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Poll: How are you planning to shop this holiday season?

It's going to be a chaotic year for holiday shopping, that's for sure. Local stores are doing their best to keep customers safe, as they have been for months, but it looks like Amazon will be poised to capitalize (once again) on a difficult situation. Read more: The outdoor ...read more

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Poll | Is selling premium outdoor gear through Walmart a good move?

The collaboration between Moosejaw and Walmart to create a premium outdoor store is the first of its kind. But since it launched last Monday, it's created quite a stir. Black Diamond claims they didn't know their products would be sold on Walmart.com. And LEKI, Deuter, and ...read more

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Poll | How did you get into the outdoor industry?

Many of us have what a lot of people would consider to be dream jobs. Sure, work is work, but a lot of what we do revolves on getting people outside. And we get to do a lot of that ourselves, too.  We're curious how you got started in this great industry. Share your stories with ...read more

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Poll | Would you buy this $3.50 pack?

A backpack for $3.50? Is it too good to be true? The Quechua 10-liter hiking pack comes in seven colors and with a 10-year guarantee. The brand is under Decathlon, a French sporting goods retailer that keeps its prices low by designing and producing its own products for 50 ...read more

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Poll | Does your employer offer paid sabbaticals?

If you could take three weeks to three months off and get paid for it, where would you go and what would you do? Sabbaticals are common in the medical and education fields for professionals to learn a new skill and explore career development opportunities, but we've heard of some ...read more

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Poll: Do you read (and trust) sponsored content?

Sponsored content is everywhere these days. It has, in many ways, become an inescapable piece of the media and advertising landscape. Some of it is wonderful. At SNEWS, we do a fair bit of it ourselves, from our First Look videos to ongoing partnerships with brands like ...read more

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Poll | What's your favorite way to unplug?

At SNEWS, we've been working on life-work balance and unplugging more often this summer. While work emails and social media are important and instrumental to what we do, it's nice to have an extended break from screens from time to time. Our friend Katie Boué has been spending ...read more

Outdoor Retailer WInter Market 2018

How valuable was Outdoor Retailer Online? Take our quick poll and see what the industry is saying.

As we put together our in-depth assessment of the first Outdoor Retailer Online, we want to hear from you one more time. If you attended the live portion of the show last week, how valuable did you find it? Vote now to see what the rest of the industry is saying instantly. And be ...read more

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Poll | Will you attend The Big Gear Show next summer?

Next summer, the outdoor industry will have two trade shows to attend—or choose between: Outdoor Retailer and a brand new show. The Big Gear Show just announced that it's setting up a hardgoods-only event in Salt Lake City, Utah, featuring a consumer day and pre-show outdoor ...read more