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    Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Registration Open for 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank
    P3R
    PITTSBURGH – Online registration for the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank is open to the public at PittsburghTriathlon.org. The 20th edition of the race, scheduled for for Aug. 12-13, 2017, will start and finish in Pittsburgh’s historic Point State Park and will feature 1,000 triathletes. Proceeds from
  • The RunnerBox Debuts Limited Edition Holiday Box
    The RunnerBox
    The RunnerBox, a leader in the subscription box industry, has released a limited number of Special Edition Holiday Boxes which will be available for sale on a first come, first served basis during the month of December. Staying true to The RunnerBox’s mission of providing fuel, gear and motivation in
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Vapur Co-Founder Brent Reinke named one of the most influential business leaders in the greater San Fernando Valley
    VAPUR USA
    Oxnard, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Brent Reinke, Co-Founder of Vapur®, the flexible, reusable anti bottle®, was named to “The Valley 200” by the San Fernando Business Journal (SFVBJ). The Valley 200 is a Special Edition of SFVBJ profiling the 200 most influential business leaders in the greater Valley region: San Fernando, Conejo,… Read more ›
  • MTN OPS Selects Backbone Media as Public Relations Agency
    Backbone Media
    SALT LAKE CITY – MTN OPS, the leader in outdoor energy and nutrition for active hunters and anglers, today announced it has partnered with Backbone Media to manage its public relations and communications strategy.  Backbone will amplify MTN OPS’ momentum in the hunting market and will expand brand awareness to the… Read more ›
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • RinseKit Partners with Spartan Race for End-of-Season Championship
    RinseKit
    Carlsbad, Calif. – RinseKit, the award-winning, portable, pressurized shower system, is the Official Shower Area Sponsor of the Spartan Race Los Angeles for the series’ December 10-11 end-of-season championship. The innovative product will allow muddy competitors to clean themselves after they cross the finish line during the duration of the two-day event. “RinseKit is… Read more ›
  • Mountain Equipment, Bridgedale and Hilly Brands Merge Distribution Channels to Create Outdoor & Sports Company
    Outdoor & Sports Company Inc.
    Pickering, ON (November 30, 2016) – Bridgedale, Hilly and Mountain Equipment brands are merging distribution channels to create Outdoor and Sports Company Inc. Bridgedale, a leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor and wintersports socks and Hilly, a prominent manufacturer of running socks for both urban and trail running are joining forces with… Read more ›
  • Get in Shape, Lose Weight and Feel Great!
    The FitExpo
    The West Coast’s largest fitness event, The Bodybuilding.com TheFitExpo Los Angeles presented by Subway Restaurants, returns January 7-8 to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Celebrating its 14th year in Los Angeles, this action-packed fitness weekend will offer attendees 20 free contests and over 700 exhibits with the latest in fitness, diet, nutrition,
  • Wiivv Debuts Custom Fit Full-Length Insoles
    Wiivv Wearables Inc.
    VANCOUVER, Canada – November 30, 2016 – Wiivv Wearables Inc., a leader in custom fit footwear and adaptive 3D manufacturing, announces the launch of their latest innovation: a custom fit 3D printed full-length insole. With this significant product expansion, the brand continues to broaden its North American and international sales channels. Wiivv will be
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • Daniel Carrier Adds Expertise to Far Bank Sales Team
    FAR BANK ENTERPRISES
    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (November 29, 2016)  – Far Bank Enterprises is pleased to announce it has added Daniel Carrier to its sales team as the Eastern Territory Sales Manager. Carrier comes to Far Bank from the outdoor industry with sales experience at Superfeet, Timberland, and Smartwool. He spent much of his career managing specialty outdoor retail stores, but also has experience with… Read more ›
  • REC Act Passed in Senate; Headed to President’s Desk for Signature
    Outdoor Industry Association
    In a Monday evening unanimous and bipartisan vote, the United States Senate has passed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act. The Outdoor REC Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago, also with unanimous, bipartisan support. With passage in both chambers, the REC Act, introduced just a… Read more ›
  • Balega Introduces Silver Technology in a new Compression Fit Performance Running Sock
    Balega
    Durham, N.C. (November 29, 2016) – Balega International, a leading performance sock brand in the run and outdoor specialty market, debuts its brand new Silver sock (MSRP $15.00 USD), encapsulating Silver ions for lasting antibacterial properties and performance. With its super charged fit, Balega introduces its most compression-like sock to date, providing stability and control in every
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Darn Tough Vermont Names John “JT” Thoubboron New Director of Customer Service
    Darn Tough Vermont
    Darn Tough Vermont, the American manufacturer of the fastest growing collection of performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, welcomes John “JT” Thoubboron to the team as the new Director of Customer Service. After nearly 30 years working in the industry, JT brings extensive experience providing world-class customer service for some of… Read more ›
  • Mountain & Adventure Film Festival Features Alpenglow Expeditions
    Film Festival Flix
    LOS ANGELES – November 28, 2016 – The Mountain & Adventure Film Festival announces that 2017 Supporting Partner, Alpenglow Expeditions will be featured across the festival the week of November 28th. As a part of the partnership, one eligible pass holder will win a $300 Gift Certificate which can be used for any clinic,… Read more ›
  • Osmo Re-Launches in January, 2017 with Proven Product and New Owners
    Osmo
    Sausalito, CA—Osmo is excited to announce the re-launch of brand and product line. Ben Capron, an Osmo co-founder and the company’s original CEO, is back and leading a new team with decades of experience. Osmo Products will be available again in January direct from their online store (http://osmonutrition.com), local retailers,
  • Ultimate Direction to Launch Latest Products in Scott Jurek Collection at The Running Event
    Ultimate Direction
    Boulder, Colorado, November 28, 2016 – Ultimate Direction,  the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, is proud to announce the launch of their latest products in the Scott Jurek collection at The Running Event 2016. Headlined by the FKT Vest, which features the new FlexFormTM bottle for ease of filling and
  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  • New Charcoal Chimney by CampMaid Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Funded
    CampMaid
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT. NOVEMBER 25, 2016 – CampMaid today announced its new Charcoal Chimney was successfully funded via Kickstarter, raising over $70,000. The patent pending design utilizes a funnel airflow which rapidly heats the briquettes, getting charcoal hot and ready to cook quicker than regular methods. A unique twist to… Read more ›
    Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Lands’ End Swings To Q3 Loss On Lower Salessgbonline.com - Lands’ End Inc. reported lower sales and swung to a loss for its fiscal third quarter ended October 28. The outdoor lifestyle retailer and brand saw net revenue of $311.5 million, compared to $334.4 million in the third quarter last year.
  • Columbia Names New Directors Of Toughnesssgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear introduced Faith Briggs and Mark Chase as the brand’s newest Directors of Toughness. Briggs and Chase will spend the next nine months testing Columbia’s gear in tough conditions around the globe.
  • 2016’s Highest Earning OCR Athletesobstacleracingmedia.com - Curious to know much the top racers in the obstacle racing world are making? Here is the list.
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • GoPro Fires 200 Employees, Citing Poor Financialsadventure-journal.com - It has not been a good year for GoPro, and things just got a whole lot worse for some of its employees. The company’s third quarter sales were down 40 percent from the same period the year before. And now, the California brand is closing its entertainment division and firing 15 percent of its workforce, or about 200 people.
  • Nation’s Largest ‘Urban Forest’ Park Coming To Texasgearjunkie.com - Dallas, Texas, may be on the verge of a green revolution. A massive nature park will soon be complete, covering nearly 10,000 acres - more than 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park.
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • Nalgene Partners With Marvelsgbonline.com - Nalgene Outdoor launched a “Heroes Hydrate!” line of Marvel-inspired Nalgene reusable water bottles. The bottles feature the iconic Super Heroes Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Widow and the Marvel’s Avengers group.
  • Alex Boian Named Vice President of Government Affairs for Outdoor Industry Associationoutdoorindustry.org - Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the trade association and voice for the outdoor recreation industry, announced that Alex Boian has been promoted to vice president of government affairs. Under Boian’s leadership the organization has expanded its policy portfolio from federal public lands, and tax and trade policy, to also include a state and local public lands program.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Patagonia To Donate $10 Million From Black Friday Salessgbonline.com - Patagonia said it posted $10 million in sales on Black Friday, of which it will donate 100 percent to environmental nonprofits.The outdoor apparel brand had initially expecteded to donate $2 million, but their sales beat that expectation five times over.
  • JD Sports acquires Go Outdoorscyclingindustry.news - JD Sports has announced that is has acquired retail group Go Outdoors for a total of £112.3 million.
  • K2 Is on the Chopping Block—And That Could Spell Trouble for Other Snow Brandsoutsideonline.com - In October, Newell Brands put the beloved U.S. ski manufacturer up for sale. What happens next could affect the rest of the industry.
  • Evo Opens Denver Locationsgbonline.com - Evo, a Seattle-based outdoor and winter and action sports retailer best known for its online business, has opened its third physical location in the country. The new location at 860 Broadway in Denver is in partnership with an existing Edgeworks and Bicycle Doctor ski and bike shop, which Evo acquired in May 2016.
  • Cherokee Global Brands Announces Intent to Acquire Hi-Tec Sports Internationalglobenewswire.com - Cherokee Global Brands, a global brand marketing platform that manages a growing portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, announced that it intends to enter into a share purchase agreement to acquire Hi-Tec Sports International Holdings B.V., a global footwear company.
  • China Tries to Conquer Everestbloomberg.com - Earlier this year, China opened a new paved road that winds 14,000 feet up the slope and stops at the base camp parking lot. Plans are in the works to build an international mountaineering center, complete with hotels, restaurants, training facilities, and search-and-rescue services. There will even be a museum.
  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Finalists Announced for American Made Outdoor Gear Awardsinsideoutdoor.com - The American Made Outdoor Gear Awards, which annually celebrates the best stories from companies with a commitment to American manufacturing and sourcing in the outdoor market, announces the finalists for the 2017 awards. Winners will be announced on January 11, 2017 at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
  • Nidecker Group Acquired Flow Sportsinsideoutdoor.com - The Nidecker Group, based in Rolle, Switzerland, has acquired San Clemente-Calif.-based Flow Sports. Nidecker Group, operates a variety of brands in both the snowboarding and stand up paddle boarding, including Jones Snowboard, Yes Snowboards and Now Snowboard Bindings as well as Laird Stand Up Paddle.

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