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Independent sales reps are vital to the outdoor industry. As stores close, revenue dries up, and travel plans are cancelled, many of them are hurting. Here, four of them reflect on the situation.

After saying goodbye to her outdoor startup Wylder Goods earlier this year, Lindsey Davis has taken on a new challenge at ORR.

Lawson Hammock in North Carolina just secured a major growth investment, defying the economic challenges of the coronavirus

Adventure 16, one of the industry's most storied heritage retailers, closed its doors this January after 58 years in business. After taking some time to reflect, CEO John D. Mead speaks about the process of saying goodbye.

Show director Kenji Haroutunian says the show has not been cancelled

After closing all 162 of its stores last month while keeping employees on the payroll, the company has now decided that many workers will lose income for 90 days

The female-focused online retailer has decided to close up shop

The nation's largest outdoor trade show, previously scheduled for June 23-25 in Denver, has been called off

The Bozeman company has teamed up with a local quilting organization to make masks for hospitals

Emergency changes to the company's Seattle factory will allow for large-scale production of masks by early summer

Kitsbow, a cycling apparel company in North Carolina, uses a "lean production" method that allowed it to respond to the coronavirus crisis with speed and efficiency

As ski resorts close and quarantine measures tighten across the nation, people have taken to the backcountry in record numbers. It's not a good idea.

Eddie Bauer and Flowfold have shifted manufacturing capacity to produce masks for hospitals

Emerald Holdings, Inc. has suffered significant losses as event cancellations pile up

The digital retail platform has implemented new tools and discounts for independent shops trying to survive the coronavirus crisis

Expanding on its coronavirus aid program announced last week, Toad&Co has pledged even more help to struggling retailers

On Sunday, the CDC recommended cancelling or postponing events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks

OIA has delayed Capitol Summit in Washington, D.C. amid growing coronavirus fears

One of the industry's largest brands has halted all operations and shut down its website until further notice

With the Nepalese side of the mountain now closed, Everest is entirely shut down for the spring

As the organization celebrates five years in existence, Cohen reflects on the space VOP has created, both emotional and cultural, for outdoor participants in the LGBTQIA+ community

As China restricts access to the north and east faces of the mountain, climbers and guide companies see their summit plans dashed

As coronavirus spreads across the globe and alarm builds, stranger news seems to break by the day. On Monday, a Patagonia employee in Reno, Nevada, reported to the company that his roommate had contracted the virus, resulting in the employee’s exposure and potential infection. In response to the claim, Patagonia…

Ever an ally of independent retailers, the Santa Barbara-based company has agreed to provide financial assistance to specialty shops whose bottom lines have taken a hit

After a long and successful career—including years spent as CEO of Patagonia and president of KEEN—Sheahan knows a thing or two about celebrating and protecting the outdoors

What do you get when you cross Cold War military technology with a laser-equipped smart mirror? A new way for consumers to engage with supply chain transparency.

The paddlesports and technical apparel company has responded to a year of growth by reinvesting significantly in its facilities and workforce

As Bruce Franks says farewell to a long career at Asolo, Bill Lockwood steps up to take his place

The new initiative partners with community leaders and activists to make the outdoors a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive space for all

At Bluebird Backcountry, there isn't a single chairlift in sight

Robert Pavao, 20, was arraigned Monday for the stabbing of a female Timberland employee

After more than four decades of bag and apparel innovation, Rab is getting into the sleeping pad game