None of us are used to an OR show that "intimate." It begs the age-old question: Does size matter?

With the show floor cut in half, booths relegated only to the upper level, wider aisles, and plentiful gathering spaces that offered room for show-goers to really stretch out, this Winter Market was smaller and quieter than any before. Some exhibitors we spoke with felt it was a waste of time and resources, citing appointment schedules that were only 50 percent booked. Others said the intimate nature led to more meaningful meetings. Many conversations centered around the debate about whether we really do need three big national shows per year or whether smaller, more intimate regional gatherings are where the value is.

We want to know your honest opinion: What's your take?


A man SUPs during 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Demo Day, the "Urban Experience."

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 more