The best gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Show 2017

We walked the show floor for 2017’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, and were blown away by the ingenuity, design, and blank of the product we saw.

Here’s a quick recap of the standout product we saw cruising the OR showroom floor.


The full Cyclone Collection drops Spring 18. Photo: Helms

Dakine is debuting a full line of dry-bag, water resistant options called the Cyclone Collection that will have you covered no matter the occasion, from a weekend trip to a week long river rafting jaunt.

Each bag is outfitted with tough-as-nails Cordura Fabric and lock-style zippers, both meant to keep water out and possessions safe.


One of our new favorite brands is Rokum. Based in Chile, company is making its US market debut at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market with these tents that feature wall to wall attached blow up air mattresses. These retail at $189. Photo: Bradstreet

Rokum is a new brand to show at Outdoor Retailer, and we were impressed with what they had to offer. Based in Chile, the brand’s standout products include a pop-up tent with a built-in mattress that truly speaks to their tagline: “Enjoying Nature Comfortably.”

Parks Project

Parks Project is also making a push into the youth market. These tees for tots retail at $26. Photo: Bradstreet

Continuing to support our national parks is front and center on the minds of the crew at Parks Project. The brand’s goal is to create gear and apparel that not only supports the parks, but looks good as well. We’d say they nailed it with their new Spring 18 collection.

Full Windsor

Full Windsor is a husband/wife team who have created a titanium multi utensil. The sustainable tool has the ability to cut, peel, or just eat with the piece of mind associated with reusable utensils. Photo: Bradstreet

Full Windsor makes a titanium multi-utensil. Started by a husband and wife from New Zealand and Britain, respectively, the brand seeks to address the problem of carrying too many tools while out in the wild.

Featuring a peeler, can opener, flathead screwdriver, butter knife, bottle opener and more in one compact package, The Muncher is the ultimate tool to pack for your next adventure.


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The Barebones showpiece and major talking point was it’s “Essentials for Getting Outside” wall, which featured all things you need to “cook, camp, cultivate, and explore.” Photo: Helms

Barebones’ entire collection, from their new sleeping bag to their Copper Beacon lights, had us asking for more. The brand places a heavy focus on design, as well as redefining the function and form of everyday products such as flashlights, axes, tents and more.

Snow Peak

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The concept for Snow Peak’s booth was extremely minimal and clean, and we felt right at home inside their make shift living space. Photo: Helms

Another brand known for their elevated, minimal design paired with ultimate performance, Snow Peak presented a curated collection at the 2017 Summer Show.

The brand focused on their Japanese heritage to bring clean lines and premium materials to life through apparel, camping and cooking products.


Merrell’s new MQM Flex model is a hybrid hiking/ trail running shoe meant to handle anything on the mountain. Photo: Helms

For Spring ’18, Merrell is continuing to hone in on perfecting the women’s outdoor shoe, as well as create a full line of trail running, hiking and all purpose shoes for both men and women.

Tepui Tents

Tepui put together a strong showing for the Summer 2017 Show, featuring their full range of models that includes their newest iteration of the rooftop tent that incorporates a hard shell top. Photo: Helms

Tepui Tents showed their full line of tents at the Summer Show, including their newest offering: a hard-shell rooftop tent that comes in black and white, with the ability to create custom graphics for the shell as well.

The brand has also added the ability to remove tent coverings from the base of their rooftop tents, making it easier than ever to customize and care for their tents.

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