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Put your money where your heart is. If you like to play the stock market, and you believe in the economic strength of the outdoor industry, why not invest in one of these publicly traded outdoor companies?

Christine Iksic and Chris Kaminski's Pittsburgh specialty outdoor shop will open its doors officially for the first time this spring. But it's not exactly their first rodeo. They've been outfitting outdoorspeople in the 'Burgh for several years in unconventional ways.

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Black Diamond Inc. (NYSE:BDE) and its public stockholders

New owner Vista Outdoor will add the hydration bottle, back and filter company to a collection of more than 30 outdoor and sporting goods brands

Partnering with TSG, Backcountry will expand into adjacent categories and international markets, as well as enhance marketing and brand building efforts

Among other things, Patagonia learned that some its suppliers in Taiwan were using labor brokers to bring in cheap, and potentially forced, migrant workers

As outdoor retail leader grows, it looks to maintain connection its with consumers. Can a larger REI also remain small and local?

Emerald Expositions group sales director, Marisa Nicholson, to replace Haroutunian as show director

OBJ has the inside scoop and first look at the new Toad & Co. with CEO and owner Gordon Seabury.

Columbia Sportswear to pay $190 million for the yoga, climbing and lifestyle brand to expand categories and better balance seasonality

Rue Mapp talks to us about how the outdoor industry can overcome some its diversity shortcomings

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

No decision has been made, but company officials told investors they are giving a serious look at retail stores to promote the brand and sales

CGPR President dishes out social media tips, how to react to negative news, and where small brands on a budget should focus their PR efforts

OBJ takes an in-depth look at the growing business with its effect on retail, the latest strategies and how brands are attempting to walk the fine line between vendor and competitor

In reporting its quarterly results Friday, Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq:JOUT) revealed previously undisclosed financial details of its recent Jetboil acquisition

Another day, another acquisition in the outdoor industry. On Wednesday, Jetboil became the latest of more than a dozen outdoor brands to be scooped up this year. Find out how the brand fits in with its new owner Johnson Outdoors.

Black Diamond lifted the veil on its closely guarded, initial line of apparel, giving its top dealers, investors and OBJ an exclusive first look at the products in Salt Lake City

Black Diamond Inc. continued in its acquisition mode, announcing plans Monday to acquire Austria-based Pieps, best known for its avalanche transceivers, probes and other winter safety gear. OBJ has the first interview with Black Diamond CEO Peter Metcalf, plus details on why winter safety is a top bright spot for the wintersports market.

OBJ has the exclusive first look at Stio, a new outdoor apparel brand being launched by Cloudveil founder Stephen Sullivan this fall

The parent company of Black Diamond and Gregory Mountain Products added protective gear brand Poc Sports to its team Thursday, acquiring the Swedish business for about $43.5 million. Black Diamond Inc. CEO Peter Metcalf talks first to OBJ about the deal.

PrimaLoft will become its own independent company as its parent firm Albany International has agreed to sell the insulation brand for $38 million to its current management team in partnership with Prudential Capital Partners. Michael Joyce is the new company's president and 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

Wolverine Worldwide, parent to Merrell, Chaco and Patagonia Footwear, will add Saucony to its list of outdoor and running brands as the company announced a deal to acquire Collective Brands’ Performance and Lifestyle groups for about $1.23 billion