News and Press Releases about Outdoor Sports Products & Gear
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March 28, 2023
Lost Some Gear? YETI ‘Craigslost’ Campaign Will Replace It (And Sweeten the Deal)
There is nothing more disheartening than losing your outdoor gear. Whether it’s stolen, accidentally left behind, or lost in a horrific accident, the feeling is always the same when you realize your equipment is gone: total defeat, with a dash of frustration. YETI understands this. It’s why the brand, made...
March 27, 2023
Gary Fisher Does E-Bikes: Mountain Bike Pioneer Launches ‘Morelle’ Brand
With a new company called Morelle, mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher claims to have developed a line of e-bikes far superior to the market's current offerings.
March 9, 2023
How Patagonia Provisions is building out its product portfolio with its first-ever acquisition
This week, Patagonia’s food and beverage division announced the acquisition of cracker brand Moonshot. This acquisition is Patagonia’s first in two decades, and helps expand Patagonia Provisions’ growing CPG line – which includes tinned fish and seafood. Modern Retail
March 9, 2023
Netflix’s New Survival Show Is ‘Alone’ Meets ‘The Hunger Games’
Reality television’s survival genre recently entered its third decade. Over the years, shows like Naked and Afraid, Man vs. Wild, and others have tackled a similar question: How long can a person, stripped of modern technology, live in the wild? TV survivalists have endured frostbite, starvation, and the occasional animal...
March 6, 2023
How Salomon Sportstyle Emerged as a Favorite of the Fashion Elite
According to StockX, Salomon was the fastest-growing sneaker brand on the marketplace, experiencing 2,277% trade growth in 2022 over 2021. Salomon launched its Sportstyle category in fall 2018, but George Egan, Salomon North America director of Sportstyle, said the blueprint for the business unit began when The Broken Arm reached...
February 24, 2023
REI Axes PFAS From All Inventory With New Product Standards
REI’s new rules will require its suppliers to cut all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from all cookware, apparel, shoes, packs, and similar gear by Fall 2024. It’s a planned phase-out of all remaining products with the chemicals. Gear Junkie
February 17, 2023
Strava’s trying to make route planning easier by crowdsourcing photos from users
You can find route photos for any sport featured in the Routes section of the app, including running, trail running, walking, hikes, rides, mountain bike rides, and gravel rides. According to Strava, the platform has roughly 2.3 million photos from 200 million user-uploaded public activities in the past year to...
February 9, 2023
Fox Racing Enters MTB Footwear Category
Fox Racing, the global leader in motorcycle and mountain bike safety equipment and apparel, has entered the mountain bike shoe category. With the launch of the Union shoe series, Fox now offers both mountain bike and motocross riders head-to-toe protection and apparel. Shop Eat Surf
February 8, 2023
Yeti Issues Stop Sale On Three Products Due To Safety Concerns
Yeti Holdings, Inc. implemented a global stop sale of its Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, the Hopper M30 Soft Cooler, and the SideKick Dry Gear Case. Yeti identified a potential safety concern—the magnetic closure on the products could fail and release magnets, posing injury or death if the magnets were...
February 2, 2023
Skip the sports drinks, non-alcoholic beer may be as good as, or even better, for post cycling recovery
While a cold pint of beer after a long day in the saddle is certainly enjoyable, we all like to ignore that beer and other alcoholic drinks have long been associated with adverse effects on performance and fitness. CW
January 30, 2023
Polar Starts to License Their Sports & Fitness Algorithms
Polar has launched a website aimed at selling their sports/fitness/physiological algorithms to other companies. With this new venture, they aim to make it possible for other sport/fitness/etc. companies to leverage Polar’s algorithms. This could be used in areas such as sleep, activity tracking, training load, recovery, and more. In other words,...
January 27, 2023
Deckers Says Walmart Copied Ugg, Hoka and Teva Designs in New Lawsuit
Deckers filed a lawsuit against Walmart on Wednesday, claiming the retailer infringed on designs for its Ugg, Hoka and Teva brands According to the suit, filed in a California court, Walmart is selling lookalikes of Deckers’ Ugg Classic Ultra Mini, the Ugg Oh Yeah slide, the Hoka Ora Recovery slide,...
January 25, 2023
An Arizona Ski Resort Just Charged $309 for a Single-Day Lift Ticket
Arizona Snowbowl is a resort north of Flagstaff, Arizona, with 777 acres of skiable terrain that are typically open to the public from mid-November through April of each year. Having just 82 percent of the resort’s lifts currently open wouldn’t exactly scream “winter of a lifetime” to the outsider. The...
January 18, 2023
How to Get Reservations at These Popular National Parks in 2023
Over the last few years, in pursuit of crowd mitigation, many of the country’s most popular national parks have implemented pilot reservation systems. The experiments ranged from making advance reservations to enter a park, to setting up targeted systems for managing crowds at specific attractions within a park. Glacier National...
January 17, 2023
How Two Footwear Industry Veterans Turned Their Dissatisfaction With Trail Running Shoes Into a Premium Brand
In July 2021, Norda released its first shoe, the 001, a trail-ready style built with premium components for the off-road runner seeking superior quality. The 001 features seamless uppers made with sustainable, biobased Dyneema Fibers, which are both Bluesign and ISCC approved. FN
January 16, 2023
Using Artificial Intelligence to Create 5 Resort Maps
If you haven’t been keeping up with the exciting recent developments in artificial technology, here’s most of what you need to know: AI can basically do everything now. Chatbots like ChatGPT can do anything from debugging computer code to writing a biblical verse in the King James style about how to remove a peanut butter...
January 12, 2023
Are Protein Bars Actually Good for You?
The global market for protein bars is growing quickly and expected to swell to more than $2 billion by the end of 2026. Despite the advertising, nutrition experts say that protein bars aren’t all that healthy. The New York Times (paywall)
December 22, 2022
‘Free Outside’ Documentary Chronicles Grueling Realities of Colorado Trail FKT
In 2020, Garmire broke the unsupported Colorado Trail record in the West-to-East direction. He walked the trail (486 miles long) in 9 days, 8 hours, and 18 minutes. But it wasn’t just a record that was set. A camera crew was also there to capture the whole endeavor. The film,...
December 19, 2022
VF Corp mulling JanSport sale: Bloomberg
VF Corp. is mulling a sale of its JanSport brand, according to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources. The deal would value the 55-year-old brand, best known for its backpacks, at about $500 million, per the report. A spokesperson for VF Corp. declined to comment. Retail Dive
December 13, 2022
Vans and Timberland Will Soon Deliver Their First-Ever Collaboration
For the first time ever, Vans and Timberland — two VF Corp. brands — have teamed up on a footwear range. With the 30th anniversary of the Half Cab here, Vans and Timberland have used createe the Half Cab Hiker, which was described as a design that’s half skate shoe and half hiking boot....
December 7, 2022
Garmin’s Outdoor Maps+ Service Goes Toe to Toe With onX
Garmin announced a subscription-based map bundle called Outdoor Maps+. The service is available for an annual fee of $50 and offers “frequently updated” maps complete with premium elevation contours, landowner names, and boundaries for public/private land types, as well as other enhanced mapping content. GearJunkie
November 30, 2022
The Rossignol Group to Invest $50M in Three Years Targeting Revenue Growth, Sustainability Leadership
Targeting both significant revenue growth and category leadership in sustainable ski and outdoor products, the Rossignol Group this month unveiled a new strategic plan — called Ascension 2026 — that commits to investing $50 million between now and 2026 to achieve its goals. Businesswire
November 25, 2022
Patagonia Sues Gap for Copying Its Signature Snap-T Pullover
Following its fallout with Ye, GAP (NYSE:GPS -2.19%) now lands itself in legal trouble with outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia which recently filed a lawsuit accusing the American clothing brand of copying its signature Snap-T pocket design found on its fleece sweaters for over three decades. Hype Beast
November 17, 2022
You Can Now Shop For Vans, Merrell and Saucony Sneakers With Google’s New 3D View Feature
Google has launched a new way to shop for shoes – in 3D. The company has expanded the three-dimensional and augmented reality (AR) shopping technology it uses for home goods and beauty to the footwear space. Now, consumers can shop for shoes using AR, allowing the user to spin and zoom in...
November 15, 2022
Rab Unveils ‘Nutrition Label’ for Sustainability: Material Facts
Think of virgin fabrics and PFCs as added sugars and trans fats — that’s the tack British outerwear brand Rab will take with a new approach to some of its product labeling. Launching today, “Material Facts” mimics the nutrition information that has become ubiquitous in the last few decades. With it,...