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The best new products from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Posted at 1:45 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 15:47:20-04

Every August, the entire outdoor community gathers in our very own backyard for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. This year, nearly 30,000 people packed the Salt Palace Convention Center for the opportunity to check out the newest and most innovative products in the outdoor industry. Unfortunately, Outdoor Retailer is closed to the public. So our outdoor experts, Kamille and Berklie Marshall, brought their favorites to us!

The first product is the new Step On and Go paddle board by Hobie. Even 6-year-old, Berklie, was able to get on by herself and take off into the water.

The second product is also from Hobie, with the new line-up of Hobie sunglasses. They selected this brand of sunglasses because they are appropriately priced for polarized lenses, extremely durable and have a lifetime warranty.

The highlight of their day was when Yeti introduced the third product, the new Hopper Flip 12. They selected the Hopper Flip 12 as a favorite product because of the compact size, wide mouth opening, and ease of use. The HydroLok zipper is completely leak proof. The Dryhide shell is nearly indestructible and the Coldcell insulation means ice for days!

Nothing can ruin a family camping trip like kids covered with bug bites! They were on the search for insect repellent that is natural, effective, safe for the environment, and dermatologist tested. They found the fourth product, a Bug Band Insect Repellent and after testing it for a weekend in the backcountry, they know why Bug Band is receiving rave reviews!

When you spend most of your time outdoors you quickly realize the importance of simplifying your gear. For as long as Kamille can remember, Buff headwear has been her #1 multi-use outdoor product!

Nothing is better than a good cup of coffee or hot cocoa on a chilly morning in the mountains. For them, the challenge has always been finding a product that is light-weight, easy to clean, reusable and delicious (too bad Starbucks isn`t located on every mountain peak). For the sixth product, Nature's Coffee Kettle is just what they were looking for!

As an adventure family, the #1 question they get asked is, 'How do you find new places to explore?' Their inspiration always comes from books! This product recommendation is a tie between two publishers.
Falcon Guide and Mountaineers Books. Both publishers have incredible new books being released soon!

Find more from Kamille and Berklie on Instagram at @outdoorkidsco