At the Summer Outdoor Retailer Market many products unveiled are as much about design as they are tech and function. From the new GoPro app to flip-flops and headbands these brands are as much about design as they are about function and ease of use.

Go Pro App

Not only does GoPro have some of the most versatile cameras on the market that allow you to take pictures pretty much anywhere... they have also realesed an app. The GoPro App which is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play allows you to share your GoPro photos and video's via text, Instagram, and Facebook; lets you control your GoPro camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet, and gives you access to the GoPro photo and video of the day posts.

Workshop room at Outdoor Retailer to teach us how to ues the new GoPro App.

Hari Mari Flip Flops

These well designed flip flops impressed us on multiple levels. First it has a memory foam toe, so no more "break in" period. Second the materials they use for the soles are very comfortable and made out of recylced rubber and foam, they participate in a strategic partnership with Soles4Souls which give repurposed shoes to those in need around the world, and they offer a 15% off discount towards a new pair of Hari Mari Flipflops to anyone that sends used flipflops of any brand to them.

Lakes Brand Tees

Always a fan of well designed tees newcomer Lakes didn't dissapoint. Out of Coeur d'Alene Idaho their procuct line celebrates lakeside living to its finest. Wanting to share the experience of the lake with those less fortunate they created the Lakes Foundation for every pair of lake inspired flips sold $1 goes toward sending a kid to camp.

Be Real Shoes- USA

The newest brand in the barefoot revolution Be Real Shoes offer increased grip with superior traction using a 100 % recyclable sole made in the USA. In addition to looking cool the breathable mesh fabric keeps your feet cool as well. This eco friendly line will be available online January of 2014.

Sandy Pearson owner bicbands


The headband has come a long way from the headache inducing predecessor that you could pick up at the grocery store. Sandy Pearson of bicbands shares with us her latest line of non slip headbands that give a portion of each sale to a different charity every month.

Glam headbands offers team and fundraising pricing with their fully adjustable stylish headband.

And Bani Bands is proud to support home sewers in the USA and China and launched their Band Together program where each product tag comes with a QR code that allows customers to "meet the maker" and learn all about the person that sewed the headband. They also offer team and fundraising discounts and are sold online and locally at Scheels