Should you leave your shop unattended? One daring apparel brand says the practice has boosted trust—and sales.
Lexicons evolve. Let's grow ours by ditching these outdated expressions.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox expressed indifference this week to Outdoor Retailer's possible return to Salt Lake City
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
Our businesses know they have a polybag problem. Here, we take a closer look at the issue—and a better way forward.
Citing Utah's record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement today protesting Outdoor Retailer's potential move to Salt Lake City
A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation's most iconic independent retailers on the eve of its 50th anniversary
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
ORTOVOX and Arc’teryx have collaborated to build an avalanche airbag system meant to set a new standard in backcountry safety
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
Outdoor brands are building new retail channels through the sale of used gear
Black Creek Outfitters in Jacksonville, Florida, is a retail unicorn—a legacy shop with deep community roots that remained under family ownership for nearly four decades. A year shy of its 40th anniversary, the owners have decided to wind it down.
Jake Lah, the founder of DAC Poles, may dislike camping—but his genius with aluminum has turned him into the wizard behind many of the world’s best outdoor shelters
Two brand representatives—one independent, one internal—make their cases
Finding people’s superpowers, keeping it fun, and staying focused on the consumer are Sicotte's keys to success
Publicly traded outdoor-focused companies saw their shares fall 8.9 percent in January, capping a turbulent month
When it comes to meaningful environmental action, former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario believes most outdoor businesses are woefully ineffective
As more urban dwellers venture into local green spaces, outdoor brands should seek them out—strategically
The program invites everyone to donate used gear for a new nonprofit centered around planet, inclusion, and adventure
Our final wrap-up from the show floor in Denver
How are independent outdoor shops retaining employees—not to mention morale and integrity—in a pinched hiring market?
As the world reconverges, one trade show producer has fine-tuned a simple tool for navigating—and respecting—personal comfort
New products, hot takes, and more from the show floor in Denver
Member stores in Grassroots Outdoor Alliance continued to expand, despite ongoing pandemic and supply-chain challenges
Workers at the company's SoHo location in New York have filed for an election to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union
Activists launch The Outdoorist Oath to promote social justice on the trail
Following the continued growth of its retail business, evo plans to turn a full city block in Seattle into a mixed-use development combining retail, restaurants, experiences, and more
The Lebanon, Tennessee, facility will run on 100 percent clean energy and produce zero waste
Nicole Otto will step into the role in June, taking over from Steve Murray
Merrell has pulled out of OR’s Snow Show two weeks before it stages in Denver, citing COVID concerns
After making a slow climb from substantial Q3 losses, the OBJ Outdoor Index experienced another smaller loss under holiday supply chain strains and Omicron variant worries
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
Wilderness medicine training is officially regulated by...no one. We need to change that.
The role will report to founder Davis Smith, who will remain CEO
The company is one of six to receive the annual recognition
Only a handful of outdoor companies saw their shares grow rather than decline last month as the new Covid variant sent jitters through the market
The addition of a CCO signals a possible new retail strategy for the outdoor giant
A new way to showcase products—built for the future
The list honors entrepreneurs innovating in business while focusing on social impact
At this Canadian canoe maker's factory, a specialty material oven caught fire on Oct. 1, halting operations until yesterday. As it turned out, the timing wasn't all bad.
Clay and Meredith Diers are fitting right into the Crested Butte community and keeping the spirit of the store alive
We sat down with an angel investor to learn the secrets of getting startups funded
The Portland startup is focused on making sustainable gear accessible for everyone
The footwear brand has greatly expanded its KEEN Corps program, which rewards customers for volunteering and donating to charities
Nevada-based footwear startup Erem has built a business around circularity and sustainability
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 findings highlight some surprising sales trends at specialty retail
The numbers paint a clear picture of the outdoor industry's troubles in 2020
Indie Outdoor, launched this week, aims to harness the collective power of independent retailers
Limmer Boots has produced world-class footwear since 1919. After working through a few years of transition, the business has new leadership in Chris Sawyer and Adam Lane-Olsen, two brand loyalists who want to carry the company's legacy forward.
Shawn Neville, who joined BOA five years ago, dishes on his company’s recent ownership change, how COVID impacted demand, threats to the brand’s success, and what’s next
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
More outdoor companies saw their shares grow rather than decline in October, but the industry still lags behind other sectors as supply chain concerns intensify
Stio’s new circular commerce program, Second Turn, works to further reduce the brand’s carbon footprint