Twice a year, outdoor gear companies descend on Salt Lake City with their most innovative offerings. At the Winter Show, we get to try out new helmet cameras, winter coats, and, of course, the latest shred-worthy skis. In the summer, however, we get to bask in the Utah sun on bikes, paddleboards, and trails and try out the newest backpacks, shells, and tents. We pored over the wares from hundreds of exhibitors, found our favorite items, and narrowed our list down to 12 things we want to take home right now.
Chaco Outcross Evo 3
A closed-toe, amphibious trail shoe, the Chaco Outcross Evo 3 is one versatile travel shoe. They pack easily and are extremely lightweight, while the love-seat foot bed and Eco-Tread sole (made out of 25 percent recycled rubber) provide high quality comfort and traction in or out of the water. Socks are optional, thanks to Chaco’s Jackard webbing that provides a a snugger, more adaptable fit.