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.
Graceland has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Not only is the Memphis destination a favorite for the holidays with its bevy of Christmas-focused events, but the holidays also align with Elvis’ birthday, Jan. 8. As such, there’s a lot for visitors to look forward to.
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Wind Creek Hospitality recently announced a multiyear partnership with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls as its official casino. Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Alabama. Wind Creek manages the tribe’s gaming facilities, with one coming soon to Chicago Southland. Wind Creek Hospitality will now serve as the basketball team’s official casino.
From Julia Child and Top Chef to Anthony Bourdain and The Bear, the culinary world is an integral part of pop culture. Celebrity-owned bars and restaurants give diners an opportunity to connect with their favorite famous people. Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of that star or simply want to enjoy an incredible meal, these restaurants offer unique experiences you won’t soon forget.
oneworld is strengthening its position as a leader in sustainability with several commitments and partnerships with other eco-leaders in the industry. In September 2020, oneworld became the first global airline alliance to announce a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. That was only the start of the alliance’s mission to advance sustainability through taking a leadership role in decarbonizing aviation.