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  • Penn State Bans “Outdoor Club” From Actually Going Outdoors theadventureblog.blogspot.com - Penn State University has banned it's Outing Club – an on-campus organization dedicated to getting students into the outdoors – from actually going outside. The school has deemed the activities conducted...
  • Cooler Companies Capitalize on Yeti’s Spat with the NRA outsideonline.com - With Yeti in the hot seat over a feud with the NRA, competitors are jumping at the chance to win over new customers by declaring their allegiance to the Second Amendment.
  • YETI Fires Back at NRA’s ‘Inaccurate Statement’ gearjunkie.com - Former NRA President Marion Hammer said, ‘YETI should be ashamed,’ claiming the company declined to do business with the NRA Foundation. YETI just issued a statement to the contrary.
  • The North Face Partners With National Park Foundation sgbonline.com - The North Face announced a new collection of t-shirts and tote bags made from cotton and recycled bottles sourced from three national parks. One dollar ($1) from each product in the Bottle...
  • Columbia Sportswear Appoints Snow Burns as Mountain Hardwear’s Head Of Marketing sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear Company announced the appointment of Snow Burns to serve as global VP of marketing for the Mountain Hardwear brand, effective April 16, 2018. Prior to joining Mountain Hardwear, she led...
  • Rock/Creek Outfitters sold to Uncle Dan’s snewsnet.com - Owners of Rock/Creek Outfitters have sold the business to Uncle Dan’s Outfitters, a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings Inc. Uncle Dan's Outfitters, a Chicago-based, family-owned chain, was acquired in October 2017 by...
  • Paddlesports Retailer Adds Robin Brown to Sales Team .snewsnet.com - Paddlesports Retailer, the official national tradeshow of the paddlesports industry, has announced the addition of Robin Brown to the sales team. Brown previously worked at America Outdoor Association serving as the Communications...
  • James Samuel Named President Of Canaima Outdoors sgbonline.com - Canaima Outdoors, the umbrella company for Boulder-based brands Treepod – Hanging Habitats and Slackline Industries, has appointed James Samuel as president. Samuel previously served as the GM and VP of Sales at...
  • Coleman Launches App To Inspire People To Get Outdoors sgbonline.com - Coleman launched the company’s first mobile app, Coleman – Get Outdoors, which is now available for iPhone and Android users. The Coleman – Get Outdoors app is free and makes planning a...
  • Camping Taking Off sgbonline.com - Driven by an influx of younger and more ethnically diverse newcomers, camping is making a comeback, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report. The annual independent study supported by Kampgrounds of...
  • GoPro Stock Climbs After Report Of Acquisition Interest sgbonline.com - GoPro CEO Nick Woodman had expressed that he would be willing to listen to a buyout deal and Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi might make a bid. Shares of GoPro rose by 35...
  • New dates for Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2019 and beyond snewsnet.com - Outdoor Retailer announced that they are shifting the dates of OR + SS 2019 to Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2019, three weeks later than the original schedule. Winter Sports Market, an...
  • Columbia Sportswear To Acquire Remaining Interest In China Joint Venture sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear Company announced the intent to acquire the remaining 40 percent interest in Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Company, the joint venture that the company currently operates in China with Swire Resources...
  • Woman Leaves $1 Million to WA Nat’l Parks gearjunkie.com - Washington native Bette Wallace is an avid skier who worked with the U.S. Army in Seattle, Alaska and Tokyo. But she will also be remembered as the woman who donated $1 million...
  • Sharon Houghton honored as Industry Trailblazer snewsnet.com - Sharon Houghton, Group Manager for Active Interest Media’s Outdoor Group (which includes SNEWS, BACKPACKER, Climbing, Outdoor Guide, and National Parks Trips) has been honored with a 2018 Top Women in Media Award...
  • Volcom Hits The Selling Block sgbonline.com - Kering said it plans to sell its Volcom, the action sports brand, to focus purely on luxury goods. Kering acquired Volcom, which sells skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing apparel, for $608 million in...
  • REI Posts Record Sales In 2017 sgbonline.com - REI, celebrating its 80th year, reported sales of $2.62 billion in 2017, a gain of 2.3 percent from $2.56 million in 2016. The co-op also welcomed nearly 1 million new members and...
  • REI’s Sustainability Policy to Affect Every Brand It Sells gearjunkie.com - REI wants to make a positive global impact. Today, it announced measures sure to shake up the outdoors industry. For the over 1,000 brands REI sells, it will soon hold every one...
  • Man Claims He Was Left on Chairlift Overnight gearjunkie.com - From March 31 to April 1, the skier said he sat stranded on the chairlift at Gore Mountain Ski Center, waiting to be discovered. With his feet dangling 30 feet above the...
  • Adidas Outdoor Opens New Office In American Mountaineering Center In Golden, Colorado snewsnet.com - adidas Outdoor, the athletic brand in the outdoors, announced the opening of a new office in the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado that will serve as a Rocky Mountain area showroom...
  • VF Corporation Completes Acquisition of Icebreaker® vfc.com - VF Corporation, branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Icebreaker Holdings, Ltd., a privately held company based in Auckland, New Zealand producing merino wool base...
  • Zinke and NPS Back Away From Plan to Hike Entry Fees at National Parks adventure-journal.com - The Ryan Zinke-led National Park Service’s plan to hike entrance fees at America’s most popular national parks—a nearly 300 percent increase in some—appears to be in jeopardy after a massive public outcry...
  • How to Make It in the Outdoor Industry outsideonline.com - Travel, be more productive, get the right degree and customize your career - all these the secrets to being successful in the outdoor industry.
  • April Foolery: 10 Outdoors Brands Giving Us the Giggles gearjunkie.com - The first day of April fell on Easter this year, so pranksters had to compete with a national holiday. But Gearjunkie remained alert and culled the best outdoor-themed April Fools’ gags of...
  • Mammut Announces Transition in Leadership for North America insideoutdoor.com - Outdoor company Mammut has appointed Joe Prebich as managing director of Mammut NA, replacing Bill Supple who will transition from his role as CEO in late April. Prebich previously developed and elevated...
  • Vista Outdoor Names Chief Financial Officer sgbonline.com - Vista Outdoor Inc. named Miguel “Mick” Lopez as the company’s SVP and CFO, effective April 16. Lopez has over 30 years of experience in finance, operations and strategy, driving process improvements in...
  • Online Retailer Backcountry.com Launches Branded Gear gearjunkie.com - Backcountry.com announced website-exclusive spring and fall apparel, as well as camping, mountain bike, and ski touring gear. In the ski touring line, Backcountry will collaborate on six items and produce five items...
  • GoPro Announces a $199 Action Camera for Beginners gearpatrol.com - It’s no secret that GoPro has been struggling, and the introduction of the Hero looks like an effort to right that ship. The entry-level camera brings a touchscreen and many of its...
  • REI signs on as a sponsor of Dirt Fest Pennsylvania dirtragmag.com - Rotating Mass Media announced the addition of REI to the list of sponsors at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest presented by Pivot Cycles. This partnership allows more outdoor companies' involvement in mountain bike...
  • Fenix Outdoor International AG Acquires Royal Robbins outdoorindustry.org - Fenix Outdoor International AG, a global player in branded outdoor apparel and equipment, announces that is has signed an agreement and acquired 100 percent of the U.S.-based outdoor and travel apparel company...
  • KEEN, Inc. Welcomes Tim Bartels as Vice President of Sales snewsnet.com - KEEN, Inc. outdoor and lifestyle footwear brand, welcomes Tim Bartels as the new vice president of sales for the Outdoor, Lifestyle and Kids (OLK) categories at KEEN. Bartels worked in the...
  • YETI ends plans to go public; slashes retailers snewsnet.com - After nearly two years of pushing to go public, Yeti Holdings Inc. has decided against it. Earlier this year, the luxury cooler maker dumped several specialty outdoor stores.
  • YETI ends plans to go public; slashes retailers snewsnet.com - After nearly two years of pushing to go public, Yeti Holdings Inc. has decided against it. In 2016, YETI filed a plan to list on the New York Stock Exchange, revealing...
  • Arc’teryx Names Dominique Morisset as Veilance GM sgbonline.com - Arc’teryx Veilance has appointed Dominique Morisset to the new role of general manager, Veilance. Morisset joins the Arc’teryx executive team after serving as global marketing director and USA sales director for Native...
  • Boardriders Reaffirms Billabong Acquisition Is Best Value for Shareholders sgbonline.com - Boardriders, Inc. reaffirmed that its proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited is in the best interest of all shareholders. The Billabong Board of Directors, including founder Gordon Merchant, have unanimously voted in...
  • Outdoor industry bracing for sweeping tariffs on products from China snewsnet.com - President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will impose $50 billion in unilateral tariffs on a wide range of consumer goods imported from China as punishment for reportedly stealing American intellectual property....
  • Croakies® Named as Official Outdoor Retention Products Company for 2018 GoPro Mountain Games snewsnet.com - Croakies, manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor retention products, announced it has reached an agreement with the Vail Valley Foundation to expand its sponsorship of the 2018 GoPro Mountain Games on June 7-10 in...
  • Granite Gear Announces Resignation Of Director Of Design sgbonline.com - Granite Gear, the privately-owned backpack manufacturer, announced the resignation of its senior director of design & development, Mike Meyer. After five years with the company, Meyer is moving on to become Director...
  • Oboz To Be Acquired By Kathmandu sgbonline.com - Kathmandu, the outdoor retailer primarily active in New Zealand and Australia. said it had agreed to acquire Oboz Footwear, based in Bozeman, MO, for a base cash consideration of U.S. $60 million...

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