THE BEST GEAR FROM OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER MARKET 2019

by Brian KoonsJul 16, 2019

We scoured the largest outdoor industry trade show in the world—here are the most innovative products.

Every summer, gear companies descend on Denver to show off their latest wares on the floor of the Colorado Convention Center. As usual, the BACKPACKER team hit the showroom floor last month in search of the coolest products that will be released in 2020. From ultralight sleeping bags to a first-of-its-kind trail running vest, here’s the best of what we found.

Klymit Maxfield 4
Klymit is an expert on sleep systems, and is well-known for making great camping pillows, blankets, and pads. And now, their first-ever foray into tents seems like a logical progression. The Maxfield is roomy enough to comfortably house a group of four, but at just over 5 pounds isn't so heavy that you can't take it into the backcountry (it actually ranks among the lightest tents for its size). And, at $500, we'd even say it's a bit of a steal.

You can find Backpacker Magazine's full list of best gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2019 here.

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