July 19, 2021
Back in May, REI announced its latest venture — REI Co-op Studios film company. The studio’s first project was its short film series, “The Trees Remember.” Now, it’s debuting a full feature film, highlighting a Black family in Oregon who started learning how to get outdoors and created Camp Yoshi in the process....
July 17, 2021
The eyewear/headwear icon and one of its ingredient brand partners accuse the snowsports giant of improperly using their patented technology in certain Anon-branded snow helmets. OBJ
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 5, 2021
It’s called Vercorin, a small, charming town in the Swiss Alps. The bowl-like topography and prevailing wind and weather patterns means it’s a paradise for paragliding. So if you live on a windy road above town, you can always strap on your chute and leap to work. Adventure-Journal
July 1, 2021
The stories we’ve seen across decades of reality television have shown the triumph of the human spirit against some of the most arduous circumstances. Outside picked ten of the greatest outdoor reality shows over the years, taking viewers from the blistering tropics to the freezing tundra and everywhere in between.
June 24, 2021
The retailer will soon offer up to women’s size 20 in a core group of activities. Yoga, hiking, snow sports, running, fitness, swimming, and cycling are at the top of the list. Not only will it offer gear in a wider range of sizes, but it will also commit to...
June 24, 2021
Canada Goose announced that it would end the use of fur in all its products. Through a phased approach, Canada Goose will end the purchase of fur by the end of 2021 and cease manufacturing with fur no later than the end of 2022. SGBMedia
June 23, 2021
At 4:20 p.m. most afternoons, guests at Camp Laughing Grass gather around the pavilion for happy hour. Unlike most happy hour gatherings, however, you will not find low priced cocktails or discounted appetizers. Instead, you’ll find happy campers passing around a blunt or joint. Portland Press Herald
June 22, 2021
GoPro has just announced a new open API for 3rd party companies/apps to use, called Open GoPro, allowing them to integrate with their cameras, starting with the GoPro Hero 9. The API (Application Programming Interface) allows a slew of functions over wireless interfaces, including control as well as transfer of media....
June 11, 2021
Check out the River Runner website, lick anywhere on the map of the United States, and the website drops down to a terrain following view, tracking where water flows from that very spot. It was made by a data analyst named Sam Learner with help from the US Geological Survey’s...
June 10, 2021
By valuing relatability over action shots, TikTok may be ushering in a new era of outdoor creators and celebrities. Anyone can spontaneously go viral on TikTok, creating a crop of content creators who are passionate about the outdoors and have brought quarantined audiences closer to nature in the past year....
June 9, 2021
CamelBak is voluntarily recalling nearly 50,000 water bottles in North America due to a potential choking hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today. The recall includes CamelBak’s Podium and Peak Fitness water bottles — specifically, some caps that came with those water bottles. According to the CPSC, a small silicone...
May 25, 2021
Garmin releases its very own children’s book titled “Women of Adventure: Being Big in a Brave World,” which features stories from six female athletes who embrace adventure. The book hopes to inspire the next generation of bold females to dream big, try new things and never give up. Gear Junkie
May 19, 2021
Snow Peak has been making high quality outdoor equipment, mostly kitchen related, in Japan for 60 years. And now, if you’re in the Portland area, you can use some of those items at Snow Peak’s new restaurant, Takibi (“bonfire” in Japanese). Not only that, they plan to open more restaurants in...
May 5, 2021
Oura Health announced Tuesday that it has raised $100 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total funds to $148.3 million. The wearable fitness manufacturer produces the Oura Ring, a sleep and activity tracker you can slide on your finger. More than 500,000 have been sold. Front Office News
May 4, 2021
The shoe company just released its latest Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck 70 collection dubbed “The Great Outdoors” and it features various prints and patterns inspired by some of nature’s most scenic landscapes. Not only are the shoes inspired by mother nature but it’s also constructed with sustainable materials. Footwear...
April 14, 2021
Smartwool will collect these socks and shred them into their constituent fibers. To make new socks, you say, yes, brilliant. Well, no. That is very likely way too expensive and maybe impossible. Smartwool is turning your old socks into dog beds. Which makes sense, because dogs love eating socks almost as...
April 11, 2021
Patagonia announced that it is “transitioning away” from adding corporate logos to its products due to environmental reasons. The company has found that adding an additional non-removable logo reduces the life span of a garment, often by a lot, for trivial reasons. SGB Media
April 11, 2021
Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure to COVID-19, according to a release from the National...
April 7, 2021
The thing is, we don’t all have an extra $400 laying around to replace a rain jacket that busts a seam too soon. Plenty of outdoor brands have either a full or limited lifetime warranty. It may sound like a marketing ploy when you see it on a website, but...
April 1, 2021
The Seattle-based co-op announced it will cancel all international trips after May 21, providing full refunds to travelers who have booked in advance. It cited a 28% rise in domestic bookings from 2019, calling 2021 one of its "strongest years" for adventure travel sales. Yahoo
March 30, 2021
Their logos no longer adorn backpacks and tents, but their impact lives on in the gear we use today. Gear Patrol There isn't a graveyard for brands, but they do die. They fizzle out, go bankrupt, get sold off to equity firms and are subsumed by other companies. Such has...
March 29, 2021
Cycling traditionally not made room for riders in bigger bodies. Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky are on a mission to change that mindset. The duo is featured in a new Shimano Originals film, All Bodies on Bikes, which is out on March 29. Bicycling