Brands Gear Guru Report #2: Trends in Backpacking & Hiking

PARK CITY, UTAH –, one of the outdoor industry’s leading e-tail entities of high quality outdoor gear, launches its second issue of the Gear Guru Reports. The quarterly reports aim to bring the expertise and insights of product line merchandisers to assist in staying up-to-speed in the core industries of outdoor, bike, snowsports and more.

In the second installment, Senior Buyer and backpacking and hiking gear expert, Matthew Enloe, offers up insight about product and consumer trends for the hiking and backpacking market for spring/summer 2010. By visiting this link – – you can access Matthew’s wisdom in the many aspects of backpacking and hiking to get you prepared for the upcoming season.

Each quarter, will publish another digest of trends in key core outdoor categories authored by the product category directors at is one of the country’s largest retailers of performance specialty outdoor gear and the Merchandiser team offers an unparalleled perspective that’s highly unique to the core outdoor markets.

About is an online retailer of high-end outdoor gear. The e-tailer carries more than 400 brands in various categories, including backpacking, camping, cycling, hiking, climbing, trail running, paddling, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and adventure travel. Backcountry also operates,,,,,,,,, and is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA).