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A detailed look at Outside Inc.’s first foray into Web3 and how it might improve our digital health and overall wellbeing

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A new order from interior secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles

A new order from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles

The Connecticut-based portfolio company will pick up the synthetic insulation manufacturer for about $530 million

The deal, announced today, will make Five V Capital–a certified B Corporation based in Sydney—the company's majority shareholder

A former Eddie Bauer executive, Damian Huang, will serve as Cotopaxi's first president; at Grassroots, former VP Gabe Maier will step in to lead.

The market is still going crazy. Outdoor stocks are by no means immune—but there are some reasons for hope.

The parent company of CamelBak, Giro, and Camp Chef plans to separate its outdoor business from its ammunition division in 2023

One of the outdoor industry's most experienced leaders dishes about lessons he's learned over the years, how he defines success, and more

A new report shows that some outdoor companies, like Patagonia and KEEN, are making strides to eliminate harmful chemicals from their products. But others are lagging far behind.

As the broader market notched modest gains, publicly traded outdoor companies continued to slide last month

Our parent company is launching a new NFT project, the Outerverse, to promote sustainability and get people outside

Despite public pressure to stay out of Utah, the outdoor industry’s largest trade show will leave Denver and relocate to its former home in Salt Lake City in 2023

The outdoor industry's largest trade show will leave Denver and relocate to its former home in Salt Lake City in 2023

The nonprofit's current co-CEOs are stepping down in April. The group is seeing a leader with a "forward-thinking strategy" to replace them

After five years leading the retailer buying group, Hill is handing over the reins

Snowsports Industries America has confirmed a deal to sell the consumer-focused winter sports show to Raccoon Events

If the vote is certified, around 100 employees at REI's flagship store in Manhattan would be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

The materials company Cocona Labs has convinced a Colorado district court to reopen two separate IP suits it has pursued since 2016

Utah Governor Spencer Cox expressed indifference this week to Outdoor Retailer's possible return to Salt Lake City

Citing Utah’s record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement this week protesting the trade show’s potential return to Salt Lake City

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

ORTOVOX and Arc’teryx have collaborated to build an avalanche airbag system meant to set a new standard in backcountry safety

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.

When it comes to meaningful environmental action, former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario believes most outdoor businesses are woefully ineffective

A roundup of happenings from the show floor—new gear, education recaps, and more

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

Outdoor Retailer's contract with the City of Denver is set to expire at the end of 2022. Utah—the trade show's former home—and other states are fighting for a chance to host the event in years to come.

Like proud (and anxious) parents, we’re watching the outdoor market grow up fast

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

Now in its twentieth year of operation, Colorado-based gear maker Big Agnes is preparing for rapid growth and possible expansion into new categories

Story-based marketing is hot right now. Three new campaigns from The North Face, Houdini, and Kari Traa show how outdoor companies are leaning into the trend.

A month of high-profile acquisitions indicates investors are bullish on the long-term strength of the outdoor economy, even as the industry itself struggles to keep pace with the maturing moral ethos of outdoor consumers

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

A collaboration between e-commerce platforms Quivers and NuORDER allows brands to automate in-store pickup for online orders

One of the outdoor industry's most famous gear shops, Neptune Mountaineering of Boulder, Colo., has been purchased by another just up the road in Aspen, Ute Mountaineer

The interstate competition for Outdoor Retailer's next contract is heating up

The outdoor brand's latest social activism involves the highly controversial new law in Texas, which prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy

The retailer-focused trade show scheduled for November has released new vaccine and mask requirements

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

Ascend Afghanistan, a U.S. nonprofit operating in Kabul, teaches leadership skills to girls through the sport of climbing. This week, we relieved a letter from a 17-year-old member of the organization asking the world for help as the Taliban tightens its grip on the country.

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.

The invite-only trade show set to stage this November in Kansas City will bar unvaccinated registrants, according to event leadership

As the world gets used to doing more business online, B2B e-commerce providers are sparring for market leadership in the outdoor industry. Dozens of brands have yet to adopt a technology. Welcome to open season.

The New Mexico ski resort has hiked its minimum wage to $15 per hour to exceed the living-wage standard for Taos County

The executive director of Outdoor Industry Association, alongside other business leaders, met with the president and vice president Thursday in the White House, as the Senate nears debate on a landmark infrastructure bill

After transitioning to a remote-first work model, Cotopaxi devised a new way for team members to meet in person: a camping retreat with hiking and climbing, team games, and storytelling sessions

Polartec announced today that it has eliminated PFAS—some of the most harmful chemicals used in gear production—across its line of products

The 100 percent employee-owned insole brand has signed an acquisition deal with Seattle-based Westward Partners

The 6,500-square-foot space will be the smallest of the co-op's nationwide locations

Parent company VF Corporation will shut down the decades-old brand by the end of the year

As Outdoor Retailer and The Big Gear Show prepare for in-person events this summer, many in the industry are still debating whether to attend

Outside has unveiled its new membership platform, a one-stop shop for active lifestyle participants with premium articles and reviews, event discounts, sport-specific training plans, and more from the company's portfolio of 36 brands

Patagonia beat out 99 other prominent U.S. businesses in consumer rankings for company ethics, citizenship, and culture

Tennessee-based MacNeill Pride Group snapped up the 25-year-old GCI Outdoor—maker of camping tables, chairs, and other outdoor gear

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared her love of backpacking on Instagram this week—and shouted out some well-known advocacy groups working to make the outdoors more inclusive

Kim Ang, the new chief executive KAYA, has big plans for the future of the company

Here are a few easy ideas for getting involved this year

The owner and managing partner of LEKI passed away on April 17 after battling an undisclosed illness

Faced with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, New York resident Dan Schoenthal decided to complete a lifelong goal and hike the Appalachian Trail

The Colorado-based creator of active lifestyle content and experiences has added Cairn, an outdoor subscription-box service, to its rapidly growing portfolio of brands

Backcountry's inaugural class of Breaking Trail athletes is focused on increasing diversity in the outdoors

Two new eye-catching pieces of gear from HOKA ONE ONE and Cotopaxi dropped this week. They're pretty cool on their own, but the mission behind them makes them even better.

A Pennsylvania retailer brilliantly combined absurd humor and serious commentary in our favorite April Fools' Day joke of the year

Outdoor Industry Association's latest report indicates shifting participation demographics as a direct result of Covid

Our parent company has laid out its DEI goals for the year in a detailed annual report

Two years ago, a beer from the St. Louis brewing corporation Anheuser-Busch called "Patagonia" appeared on the market. The outdoor gear brand was, predictably, not pleased.

Our parent company has made a public promise to all content creators: 30 days after you complete your work, you will be paid. Period.

George Basch's Himalayan Stove Project is shutting down. Over the last decade, the initiative delivered thousands of safe and environmentally friendly cooking stoves to families in Nepal.

Maro LaBlance, founder of the California-based content agency Campfire Collective, has put a new spin on pandemic video content

Mask requirements and other coronavirus rules have caused some distressing confrontations between retail employees and customers recently. A new training tool can help.

Will the industry's warm-season shows run as scheduled this year? We spoke to leaders of several important events to find out.

The Colorado-based PR pro and co-founder of Inside Out Communications has struck out on her own

The online retailer will expand the size of its physical retail footprint with two new shops in Utah and Colorado

A friend, colleague, and industry role model needs our help

Snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones has announced his company's entry into the apparel market

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