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136 independent outdoor retailers across the country responded to our annual survey this year. Here are the industry's best-selling women's apparel 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.

These six protective face shields were tested and vetted by outdoor specialty store employees across the country

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.

The activewear brand is differentiating itself this year by not using photography to unveil its newest line

If you’re serious about eliminating single-use packaging from your company and the outdoor industry, these five companies can help

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.

Tapping the creative power of its entire team, the apparel company worked outside of the box to rethink packaging

Our oceans are filling up with plastic and everyone is scrambling to build more sustainable businesses. So why do we still rely so heavily on polybags for distributing our products? Let’s unpack the history, the challenges, and the possible solutions to eradicating them. Or at least recycling them.

Outdoor brands use temporary brick-and-mortar locations to engage with customers during the busiest time of the year for retail

Townsend Bertram & Company’s Betsy Bertram speaks out about the effects of outdoor brands using chiseled models instead of “real women”

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?

Collaboration is key as brands and organizations think outside the box for more creative and sustainable packaging options for its products

Nate Porter, owner of Colorado’s Salida Mountain Sports, makes a plea with vendors to think about the way they ship product and create their marketing materials

This Tucson shop invests time, dollars, and space into the brands and employees keeping it running