Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Outdoor startup competition: If you run a new outdoor company, apply to Win Moosejaw’s accelerator competition. [Gear Junkie]

REI closes NY store: REI has announced it will close its only location in the Hudson Valley next year. [Lohud]

A familiar problem: Just like the U.S., Europe is experiencing overcrowding on public lands due to an uptick in outdoor recreation. [The New York Times]

Hut trips during the pandemic: 10th Mountain Division huts are now open again, but you’ll have to make a reservation to stay in one. [Aspen Public Radio]

Too many people in Zion: Zion National Park is struggling to contain crowds as visitors flock to the area. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

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Industry Buzz: Zion survival story called into question, hidden gear stash in NYC, REI expanding in Colorado, Arc’teryx opens new NYC location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Suspicious story: Doubts have arisen surrounding the survival story of a woman who was rescued from Zion National Park last week. [The Independent] Vintage gear stash: This Brooklyn couple is running a retro gear shop out …read more

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Industry Buzz: Unpaid internships must go, Great American Outdoors Act, New Mexico wins grant money, insurance for skiers, algal bloom in Zion

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Outdoor industry, pay your interns: Jon Stewart explains why unpaid internships propagate inequality, a reality many outdoor companies might do well to consider. Parks grapple with safety: Americans are impatient to visit …read more

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Industry Buzz: How to deal with election stress, death in Glacier, REI’s new location, Merrell offering mixed-size shoe pairs, prepping for a winter of backcountry challenges

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. …read more

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Industry Buzz: OIA’s future tariff webinar, Zion overhaul, Outdoor Research, REI, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today’s top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at [email protected] Want to learn how the tariffs affect your business? Outdoor Industry Association’s Rich Harper is hosting a webinar on Sept. 13 that covers why the Trump …read more

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Industry Buzz: REI’s new location, air changes on Everest, holiday sales predictions, support the outdoor places you love, oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI’s newest location: The retailer plans to open its first store in central Pennsylvania next year. [Penn Live] Oxygen levels on Everest: How global warming is altering air composition on the world’s highest peak. …read more

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Industry Buzz: Latria Graham speaks out, get paid $50K to explore parks, outdoor subscription for women, outdoor education jobs

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Latria Graham responds: After publishing a groundbreaking essay in Outside two years ago, the writer and activist has responded to the flood of readers who encountered her original piece and asked for advice about …read more


Industry Buzz: Malcolm Daly, REI x West Elm, recycling examined, protect mountain economies, Nikki Smith

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Update on Malcolm Daly: Our colleague is still doing well and making progress. Thanks to the generosity of his therapists, he will receive another 30 days of care before being discharged. Also, today is his birthday! Show …read more

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Industry Buzz: Court approves MEC sale, donating PPE to poll workers, ebikes in national parks, Chris Burkard’s new film, graffiti on public lands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC sale advances: A Canadian court has approved the sale of the co-op to an American investment firm. Members of the protest group called Save MEC have announced a virtual town hall to discuss next steps. [Simcoe Reformer, …read more

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Industry Buzz: SOAR Act, new REI, crisis in Bangladesh, national park tragedy, Phil Powers, Columbia, OR Online education sessions

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web SOAR Act advances: A new bill that would simplify permitting for outdoor recreation on public lands has passed the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and moved to the floor of the House of Representatives. [America …read more