Did you hear?... ExOfficio's Rick Hemmerling receives accolades from Travel + Leisure magazine

Travel + Leisure magazine's April issue honors ExOfficio President Rick Hemmerling as one of 35 members of the travel industry who are "changing the way you travel in the 21st century."

Travel + Leisure magazine's April issue honors 35 members of the travel industry who are "changing the way you travel in the 21st century," and ExOfficio's president, Rick Hemmerling, is one. According to Travel + Leisure, "After designing the first climate-control vented shirt, in 1987, Hemmerling moved on to create fabrics with moisture wicking and sun protection. But his latest developments -- a new line that repels insects, revolutionary knit constructions such as superfine-mesh underwear, and 'smart' clothes with electronic filaments woven through the fabric to keep you cool -- are what will really revolutionize travel wardrobes." Hemmerling told Travel + Leisure, "We're working on fabrics that have a life of their own." Knowing that ExOfficio originally promoted its underwear with an ad campaign boasting one pair of underwear, multiple countries, many days, we'd say Hemmerling has already achieved the goal of "fabrics that have a life of their own." Awwww, we're just kidding. We love ya, Rick. And congrats. Well-deserved honor.


Did you hear?... Rick Saez joins Dana Designs

Former Eagle Creek national sales manager Rick Saez has joined Dana Designs in Seattle as director of sales and marketing. Saez has purchased a house in west Seattle and tells SNEWS®," I believe Dana is a strong brand in the outdoor community, and we'll see it rise to the top of ...read more

Did you hear?... Regional travel is "in"

Since Sept. 11, there's been lots of talk about regional travel being the only segment of the travel industry that will do well for the next year. Ski areas are courting the "rubber tire market" more than ever before and the quick flight to Aspen or Sun Valley for a long weekend ...read more


ExOfficio Caravan travel shoe

Like any explorer, a good travel shoe must be flexible and able to handle a variety of situations. First, it should offer plenty of support and cushioning for hours of walking and standing, whether you’re strolling city sidewalks or negotiating airports. Adventure travelers also ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Jeff Bowman, of Cascade Designs, informed SNEWS that in-house PR maven Kitty Graham's position has been eliminated, meaning Graham, a 10-year veteran at Cascade is on the market. Graham, a winner of the SNEWS Editor's Voice PR Award in 2001 and runner up in 2002, was, ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Retailer Leisure Fitness racked up a few "readers' choice" type awards recently: "Best Fitness Equipment Store" by readers of Delaware Today magazine for the second consecutive year, "Best Fitness Equipment Store on the Main Line" by readers of Main Line Life (in Philadelphia) ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> GERMANY -- Gert "Ma" Boyle, chairwoman and advertising icon of Columbia Sportswear, was awarded the first ispo Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 2. Boyle and her son and company president Tim Boyle flew directly from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market to the Munich-based ispo ...read more