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Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014: Stoves!

The backcountry stove market is heating up! We tracked down six brand-new options for cooks of every kind, plus one revolutionary pot.

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014: Boats

Canoe or kayak? How about both? Old Town introduces a new hybrid boat that seems ideal for recreational overnight paddlers. Plus: A canoe you can fit in your trunk, and one that will fit ALL your friends.

Summer 2014 Winning Gear Testers Announced!

Meet the two latest additions to our gear-testing team! Kim and John will be joining our team at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Badasses of OR

Bonus of an outdoor trade show? It attracts all kinds of top outdoor athletes. We caught up with a few of these all-stars, and even convinced some to share their favorite gear finds with us.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Looking Out for the Ladies

We're thankfully long past the era when "women's gear" meant "shrink it and pink it." But some companies invest more energy than others in designing for female needs. Our scout rounded up three brands that are putting in the effort.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: How To Go Bigger

Our scout has her eyes set on climbing Mt. Blanc in the Matterhorn, so today she scoped out her ideal kit for tackling a big mountain. Bonus: All her picks are trail-ready for backpackers too.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Pocket Full of Power

Electronics in the backcountry: You're bringing them anyway, so you might as well keep them juiced. We found the latest in pocket power solutions.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: All Wool, All The Time

Meet three new layering options and a futuristic new fabric.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Drink Up

This year brings new backcountry toys for imbibing your beverage of choice, whether it be coffee, wine, beer, or liquor.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Your First Touring Boots

Thinking of making the transition from resort skiing to alpine touring? These beginner-friendly boots will help ease the way.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: How To Walk On Water

Stay steady on ice or snow with these new traction devices and winter-ready poles.

What's Up With Down?

Insulation innovation didn't stop with water-resistance. We tracked down two new trends you don't want to miss.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: The Glove Revolution

We found gloves inspired by those at the hardware store, and ones that let you text from the chairlift.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Sleep Warm While Winter Camping

A beginner's guide to the types of gear you need to stay toasty all night.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Transcendental Boots

Versatility is the name of the game in shoes for Fall 2014

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Backcountry Bindings That Will Change Your Life

The Diamer Vipec 12 and G3 Ion provide improved safety features, lighter weight, and a more resort-like feel

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: How to Gear Up For Ski Touring

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014: Splitboarding 101

Think backcountry touring is just for skiers? Think again.

A Snowshoe For Every Journey

Whether you stick to the trails or get to the backcountry this winter, the right snowshoe will help get you there.


Four lucky readers are heading to Salt Lake City with the BACKPACKER team to check out the latest gear at the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer show, January 21-25.

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