Each year the biggest outdoor gear brands in the world come to the Outdoor Retailer trade show to reveal the newest pieces of kit they are working on.
From technologically-advanced gear to forward-thinking design pieces, the event in Utah provided a window into the direction of gear design. Some of the pieces promise to improve long-standing issues with kit, while others bring something completely new to the table.
If you’ve ever wondered why your waterproof jacket makes you sweat uncontrollably, you will be pleased to hear about the Columbia OutDry Extreme ECO Shell. The “permanent beading surface” means the jacket repels water while remaining breathable, which means no more sweat making you wet.
Lighter and stronger are always good when it comes to outdoor gear, and Sea To Summit have come up with the Ultralight Hammock. It may be almost see-through but it’s hugely strong and it weighs just 4.9 ounces. Pick one up for $90 when the hammock launches in 2017.
Footwear is always a popular section of the show, and the Salomon XA Enduro shoe is a great addition to the company range. The ultralight design is made for mountain running and features a gaiter made to stop loose stones falling into your shoe. A men’s size 9 weighs only 10.6 ounces, a remarkable achievement for a sturdy shoe.
Keep your devices powered up on long trips with the EnerPlex Kickr 7 FL solar panel. The $100 model has 6.5 watts and powers USB devices before folding down into a tiny square for easy packing.
Frasca Food & Wine isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. Crafted by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the posh eatery features cuisine from a specific region of Italy. The menu is comprised of food primarily created in the sub-alpine Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Because of this, it stands out among a packed crowd in Boulder’s ever-expanding dining scene.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of beach season. Although the temperatures start to dip, there is still plenty of European coastline ripe for swimming and sunbathing well into September. Take advantage of cheaper, off-season airfare and jet to one of these European beaches before fall weather makes its way south.
Stay safe and germ-free the next time you travel with PlaneAire Surface & Air Purifying Travel Mist. The lab-tested and scientifically proven formula kills nearly 100 percent of the surface bacteria travelers encounter in airports, planes and hotels, while still being organic and all-natural. The formula includes a blend of just six certified organic essential oils and ingredients from organic fruit, but still manages to kill serious bacteria and viruses, from staph and MRSA to salmonella. There are no harmful chemicals like alcohol or bleach.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.