The Salt Lake Tribune has a nice mini-roundup of some of the most interesting gear from the recent Outdoor Retailers convention. Stuff like creepy looking shoes with toes, an underpowered camera that straps to your kayak paddle, and a hiking boot made of yak leather.
Also, there’s a modular backpack system that looks like it could potentially be pretty cool, although I hope the extra customization doesn’t come at the expense of overall ergonomics.
For more in-depth, more numerous, and funnier reviews, be sure to hit The Goat. Rocky’s had near-on complete coverage of Outdoor Retailers, and is currently globe trotting other trade shows to bring you the best, brightest, and most ill-conceived products the world over.