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Making a net-positive impact as a company selling stuff is hard. These businesses stand out for their design innovation, social and political action, and meaningful sustainability commitments.

The good news: you can easily opt for a greener bank so your money works for good

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There’s never been a better time to seek the positive benefits of being outdoors, which is why this travel writer keeps coming back to Utah

In the Northeast, you'll find many of the nation's oldest and most interesting gear shops—and some of its younger and most innovative

With the airline industry struggling because of COVID-19, summer, fall, and winter plane fares to adventure destinations are hitting unprecedented lows. Airlines are also offering free change and cancellation fees. Should you hop on these deals now or wait and see? We consulted industry experts to find out—and rounded up some of the best fares out there.

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How do you create a campaign that thrills, not flops? We asked the experts at Origin for five key tips.

Some bucket-list destinations will be more budget-friendly than ever this year. Here's where to go to make your dollar stretch.

Winter is off-season for several world-class destinations, which means lower plane fares and hotel rates. We asked Scott's Cheap Flights for advice on which trips to book.

A ski weekend doesn't have to involve spending hundreds of dollars a night on a fancy slopeside resort. These hostels offer cozy accommodations close to some of North America's best skiing.

Heed this expert advice before you cancel a flight or abandon a dream destination

Women's pockets used to be functional. Why aren't they anymore?

These locals-only mountains might not have fancy spas or heated lifts, but they all sell affordable tickets and have hostels and cheap hotels nearby

As we wait to see when we'll be traveling again, these apps can help you to save for your next adventure

Why women make less than men—and what we all can do to fix it

More than two dozen women tested synthetic and wool long underwear from 18 brands. These are the products that came out on top.

Because nothing beats a beer and a bite after a long day on the trail

The industry’s largest specialty retailer is also its most powerful. Does that make it a visionary leader? Necessary evil? Cutthroat competitor? Or something else entirely?

The most coveted collab in the history of collabs isn’t even one you can pitch. You have to wait for it to come to you. But don’t worry, there are proven and profitable ways to partner with like-minded brands

Avoid coral-killing chemical sunscreens and try one of these safer sun-protection methods

The Buena Vista store co-founded a festival for outdoor enthusiasts, and caters to locals and tourists alike

The Native American advocate is passionate about bridging the gap between native people and the outdoor industry

Multitalented footwear for everywhere you go

The champion of the outdoor industry in Colorado weighs in on recreation's influence, Outdoor Retailer's impact, and his plans post governorship

The outdoor industry was once seen as a sleeping giant in the fight for public lands, according to author Timothy Egan. Not anymore

Five testers brought 20 pairs of underwear around the world. Here are their favorites.

Lots of big brands are shifting toward more sustainable gear, without harmful PFCs. But for the industry as a whole, change is slow.

Three years after the Camber CEO Pledge, outdoor companies still struggle to find and hire female leaders. The gap is slowly closing, but the lack of focus on hiring women of color is clearer than ever.

Patagonia's Christie Fong divulges why the outdoors is such a major part of her life

Everyone is talking about equality for women right now. But these five publications, podcasts, and blogs are doing more than chit chat—they're listening and propelling those conversations

Smith discusses why Cotopaxi is so focused on poverty reduction, why the brand still uses Kickstarter, and where he wants Cotopaxi to be in 10 years

Is it possible to get a better customer experience on a website than in a shop? Backcountry.com says yes.

One lousy fit for Phil Oren turned into a revolutionary way of fitting shoes for all hardcore hikers

OUT There Adventures founder Elyse Rylander has been working hard to bring more visibility to the queer community. Here are her suggestions to make your business more inclusive.

Outdoor Retailer hasn't said a word yet, but the Denver Post has confirmed the show will be moving to Colorado

Boutique Hors Circuits, in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, has doubled sales for its sister adventure company since it opened two years ago

What started out as a simple way to keep sleeping bags from rolling off pads has morphed into one of the biggest tent, bag, and pad sellers on the market

We all know #vanlife has been a boon for many brands. Rachael Herrscher, CEO of Social Boost and founder of Today's Mama, explains how bloggers can help your business, too.

Emerald Expositions started trading on the New York Stock Friday morning, with an opening price higher than expected

In its filing documents, Emerald identified potential areas of growth, including creating or acquiring international events

We visited Taos Mountain Outfitters to see how its new owners have turned the store around

Retail giant Walmart has purchased Moosejaw Mountaineering for $51 million

Independent sales rep and owner of Top Gun Sales, Kurt Smith explains the sacrifice and dedication it takes to become one of the industry's most widely respect reps.

These brands have been plying their wares since before the National Park Service gave everyone a place to play

When Kickstarter was young, fresh and newsworthy on its own, at the dawn of crowdfunding, Peak Design founder Peter Dering decided to take a chance. He was sick and tired of slinging his DSLR over his shoulder or neck while hiking, only to have it slam into his body at…

Hydro Flask announced Monday it will be acquired by homegoods giant Helen of Troy for roughly $210 million. Helen of Troy owns Dr. Scholl’s, OXO, Revlon, Honeywell and dozens of other consumer brands. Hydro Flask is based in Bend, Ore., and is expected to have net sales revenue of $65…

Backcountry.com must pay a civil penalty for falsely marketing rayon products as “bamboo,” the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday. Backcountry.com LLC must pay $150,000 for continuing to break the law after receiving warnings from the FTC in 2010, according to a press release from the FTC. Other national retailers were…