Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Taking the edge off a stressful day: As you anxiously await the results of the election, consider turning off the news for a little while and clearing your mind with this livestream of polar bears. It might do you good. [BACKPACKER]

Death in Glacier: An 18-year-old woman died while scuba diving in a Glacier National Park lake last weekend. [CNN]

REI’s new location: The retailer has announced plans to open its first Wyoming store in Jackson. [Buckrail]

Making footwear more personalized: Through a new partnership with Zappos, Merrell now allows customers to buy mixed-size pairs of shoes. [Footwear News]

Prepping for an unusual winter: Experts predict this winter will be one of the busiest seasons on record for search and rescue teams, due to high levels of inexperienced skiers heading into the backcountry. [Appalachian Mountain Club]

Camber’s new board member: Camber Outdoors has welcomed Wilma Wallace, REI’s general counsel and corporate secretary, to its board of directors.

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SHOT Show cancelled: The hook and bullet trade show scheduled to run in January has been called off.

A clever pivot: When Cristobal Murillo of Selk’bag couldn’t fly to Asia to see his newest product in person because of the pandemic, he dropped $1,500 on a high-definition camera and did all the development through a live feed with his supplier.

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