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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

As Outdoor Retailer and The Big Gear Show prepare for in-person events this summer, many in the industry are still debating whether to attend

Mountaineer Andrew Alexander King discusses how he challenges outdoor brands to do better when it comes to athlete ambassadorships

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.

We dove into the most recent financials of public outdoor companies to see how they're doing as the pandemic rages on

136 independent outdoor retailers across the country responded to our annual survey this year. Here are the industry's best-selling camping brands, according to their responses.

136 independent outdoor retailers across the country responded to our annual survey this year. Here are the most difficult manufacturers to do business with, according to their responses.

2020 has been a year of supreme uncertainly for specialty retail. Empty shelves, cancelled orders, and lopsided demand have forced shop owners to get creative to meet customers' needs. Here's what several retail owners say about the challenges they've faced.

From a diehard work ethic and inclusive design theories to decadent colorways and outside-the-box thinking, the methods of these industry experts draw inspiration from their cultural heritage

With lofty goals to be more inclusive, the outdoor industry is at a crossroads. Some say the key is lower-priced gear.

Are pro programs a legitimate perk for industry professionals or a discount sales channel run amok? Some insiders are calling the whole scene a complete farce. Here's why.

It’s not rocket science: If brands hope to sell to women, they should sponsor female pros

The company's Gearheads talk to millions of customers every year, so they decided to do something with their feedback—make their own gear

The 50 coolest new products of the season, ranked

When several high-end brands joined—and then quickly defected from—Walmart’s Premium Outdoor Store, they resurrected the question “Who is the outdoors for?”

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