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That’s an (Outdoor) Wrap!

This year’s Outdoor Retailer show was a must-see for anyone who enjoys living life outdoors. 

Considered one of the world’s largest trade shows, this four-day event was a fast-paced excursion of all the sights and sounds that get an outdoor enthusiast’s pulse racing. From the avid kayaker to the faithful hiker, this year’s Summer Market had something for everyone. Gear, food, clothing, watercraft, personal care and pet product manufacturers cheerfully showcased their wares for eager passersby.

The culture of the sprawling venue was constantly engaging, and the passion of the exhibitors and attendees was infectious from beginning to end. Talk about the place to be! We really enjoyed connecting with other exhibitors, sponsors, media, athletes and even the occasional dog that strolled passed our booth. It’s always a blast sharing our product with others and explaining why we love it, and that proved true again in Salt Lake City.

A testament to the strength of the outdoor industry, the event was well organized and gave us the opportunity to meet those we produce our product for, and we felt privileged to be part of it. The experience reminds us of a line from a Dr. Seuss classic: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” Well said — and we already can’t wait to see the beautiful backdrop of mountains that frame the setting for next year’s market.

For more information about Outdoor Retailer, visit their website and check out the testimonials that tell of what makes the show so memorable.

Adventure on!