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
March 29, 2021
Apple Inc. is considering launching an Apple Watch with a rugged casing aimed at athletes, hikers and others who use the device in more extreme environments, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg
March 24, 2021
The price reduction applies to the entire portfolio of the Company’s North American pass lineup. The Epic Local Pass is now available for $583 (down from $729 last season) and the full Epic Pass is priced at $783 (down from $979 last season). ShopEatSurf
March 14, 2021
Six months after REI Co-op revealed that it was creating its own footwear, the outdoor retail giant is ready to deliver two adventure-ready hiking boots, the Traverse and the Flash. Read more on Footwear News and check out an in-depth review on Gear Junkie.
March 11, 2021
Honnold will team up with veteran podcaster and outdoor personality Fitz Cahall to release the ten-part series, which documents the history of climbing. Each episode will feature stories from climbers of different generations, putting into context how they stood on the shoulders of their predecessors, and how they paved the...
March 10, 2021
With the new rugged Tread™ powersport navigator with Group Ride Radio, Garmin PowerSwitch™ digital switch box, and the BC™ 40 wireless camera with tube mount, riders can hop on their side-by-side, ATV, or snowmobile to navigate rolling sand dunes, wild forest trails in the rain, or cold snow tracks in the mountains with confidence. Business Wire
March 1, 2021
Sports drink maker Gatorade is launching its first ever wearable device, the Gx Sweat Patch. The patch is a one-time-use wearable that analyzes sweat to provide athletes with insights about their athletic performance and hydration levels. CNBC
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