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Insider's guide to outdoor gear from Utah Outdoor Retailer show

Published February 21, 2014 6:53 pm

Winter Market • From camera goggles to infant boots (not booties), cool items from Outdoor Retailer show.
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The Salt Lake Tribune walks the floors of the massive Outdoor Retailer show at the Salt Palace Convention Center twice a year so the general public can get a taste of what will be showing up in stores in the future. An estimated 27,000 people gathered for the Winter Market, which is closed to the public, held Jan. 21-25 in Salt Lake City. Here's a look at some of the countless items being suggested by companies for retailers to stock their shelves with in the coming years.

HD2 Camera Googles from Zeal Optics

A high-definition camera built into these Zeal Optics goggles provides a stable and more accurate point-of-view for video and pictures. The viewfinder is in the goggles. An app on your phone allows for downloading while on the lift or at lunch. Zeal almost makes you forget what goggles were invented for in the first place. Available Fall 2014 for $499. http://www.zealoptics.com

Boot and mountain sneakers from Chaco

Chaco is celebrating its 25th anniversary by flashing back with a "From the Vault" sandal collection featuring some of the most popular webbing patterns through the years. The sandals will be available in Fall 2014 for $125. Chaco also continues to expand its year-round line with a new men's boot, the Holbuck ($150) waterproof boot, and the women's Gallant ($110) mountain sneaker. http://www.chacos.com

Pup Bunting from Canada Goose

Canada Goose is well known for providing the most hardcore severe weather exterior clothing around, and doing it all within the confines of Canada. But the item that caught our eye was the Pup Bunting. This cozy baby shell comes with a quilted down hood and zipper at the legs to allow children to ride in car seats or backpacks while staying warm. Kids will love the polar bear camo print, a play on the familiar Canada Goose logo. The bunting will go for $295 (US) and be available in the summer 2014. http://www.canada-goose.com/

Women's line from Costa Sunglasses

Eight of the 13 new styles from Costa for 2014 are designed for women. The lines come with all the standard features of other Costa glasses, but they are distinctly fashion forward. No more spending a day on the water only to have to switch sunglasses back at the dock. The Isla ($169), Blenny ($169) and Goby ($149) are now available. http://www.costadelmar.com

Osen jacket from Bergans

Wool or down? Consumers don't have to make a choice when it comes of the Osen jacket from Bergans of Norway. The Osen features down in all the right places and Bergans' Tecnowool (a wool/poly mix) that they say is windproof and wicks moisture away from the body. The Osen is sure to turn heads with its unique look. Available Fall 2014 for $329. http://catalog.bergans.us/

Santa Fe woman's boot from Woolrich

The folks at Woolrich, easily one of the oldest companies found at Outdoor Retailer, is expanding its footprint by launching a footwear collection in the Fall of 2014. The launch is diverse, stylish and aggressive. The Santa Fe ($255) is a tall boot with front lacing for looks and a zipper for easy access. The leather shoe features Woolrich wool on the sides and is lined on the inside. This is one boot you won't want to cover with pants.

Neckwarmer/hoodie from Buff

This combination neckwarmer/hood is designed for skiers or snowboarders to wear under a helmet and includes a neckwarmer lined with Polartec fleece to keep the cold and snow off your neck and from sneaking down your jacket. Buff, known for its sun protection gear, is launching a number of balaclavas and thermal hoodies for winter recreationalists. Available Fall 2014 for $40. http://www.buffwear.com

Stormin kids' boot from Kamik

The three-season Stormin boot from Kamik has a neoprene upper and a Zeus RubberHe outsole. Kamik says the boot is 23 percent lighter than other neoprene boots and includes an anti-bacterial treatment to help when your kids have stinky feet. The Stomin comes in children's sizes 6-11 and eight colors ($79.99). Available Fall 2014. http://www.kamik.com

Targhee boot for infants from KEEN

Got an early hiker? KEEN is ready for them; at least to make them look like one. KEEN has taken its popular Targhee boot for adults and made it available for infants ranging in sizes from 0 to 24 months. Another option is the Rover, a quilted nylon boot with a soft polyester lining. Both styles will be available Fall 2014 for $38. http://www.keenfootwear.com

DriDown Rain Jacket from Sierra Designs

Many rain jackets are designed as shells and provide little in the form of warmth. This jacket is for folks who know they will be in wet and cold situations. The shell is stitch-free and protects 600-fill DriDown. The jacket blocks wind, but allows moisture from the inside to escape. It weighs 19 ounces, will run $299 and be available Fall 2014. http://www.sierradesigns.com

Bend socks from Farm to Feet

This "100 percent" American company continues its growth in the industry by adding designs to the industry-wide traditional — read that as boring — hiking socks. Fall 2014 models like the Bend will include intricate designs. A portion of sales from the Bend ($19) will be donated to the Conservation Alliance, which is headquartered in Bend, Ore. farmtofeet.com

Phantom jacket from Mountain Hardwear

The Phantom may have the corner on the making-people-look-at-you market and it might even keep you warm. Mountain Hardwear attempts to prevent cold spots with full-baffle construction and 800-fill down. In a very Phantom-like manner, the jacket packs into its own pocket. Men's and women's styles. Available Fall 2014 for $400. http://www.mountainhardwear.com

Lighthouse lantern from Goal Zero

The Lighthouse 250 lantern from Goal Zero not only lights up the night, but it also serves as a portable charging device for mobile devices. The Lighthouse can be charged with a solar panel, through a USB cord or by hand crank. It is $79.99 and is available now. http://www.goalzero.com

TopoCharger from Trimble

The TopoCharger is an iPhone case that doubles the battery life of your phone, which is nothing new, but it also doubles as a detailed mapping system of each state in the country through MyTopo. Small chips loaded into the charger feed directly into your phone. This allows for the use of maps without cell service and the accompanying battery drain. These maps work exclusively with Trimble's lineup of mobile apps such as Navigator and GPS Hunt. Price for the TopoCharger is $149 and additional chips are $69. Available Fall 2014. http://www.trimble.com

Renegade Ice boot from LOWA

LOWA is taking it popular Renegade GTX best-selling boot and converting it into a winter model. The Renegade Ice comes with G3 gripping fibers embedded in the soles. The boots come with leather uppers and a wool/polyester blend fleece lining. Get a grip and enjoy a winter hike with Ice ($285. Available Fall 2014. http://www.lowaboots.com

Easton Artica snowshoe revamp

Easton Outfitters out of Salt Lake has revamped its Artica snowshoe line and produced new Composite Deck snowshoes for 2014. The revamp has also led to a price reduction dropping prices on the Artica Backcountry $90 to $169.99, the Hike $60 to $139.99 and the Trail $50 to $109.99. Easton took away some of the extra features to accomplish the price reduction, but it kept the quality and performance the same. There are trail and hike models in the new Composites and each comes in 22-inch or 27-inch models for $119 and $149, respectively. eastonmountainproducts.com

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