It's time once more for one of our favorite events of the year: the Outdoor Retailer show. This massive outdoor industry-only trade show takes place twice a year in Salt Lake City, Utah—once in the summer, and once in the winter. At each of these bi-annual events, there are thousands upon thousands of cool outdoor products on display. Walking the show grounds, attendees can view backpacks, tents, apparel, boots, knives, tools, lights, and so much more. It's pretty much like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory for grown-up backpackers and survivalists.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016 crowds

If you're unfamiliar with OR show, check out our previous post with dozens of photos from the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (ORWM) back in January. The show is held in the Salt Palace convention center, and is packed with booths from all the biggest outdoor gear brands. There are samples of high-end gear on display, booths where you can test out equipment firsthand, and even prototypes of brand-new products that have never been seen before. With so much to see and do, it's almost impossible to take it all in during the show's four-day span.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016 convention center

The Salt Palace convention center serves as the venue for each Outdoor Retailer Show.

This Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM) will focus primarily on warm-weather gear, such as moisture-wicking apparel, lightweight footwear, and summertime action sports gear. Then again, there will be plenty of other new tools and equipment that can be used all year round.

There is one catch, however. The Outdoor Retailer show is not open to the public, only to pre-approved members of the outdoor industry and media. Fortunately, we managed to get ourselves on the list, so we will be inside the convention center for three days, snapping photos and shooting videos left and right.

Everything will be posted to our Instagram page—@recoiloffgridmagazine—or you can search for #ORSM16, or view the live feed right here. Just scroll down and click the “Load More” button to see all our photos from the show.

We like the look of this motorcycle-sidecar combo We like the look of this motorcycle-sidecar combo from @ironandresin. #motorcycle #sidecar #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

We like the look of this motorcycle-sidecar combo from @ironandresin. #motorcycle #sidecar #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@ospreypacks debuted several new additions to its @ospreypacks debuted several new additions to its cycling backpack line at ORSM. This Siskin is a 12L pack with an integrated hydration reservoir and biking-oriented pocket configuration. #ospreypacks #backpack #cycling #mountainbiking #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@ospreypacks debuted several new additions to its cycling backpack line at ORSM. This Siskin is a 12L pack with an integrated hydration reservoir and biking-oriented pocket configuration. #ospreypacks #backpack #cycling #mountainbiking #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@showerspass gave us a pair of their waterproof so @showerspass gave us a pair of their waterproof socks, which feature a breathable inner membrane. We’re told it repels moisture from the outside but still lets your feet breathe — we’ll try these out and let you know how they work. #socks #boots #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@showerspass gave us a pair of their waterproof socks, which feature a breathable inner membrane. We’re told it repels moisture from the outside but still lets your feet breathe — we’ll try these out and let you know how they work. #socks #boots #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@goalzero has released an updated version of its S @goalzero has released an updated version of its Sherpa 100 power bank/inverter. It now features two USB-C ports for charging laptops and mobile devices, an OLED screen with adjustable settings and readouts, and an automatic shut-off timer for the inverter. The black area on top is an inductive charging surface for cell phones. #portablepower #USB #powerbank #battery #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@goalzero has released an updated version of its Sherpa 100 power bank/inverter. It now features two USB-C ports for charging laptops and mobile devices, an OLED screen with adjustable settings and readouts, and an automatic shut-off timer for the inverter. The black area on top is an inductive charging surface for cell phones. #portablepower #USB #powerbank #battery #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@goodtogofoods gave us some samples of their latest dehydrated meal flavors — just add boiling water to the pack for a hot meal. #campingfood #trailfood #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

The new @pteclights Snap is a magnetic 200-lumen l The new @pteclights Snap is a magnetic 200-lumen light that snaps into a headband or bike mount, attaches to a carabiner, or can be stuck directly to a metal surface. Made in the USA. #princetontec #headlamp #biking #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

The new @pteclights Snap is a magnetic 200-lumen light that snaps into a headband or bike mount, attaches to a carabiner, or can be stuck directly to a metal surface. Made in the USA. #princetontec #headlamp #biking #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@barcountrycocktails Pocket Cocktails pouches are @barcountrycocktails Pocket Cocktails pouches are single-serve mixes for use on the trail — just add water and a splash (or several) from your flask. #cocktailhour #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@barcountrycocktails Pocket Cocktails pouches are single-serve mixes for use on the trail — just add water and a splash (or several) from your flask. #cocktailhour #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

With a hyper-realistic virtual reality outdoor experience, it’s almost like you’re actually outside! #virtualreality #getoutside #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

The PWR from @knog functions as a USB power bank o The PWR from @knog functions as a USB power bank on its own, or it can be attached to one of several flashlight heads for instant illumination. #flashlight #usb #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

The PWR from @knog functions as a USB power bank on its own, or it can be attached to one of several flashlight heads for instant illumination. #flashlight #usb #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@morakniv garberg carbon steel full tang blade #OR @morakniv garberg carbon steel full tang blade #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@morakniv garberg carbon steel full tang blade #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

The @blackdiamond Storm375 has updated controls an The @blackdiamond Storm375 has updated controls and a new tri-color auxiliary LED — red for General low-light tasks, green for reading topographical maps, and blue for tracking blood trails on nighttime hunts. #headlamp #flashlight #hunting #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

The @blackdiamond Storm375 has updated controls and a new tri-color auxiliary LED — red for General low-light tasks, green for reading topographical maps, and blue for tracking blood trails on nighttime hunts. #headlamp #flashlight #hunting #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

You may already be familiar with the original @sawyerproducts Squeeze filter. The company has created a new Micro Squeeze with the same performance and flow rate in a much smaller package. It’s currently available in bundled kits with Sawyer S1, S2, and S3 foam filters/purifiers, but will be available as a stand-alone item soon. #waterfilter #cleanwater #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

When you gotta go, you gotta go. #naturecalls #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

These @royal_robbins Yosemite boots were made in 1 These @royal_robbins Yosemite boots were made in 1967, and look like they’ve still got some life in them. #boots #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

These @royal_robbins Yosemite boots were made in 1967, and look like they’ve still got some life in them. #boots #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

The @mtnhouse booth is full of freeze-dried grub t The @mtnhouse booth is full of freeze-dried grub that’ll last for decades. #mountainhouse #freezedried #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

The @mtnhouse booth is full of freeze-dried grub that’ll last for decades. #mountainhouse #freezedried #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@powertraveller showed us this prototype of the up @powertraveller showed us this prototype of the upcoming Nighthawk 15. It features a 3350mAh USB power bank, 360-degree lantern function, and flashlight. We’re told it’s expected to be released near the end of 2018 at an MSRP of around $80. #lantern #flashlight #usb #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@powertraveller showed us this prototype of the upcoming Nighthawk 15. It features a 3350mAh USB power bank, 360-degree lantern function, and flashlight. We’re told it’s expected to be released near the end of 2018 at an MSRP of around $80. #lantern #flashlight #usb #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@yeti backpacks #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival @yeti backpacks #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

@yeti backpacks #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@fjallravenofficial has a wide range of tough outdoor apparel on display at the show. #fjallraven #bushcraft #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

Admittedly, it’s going to be harder to save the Admittedly, it’s going to be harder to save the planet when you’re hypothermic. #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb

Admittedly, it’s going to be harder to save the planet when you’re hypothermic. #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...

@casio_us new gps watch from Casio. #ORSM18 #OutdoorRetailer #survival #camping #hiking #backpacking #bugout #recoiloffgrid #offgridweb ...


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