Outdoor Retail Show 2015
The 2015 Outdoor Retail Show (ORS) was a blast, as always. At least that’s what my “reps” tell me. I wasn’t able to attend the festivities this year, however my marketing team of Tracy, Susan, Jim and Bailey represented us in force.
The show always begins with Outdoor Demo Day, where attendees get to paddle the massive variety of kayaks, SUP’s and other water craft on the Pine River Reservoir. Tracy took lots of photos to give you an up close view of Demo Day. Cameras aren’t allowed in the Salt Palace where the indoor displays are, so we don’t have any pics there. Here is a panoramic view of the outdoor event taken by Tracy while paddling a Sea Eagle Razorlite.
Here’s a shot of our “reps” … Jim is the tall guy in the back, Susan is on his left and Tracy is holding Bailey, who. ‘paws down’ had the most fun at Demo Day.
Next is a photo of some of the Sea Eagle kayaks that were available to paddle. The green boat behind the 393 Razorlite is the new TC16 Inflatable Travel Canoe. Both boats are framed entirely with hard, drop stitch material to make them the firmest inflatable boats on the market. Drop stitch material is what enables manufacturers to make inflatable stand up paddle boards (SUP’s) that you can stand on. You can see a couple SUP’s in the photo as well.
Speaking of SUP’s, this next photo shows what some people are capable of doing while riding a stand up paddle board. I’ll let the picture speak for itself.
Although they aren’t quite as adventurous as the ‘hula hooper’, Jim and Bailey are shown in our next pic paddling a Sea Eagle NeedleNose SUP.
The Innova line of kayaks has been a great seller for us over the past several years. In the next picture you can see most of their product line including the Sunny, Safari, Helios, Twist and the Swing series.
Innova introduced a new product at the show this year. It’s an inflatable fishing kayak that’s called the Halibut. It has a really comfortable raised seat and a hard floor with a variety of other fishing related features. It’s expected to be available early in 2016. Look for them on PortableKayaks.com.
I couldn’t resist posting this last photo. It’s Bailey checking out the action while riding in the front of a Sea Eagle Razorlite inflatable kayak. I hope you enjoyed the photos. The Outdoor Retail Show (ORS) is always lots of fun.