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.
Eagle Creek's EC LYNC
The EC LYNC might be the first pack that can both roll through the airport and be carried comfortably on a day hike. The wheeled hard-frame on this 4-pound 6-ounce hybrid pack can be separated with a snap, allowing the back to transform from airport roller to backpack or hand-held duffle in the time it takes you to park your car.