Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Amazon and YETI sue counterfeiters: The companies have teamed up to bring a lawsuit against two San Diego residents who allegedly ran a scheme selling counterfeit YETI products on Amazon.

Gear shop raises $300K for charity: Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, California, raised a vast sum of cash for local nonprofits this fall through its Winter Speaker Series, an annual event that features talks by outdoor legends like Lynn Hill, Jeremy Jones, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, and Emily Harrington. [SF Gate]

Trail runner dies in the Alps: Professional trail runner Andrea Huser fell to her death in the Swiss Alps last weekend. [Outside Online]

Another Kickstarter success story: A fireproof jacket from Trekka Designs received $10,000 in just 10 hours and has already raked in more than $100K in support. The campaign still has three weeks to go.

Give back while stocking up: Replenish your camping supplies by stocking up on Good To-Go camping meals this month. Through the end of December, the company will donate one meal to a food bank for every two meals purchased online.

Our new litter problem: Increased outdoor participation during the pandemic has come with some drawbacks—among them an uptick in on-trail littering. How can we solve the problem? [BACKPACKER]

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Todd Spaletto's new project: The former global president of The North Face has been tapped to lead the new outdoor concept stores from Dick's Sporting Goods.

Patagonia pushes used gear: The company's new "Buy Less, Demand More" campaign prompts customers to consider secondhand alternatives to new gear.

Sustainable packaging: The reusable packaging service RePack helps companies reduce their carbon footprint while building brand affinity.


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Industry Buzz: Biden's choices to lead Park Service, YETI posts great numbers, extending the life of gear, wearable sleeping bags, how cycling retailers are adapting to COVID

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 more


Industry Buzz: $2B sustainability fund, Rue Mapp, a record-breaking heliskier, outdoor industry leadership, GearJunkie's new head editor

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web $2 billion for sustainability: Amazon has announced the creation of a new Climate Pledge Fund to invest in sustainable technologies and work toward the ecommerce giant's goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. [TechCrunch] Rue more

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Industry Buzz: TNF's climate work, Outdoor Research earns FDA authorization, Columbia sponsors NASCAR, plus-size gear, Outdoor Retailer launches design series

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The North Face’s climate efforts: How TNF is stepping up to challenge Patagonia as the leader in business-backed climate advocacy. [CNBC] Outdoor Research earns FDA authorization: The Seattle-based brand is one of only four more

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Industry Buzz: Columbia share price plummets, Trump opens public lands for logging, the pandemic threatens New England skiing, how to build ethical corporations

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Columbia struggles: The brands’ share price plummeted 16 percent this week. [The Oregonian] New public land threat: The Trump administration has opened Tongass National Forest to logging. [Adventure Journal] Covid vs. the more


Industry Buzz: Alpenglow's Mountain Fest, Hawaii volcano, Capitol Hill, Helinox, ski reporter, and more.

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Love 'em or hate 'em, virtual gatherings have likely been on your mind a lot this season. From experimental, techie affairs like the Thin Air Show to smaller, more intimate efforts at connection during the pandemic, workable replacements for in-person events have cropped up more


Industry Buzz: Great American Outdoors Act, national park updates, National Trails Day, rewilding Patagonia

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Outdoor companies speak up: Patagonia, L.L. Bean, The North Face, and others publicly joined OIA in calling for the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. [The Hill] Support the effort yourself: Sign this letter from more

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Industry Buzz: National Forests close, racism on the trail, bike assembly fees, OIA needs your input, the shift toward lower-priced gear

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A tragic loss: Janette Heung, former deputy director at the Colorado OREC office, died in a climbing accident in Wyoming this weekend. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and colleagues. Fires ravage California: The more

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Industry Buzz: Jimmy Chin shoots images for TNF x Gucci collab, updates from Eric Larsen, PeopleForBikes sponsors Big Gear Show, a Montana senator's push for conservation, Outdoor Retailer award winners

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Another Gucci x The North Face surprise: Jimmy Chin has released a new set of promo shots for the much-discussed, occasionally ridiculed collaboration. [Rock and Ice] Updates from Eric Larsen: The renowned adventurer and more