March 31, 2021
Outdoor Industry Association and NAXION Release Special Report on the ‘New Outdoor Participant’: More Diverse Participants Attracted to Outdoors Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
BOULDER, Colo. (March 31, 2021) —Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released exclusive insights about Americans’ engagement in outdoor activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The special report examines demographics and psychographics of the new outdoor participant — defined as someone who participated in an outdoor activity for the first time during...
March 29, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT. (March 29, 2021) -- Today, Cotopaxi—Benefit Corporation and outdoor gear and apparel brand—released its annual Global Reporting Initiative referencing impact report. The report aims to provide balanced and quantified information with regards to the brand’s holistic corporate social responsibility performance as well as to its giving...
March 24, 2021
Can wearable technologies help improve healthcare? 10K participants given free Fitbit devices for research program
A research study is providing 10,000 Fitbit devices to select participants in hopes of learning how wearable technologies can accelerate precision medicine and better inform and improve healthcare. 8NewsNow
March 23, 2021
A pair of studies published this month found that women tend to burn more fat than men during exercise, and athletes with better cardio endurance of all genders burn more fat than their less fit peers. Insider
March 10, 2021
Martinsville, IN (March 9, 2021) — A new American Camp Association (ACA) study of 486 camps that served 90,000 campers reports that only 30 campers had confirmed COVID-19 cases in 2020. This is a direct result of the summer camp industry’s focus on developing leading-edge child safety standards from the...
March 9, 2021
BOULDER, COLO. (March 9, 2021) — PeopleForBikes is proud to release a new, groundbreaking report, "802-989-3465Where Do We Go From Here? Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling in the U.S." The 2018-2019 study found that meaningful engagement with historically marginalized communities, expanded private-sector encouragement programs and an investment in quality bicycle...
February 17, 2021
Almost one in five people lack the protein α-aktinin-3 in their muscle fiber. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that more of the skeletal muscle of these individuals comprises slow-twitch muscle fibers, which are more durable and energy-efficient and provide better tolerance to low temperatures than fast-twitch muscle fibers....
February 12, 2021
2020 saw big changes in the hiking world. With gyms closed early on in the pandemic, and social distancing in order around the globe, hiking saw bumps in the number of hikes, the number of users recording hikes, and hikes per user. The number of logged hikes was up 171.36%...
February 10, 2021
Forthcoming reports from Outdoor Foundation and Outdoor Industry Association to provide unprecedented insight Into trends in outdoor participation. SNEWS
February 10, 2021
The Warrior Watch Study observed the primary biometric signal - heart rate variability (HRV) - which is a key indicator of strain on a person’s nervous system, combined with information around reported symptoms associated with COVID-19. TechCrunch
February 8, 2021
To determine which areas prioritize residents’ well-being, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the most populated U.S. cities across 44 key indicators of good health. Our data set ranges from the cost of a medical visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to COVID-19 cases. WalletHub
December 16, 2020
Strava reviewed data from more than 73 million users in 2020 for their year-end-report and found that despite working from home, social distancing and shelter-in-place restrictions, the virtual community became stronger than ever. ESPN
December 14, 2020
You've probably heard people say some athletes have "the right genes" for running, but it turns out that's not very accurate. Canadian Running
December 2, 2020
Walking for at least 11 minutes a day could lessen the undesirable health consequences of sitting for hours and hours, according to a new study of the ways in which both inactivity and exercise influence how long we live. Findings reveal that those who were the most sedentary faced a...
November 27, 2020
A study from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center indicated something counterintuitive: experience doesn't always correspond with safety. The new study suggests that when it comes to slides, the newbies won’t be the only problem this year - it’s experienced backcountry users - and COVID-19 might be one reason why. Outside
November 23, 2020
A new study at iScience shows how oxygen levels change at Everest’s highest elevation depending on air pressure, and with warmer summers the air pressure will be higher, meaning more oxygen should be available near the summit. The increase in oxygen is expected to be “physiologically relevant” for climbers attempting...
November 17, 2020
Manchester, VT, (November 17, 2020) – The path to a more inclusive outdoors starts here, starts now. Get Out And Trek (GOAT) announces an open call for outdoor industry organizations to participate in its LGBTQ+ Outdoor Equality Index™ (OEI). “We know LGBTQ+ people lack representation, access, safety, opportunity, and overall...
November 11, 2020
Park City, Utah (November 11, 2020) – Snowsports Industries America (SIA), in participation with the Physical Activity Council (PAC), releases their annual participation study report. The SIA Participation Study 2019-2020 is a comprehensive look at participant demographics in skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, touring and cumulatively across all winter sports. The...
November 10, 2020
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its annual report that lays out the importance of the outdoor recreation economy in hard data. Find out about the results on SNEWS.
October 14, 2020
In collaboration with outdoor adventure experience site 57Hours, a recent SNEWS survey asked readers just one question: Have you ever encountered a climbing route name that you consider to be racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise offensive? Find out what the results are from Adventure Online.
October 1, 2020
Researchers from the University of Georgia found that single-layer gaiters provided a 77% average reduction in respiratory droplets versus no face covering at all. Two-layer masks just edged them out at 81%. However, multi-layer gaiters were the big winners with a 96% reduction. Read more on Gear Patrol.