Outdoor Retailer

Burning Man Meets REI

Burning Man Meets REI

Outpost wants to disrupt the outdoor gear trade show business. Our writer descended on its California festival last fall to check out the felt hat–wearing, Bulleit bourbon–sipping crowd and to find out whether the buzzy experience is anything more than an Instagram-ready fad.

Luis Benitez Upended Outdoor Recreation. What's Next?

Luis Benitez Upended Outdoor Recreation. What's Next?

Luis Benitez became the face of government’s interest in the outdoor recreation industry, one that’s larger than both the auto and oil and gas exploration industries. He sat down with 'Outside' to discuss the industry’s expanding role in politics and his own future.