Gear Preview: 2015 Outdoor Retailer Highlights (Part 1)

The trade-show floor of Salt Lake City, Utah’s Salt Palace is a proverbial candy store, a seemingly endless display of shiny, bright and new ski and snowboard gear to come. And there’s good news for backcountry skiers and riders at the candy store, with continued focus on lighter gear designed to keep up, increased bc-designed offerings by big brands and a whole host of nuanced accessories that might make earning turns easier.

Here are some highlights from the trade show floor of next winter’s gear.

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  1. The weight of the Scarpa Freedom RS seems high, as the regular Freedom SL is quoted as sub 8lb a pair for a 27.0.

  2. I don’t care about glue less skins (okay, I do) as much as I care about getting another issue of BACKCOUNTRY in my mail box—it;s looking like the only place I’ll actually see some pristine powder.

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