Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines:

Have a news tip? Email us at

  • OIA announced its incoming board members, including Eric Artz, of REI; Frazier Blair, of The Orvis Company; Cam Brensinger, of NEMO Equipment; Shawn Gorman, of L.L.Bean; and Layne M. Rigney, of Osprey Packs.
Kelty Mockingbird Pack

The Mockingbird Pack

  • Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2019 will see the celebration of Dick Kelty’s 100th birthday, complete with a limited-edition Kelty Pack in Classic Green. All proceeds will go to Kelty’s long-time supporter, Sierra Club Outdoors.
  • VIVOBAREFOOT launched one of the world's first plant-based performance shoe, the Primus Lite II Bio. Made from yellow dent field corn, natural rubber and harvested algae called Bloom, this running shoe is designed with over 30 percent renewable plant-based materials.
  • Glamping experts at Under Canvas are offering you the chance to "pay what you can" for a vacation with them this summer. Sarah Dusek, co-founder and CEO of Under Canvas, feels that “being outside, enjoying nature, traveling should not be a privilege...It really is a necessity, a human need which actually makes us all better human beings." When she heard that more than one in four Americans are skipping out on vacations this year because they can’t afford it, she knew she had to do something. 
  • Andrew Day has been named as Sierra Designs Vice President & General Manager.