Katy Welter searches out her favorite new footwear among hundreds of pairs on the OR Show floor.
Gerben Scherpbier is on a quest for the ultimate backcountry ski gear, and versatility is key.
Becca Stubbs explores the floor in search of the gear she'd most love to run through the wringer.
Snow is falling in the mountains around Salt Lake, so Dave Harding hits the floor with one thing in mind: ski accessories
Katy Welter seeks out winter cooking gear and finds the latest innovations put to new use.
Amid $900 jackets and $3,000 tents, Gerben Scherpbier finds new backpacking gear for under $35.
Becca Stubbs searches for this year's best haulers for around town and on the trail.
Dave Harding tracked down more of the show's coolest new haulers, from ultralight ski packs to ones that'll help you prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
Gerben Scherpbier scours the show floor for the warmest winter layers from head to toe.... and then he throws axes.
More people are bringing electronics into the backcountry, and those devices need POWER. Dave Harding checks out some fun new ways to recharge.
Katy Welter covers electronics debuting at the OR Show.
Becca Stubbs is on a quest for the warmest of next year's sleeping bags, pads, and tents.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Katy Welter gears up and tries out a new sport: snowshoe running.
Becca Stubbs tries sweet skis and some high-tech new safety gear at the Outdoor Retailer 2013 All Mountain Demo Day.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Gerben Scherpbier just couldn't get enough of the gear at the 2012 OR Summer Market, so he's back for another go.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Becca Stubbs shares stories about her path into the outdoors and some unconventional gear use.
Our newest gear tester, Dave Harding, is packing his bags and waxing his skis in preparation for this winter's Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Katy Welter leaves oddly balmy Chicago for the Northeast's cold and snow, and gains a new appreciation for winter gear.
Dave Harding reports on challenging big-mountain skier and professional guide Dean Cummings to a beacon search race.
At the All Mountain Demo, Gerben Scherpbier glimpses beacon search wonderland.
On day two of the Summer 2012 Outdoor Retailer show, our reader test team tackled ultralight, three-season hiking, and breathability.