The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro Special Report: The Greatest Gear Show on Earth




Text and photos by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro


SALT LAKE CITY: The outdoor
industry has descended on this lovely little desert town for the
gearfest/trade show known as Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and that
means it’s impossible to get a table at the Red Iguana, one of the best
Mexican restaurants north of the Rio Grande. The show hasn’t

even started yet and so I thought I could sneak in a lunchtime
plate of mole negro at the lizard, but no—25 people were waiting
outside in the Utah sun for a table. That’s the bad news, I guess. The
good news is that with 17,000 attendees and more than a thousand
exhibitors, there’s more Gore-Tex, Vibram, and Cordura here than you
could wear in a lifetime—it’s a gear geek’s dream.

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