Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Choosing a leader for the NPS: Three candidates are currently on Biden’s short list to lead the National Park Service. [E&E News]

YETI’s performance surges: The brand reported a 62 percent boost in direct-to-consumer business in Q3 of 2020. [HFN]

Extending the life of gear: A professional seamstress in Jackson Hole honed her sewing skills growing up in an Amish community. Now she’s using those skills to help people extend the life of their outdoor gear. [Jackson Hole News & Guide]

“The height of COVID fashion:” A gear tester takes a close look at the benefits of wearable sleeping bags. [The New York Times]

Retailers making long-term changes: Here’s how several cycling retailers across the country have changed their businesses since the pandemic began. [BRAIN]

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Industry Buzz: National parks and racism, cycling diversity, ConnectHub, microalgae, state parks

National parks and racism: How managers of public lands can help our country’s shared treasures be more inclusive for all. [National Geographic] Diversity in cycling: These organizations are fighting to broaden representation in the sport and make it more accessible for everyone. more


Industry Buzz: Remeasuring Everest, Boston Marathon cancelled, Great American Outdoors Act, bike sales

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Updating Everest’s height: A team of researchers has summited the mountain to remeasure the peak’s height. A longstanding number could soon change. [Outside Online] The Boston Marathon is canceled: For first time in more

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Industry Buzz: Tommy Caldwell says Trump will "ruin rock climbing," The North Face invests $7M in diversity, REI opens used gear pop-ups, virus outbreak at L.L.Bean

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Tommy Caldwell bashes Trump: The president is going to “ruin rock climbing,” the pro climber wrote in a recent op-ed. [Rock and Ice] The North Face invests in diversity: The brand has put $7 million into a new initiative more

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Industry Buzz: GOA cancelled, Outdoor Research makes masks, a new SIA campaign, American Alpine Club goes virtual

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web PPE from the co-founder of Granite Gear: Jeff Knight has designed a new tool to help prolong the life of N95 masks. #CurbYourTurns: SIA has launched a new campaign to promote the idea that flattening the curve “has to take more

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Industry Buzz: REI sued, land auction called off, Connect show cancelled, TGR's new streaming service, Eco-Challenge race returns

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI sued over hand sanitizer: A lawsuit filed against the retailer claims that REI falsely marketed an alcohol-free product as a "proven alternative to alcohol sanitizers.” [Law360] Land auction cancelled: After sustained more


Industry Buzz: Trek steps up, national park police, new outdoor jobs, public land revenues, a beloved gear maker

Trek pledges action: To promote racial equity in the industry, the cycling company has promised to create 1,000 new jobs for people of color, build bike shops in underserved neighborhoods, establish a seven-figure community investment fund, and more. [Bicycle Retailer] National more

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Industry Buzz: How a Biden presidency will affect the industry, a new record on El Cap, man cooks chickens in Yellowstone geysers, CA state parks in danger

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web What comes next for the industry: A look at what a Biden presidency will mean for the outdoor space. [Forbes] New climbing record: Emily Harrington has become the first woman to free climb Golden Gate on El Capitan in under more

River with a pink sky and mountains in the distance

Industry Buzz: Big changes coming to ski resorts, skiing's return to its roots, Outdoor Research's new president, hunting groups support conservation, 100 years of outdoor catalogs

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Plan for a different kind of ski season: What will the winter season look like for skiers and snowboarders? Here are some of the changes to expect. [The New York Times] Skiing returns to its roots: In another take on the more


Industry Buzz: BLM resources, Birding while Black, PPE demand, Yellowstone virus testing, hurricane season

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web What you can do right now: This list of resources can help outdoor industry professionals educate themselves about Black Lives Matter and become better allies to those fighting for justice and inclusion. [The Trek] more