor until 5 p.m. because things were getting so out of hand by 2 p.m.
But better than telling you about this year's Show, I'll let you see for yourself. Click here for a slide show.
Photos by Ryan Freitas