Category: Tradeshows

Interbike 2016: Show Favorites

The Gearographer team spent the past week in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada for Interbike 2016. We met some awesome people in the bike world and got to see some really sick bikes. From running around...

Surf Expo: Our Favorites from the Show

A couple weekends ago, the Gearographer crew ran all around Surf Expo in Florida searching for the best products to bring back to you guys. We met some pretty rad folks in the Surf/SUP industry and got to try out...

National Hardware Show 2016: The Coolest Gear

Last week the Gearographer crew took a little adventure over to Las Vegas to attend the National Hardware Show. At the show you can find everything in the world of home improvement. We came to explore the “outdoor improvement” niche, and this is what...

PGA: The Freshest Gear on the Course

Popticals Sunglasses Release: Spring 2016 MSRP: $169 Popticals are the coolest little sunglasses. These small but sturdy little guys fold  up so they can fit in the palm of your hand. They have great polarized Zeiss lenses that slide together during...

Our Favorite Gear from NAMM 2016

Our Favorite Gear from NAMM 2016

Once a year people from all over the world gather in Anaheim to celebrate the musical arts at the National Association of Music Merchants. I traversed the wonders of this show and this is some of the cool stuff I was...

Shot Show 2016: Stuff We Liked

Shot Show 2016: Stuff We Liked

Show Show 2016 in Vegas had an awful lot of amazing gear to check out. I strolled through those aisles like a blood hound to find the coolest, sharpest, and most helpful tools for the modern hunter and outdoor enthusiast....

Surf Expo Winter 2016: Our Favorite Gear

Surf Expo Winter 2016: Our Favorite Gear

Proof Aluminum Collection MSRP $110-$120 Mid Feb 2016 release Continuing with their line of sustainable sunglasses, Proof has ingeniously developed these recycled aluminum pieces of eyewear. They are polarized and have wood integrated into the arms. They claim to be infinitely...

Our Favorite Gear from CES Vegas 2016

Our Favorite Gear from CES Vegas 2016

Tucker and I took a stroll down to Vegas to check out CES. We explored those nitty gritty depths with one goal in mind: discover the secret gems of CES. There were some absolutely breathtaking new announcements at the show, like...

Our Favorite Gear from OR Winter Market 2016

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market moved up three weeks this year to bypass Sundance,  but frustrated a bunch of industry insiders in the process. The show started on January 5th, which meant that marketers had to work on travel and booth plans over the...

Surf Expo September 2015: Our Favorite Gear

Surf Expo September 2015: Our Favorite Gear

Last week, the Gearographer crew ran around all over Florida taking photos, flying drones and meeting rad folks in the Surf/Sup industry. While the trip was productive, we did crash our drone, get a speeding ticket, get a flat tire and...

Interbike Demo 2015

Ah the Interbike Demo. Hundred degree heat in a desolate rock outcropping, just a few miles outside of the desert oasis known as Las Vegas. Hundreds of bike nuts descend down Bootleg Canyon, some will get injured, others challenge the rescue helicopter...

Ask Gearographer: Phone Cases

Dear Gearographer, I need a good case for my new cell phone because I will be using it at the swim-up bar on my next beach vacation. There are some that claim to be water tight and some say waterproof....

Ask Gearographer: Boy’s Only Camping

Dear Gearographer, My friends do a men-only camping trip every year and I want to go. My wife wants to go too and I can’t seem to talk her out of it. She claims if we’re not doing anything wrong,...

My First Time at CES

Though I’m a seasoned trade show professional, I was a little intimidated attending CES for the first time. I’ve wanted to attend for years and, now that I’m not in the saddle managing the Outdoor Retailer shows, I had the...

Interbike 2014 Best of Show

Interbike 2014 Best of Show

Now that Interbike 2014 is over and we’ve had to chance to recover from that hauntingly abnormal place known as Las Vegas, we can look back and appreciate all of the rad new gear we saw. From electric carbon fatbikes...

2014 Interbike Outdoor Demo

2014 Interbike Outdoor Demo

Today we got the chance to test out some of the best new gear the bike industry has to offer. We saw the latest in carbon, aluminum and I even saw a bike with rams horns for handlebars. Our favorites...