In an upcoming story in The Voice, two industry experts engage in a lively debate about the health and future of outdoor specialty brick-and-mortar retail. What’s your hot take?

The issue drops on June 18. We’re tackling a slew of big topics, like: 

  • Is Your Paycheck Big Enough?
  • Sex & Power, Part 2
  • Anger, Bullying, & Progress on DEI
  • The Next Generation of Specialty Retailer
  • Sales Rep Confidential
  • Are all Gear Reviews Pay to Play?
  • Plastic Impact Alliance and getting rid of plastic at OR
  • Are Pro Deals Killing the Industry?


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Poll | Where was your last gear purchase?

Where and how people shop is a perpetually hot topic around here, and with good reason: It defines the very core of our industry and illustrates some of our biggest challenges. (That's why the big cover store in Issue #3 of The Voice dives deep into the "Big A" with lots of more