Share prices at outdoor companies fell across the board last month, as did all U.S. indices

Despite some gains, the picture wasn't great in August

Publicly traded outdoor companies saw their collective shares decline 5.9 percent in February

Publicly traded outdoor-focused companies saw their shares fall 8.9 percent in January, capping a turbulent month

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

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

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

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

The recently formed parent company of four outdoor brands began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday

Patagonia Provisions this week unveiled a collection of wines, ciders, and sake, bolstering its existing lineup of food and beer

The co-op, which has offered adventure tours in Wyoming for more than a decade, on November 5 will open its first store in the state

The ingredient brand—which “people feel but usually don’t see,” in the words of CEO Mike Joyce—is now talking directly to those who buy the products its technologies enhance

NPD Group, which tracks product sales data for the outdoors and numerous other industries, found itself in the crosshairs of one outdoor group earlier this year

REI is continuing its annual #OptOutside campaign—despite a tough sales environment due to Covid in 2020—by closing its doors on Black Friday and encouraging customers to spend time outdoors

Only incorporated since June and currently PE-backed, the platform is already preparing to go public as it looks to leverage the success of its four outdoor brands

As the climate warms in coming years, demand for outdoor recreation in the U.S. is expected to decrease, a new study from Utah State University finds

Outdoor-focused publicly traded companies saw their collective shares sink 6.1 percent in the third quarter, signaling a return to earth after a scorching first half of 2021

The REI Cooperative Action Fund will support “nonprofit organizations promoting justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors”

The 5th annual event in Estes Park, Colo., gave outdoor journalists a place to learn, collaborate, and network and a select number of brands to really connect with their message

J. Daryl Anthony will serve as the first executive director of the OREC office of Maryland—the 18th state to add a governmental body for promoting outdoor recreation

Davis Smith detailed his ambitious plans for Cotopaxi following a recent capital raise, including the ways top-line growth can help the company better live its mission

According to company leadership, Eastpak’s relaunch in the U.S. and Canada is unrelated to VF’s recent sale of adventure travel brand Eagle Creek

The global ski resort operator has outlined its safety protocols for the upcoming season. The big changes: reservations are no longer required, but guests in some restaurants—and all employees—must be vaccinated.

A succession plan will soon be announced to replace Adams, who’s retiring in December but will serve as a senior adviser for Salomon and Atomic's parent company, Amer Sports, until June 2022

The Swedish company Dometic makes a splash in the cooler category with the addition of Texas-based Igloo, an iconic brand that’s been chilling drinks since 1949

MountainFLOW eco-wax is requiring employees to take at least three days off to “unplug and disconnect from all devices and work responsibilities”

The 11-year-old Swiss footwear maker, which debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, has an estimated market value of $7.3 billion

The Lake Tahoe resort has renamed itself Palisades Tahoe after its previous moniker was deemed a slur against Indigenous women

Troy Sicotte, who had served as interim co-president at Mountain Hardwear for the last three months, takes the brand’s reins from Joe Vernachio, who recently left to become COO for Allbirds

The collective shares of outdoor-focused public companies posted modest gains in August, up from July’s surprising setback

Solo Stove's recent acquisitions, the latest of which closed yesterday, will form the basis for a new DTC-focused outdoor portfolio called Solo Brands

David Gellis, president of Gordini USA Inc., shared what’s on tap for the brand as it ramps up sustainability efforts and works to welcome more people into outdoor sports

The two outdoor brands have disputed a warming-technology patent for several years. Though the latest verdict fell in Seirus’ favor, Columbia plans to appeal the decision.

Renowned for making premium sleeping bags, pads, tents, and other outdoor products, the 20-year-old company has decided it no longer wants customers carrying gear in backpacks made by other brands

The outdoor brand has reportedly stopped selling products to JHMR’s retail stores because of an event held earlier this month by one of the resort’s owners

On the last day of this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer event, we sat down with Show Director Marisa Nicholson to discuss how it went, what’s in store for January's Snow Show, and whether OR will move out of Denver in 2023

The trade war has taken a backseat to Covid during the last year and a half, but tariffs are still top of mind for many outdoor brands. Here’s the latest.

We spoke with Sword, the former Oberalp, Pearl Izumi, and Bell/Giro executive, about his new post and the opportunities—and challenges—that lie ahead for the Colorado company he now leads

For the first time since OBJ began tracking the stock performance of outdoor-focused public companies, the industry slipped. Was it a blip or does it signal the start of a trend?

The insulated bottle brand will begin using certified 90 percent post-consumer recycled 18/8 stainless steel starting in 2022

The gear maker’s newest venture is a campground in Washington state that’s modeled after existing sites in its home country of Japan and honors the brand’s ethos of connecting consumers with nature

Mystery Ranch recently contracted with Sea to Summit for distribution in Australia. Alex Kutches, VP of sales for the pack brand, says finding a trusted partner that understands a new market will increase the chance of expansion success.

The Colorado town has seen a surge in both manufacturers and retailers opening their doors on its iconic Pearl Street Mall as the pandemic continues to drive consumers outdoors

When an oil company targeted the North Face with a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign accusing the brand of hypocritical climate activism, it served as a reminder of the contentious—yet partially codependent—relationship between the outdoor and fossil fuel industries

MacNeill Pride Group, a portfolio company of the private equity firm Centre Partners, has added another outdoor asset with the acquisition of the Utah-based camping gear brand

The eyewear and headwear icon and one of its ingredient-brand partners have accused the snowsports giant of improperly using their patented technology in certain Anon-branded snow helmets

The outdoor brand and retailer hopes to broaden its consumer base with the launch of the “Rent Your Adventure” program

We spoke with Patrick Lynch, formerly of Backbone Media, to learn more about KAR Direct, the startup he launched in 2019 to help brands grow their e-commerce channel—and their brand recognition

When an oil company targeted The North Face with a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign accusing the brand of hypocritical climate activism, it served as a reminder of the contentious—yet partially codependent—relationship between the outdoor and fossil fuel industries

The OBJ Outdoor Index for the second quarter shows that outdoor businesses continue to outperform other industries by a wide margin

The artist Futura had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the brand earlier this year because he says the apparel technology’s logo resembled one of his atom designs

The team at Chopwood Mercantile has created a six-step pledge to raise awareness about the overuse of public lands and encourage responsible camping

The co-op also honored Cannondale, NEMO Equipment, Fjällräven, and Darn Tough Vermont as part of its annual Vendor Partner of the Year awards

The heritage outdoor brand has a new leadership team in place and a new vision for the way it makes and markets apparel and gear

Alterra Mountain Co., Boyne Resorts, POWDR, and Vail Resorts this week announced the Climate Collaborative Charter, a unified effort to promote ski-resort sustainability

We spoke with two of the people running the newly created Vista Outdoor Corporate Foundation to find out what prompted the formation of the charity and what causes it will support

The OBJ Outdoor Index moderated in May, but it still outpaced other indices, proving that publicly traded outdoor businesses remain a safe bet

Clarus Corp. President John Walbrecht spoke exclusively with OBJ about the company’s $198 million acquisition of Rhino-Rack, including what drove the deal and what’s next for its newest asset

In its 2020 annual report, Outdoor Industry Association outlined the ways it worked to help member companies deal with an unprecedented year

Vista Outdoor, the parent company of CamelBak, Giro, Camp Chef, and others, has acquired e-bike maker QuietKat and the “hunt athleisure” brand Venor, adding to its portfolio of outdoor companies

The Seattle brand has created a technical layering system with inclusive sizing thanks to a group of outdoor athletes who struggled to find outdoor clothing that fit

Canadian outdoor apparel and equipment brand Arc'teryx has launched ReBird, which connects customers to used gear, upcycled products, and care and repair services

The British outdoor gear brand is adding to its collection of mountain essentials with a series of packs for hiking and climbing

The new line from OXO, part of Helen of Troy’s Housewares division, will be sold exclusively at REI starting this month

As an Ibex superfan for many years, Bonie Shupe dreamed of working for the renowned maker of merino apparel. Now she’s in charge of reviving the brand.

As an Ibex superfan for many years, Bonie Shupe dreamed of working for the renowned maker of merino apparel. Now she’s in charge of reviving the brand

Cramer, on his popular CNBC investment show, told viewers that when it comes to stocks, the “great outdoors theme has more legs than you realize.” These are the brands he shouted out.

The latest installment of the OBJ Outdoor Index measures the gains or losses of corporations’ share prices during the past month and compares the industry’s April performance with other indices

Gregory VP John Sears says the first-of-its-kind pack line—intended to spark a movement of gear inclusivity—is here to stay

Emerald Holding’s new digital marketplace stems from its $34 million acquisition of the B2B sales platform PlumRiver

We checked in with a handful of core footwear makers to find out what material and design innovations they’ve got in store for this year and beyond

The iconic Swiss outdoor brand’s parent company, Conzzeta AG, sold Mammut to London-based Telmos Capital as part of a planned rightsizing of its portfolio

The founder of the Swedish tent brand Hilleberg spoke with Outside Business Journal about the company’s longevity, family culture, and decades-long loyalty to a single product category

After the co-op reported a double-digit sales decline and a net loss for the year, we took a deep dive into financials across the outdoor industry to see how the retailer compared

The North American CEO of the Italian footwear brand discusses how his company is taking its sustainability efforts to the next level

The former global GM of The North Face’s Mountain Sports division has partnered with Stanford scientists on a fabric technology that’s designed to revolutionize outdoor apparel and more

Investors are betting big on the outdoor industry, as evidenced by recent stock performances. Our new index provides a snapshot of public companies’ financial picture and measures the health of the industry.

How brands are managing port delays and other shipping slowdowns

The president of Oboz discusses the growing demand for outdoor footwear, the company’s imminent DTC channel, and what else is on tap for the Bozeman-based brand

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