The best free loot on the show floor

Whether you're asking for it or not, somebody is going to hand you something for free in the hopes that you'll remember their brand's name.

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Day 1 Poll | At Demo Day, did you get...?

With temps in the 80s, it was a good day to be by the water in Denver during Demo Day, themed "Urban Adventures." Brands showed off gear in paddle, running/trail running, overland, camping, climbing, technology, fly fishing, and more. We want to know: Did you take full advantage ...read more

Brady Robinson and Kevin Riley talking for the first episode of Climbing magazine's new podcast, Basecamp

Poll | What's your favorite outdoor podcast?

Around the campfire, at the local retail shop, and over beers after a long hike are where outdoor enthusiasts share beta and stories from the trail. But when you can't do that, when you're driving home from work, podcasts fill that desire. In a previous SNEWS poll, 68 percent of ...read more

Two people hiking a grassy ridge

Poll | What's your favorite way to unplug?

At SNEWS, we've been working on life-work balance and unplugging more often this summer. While work emails and social media are important and instrumental to what we do, it's nice to have an extended break from screens from time to time. Our friend Katie Boué has been spending ...read more

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Read The Daily, Day 3

In this edition, you'll find stories about: Show-goers learned how to fight sexual harassment and assault with #SafeOutside Standout products from the show from Black Diamond, Sea to Summit, Garmin, and Big Agnes And interviews with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Kate Paine ...read more

An array of branded swag including hats, cup and coozie on a white background.

Poll | What is the most desirable swag item?

While some trade show-goers covet lip balms to stash in every one of their pockets and bags, others hunt down snacks, handouts to replace their holey socks, or other freebies. We recently published an op-ed about doing away with useless swag items, which got us thinking: What do ...read more