Outdoor Retailer 2017 is in now full swing! These three major trend-tracking publications test-drove the 2018 gear lines by all the major brands, including Exxel's brands, Sierra Designs, Kelty and Wenzel. Here's what happened ...
OR Daily Featured on Wenzel and Kelty on their Pre-Show "Gear Trends" Cover. Wenzel's Shenanigan teepee and Kelty's Sequoia tent! The editors camped out in Boulder to test the gear, and said the Shenanigan just might be "the most Instagrammable teepee we've ever seen". And they relished the high head room in the Sequoia.
See both these tents in more depth on p. 26, under "Shelter Shake-Up"
Also, see Sierra Designs' new Nitro mummy bag 0º, with no PFCs, on p. 28, under "Uncompromised Sleep".
The Gear Junkie's First Look: Upcoming 2018 Outdoors Gear picked three of our pieces - Kelty's Journey PerfectFIT child carrier featuring a roll cage, Sierra Designs' Cloud 30 zipperless sleeping bag, and the stylish Wenzel Shenanigan teepee.
Gear Institute's Sneak Peak: The Coolest Camp Gear of 2018 features so many of our 2018 lines. In their "Kelty Camping" write up, they highlight the Journey PerfectFIT child carrier, Snapshot trekking pole, Sequoia family camping tent and Tru.Comfort camp bed with Vortex Inflation System. And in their article on "The Staying Power of Sierra Designs", they discuss all the 2018 bags having PFC-free insulation and fabrics, and the semi-freestanding Sweet Suite tent.
We'll report more news from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, soon!