Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

The future of skiing: A glimpse into the possible tech-assisted future of skiing, where every turn is tracked and analyzed. [Outside Online]

Recall alert: Goal Zero has recalled about 4,500 units of its Yeti 25A Fast Charge power bank, saying the defective products pose a potential fire hazard. [Gear Junkie]

Walmart joins PeopleForBikes: The world’s largest retailer has joined the nonprofit cycling organization to help advance “big goals on active transportation, sustainability, and combating climate change.” [Endurance Sportswire]

National park expansion: Saguaro National Park in Arizona might grow by more than 1,200 acres if new legislation passes. [National Parks Traveler]

The year in sports: Strava has released its annual “Year in Sport” report. Here’s how the world exercised in 2020. [VeloNews]

Climate Neutral expands leadership: Melissa Leslie has joined the organization as the new head of marketing. [Outdoor Sportswire]

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Best-selling camping brands: 136 independent outdoor retailers across the country responded to our annual survey this year. Here are the industry's best-selling camping brands, according to their responses.

Pocket Outdoor Media expands: The active lifestyle media company has added two new leaders who used to work at the now-defunct Powder magazine.



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Industry Buzz: MEC sale finalized, voting to protect the outdoors, free national park entry, ConnectHub opens to vendors and retailers, Pocket Outdoor Media expands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC sale finalized: Kingswood Capital Management, a U.S. investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Mountain Equipment Co-op despite a large grassroots effort to save the struggling retailer. Voting to protect the …read more

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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: Fresh leadership at Patagonia, Selena Gomez to play mountaineer in upcoming film, new GOA members, plastic use during the pandemic, small business giveaway

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web New leadership at Patagonia: The company has hired Beth Thoren as its new environmental action and initiatives director. A mountaineering icon on film: Selena Gomez has signed on to play the mountaineering legend Silvia …read more

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Industry Buzz: New Warren Miller film, helping outdoor employees vote, a paid residency for outdoor writers, Latria Graham speaks, the first dog to reach 7,000 feet in the Himalayas

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Warren Miller’s new flick: Check out the preview for “Future Retro,” the latest film from Warren Miller. Helping employees vote: Outdoor leaders describe why and how they’re helping their teams get to the polls next month. …read more

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Industry Buzz: Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund, new outdoor holiday, VF awards $7.3M, Mountain Gazette returns, Saddleback reopens

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund: After the passing of our colleague Mark Satkiewicz last weekend, a fund has been created in his name to provide gear and resources to Steamboat Springs youth. Celebrate the newest outdoor …read more

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Industry Buzz: Long-term DEI training, outdoor voting power, PeopleForBikes secures grant, crushing sales expectations, new business alliance

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Six-month inclusion training: Leaders at Snowsports Industries America have agreed to participate in a half-year program focused on improving DEI in the winter sports industry. The power of outdoor voters: A new …read more

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Industry Buzz: Anti-racism in the industry, MEC layoffs, new adventure travel data, BACKPACKER video series, tariff exclusions

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Building anti-racism in the outdoors: Transforming the industry will require immediate, deliberate, and sustained action. [Outside Online] MEC in trouble: The Canadian retailer announced more layoffs as a direct result of …read more

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Industry Buzz: Missing hiker found, wildfire update, climate change on the ballot, Camber’s new board leaders, CABDA show postponed, payment plans for outdoor gear

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Missing hiker found alive: A 38-year-old woman who went missing in Zion National Park almost two weeks ago was discovered alive over the weekend. [CNN] Climate change and the election: Follow this comprehensive guide to …read more

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Industry Buzz: Subscriptions for shoes, hikers trash the Appalachian Trail, an eye-opening U.S. climate map, outdoor companies acquire gun brands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A new way to sell shoes: The Swiss footwear company On Running is trying out a new business model for the shoe industry, borrowed from Silicon Valley—subscription memberships. [Outside Online] Respecting the Appalachian …read more