What began in 1996 as a one-door backcountry shop wanting to sell online – their first sale was a Pieps avalanche beacon that year – is now one of the top e-commerce brands in the outdoor sporting goods world. And this week the e-comm giant, with five sites under its umbrella, including Backcountry.com, Competitive Cyclist, Read more ›
Running during the winter can get dicey, especially in climates that produce a lot of hard snow and ice. Many just hang up their shoes and wait for drier conditions, but for those who choose to persevere with their training rain or shine, a little traction can go a long way. We’ve tested out three Read more ›
(Editor’s note: This story by Whit Fosburgh was originally published on the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership homepage, www.trcp.org, on March 6th, and is reprinted here courtesy of the TRCP. You can find out more about this association right here. http://www.trcp.org/mission/) The Department of Commerce released the first-ever official data on outdoor recreation’s outsize impact on Read more ›
Elan Skis, one of the pioneers of the shape ski movement and current developer of Amphibio Technology—a mix of rocker and camber in the tip of the ski for ease of initiation and improved edge-hold—recently unveiled its new “Smart Ski.” Featuring integrated sensors that measure a skier’s skiing dynamics to produce precise weight flex and Read more ›
Each time the Outdoor Retailer trade show comes around, we ask manufacturers to nominate their best, most innovative products that are coming to market in the next six to twelve months. Our editors sift through the new products and scroll through reams of marketing fluff looking for those that represent true innovation in design and Read more ›
The Outdoor Retailer trade show is where companies show off what they're getting ready to release to the marketplace. Here's what to look forward to in the months to come.