‘Tis the season where everyone has a suggestion as to what gift you should buy your father. Pro tip: avoid the same old cliché items like whiskey bottles or barbecue utensils. Been there, done that. For outdoorsy dads, it is better to find an item they can use and abuse while enjoying their favorite place: The Great Outdoors. After all, nothing says, “I appreciate you” like enabling Papa to find his next great adventure.
I’ve worked in the outdoor industry since the turn of the century. And I can vouch: it’s a special community to be a part of. Along the way I’ve made lifelong friends, circumnavigated the globe chasing my passions, helped take three companies public, and grown my career in ways I’m not sure would have been possible in another industry.
The Outside gear editors are on the floor at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show this week in Denver. Follow along to see our coverage of the greatest gear coming out next winter, hot trends in the snowsports industry, and other happenings at the Colorado Convention Center. We’ll be live-blogging throughout the event, with the most recent posts appearing at the top.