The recipients of the Outdoor Inspiration Award for Lifetime Achievement, the pioneering couple has pushed Burton, snowboarding, and our entire industry to higher heights.

The polar explorer also shares his go-to meal in frigid weather

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After conquering the hardest adventure challenge on earth, Nungshi and Tashi Malik set their sights on an even greater conquest: teaching other young Indian women to break free of gender stereotypes and achieve their wildest dreams

Official Outdoor Recreation Industry Offices are blooming across the U.S. How can you—and your state—become part of the movement?

As online shoppers demand ever-swifter delivery options, vendors and retailers must work together to compete with the likes of Amazon. When they do, the “last-mile” distribution problem disappears for brands while local stores land the sale.

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Polar explorer Vincent Colliard represents a new breed of sponsored athlete: Instead of just notching rad exploits, he’s inspiring environmental give-back on a global scale

Perhaps less widely known than her partner, Hayden Kennedy, Inge Perkins was a climbing force in her own right

Two and a half years after opening his unique, B-Corp certified mountain town shop, Travis Underwood, owner of Chopwood Mercantile, is considering getting out. With his big ideas on how to move the bar for specialty retail, was he too far ahead of his time? Here, he offers lessons learned and some ideas on how to revitalize retail.

Smith discusses why Cotopaxi is so focused on poverty reduction, why the brand still uses Kickstarter, and where he wants Cotopaxi to be in 10 years

One lousy fit for Phil Oren turned into a revolutionary way of fitting shoes for all hardcore hikers

OUT There Adventures founder Elyse Rylander has been working hard to bring more visibility to the queer community. Here are her suggestions to make your business more inclusive.

The biggest name at OR talks advocacy, heroes, and how to get the rest of the world fired up

NEMO founder Cam Brensinger spent three days working the sales floor at Sunlight Sports in Cody, Wyoming, to get back in touch with specialty outdoor retail. In this three-part series, Brensinger and Sunlight Sports owner, Wes Allen, will brainstorm on how specialty outdoor shops and brands can better collaborate and work together for the ultimate health of the outdoor industry.

Local history, family history, and shop history mesh at Hometown Sports

In his first interview as Mountain Hardwear's new president, Joe Vernachio talks about the brand's relationship with retailers, diversity in the industry, and a renewed focus on climbing

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Learn more about the environmental impact of the durable water repellent (DWR) on your gear

Partnering with an organization that helps underrepresented young adults find internships is surprisingly simple. And it's likely to be highly effective.

By partnering with local organizations in Nepal and eco-conscious brands, George Basch, founder of the Himalayan Stove Project, is helping families cook safer

Pro adaptive climber Craig DeMartino has overcome life-changing injuries. Now, he's working to help others overcome their own obstacles.

Conservation photographer Florian Schulz discusses his new book, The Wild Edge, and how he uses photography to encourage conservation efforts in North America and the Arctic Ocean.

Betty Reid Soskin worked her way up from Jim Crow laws and bleak employment options to become the oldest (and one of the most respected) rangers in the National Park Service

When Kickstarter was young, fresh and newsworthy on its own, at the dawn of crowdfunding, Peak Design founder Peter Dering decided to take a chance. He was sick and tired of slinging his DSLR over his shoulder or neck while hiking, only to have it slam into his body at…

Can Beyond Surface solve the industry’s DWR problem? Find out why Patagonia is banking more than $1 million on it.

The best formula for environmental-friendly practices and products is to make them profitable says Patagonia's director of environmental strategies

Critics claim the industry's go-to water repellent needs a makeover. Brands race to find an eco-friendly, high-performance formula.

OBJ talks to new Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario to find out where she sees the brand heading

Ted Manning tells OBJ his plans for Ibex, where he recently took the post of CEO

Trekking, ski and Nordic pole company Leki lost its passionate owner and CEO Klaus Lenhart on Monday following his death in a plane crash

Do you know an innovator, influencer, or forward-thinker changing outdoor business for the better? We want to feature them in the pages of our next print magazine.

Brands and organizations have pledged their support through donations and other measures

An upcoming virtual event will provide resources for creating safer industry workplaces

Cairn's "Gear Up, Give Back" program makes it easy to keep old gear out of the landfill