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Outdoor Retailer: Photos Of 2015 Ski & Snowboard Gear

TGR's new Digital Advertising Sales Manager, Jon Grinney, was gracious enough to tote along a camera to his meetings at last week's Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City, and we made sure he took as many photos of next year's ski and snowboard gear as possible. Here's a host of shots of 2015 skis, snowboards, and other goods to oggle over that are presented in the following alpabetical order:

Arva - Arc'ertyx - Atomic - Black Diamond - Blizzard - DPS - Dynafit - Flylow - Hestra - K2 - Marker - Salomon - Sherpa - Tecnica - Voilé - Volkl - Zeal

Arva Backpacks 2015

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Arc'teryx Outerwear 2015

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Black Diamond Equipment 2015

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A big theme of powder shapes for 2015 seems to be thinning out and lightening up popular big-ski powder shapes, as we see here with a carbon fiber Megawatt for next year.

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Black Diamond's new JetForce avalanche airbag is definitely going to be one of the most talked-about until its release next summer or fall. Instead of a gas canister to inflate the bag, the JetForce uses some proprietary electronics to inflate it with a fan. When you hit the button, the thing inflates in a very loud three or so seconds, then continues to inflate periodically for three minutes in case the bag suffers a puncture during the tumble. It then deflates - in theory, giving you a greater air pocket if you're completely buried. Earlier this winter at our International Pro Riders' Workshop, BD's engineers told us that despite worries about frozen batteries and electronics, the JetForce still functioned fine after being locked in a freezer for twelve hours. They also eliminate the trouble of having to travel on airlines with explosive gas canisters.

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New boots with new colorways...

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Blizzard Skis 2015

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DPS Skis 2015

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The Spoon and its convex 3-D shovel on the tip, part of the slowly growing adaptation of surf shapes in ski designs (although the Spoon's been out for a few years).

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Dynafit Gear 2015

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At first glance, it appears the much-lauded Vulcan boot stays largely unchanged for 2015.

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The 2015 Dynafit Beast binding.

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It appears elements of the Beast binding, especially the heel piece, are finding their way onto other Dyanfit bindings as well.

Flylow Gear 2015

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Hestra Gloves 2015

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K2 Skis & Snowboards 2015

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A few of K2's eight hundred different skis... it's hard to keep up with the shifting number of models these guys put out.

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Looks like K2 has stepped further into the splitboard game by not only making their own splitboards, but also by manufacturing their own binding plates and hardware.

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A little closer look at K2's splitboard hardware...

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Marker Bindings 2015

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New Marker Duke (left) and Tour bindings.

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The new Marker Jester Pro's colorway will be only slightly less obnoxious for 2015.

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Salomon Skis 2015

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Is this some kind of Greg Hill pro model? 

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New 2015 Salomon Quest BC alpine touring boot, with new Guardian/Tracker binding colorways visible in the background.

Sherpa Adventure Gear 2015

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Sherpa's not a brand we know much about, but apparently all their gear is literally sherpa-tested, and part of their profits gets kicked back to the Sherpa community, along with royalties to their team of Sherpa athletes.

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Tecnica Boots 2015

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A few louder colors for the Cochise line and some upgrades across the boots round out Tecnica's 2015 line.

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Trew Gear 2015

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Volkl Skis 2015

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The biggest news out of Vokl for next year appears to be their BMT (Big Mountain Touring) line, which comes in 94 (red), 109 (green), and 122 (blue)-waisted models with a lot of carbon and thinned construction outside of the underfoot section as you can see in the photo above. Weight reportedly varies from 1570 grams for the BMT 94 to 1940 grams for the BMT 122. There's some rocker involved and tip holes for skins.

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Details on the tip of the BMT 94.

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Looks like the ladies will get a women-specific version of the 1/2 lineup for 2015.

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It looks like Volkl is adding an even wider-waisted version, the 3, to their full-rockered jib/smear pow ski lineup of the Volkl One and the Volkl Two.

Zeal Optics 2015

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