What’s New at CamelBak, Bell, Giro, QuietKat, and Other Vista Outdoor Brands?
Take a closer look at the latest products from a select handful of the company’s iconic outdoor gear makers
A seismic shift is underway at Vista Outdoor Inc., the Anoka, Minnesota-based parent company of 39 renowned outdoor and sporting product brands. On May 5, the multibillion-dollar corporation announced it would separate into two independent, publicly traded companies—Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, each of which will operate under new names and stock tickers beginning in 2023.
In the coming months, Vista Outdoor will provide more details on what this move will entail, but in the meantime, it’s business as usual for the company’s brands—and “business as usual” this time of year means trade show season and displaying the latest gear from those brands’ award-winning production and design teams.
From the recent Grassroots Connect, Outdoor Retailer Summer market, and OutDoor by ISPO to next month’s Big Gear Show, there’s no shortage of chances to see the amazing outdoor apparel and equipment making the rounds on this summer’s trade show circuit.
But for members of the outdoor trade world who haven’t gotten the chance to admire the latest offerings from Vista Outdoor’s portfolio of iconic outdoor brands—or who have but want to learn more—here’s the rundown on the hottest gear from Bell, CamelBak, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, and Stone Glacier:
Bell Helmets in April announced its all-new XR Spherical helmet, a gravel-focused cycling helmet that offers unmatched protection to riders by using a new outer shell shape and spherical technology, powered by the Mips® ball-and-socket design, to redirect rotational impact forces. This do-it-all helmet blends the ventilation of a road helmet with the deep coverage of a mountain bike helmet. Click here to learn more.
CamelBak, the global leader in award-winning personal hydration products, recently added three new products to its Horizon Drinkware collection—the Can Cooler (three sizes), Straw Tumbler (two sizes), and Tall Mug (one size). The newly released products complement CamelBak’s already robust line of Horizon Drinkware and give consumers added options for enjoying their favorite beverages with the quality features CamelBak is known for, including 18/8 stainless steel, non-slip silicone pads on the base, and a powder-coat finish. Click here to learn more.
Camp Chef, long renowned for industry-leading innovation, has brought another groundbreaking grill to the market. The Apex Grill, now available, combines the best of the ever-popular wood pellet grill with the time-tested option of using propane to get the job done quickly. In one unit, and in a single chamber, a griller will be able to switch fuel sources with a press of a button. So whether it’s a quick cook of grilled chicken or a well-earned smoke ring on a brisket, it will be grilling like never before. Click here to learn more.
Giro Sport Design, the cycling world’s design leader, has announced the release of Insurgent Spherical, a bike helmet built to deliver the protection that top riders demand as they redefine what is possible in progressive mountain biking. Built around the advanced protection of Spherical Technology™ powered by Mips®, the Insurgent has been designed for optimum ventilation, comfort, and performance. Click here to learn more.
QuietKat Electric Bikes, the leader in off-road electric bikes, announced at the Easter Jeep Safari the addition of the Jeep® eBike Rubicon model, featuring a 21ah battery, which provides an additional 45 percent more range than the brand’s original Jeep eBike. Premium components include an inverted suspension fork, wide-range gearing, and 6” of suspension travel both front and rear. The fat 4.8” tires and powerful electric motor can conquer the steepest and most rugged terrain. Click here to learn more.
Stone Glacier, the newest brand in Vista Outdoor’s expansive portfolio, is proud to tout the Chilkoot 32º quilt, a sleep system that’s highly packable, lightweight, and designed for early-to mid-season backcountry hunts. With a focus on warmth-to-weight ratio, the Chilkoot 32° quilt utilizes industry-leading materials to achieve an overall weight and temperature rating that is second to none. When space, weight, and warmth are critical, the Chilkoot 32º should be in your hunting pack. Click here to learn more.
Drop us an email to learn more about Vista Outdoor and our brands. And look for deeper dives on big changes happening at the company—the upcoming separation and new M&A announcements—plus updated brand news in future installments of Outside Business Journal’s Partnership Program. Media Contact: Eric Smith: 901-573-9156, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at www.vistaoutdoor.com.