Last year Park City ski patrollers unionized. Now it’s the lifties’ and electricians’ turn.
Companies are realizing the business benefits of size inclusivity
The outdoor industry’s growth last year was more than three times higher than that of the broader U.S. economy
Colleges across the U.S. are now offering degrees in subjects like gear innovation, guiding, and outdoor-business management. Here’s where to find them.
The problem started with a controversial Tennessee law, which made renewable energy prohibitively expensive for the Memphis gym
An unflinching LinkedIn admission led to an outpouring of support for the founder of one apparel company
The suit seeks return Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to their diminished, Trump-era boundaries
The community of El Paso has mobilized widespread support for a new national monument designation in their backyard. It's time their voices were heard.
The apparel manufacturer also joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover costs for employees who must now travel across state lines for abortion care
These innovative and inspirational leaders are changing business in the outdoors for the better
A new order from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles
If the social platform is a virtual public square, as Mark Zukerberg has proclaimed, it’s one that’s rife with hate, lies, weaponized disinformation, and—in the virtual metaverse—a starkly anti-outdoor worldview. Now that its value as an advertising partner has changed the calculus, it’s worth asking again: Is Facebook simply too toxic for business?
Snowsports Industries America is spearheading an effort to get outdoor gear to those in need
Three advocates break down why—and how—businesses must make justice a key part of their climate strategies
Want to build a more diverse workforce? Here's a guide for attracting applicants, ensuring candidates are assessed fairly, and other best practices.
Halting climate change requires companies to start slashing their carbon emissions now. Here's how to get on the path to a cooler future.
Not every carbon credit is created equal
Shuttered doors, distribution delays, and lost revenue; for these outdoor businesses, climate change is already wreaking havoc
Lexicons evolve. Let's grow ours by ditching these outdated expressions.
National Geographic is set to publish outdoor journalist James Edward Mills’ second book, "Unhidden," which examines the historical connections Black people have to areas managed by the National Park Service
Four explorers paving the way for a new outdoor industry speak in their own words
Our businesses know they have a polybag problem. Here, we take a closer look at the issue—and a better way forward.
TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media apps in the world. It might be time the outdoor industry got on board.
The pandemic created—and exposed—broken links in the global supply chain. Here's how five outdoor brands navigated those hurdles.
Amid turmoil over federal vaccine mandates, some outdoor brands have quietly issued their own requirements
Catch up on the latest in outdoor awesomeness
Outdoor brands are finally starting to see that building clothing and gear in plus sizes is a boon for the bottom line
Two brand representatives—one independent, one internal—make their cases
When it comes to meaningful environmental action, former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario believes most outdoor businesses are woefully ineffective
The steps my company is taking to reduce its environmental impact
Activists launch The Outdoorist Oath to promote social justice on the trail
The brand has challenged other outdoor companies to join effort
The Italian ski boot company hopes to recycle 30,000 pairs of used boots by the end of 2025
If your brand has both a considerable wholesale operation and a growing direct-to-consumer business, it’s critical to communicate your story strategically across those different channels
Augmenting Reality: Wolverine Worldwide Brings Digital and Physical Showrooms Together With the Help of Envoy B2B
A new way to showcase products—built for the future
We sat down with an angel investor to learn the secrets of getting startups funded
Influencer Ken Whiting’s secrets on how to connect with, and inspire, millions of participants within the growing outdoor adventure industry
Planet+Purpose Solutions creates action plans for brands seeking to make sustainability a priority
The numbers paint a clear picture of the outdoor industry's troubles in 2020
The retailer is dedicating $30 million to two initiatives that will aid BIPOC entrepreneurs in scaling their outdoor businesses
The Recreate Responsibly Coalition is asking artists to put greater emphasis on responsible media creation in the outdoors
Stio’s new circular commerce program, Second Turn, works to further reduce the brand’s carbon footprint
The parent company of The North Face, Smartwool, and Timberland will require all office-based U.S. office employees to be vaccinated by January 1
The Utah-based company is bringing steel cans to the plastic-dominated supplement industry
Kara Richardson Whitely, the author of "Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds," says the untapped plus-size market is poised for growth
The Plastic Impact Alliance and Eco Cycle partner up to collect, recycle, and quantify polybag waste from 11 outdoor businesses on Pearl Street in an effort to raise awareness and encourage solutions
Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts—three national monuments threatened under the Trump Administration—saw their full protections restored today with an executive order from President Biden
As the climate warms in coming years, demand for outdoor recreation in the U.S. is expected to decrease, a new study from Utah State University finds
The inaugural Confluence Program will award four multi-year grants to groups led by Asian, Black, Brown, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color working to protect natural places
The REI Cooperative Action Fund will support “nonprofit organizations promoting justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors”
J. Daryl Anthony will serve as the first executive director of the OREC office of Maryland—the 18th state to add a governmental body for promoting outdoor recreation
The outdoor brand's latest social activism involves the highly controversial new law in Texas, which prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy
A succession plan will soon be announced to replace Adams, who’s retiring in December but will serve as a senior adviser for Salomon and Atomic's parent company, Amer Sports, until June 2022
The Lake Tahoe resort has renamed itself Palisades Tahoe after its previous moniker was deemed a slur against Indigenous women
Outdoor e-commerce brand Cairn analyzed 70,000 data points to prove gear companies are skewing apparel sizes lower than what consumers want and need
Troy Sicotte, who had served as interim co-president at Mountain Hardwear for the last three months, takes the brand’s reins from Joe Vernachio, who recently left to become COO for Allbirds
Alisa Otto, Founder of Ottomatic Threads, Is on a Mission to Bring Size Inclusivity to the Outdoor Industry
Too many uncomfortable experiences wearing men’s clothing when out on trails prompted Otto to redesign women’s outdoor apparel
Technology has become an all-encompassing fixture of our lives, even when it comes to outdoor recreation. Here’s a snapshot of how it’s shaping our national parks—for better or for worse.
Behind the scenes in the outdoor industry, technology is ever-present and increasingly powerful. Are you up to speed on the latest developments?
Today’s athlete sponsorships are rife with dangerous pressure, inequality, and unfair compensation. It’s time for things to change.
The outdoor apparel company celebrated the first anniversary of its self-created Responsible Packaging Movement by declaring itself a 100 percent plastic-free packaging brand
Get to know these outdoor movers and shakers through their own words
Mental health is now factoring more heavily in business leaders' decisions
The historic expedition was announced at Outdoor Retailer's summer show in Denver this month
The running market is missing a huge opportunity by largely ignoring BIPOC participants. How can brands fix the problem? Start with proper recognition and support.
More brands are reducing waste by selling used and upcycled gear. It’s good for the environment, but it’s also good for the bottom line.
A conversation with Wyn Wiley, aka Pattie Gonia
Outdoor brands are working to address their plastic packaging problem, one polybag at a time
The outdoor industry is doubling down on sustainability tools and standards to measure and mitigate its environmental impact. Is it working?
Two gear makers with very different approaches to PTO square off
A recent dustup between specialty retailers and a behemoth market research firm has the industry wondering: Have we been basing our biggest business decisions on crap data for decades?
The trade war has taken a backseat to Covid during the last year and a half, but tariffs are still top of mind for many outdoor brands. Here’s the latest.
After receiving a difficult diagnosis last year, Larsen drew on his decades of experience as an adventurer to fight the disease
Hunters and anglers say other outdoor users need to step up as the costs of conservation skyrocket
Trade shows are returning this summer, but for many, sustainability measures have taken a back seat to safety
As sales reps return to in-person work, bespoke, private showrooms have become the new norm
The insulated bottle brand will begin using certified 90 percent post-consumer recycled 18/8 stainless steel starting in 2022
In the wake of the pandemic, some brands, like Cotopaxi, are sticking with the remote work (or hybrid) model. Here’s how to do it right.
Through The Outbound Collective’s Writers Residency for Underrepresented, McGrady is sharing her perspective on the outdoor world she loves