Latest Gear On Display At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah News) – Before the latest and greatest outdoor gear hits the store shelves, it debuts right her in Utah.

A standup paddle board you ride like a bike. It’s the Hobie Mirage Eclipse on display at the Outdoor Retailers Demo Day Tuesday at Pineview Reservoir.

“You know it operates something like a Stairmaster,” Hobie’s Keeton Eoff said. “And yet you’re on a paddle board and you can actually pop all the gear out and it is a paddle board so whatever you want to do with it. You can propel with your feet or your hands. Just get out and have fun on the w

And on land there are new motorized trail bikes from Rambo.
 
“It’s going to give you the capability to go up steep hills go through sand, snow, mud,” Rambo sales manager Kyle Dillon said.
 
Tuesday evening the outdoor gear moved inside for the 3rd annual Media Preview where we saw Tredagain shoes.
 
“At one point this traveled 50,000 miles,” Tredagain spokesman Ilya Kuperman told ABC 4 Utah News. “And now we’re giving it a new life.”
 

Another new innovation on display was the inflatable Camp Couch by Travelchair.
 

“So this right here is new for 2017. It’s our Camp Couch,” Daniel Rosas said. “It’s lightweight, portable, it’s an inflatable hammock essentially is what you’re looking at.”
 
Altra Running Shoes are a Utah company that got their start at this show. Now they’re the #3 running shoe brand.
 
“Outdoor Retailer, everybody from all over the nation that’s anybody comes here,” Altra founder Golden Harper said. “So if you’ve got the outdoor product and you want to launch it, this is the place to be.”
 
Another product on display at the OR Media Preview was a new app called Snakebite 911.
 

“It is available now and it is for free,” spokeswoman Lourdes Rios said. “The reason why is safety and health and awareness. We want people to continue to enjoy the great outdoors”

 
That wasn’t a poisonous snake. It was a Great Basin Gopher Snake which is harmless.

The Outdoor Retailer Show runs through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. It’s closed to the public but we’ll take you inside on air and online at www.good4utah.com

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