Olivia Dwyer is based in New York's Adirondack Mountains. A former editor for Mountain magazine, she has also written about gear, the outdoor industry, and mountain destinations for Backpacker, Outside, and POWDER. She once co-piloted a 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon from Colorado to Panama.
We all know the outdoor industry’s legacy brands: Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond. But where are the fresh-faced newcomers destined to become titans? First, why startups matter: “Innovation and industry progression come from the group, not a handful of ...read more
The final Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City is behind us. And while the attendees we spoke with felt that the aisles of the Salt Palace were less crowded that usual (no official numbers have been released by the show), energy was high around the industry coming together to ...read more
On July 5, Ibex CEO Ted Manning announced to company employees that fall 2017 will be the last season the merino wool outdoor clothing company sells product through wholesale channels. Ibex shifts completely to a direct-to-consumer model in spring 2018. “We’re pivoting toward ...read more
*This article is part of our summer-long outdoor events series. Nylon and mesh UFOs float in an aspen grove at the base of Deer Valley Resort in Utah. As I step into the trees, I spot ratchet straps anchored to tree trunks. Lofted tents and hammocks take shape. “Come on up,” ...read more
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, which grants presidents the authority to declare “objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national ...read more