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    Friday, July 21, 2017
  • Following successful Connect show, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance will host learning sessions at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
    Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH –  Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, the national organization dedicated to the health and growth of specialty outdoor retail, will host learning sessions at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market to increase awareness and understanding of the group’s unique goals and events. The learning sessions come just over a month… ›
  • Annual Recumbent Trike Festival Gathers Riders from Around the Country, the World
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 21, 2017) – Last year there were riders from the Netherlands, this year a group of six will travel all the way from Arkansas to Grand Rapids. TerraTrike’s annual RiderFest, a celebration of the recumbent tricycle and all who ride them, always attracts a crowd but… ›
  • More than 25 Industry Leaders Sign Up to Sponsor the 2017 Outsiders Ball
    Outdoor Industry Association\
    Washington, DC (July 21, 2017) —The Outdoor Foundation, charitable arm of Outdoor Industry Association, is proud to announce that more than 25 sponsors have signed up to support the 2017 Outsiders Ball, which will be held on Tuesday, July 25 –  ‘Night 0’ of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. This critical funding will support local… ›
  • Montane, Rab and Dakine Brands Adopt Polygiene® Odor Control Technology for Pack and Sleeping Bag Product Categories
    MALMÖ, Sweden (July 21, 2017) – Polygiene®, the world leader in odor control and freshness technologies, announces outdoor brands Montane and Rab as new adopters of its ingredient odor technology. Polygiene’s innovative fabric treatment will be incorporated into a series of trail and alpine running packs from Montane for Spring… ›
  • SOG’s revolutionary new Baton multi-tools to be displayed at OR
    SOG Knives & Tools
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Sometime in the third century, a Mediterranean toolmaker produced the first multi-tool. It included a three-pronged fork, a small spatula, a pick, a spike and a knife blade. Now, some 1,800 years later, SOG Knives & Tools launches an entire new way of looking at the multi-tool:… ›
  • Brooks-Range Unveils New Tent Collection Spring 2018, Including 2lb 15oz Two-Person Tent, Among the Lightest on the Market
    San Leandro, Calif. – Brooks-Range Mountaineering has more than three-decades of experience designing top-quality, reliable outdoor gear and apparel tried-and-tested by some of the world’s top mountaineering and backcountry professionals. Spring 2018, Brooks-Range brings their expertise and reputation for the industries best to the tent game with four new outdoor… ›
  • Black Diamond Equipment Introduces First Climbing Shoes for Spring 2018
    Black Diamond Equipment
    SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2017) – Black Diamond Equipment®, a global leader of innovative active outdoor performance equipment and apparel, today introduced its Spring 2018 climbing collection, including the debut of the brand’s first line of climbing shoes. The collection also includes stretchable, breathable rain apparel and new trekking poles… ›
  • Coalition Snow & Wild Women’s Project Co-Host Women’s Panel & Workshop at Summer 2017 Outdoor Retailer
    Wild Women's Project
    The statistics are bleak — only 4% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs, and women represent just 37% of the National Park Service workforce — yet their power and potential is unlimited.  In this panel we will explore what it takes to change this reality, and we will envision… ›
  • ING Source, makers of OS1st Base Layer Bracing, appoints new President
    Hickory, NC – July 21, 2017 –  ING Source has named Josh Higgins as the new president of the sports and medical compression bracing company that makes and markets OS1st Base Layer Bracing  products, the
  • GRACEDBYGRIT Hosting Pop-Up Shop During Mylan World TeamTennis Tournament
    SAN DIEGO, California – July 21, 2017 – Premium women’s athletic apparel company GRACEDBYGRIT is  hosting a pop-up shop at the Mylan World TeamTennis Tournament, hosted by the San Diego Aviators, a professional tennis team,
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Live for Adventure with New Styles from Pacsafe®
    Seattle, WA – July 20, 2017 – Pacsafe® is introducing four new lightweight styles to their Venturesafe™ X Collection created for those who carry the spirit of adventure in their hearts.  The latest designs showcase innovative anti-theft technology with practical details and durable materials. They offer flexibility, comfort, and organization… ›
  • Darn Tough Vermont Obliterates Forecasts with Double Digit Growth in Second Quarter
    Darn Tough Vermont
    Northfield, VT. (July 20, 2017) – Darn Tough Vermont, the fastest growing American manufacturer of premium performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, announces a 24 percent growth in the recent second quarter, year-over-year. Accounting for the impressive overall growth, Darn Tough’s individual categories – Hike, Lifestyle, Run, Work, Hunt and Kids… ›
  • From a new line of ultralight backpacks to reimagined classics, Gregory leads the pack in design and technology spring 2018
    Gregory Mountain Products
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Building on 40 years of crafting the best-carrying backpacks on the market, Spring 2018 Gregory will unveil a new line that takes a collective step forward in gear tailored for the full spectrum of adventurers. Gregory starts with a complete redesign of its flagship backpacking… ›
  • Best of Both Worlds: Superfeet Announces Spring 2018 Collection, Naturally Technical
    FERNDALE, Wash. (July 20, 2017) – Building on the successful debut of their first-ever footwear collection this past year, Superfeet proudly unveils the spring 2018 footwear assortment at this month’s Summer Market Outdoor Retailer trade show. Ideal for the versatile lifestyle of the active outdoor enthusiast, Superfeet is building on… ›
  • Smartwool Hosts Pre-March Poster-Making Happy Hour at Outdoor Retailer
    Steamboat Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2017) — What is a public march without signs? Quiet. Smartwool is calling on all Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow attendees marching at the “This Land is Our Land March”. It’s time to get creative, celebrate the outdoors, and let your voice be heard. Smartwool… ›
  • Croakies Announces Industry Happy Hour at Outdoor Retailer in Support of Parks4Kids Utah
    JACKSON, Wyo. (July 20, 2017) – Croakies, manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor eyewear retention products, who is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, announces an industry happy hour in support of Parks4Kids Utah to take place at the summer Outdoor Retailer show at booth #23027 on Day 1, July 26. In… ›
  • From Assessment to Action: Outdoor Industry Sustainability Leaders Gather for Annual Sustainability Insights Conference
    Outdoor Industry Association
    BOULDER, Colo. (July 20, 2017) – Outdoor industry sustainability professionals will gather in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 25, for the annual Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Insights Conference. Launched three years ago to supplement the bi-annual OIA Sustainability Working Group meetings, the Sustainability Insights Conference is an opportunity to… ›
  • Katadyn Group to Acquire Hydro-Photon, Inc., Makers of SteriPEN
    Katadyn Group
    KEMPTTHAL, Switzerland (July 20, 2017) – Katadyn Group announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Hydro-Photon, Inc. the makers of the world’s leading ultraviolet, handheld water purifier, the SteriPEN. The acquisition is planned to close near the end of July 2017. “We’ve long admired SteriPEN… ›
  • Princeton Tec Debuts New Line of Precision-Controlled Axis Headlamps
    Princeton Tec
    PENNSAUKEN, NJ (July 20, 2017) – Princeton Tec, makers of industry-leading outdoor lighting products made in the USA for more than 40 years, debuts its new Axis and Axis Rechargeable headlamps at this year’s summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. “The Axis headlamp is the next step in… ›
  • KICKER Delivers New IPx7-Rated EB400 Bluetooth® Earphone, Designed for Active Users in Every Type of Weather
    Stillwater, OK (July 20, 2017) – KICKER today announced the availability of the follow-up to its highly successful EB300 Bluetooth® compatible earphone, the EB400, adding “waterproof” to the long list of benefits that made the EB300 one of KICKER’s most successful earphones to date. The EB400 ear buds will debut… ›
  • Smartwool Partners With Ultra Tour Monte Rosa
    Steamboat Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2017) — Ultra runners demand the highest performing gear in the most physically challenging scenarios one can imagine. That’s why Smartwool, the outdoor industry’s leading Merino run sock and apparel company, is reinforcing its commitment to the ultra running community through its official sock partnership… ›
  • Coolcore, Global Fabric Innovator, Launches Line of Natural Performance Fabrics
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (July 20, 2017) – Coolcore, the global leader in chemical-free thermoregulating fabrics, today announced the launching of its new Natural Performance Fabric Collection. Coolcore’s Natural Performance Fabric Collection combines cotton’s comfort with the
  • Headsweats Announces Partnership with Clif Trail Magic Campaign
    Boulder, Colo. – Headsweats, the leader in ultra-light, supremely wicking performance headwear, is proud to announce its inclusion as a national partner in the recently launched Clif Trail Magic program. Visitors to ten plus National
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Balega Expands Hidden Comfort, Hidden Contour Collections with Fresh New Colors and Designs for Fall 2017
    balega international
    Durham, N.C. (July 19, 2017) – Since its inception in 2003, Balega’s Hidden Comfort sock has captured the hearts and feet of runners all over the world – making it an instant favorite for performance and the top-selling sock in the run specialty market. For Fall 2017, Balega International enhances… ›
  • HANAH Launches Powerful Adaptogenic Herb Ashwagandha, the Perfect Supplement for Today’s Modern World
    HANAH Life
    VENICE, Calif. – July 20, 2017 – HANAH, the creator of Ayurvedic superfood HANAH ONE, today is launching its third wellness-enhancing product, HANAH Ashwagandha. As one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years to promote overall physical and mental health, bring… ›
  • Midland Radio Expands Offerings with Introduction of PPG100 Portable Power Station at Outdoor Retailer
    Midland Radio
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 19, 2017) – Leading two-way communications manufacturer, Midland Radio, today introduced its PPG100 Portable Power Station. True to the brand’s mission of providing reliable communication and power solutions for every adventure, the PPG100 is a robust and durable portable power source. The versatile product was developed… ›
  • Osprey Introduces Aether Pro and Ariel Pro for Spring 2018
    Osprey Packs
    Cortez, CO – July 19, 2017 – Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, addresses the needs of expert outdoor enthusiasts with the all-new Aether Pro (men’s) and Ariel Pro (women’s) for Spring 2018. Featuring Osprey’s new NanoFly™ fabric, streamlined features as… ›
  • The Outdoor Foundation Thanks Utah for 20 Years of Outdoor Retailer With Parks4Kids Utah Projects
    Outdoor Industry Association
    BOULDER, Colo. (July 19, 2017) – For the last 20 years, the Salt Lake City, Utah, community has welcomed the outdoor industry as we conduct our business in and around the Outdoor Retailer winter and summer markets. As a way to continue investing in the state of Utah, public lands… ›
  • From trail to rock, alpine to running, SCARPA leads footwear tech in Spring 18 for core mountain sports
    SCARPA North America
    BOULDER, Colo. (July 19, 2017) – Based in Italy’s Dolomites where mountain sports are a way of life, SCARPA for 80 years has focused singularly on footwear innovation crafted from real-world experience. For Spring 2018, SCARPA continues its focused category leadership with 14 new models of shoes and boots across… ›
  • Make a Splash with the Pacsafe® Dry Series
    Seattle, WA – July 19, 2017  – From island hopping adventures to camping by mighty rivers to soaking up the sun on the beach, the new Pacsafe® Dry Collection protects belongings from getting wet or stolen by combining their trusted anti-theft technology with water-resistant material for all-around security for amphibious… ›
  • Mountainsmith to Debut new Travel Storage Gear & Soft-Sided Coolers at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
    Golden, CO (July 19, 2017) – Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear— is set to launch brand new gear storage systems and new soft-sided coolers, including the highly anticipated Frostbite Cooler Pack, at this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT. These products will hit retailers… ›
  • Pearl Izumi Introduces PI DRY™ Fabric Technology for Fall 2017
    Pearl Izumi
    LOUISVILLE, Colo.— Pearl Izumi is dedicated to developing innovative cycling apparel to enable athletes to ride 365 days a year. Building on this commitment, Pearl Izumi announces PI DRY™ fabric technology that will allow riders to take on wet conditions more comfortably. PI DRY™ is a high performance hydrophobic fabric… ›
  • Altium i10 has eye on the Wolf Pack for Save the Children
    Altium i10
    Glasgow, UK (19th April 2017) – Specialist altitude simulator, Altium i10, has partnered up with the ‘Wolf Pack’ a group of riders undertaking a gruelling non-stop charity ride across the Alps this summer, from Geneva
  • XTERRA Returns to Australia with new 3-race Series
    The XTERRA World Tour returns to Australia with a three-race series beginning October 14, 2017 at the inaugural XTERRA East Gippsland on the Mitchell River in the state of Victoria. The new XTERRA Australia Series
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • Raleigh Bicycles Introduces Nelson Vails Tribute Bikes
    Raleigh USA
    KENT, Wash. (July 18, 2017) – On the Velodrome at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles history was made. Racing for the US, Nelson Vails won the silver medal in the sprint to become the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal. And, it all happened on a… ›
  • The OIA Industry Lunches Return to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
    Outdoor Industry Association
    Boulder, Colo. – OIA announces their Industry Lunches: The Launch of the 50 State Recreation Economy Reports, Living Your Brand and Designing With Repair in Mind;  as well as the full schedule of Outdoor University education sessions, presented by OIA. All trade show attendees are welcome to come enjoy lunch… ›
  • Chamois Butt’r Hosts Butt’rd Up Morning Bike Ride/Run at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
    Chamois Butt'r
    Pleasant Valley, Missouri (July 18, 2017) – Chamois Butt’r, the ultimate skin lubricant and chamois cream developed to improve skin comfort, invites you for an early morning bike ride or run at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City. This ride / run will take place Thursday morning (Day… ›
  • Speaker Roster Announced for This Land is Our Land March for Public Lands at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City
    Outdoor Industry Association
    BOULDER, Colo. (July 18, 2017) – The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), The Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Alliance announced the speaker lineup for the This Land Is Our Land March for Public Lands on July 27 at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. The This Land Is Our Land March is… ›
  • Vibram Launches Website to Support Its Finished Goods Business in Canada
    CONCORD, Mass. – Vibram®, the worldwide leader in high-performance soles and the creator of the Vibram FiveFingers® articulated toe shoe, announces the launch of its own Canadian website designed to support its Finished Goods Business in Canada. “This is a critical step for Vibram as we continue to grow our Finished Goods Business… ›
  • Outdoor Retailer Q&A with American Outdoors TV & CampMaid Inventor
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – CampMaid today announced American Outdoors TV Show is filming Q&A with CampMaid’s inventor at this year’s 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show. Attend and participate in the LIVE Q&A to meet the inventor of CampMaid, Ken Yocum, and hear about his journey becoming one of the fastest growing… ›
  • Leadville Mountain Bike Stage Race Rolls Through Leadville July 28-30
    Life Time, Healthy Way of Life
    LEADVILLE, Colo. (July 18, 2017) —Each year, athletes from across the world vie for a chance to experience the famed Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike course. The high-altitude 100-miler is acclaimed for
  • INFINIT Nutrition to Fuel “Feisty Fox” to New Extremes
    INFINIT Nutrition
    Cincinnati, Ohio, July 18: INFINIT Nutrition, the original custom nutrition company, and professional ultra-triathlete, Shangrila Rendon, are excited to announce a partnership for the 2017 season. Shangrila will be relying on INFINIT Nutrition while she
  • Warrior Dash Celebrates ‘National Obstacle Course Racing Day’ With One Day Flash Sale
    Red Frog Events
    CHICAGO, IL (July 18, 2017) – Warrior Dash, the 5K obstacle course race that more than 3 million people have completed since 2009, is commemorating the anniversary of its inception with the inaugural National Obstacle
  • Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Sweet Protection Increases Sales Force, Adds Three New Rep Groups to Growing Roster
    Sweet Protection
    Trysil, Norway (July, 17) – The Norwegian-based Sweet Protection, designers of cutting edge whitewater, snowsports, and mountain bike helmets and apparel, has added three new sales teams to their growing roster for the busy summer season. DP and Associates, Tokul Creek Marketing, and independent rep Alex Stratmann will represent Sweet… ›
  • Big Agnes Expands International Distribution Capabilities in Canada and Europe
    Big Agnes
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (July 17, 2017) – Big Agnes today announced its opening of third party distribution facilities in Kamloops, Canada, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, designed to help the company meet the growing demand for its products internationally. Centrally located in key markets, the distribution centers will decrease shipping time to… ›
  • In Spring 18 line, Outdoor Research builds on core categories of shells, climbing, travel, accessories
    Outdoor Research
    SEATTLE, Wash. (July 17, 2017) – As its guiding principle, Outdoor Research creates gear built ‘For the Journey Ahead.’ Part of all adventurous journeys is being prepared for any kind of outdoor sport or situation. For Spring 2018, Outdoor Research builds on and reinvents some of its core product collections… ›
  • Chas Fisher Joins Verde Brand Communications and Verde Strategy
    Verde Brand Communications
    DURANGO, Colo. (July 17, 2017) – Chas Fisher will serve Verde Brand Communications as COO, and Verde Strategy as Co-leader, effective immediately. “Chas was the very first person to hire me to do brand communications 16 years ago, and since then we’ve become great colleagues, built a friendship, and seen… ›
  • Kokatat set to roll out three new PFDs in 2018
    ARCATA, California – Kokatat, with a long history of groundbreaking innovations in paddling gear, will embolden its award-winning line of life vests in 2018 with three new PFDs. The three new life vests place a premium on combining safety and comfort. Two – the Proteus and the Naiad – are… ›
  • Mountainsmith Announces New Scream Series Ultra Light Packs and Vasquez Peak Series Tents for 2018
    Golden, CO (July 17, 2017) – Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear— takes their light, backcountry gear to another level with their announcement to redesign the brand’s popular Scream series ultra light packs, as well as introduce the Vasquez Peak series in line with their extensive line of backpacking… ›
  • American Trail Running Association Announces Results from Spring Survey
    American Trail Running Assoc.
    Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members
  • Kammok Hosts Nation-Wide Hammock Camping Events for National Hammock Day
    Austin, TX. (July 17, 2017) — Kammok, designers of high-performance outdoor gear, invites you to join the nation in sleeping under the stars on July 21st, the Eve of National Hammock Day. Never slept overnight
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Spy Promotes Dana Leshyk To Director Of Product Development - Spy promoted Dana Leshyk to director of product development. Leshyk first joined Spy in 2015 in the role of product development coordinator and quickly rose to become a significant member of the development team.
  • hires Brian Park as head of editorial - has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal. His industry experience also includes managing local bike shops and freelance photo and video work.
  • Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Croakies Signs on as Associate Sponsor and Exclusive Eyewear Retainer of 2017 Pacific Paddle Games - As part of Croakies’ overall event sponsorship, Croakies will provide all event competitors with an exclusive Pacific Paddle Games-branded eyewear retainer. Through its vendor tent at the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at Dana Point, CA, the brand will also feature a wide range of its 2017 product line and 40th Anniversary product collection for sale.
  • Oakley, VSCO Partner To Launch Prizm Lens Technology - Oakley engineers partnered with VSCO’s color scientists to conceptualize a custom filter that replicates the effects of the Prizm lens technology in three presets – road, snow and tungsten.
  • Kilian Jornet Wins Hardrock 100 After Dislocating His Shoulder - Famed ultrarunner Kilian Jornet won the Hardrock 100 for the 4th time this past weekend. What was notable about this particular victory, his slowest by far, was that he ran almost 87 miles of it with a dislocated shoulder.
  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • How Do The Outdoor Retailer Changes Affect The Media? -Traditionally, new products featured on trade shows weren’t reported to the public until they were available. But with the emergence of bloggers, review sites and other digital media, consumers are learning about products far earlier than ever before.

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