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SNEWS 2008 Summer Outdoor magazine

SNEWS Summer 2008 Outdoor magazine articles available for reading and download.


  • Trends: Paddling “Treading Water” — Insiders weigh in on the state of the paddlesports market.
  • Trends: Camp Kitchens “Hot Stuff” — What are the key ingredients to oa successful outdoor excursion? Consider stocking these retailer-recommended hot-selling products for consumers wanting to cook outdoors.
  • Trends: Tents / Bags / Packs “True Value” — When it comes to new packs, tents and bags for spring ’09, value will rule. With the realities of an uncertain economy, spiking gas prices and climate change sinking into the consciousness of the American consumer, three major pack, tent and sleeping bag trends continue to play out.
  • Trends: Climbing “Gravitational Pull” — Climbers make their voices heard more and more through online forums. Climbing equipment today evolves more rapidly than it did in the early days of the outdoor industry, with trends in gear swinging like a pendulum between two influential forces — product innovation and consumer demand.
  • SNEWS Product Zone — Featuring products from Bridgedale, Camelbak, MSR, Thermarest, Coghlan’s, Cocoon, ExOfficio, Filson, GCI, Garmont, Salomon, Granite Gear, Hilleberg, Horny Toad, Yaktrax, Inov-8, Komperdell, Life-Link, Marmot, Merrell, Monkey Bar, Nalgene, Nomadic State of Mind, The North Face, Grip Pro Trainer, Red Ledge, PUR, OverBoard, K&R, Samsonite OutLab, Sawyer, Spibelt, Timberland, and Under Armour.