July 20, 2021
Resonado Labs, an audio technology startup that is featured on the Airstream Interstate 24X, announced today (July 20) the closing of its Series-Seed venture capital round at $3 million, bringing the total raised to date to $5.2 million including Pre-Seed funding. RVBusiness
July 14, 2021
Tiffany Bischoff has recently joined the RVLI LLC. team as marketing manager. In this new role Bischoff will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and industry event management, including all distributor shows and trade events, social media platforms and distributor and dealer communications. Prior to joining RVLI, Tiffany worked as a...
July 13, 2021
Dick’s Sporting Goods, last fall, confirmed it would launch a new retail concept, Public Lands, to explore “white space” in reaching outdoor enthusiasts. By December, outdoor industry veteran Todd Spaletto was hired to lead the project. In the coming months, the retailer plans to test the concept with two stores...
July 12, 2021
Just 18 months after its December 2019 acquisition of Confluence Outdoors, whose brands include Dagger, Perception, Wilderness Systems, Wave Sport, Mad River Canoe, Harmony Gear, and Boardworks, Pelican purchased Advanced Elements in June. Pelican, a 50-year veteran of the recreational paddlecraft industry, is a key player in everything from hardshell...
July 12, 2021
When an oil company targeted The North Face with a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign accusing the brand of hypocritical climate activism, it served as a reminder of the contentious—yet partially codependent—relationship between the outdoor and fossil fuel industries. OBJ
July 9, 2021
According to Jungle Scout’s 2021 Consumer Trends Report, a quarterly study of 1,000 U.S. consumers, nearly 32% of respondents looked for pre-owned gear online, with 44% responding that they’ve purchased or sold used equipment online over the past 12 months. While 66 percent% of respondents used Amazon for their secondhand...
July 8, 2021
Camping World Holdings Inc. said it has made a strategic investment in Los Angeles-based Happier Camper Inc., the developer of a patented modular van conversion system called Adaptiv. This partnership will deliver the Adaptiv system and technology products for van and camper conversions to nationwide Camping World SuperCenters, the company said....
July 8, 2021
Hydro Flask resumed its strong growth rate in the first quarter ended May 31 after being disrupted by changing behaviors and store closures during the pandemic, according to the quarterly report of its parent, Helen of Troy. The water bottle brand also saw significant gains in market share in the...
July 8, 2021
Oros, a Portland, Ore.-based technical outerwear brand, has received $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital. Also participating in the financing are entrepreneur Thomas Tull, the chairman of Snap Inc.; Michael Lynton, and Brandon Shainfeld, among others. The brand is known for using...
July 3, 2021
The North Face announced it will discontinue the logo the brand had used for its FutureLight apparel technology after an artist named Futura filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the company. The artist claimed that the apparel technology’s logo resembled one of his atom designs - his “signature atomic element”...
July 2, 2021
While VF Corp.’s decision to shutter travel luggage brand Eagle Creek this fall came as a blow to its employees and its founders for the adventure travel category, it’s hardly a death knell for the category or the adventure travel market. Instead, it begs the question: Who benefits from the...
July 1, 2021
The state attorney general’s office filed the civil action against Alaska Motor Home Inc. in 2019 because allegedly, the company’s owners took advantage of dozens of tourists in 2017 and 2018, charging exorbitant fees or canceling on short notice to rent vehicles to customers willing to pay higher prices. Anchorage...
June 25, 2021
The round includes Rubio Ventures, Shift Invest, Quadia, Closed Loop Partners, Gratitude Railroad, Portland Seed Fund, Fashion for Good, DOEN, Mosiaco Management, Mistletoe, and Volta Circle. The Renewal Workshop is a provider of impact driven white-labeled resale and renewal solutions to enable apparel and textile brands to compete in the...
June 23, 2021
In a position paper citing corruption and deception at the pro-deal service ExpertVoice, Grassroots advised its retail members to rethink their relationship with brands participating in the platform. OBJ
June 23, 2021
Green Theme Technologies (GTT), a leader in creating sustainable solutions for the textile and fashion industries, announced the first close of its series B financing, resulted in hitting is goal of $3.5 million. Inside Outdoor
June 22, 2021
As offices shut down for Covid, workers bought vans and hit the road — and some don’t want to return
As vaccines roll out and states start to open up, some workers are returning to their offices, but for many of those who’ve adopted the van life, there is no end in sight to their life on the road. CNBC
June 21, 2021
In Mammoth Lakes, California, a town in the Eastern Sierra known for its skiing and outdoor recreation, tourism has been booming. The town’s residents are terrified. Adventure Journal
June 11, 2021
Alterra Mountain Company Names New President & COO of Mammoth Mountain & June Mountain in California
Ron Cohen, current President and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, will return to Mammoth Mountain. June Mountain is the new President and COO effective immediately. Businesswire
June 10, 2021
Haig Partners LLC,a boutique investment banking firm and the leading buy-sell advisory firm to owners of higher value auto, heavy truck, and RV dealerships, recently released its Q1 2021 Haig Report. Dealership profits jumped 197% in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020, reaching record-high levels. Average blue-sky value per rooftop has...
June 9, 2021
Eagle Creek, the luggage and backpack brand founded in 1975 and currently owned by VF Corporation, is slated to cease business operations by the end of the year. VF will discontinue the brand due to strategic and financial concerns. OBJ
June 9, 2021
Each shuttle will have an attendant. Although they are driverless, attendants can take over operations at any time. According to the park, the goal is to understand how automated vehicle shuttle technology can be used in parks and how visitors perceive and engage these services. The data from this pilot...
June 8, 2021
Academy Sports reported its Q1 earnings Tuesday, highlighting a recent string of record-breaking quarters in the sporting goods industry. The company saw its highest-ever gross margin, increasing 89.2% to $563.7 million. Net sales jumped 39.1% year-over-year to $1.58 billion. But Academy Sports isn’t the only sporting goods store trending upward. Front Office...
June 7, 2021
Wolverine World Wide Inc. said it expects second-quarter 2021 revenue to exceed 2019 levels due to better-than-expected trends across nearly all brands in its portfolio led by Merrell, Saucony and Sperry. SGBMedia
June 7, 2021
Vail Resorts Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results, Early Season Pass Sales Results, and Provides Fiscal 2021 Outlook
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 ended April 30, 2021, which were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and related limitations and restrictions, reported results of early season pass sales for the 2021/2022 North American ski season, and provided its outlook for the fiscal...