This was the first time in a long time that the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show was held in Denver, so, we took full advantage. We gathered a team and headed off to the 2018 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show. For four days, we rubbed elbows with the biggest brands in the outdoor industry. We bore witness to old favorites, as well as, the latest innovations and new gear to look forward to. Here’s our Winter Show Recap.
National Geographic Illustrated Maps
No one loves a good map like we do. But, because navigational technology has revolutionized safety in the wild, we sometimes forget how great a map can be. Not only can it keep you on the right path and moving in the right direction, but you’ll be forced to go back to basics. Keeping it old school and simple with a classic folding map is a great way to explore nature. Technology, however, can fail. In the event of technological failure, a good old classic map from National Geographic can be the difference between life and death.
Colorado Trails, 14ers, and Backpacking Loops
The new illustrated maps by National Geographic will feature Colorado Trails and Colorado 14ers and Backpacking Loops. Most backpackers prefer a good loop, as opposed to, taking the same trail each way. There are so many great sights in Colorado, so a map featuring the best backpacking loops is going to be exciting. These maps will give backpackers insight into all the greatest Colorado trails, backpacking loops, and 14ers.
Upcoming news from SPOT Satellite Messenger
Like we mentioned above, technology has become an essential part of outdoor safety. SPOT devices have been front-runners in navigational technology for hikers, backpackers, mountaineers, and adventurers who like to travel off the grid. Being off the grid can be a tranquil experience, as long as, you have the right navigational gear, We are, therefore, anxiously awaiting a big announcement from SPOT Satellite Messengers. As early as April 2018, expect to hear some game-changing news.
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