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Five Tribune writers were among the nearly 18,000 attendees at the recent Winter Market Outdoor Retailer Convention held at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Tom Wharton, Mike Gorrell, Brett Prettyman, Greg Lavine and Lauren Gustus spent days canvassing the huge show, checking out gear and clothing that will appear in sporting goods stores next winter. What follows is our bi-annual list of some of our favorite new items from the show. We also stumbled across some old "tried and true" gear we think deserves a mention.

Look for more reviews of gear discovered at the show in future Outdoors sections.