February 17, 2021
This new, free release provides all kinds of maps, must-hike trails, food recommendations, and more for all of its 423 units. Outside
February 16, 2021
A basic four dollar decal with a QR code printed on it containing your info can be the item that will help your lost gear to be traced back to you. The “finder” provides their contact info so you can arrange to pick it up, and the finder also gets...
February 16, 2021
The watch’s chief feature is its incredibly long battery life: using solar charging built-in to its screen, the Enduro can last up to 65 days, and can even last even longer. With the GPS and other features switched off, it has last as long as 300 days. Independent
February 14, 2021
Although the concept has been OK'd, that doesn't mean it will be implemented. Here's what former government officials, local guides, and environmental experts told Outside about its possible implications on Africa's highest peak. Outside
February 13, 2021
Facebook, the social media company that definitely cares a lot about user data, is reportedly developing a smartwatch. The rumored wearable, to be released in 2022, is powered by an open source version of Android, would support cellular connections, and be able to connect directly with other health and fitness-focused...
February 5, 2021
This winter, due to the pandemic and folks wanting to get outdoors and try new things, there has been an unprecedented run on snowshoes. NYup.com
February 4, 2021
To celebrate turning 25 last year, Icebreaker passed on the birthday blowout for itself and instead decided to throw a party for the planet. The New Zealand-based global apparel brand decided it would honor the earth through an ongoing environmental campaign designed to eradicate synthetics from its entire collection within...
January 27, 2021
After the initial noise, the show is poised to take over other sub-sections of the sport. The North Face dropped a first look at its VECTIV series, the world of trail running’s first official carbon-plated running shoes. Inside Hook
January 21, 2021
At the Presidential Inauguration for Joe Biden, Sanders, a Vermont senator, was sporting a Burton jacket and a pair of homemade mittens made by Vermont native Jen Ellis from repurposed wool sweaters, lined with fleece made from recycled plastic. The Inertia
January 19, 2021
This film could be about any place where populations are growing near beautiful outdoor areas, with a serious uptick in outdoor activities. Some will question what the point is of promoting outdoor recreation, while others welcome all comers. Filmmaker Heather Mosher turns the lens on Squamish to see this age-old...
January 15, 2021
The GoPro Labs special Firmware Program used to be only available to GoPro Hero8 Black users, but the special features are now on their other action cameras - the Hero7 Black, Hero9 Black and the GoPro Max, giving more users access. BikeRumor!
January 14, 2021
Futura claims that the outdoor brand knocked off a stylized depiction of an atom that has appeared in his artwork for years. The allegedly infringing logo was spotted in the designs of The North Face’s “Futurelight” collection of waterproof apparel, footwear and accessories that ended up in a $20 million...
January 14, 2021
Hosts Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker interview Jon Krakauer for the 25th anniversary of Into the Wild, and writing in general is fascinating. Adventure Journal
January 14, 2021
The fitness cupboard was hardly bare at this week's virtual Consumer Electronics Show, which showcased not only some excellent at-home fitness tech, but also promising releases for shaping up outside. Here are some eye-catching trends and items with the potential to have a big impact on your fitness ambitions in...
January 13, 2021
GoPro Labs firmware updates offer more ways to start (and stop) its cameras. Adventure enthusiasts now have more control over their GoPro cameras, from conserving the battery to dumbing down the recording process. GearJunkie
January 10, 2021
Musicians and visual artists decorated Yeti coolers that are being auctioned off to support live performance crews have been out of the job since the start of the pandemic. Gear Patrol
January 4, 2021
Urban guys are wearing technical outdoor gear from brands like Patagonia, And Wander and the North Face. They look like they could summit Everest—but they’re probably just running to Starbucks. WSJ [paywall]
December 24, 2020
Season Equipment, the ski and snowboard company skier Eric Pollard and snowboarder Austin Smith, together with industry vets from Armada, K2, and Line, are launching and selling skis and boards which will change the footprint and life span of products - to break the cycle of buying new gear every...
December 22, 2020
Gucci revealed its collaboration with North Face, capitalizing on the current, situation-induced trend and hinting at how high fashion brands can better cater to the real-life needs, ideals and habits of its customers in the future. Footwear News
December 16, 2020
About 20,600 Camp Chef portable stoves sold at sporting goods stores and Walmart stores nationwide from Aug. 2019 through Sept. 2020 are being recalled after receiving 26 reports of gas leaking. An internal part of the gas regulator component can have a sharp edge that can wear or tear a...
December 14, 2020
Outside tests out a preview build of Fitness+, along with the numerous workout and health functions of the Series 6 Watch, which debuted in September.
December 9, 2020
REI is upgrading product standards together with its more than 1,000 brand partners to advance more sustainable and inclusive business practices. By 2030, all products on its shelves will have a preferred attribute so that every purchase at REI supports a more equitable planet. SGB Media
December 3, 2020
Amazon and YETI Coolers, LLC. jointly filed a lawsuit against two US-based individuals, Michael White and Karen White of San Diego, California, for counterfeiting YETI’s products. The defendants attempted to offer the infringing products in Amazon’s store, violating Amazon’s policies, YETI’s intellectual property rights, and the law. Amazon closed their...
December 2, 2020
The reusable packaging service RePack helps companies reduce their carbon footprint while building brand affinity. RePack is the brainchild of Juha Mäkelä in Finland in 2011 in order to alleviate the waste generated by online shopping. SNEWS