August 5, 2020: Outdoor Industry News - SNEWS

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Panic buying, part two: Instead of toilet paper and pasta, people are now making a run on kayaks, tents, and other outdoor gear. [The New York Times]

DEI-focused discussion: The next JAM Session from JAM Collective, happening tomorrow, will focus on representation and feature Jahmicah Dawes of Slim Pickins Outfitters and Koby Crooks of Alpine Cowboy. [Outdoor Industry Association]

SOAR Act makes progress: The Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act has moved out of the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous vote. It will likely move to the House floor later this year. [Boating Industry]

National parks free today: Entrance fees will be waived across the country today to celebrate the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. [KVAL]

Speaking of parks: Our president had a little trouble with the pronunciation of "Yosemite" this week.

GoPro launches outdoor gear line: The adventure camera company has released a line of bags, apparel, and water bottles to bolster revenue. [Benzinga]

Opening a gear shop during the pandemic: Despite the challenges of doing business right now, a new specialty shop has managed to open its doors in Leicester, New York. [Genesee County Express]

New outdoor holiday: In honor of its 100th anniversary, Eddie Bauer has officially registered August 8 as Global Sleep Under The Stars Night.

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Landmark conservation bill passes: The Great American Outdoors Act has finally been signed into law.

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