If we’re going to be completely honest (which we always are…) we have to tell you that the biggest “game changer” type product we saw at the entire show was this pair of waders by Patagonia. Three years in the making. Seamless booties that you literally cannot tear no matter how hard you pull on them. Four layer waterproof construction. But here’s the kicker… they pack down and can get stuffed in a pouch that’s smaller than a loaf of bread. Just imagine the travel possibilities. Now imagine the backcountry possibilities. Now imagine the SALES possibilities.
— Kirk Deeter