BACKPACKER Reader Reporter Team Summer Outdoor Retailer Show 2013

We're taking four readers to the biggest outdoor show of the year so they can seek out the coolest gear.
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We're taking four readers to the biggest outdoor show of the year so they can seek out the coolest gear.

BACKPACKER Reader Reporter Team

Summer Outdoor Retailer Show 2013

Meet the Team

Updates from the Show

Day 3 (Friday): Tools for the Trail

  • Jon navigates the latest in GPS technology
  • Evan investigates the newest togs for happy toes
  • Whit finds her ideal multitool and watch
  • Shey scopes new hydration systems and bottles

Day 2 (Thursday): Things to Wear

  • Whit finds accessories that add flair
  • Jon rounds up the latest in shells, hard and soft
  • Shey compiles the perfect trail outfit
  • Evan feeds his vest addiction

Day 1 (Wednesday): Core Gear

  • Evan tries out newfangled sleeping bags
  • Shey zeroes in on the perfect pack
  • Jon rests easy in three ultralight tents
  • Whit gets fired up about the latest stoves and cookware

Day 0 (Tuesday): Open Air Demo at Pineview Reservoir

  • Whit learns the basics of fly fishing
  • Evan hunts for treasure and falls off a log
  • Shey tracks down the wackiest ways to get around
  • Jon makes a splash with stand-up paddleboards (SUP)

Preshow Reports: Meet the Testers

  • Outdoor Retailer Summer 2013: Meet Shey Kiester
  • Outdoor Retailer Summer 2013: Meet Evan Pederson
  • Outdoor Retailer Summer 2013: Meet Jon Bausman
  • Outdoor Retailer Summer 2013: Meet Whit Vogel

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