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The earned media landscape is rapidly changing. In the outdoor space, nowhere is this more apparent than among legacy brands.

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With autumn in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, here’s a look at the hottest gear from several of Vista Outdoor’s iconic brands to outfit your adventures

Outdoor brands are staking their sustainability cred on down, wool, and synthetic insulations. Are their claims accurate?

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The collection will appear in Bangkok, Daegu, Milan, Skövde, Tokyo, and New York City

Colleges across the U.S. are now offering degrees in subjects like gear innovation, guiding, and outdoor-business management. Here’s where to find them.

We interviewed Steve Fliser, the new CEO of the X Games, about his vision for the annual summer and winter extreme sports competitions

Previously available only to staff who worked a minimum of 20 hours per week, the co-op’s medical benefits will now be extended to everyone

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In today’s advertising, fragmentation is often the name of the game. Here's how to avoid the pitfall.

The new Evo Membership earns customers discounts on gear and adventure travel

Finally, some good news. Most of the companies on our list showed a range of comfortable gains.

We’ve always wondered how Flylow thinks up its out-of-bounds names—so we called up the owner and asked

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As a certified B Corporation, MPOWERD is on a mission to brighten people’s lives in their darkest moments

To help make the ski industry greener, the company is releasing trade secrets to anyone who wants them

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The used-gear marketplace has given us something to be thankful for this year: 30 days of holiday deals, with gear up to 80 percent off

Twenty-five years after its founding, Backbone Media has ascended to a level of remarkable influence in the outdoor industry. How did it do it?

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How retailers can easily receive and organize digital catalogs, order forms, and more from all brands in one place

With some questioning the value of trade shows in the digital age, one is trying out a new model

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Meet the most multi-functional pack on the scene this fall

In the age of knee-jerk monetization, have indoor climbing gyms jumped the shark?

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Industry experts discuss an essential pillar of profitable wholesale

Crime has forced the company to shutter one retail location

Here’s how shops can monetize non-paying customers who just want free information

The collaboration will run through the 2026 Winter Olympics

First Ascent Instant Coffee was recently chosen for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Mission

We're shouting out one company a month for outstanding business savvy

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

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These poles are light, affordable, and ready to take you to your happy place in the mountains

Pay your passion forward for the betterment of the planet

A new wave of outdoor brands aimed at youngsters are busting the myth that parents won’t pay for premium goods

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A guide to staying current

Four brands share their secrets for getting millions of views on social media—and converting the attention into sales

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New technology can help brands connect more powerfully with retailers

Janice Tennant was honored with the annual accolade

The parent company of Merrell, Saucony, and Chaco is accused of disposing “forever chemicals” in northern Michigan decades ago, contaminating groundwater

Durston Gear, beloved by ultralight hikers, is finally overcoming its inventory woes

The Dick’s Sporting Goods spinoff is expanding fast

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Thoughtful PR can elevate a cottage manufacturer’s visibility without sacrificing the soul of the brand

The company’s new CleanCloud process might help turn factory emissions into running shoes

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The next stage of the longstanding collaboration meets at the intersection of fashion, performance, and responsibility

The company's founder has given away the business, placing ownership in a trust and vowing to spend an estimated $100 million a year to fight climate change

The product line aims to make the country’s largest outdoor retailer more inclusive

Will the iPhone eventually do to personal locator beacons what it did to digital cameras?

The New Mexico resort has become the first ski area in the country to achieve a CarbonNeutral Certification from Climate Impact Partners

Colorado Teardrops has completed a prototype of its upcoming EV-specific adventure trailer

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How brands, athletes, and media are working to democratize the outdoor industry

The company announced it has met B Lab’s certification criteria

Lack of snow and resources have shuttered Sandia Peak Ski Area for another year

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Utah-based Pacific Resorts Group has a new flagship ski destination to add its now six-resort portfolio

We're shouting out one company a month for outstanding business savvy

Quickly growing in popularity, via ferratas have mostly been reserved for mountain towns. Until now.

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A gear maker and a nonprofit have teamed up to help get more young people outside

The problem started with a controversial Tennessee law, which made renewable energy prohibitively expensive for the Memphis gym

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

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The collection begins a new chapter of sustainability for the legacy pack brand

Lagging sales of Vans in China likely contributed to the decision

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Your B2B platform can have a major impact on your revenue, from top to bottom

An unflinching LinkedIn admission led to an outpouring of support for the founder of one apparel company

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BOA brings a micro-adjustable precision fit to Altra’s premier trail product

Employees at the Berkeley, California, location voted in favor of unionization this week

The suit seeks return Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante to their diminished, Trump-era boundaries

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Three timely takeaways from a 2022 survey of wholesalers

For the footwear startup Erem, the choice to crowdfund its newest offering was a calculated risk. It paid off.

The event, Sister Summit, is part peer-judged competition, part networking event, and fills a long-overlooked gap in women's skiing and snowboarding

WNC Outdoor Collective, a retailer in Black Mountain, North Carolina, needs to raise $500,000 to expand

The retailer is expanding aggressively into the running market, with an eye to attracting new customers

Sponsor Content: Appalachian Gear Company

An 80 percent alpaca and 20 percent Tencel blend equals 100 percent natural comfort and performance

The OBJ Outdoor Index is showing a modest upward trend. July was encouraging, but there's no knowing whether the gains will last.

There were lots of exciting goodies at the show this year. Here are some of our favorites.

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The new Cirrus Ultralight represents the ultimate marriage of performance touring and lightweight packability

Lise Aangeenbrug, who announced her departure from Outdoor Industry Association last week, will join the National Park Foundation as chief program officer

A recent construction misstep in the high-alpine requires further U.S. Forest Service review

Sponsor Content: Vista Outdoor

A pair of recent acquisitions has set the company up for success in years to come

The official announcement and more details to come next week