June 2019

Sustainability 2019

Having a Couple of Eco-Friendly Products in the Portfolio is No Longer Enough. Sustainability Today Requires an Organized, Overarching Strategy.

Being sustainable doesn’t happen in a year…and if you haven’t started, make 2019 the year, because you are behind.” This is according to Amy Horton, senior director of sustainable business innovation for the Outdoor Industry Association, which prides itself as a resource for brands looking to set goals, measure impact and take action. (Read More)

Sponsored Content

Multi-Functional Outdoor Footwear Simplified: Ready for the Beach or Backyard Barbeque

Whether it’s a trip down Class III rapids on the Colorado River or lighting up your backyard barbeque, Khombu has you covered when it comes to summer seasonal footwear.
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Next Steps

Outdoor footwear Brands are exploring new terrain in the seasons ahead. Technology is impacting every category from top-tier hiking shoes to everyday lifestyle sandals. Perhaps nowhere is the innovation more apparent than in the light hike and trail run categories. (Read More)

Grassroots Perspectives

Little Rock’s Outdoor Home

A Local Gear Specialist Since 1972.

Ozark Outdoor Supply is a specialty shop that serves as a “home” for outdoor goods in more ways than one. The quaint shop, which is located in a renovated house, is nestled right in the upscale neighborhood of the Heights in Little Rock, AR. (Read More)


2020 Vision

A Look at What’s Coming from Outdoor Brands in Spring 2020

Gear on the horizon for Spring 2020: A look at what’s new from outdoor brands. Packs, apparel, tents, sunglasses, coolers and more. (Read More)


On Hits the Trail

Innovation for getting up the mountain... fast.

Swiss performance brand On has made a big splash in the running market since its introduction in 2010 and the brand is continuing to ramp up its innovative offerings heading into Fall 2019 and beyond. (Read More)


Catching Up with Oboz’s Amy Beck

The Brand’s New President Is Listening.

Amy Beck is starting to settle in. Beck, an outdoor industry veteran who took over the top spot at Bozeman, MT-based Oboz Footwear on April 1, is entering the summer show season with a mission. (Read More)


Trail Mix

Talking fit, feel, style & tech in the outdoor sock market.

Talking style, tech, fit & feel with brands in the outdoor sock market. Take a look at the latest sock offerings. (Read More)

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May 2019

The Great 8 In Outdoors

Outside the box

Eight outdoor retailers that use special events to take their business to the next level.

Grassroots Perspectives

Montana Magic

Talking Shop with Trek Stephens, Owner of The Toggery.

In 1947, Frank and Jessie Stephens opened the doors of Frank’s Shirt Shop in downtown Whitefish, Montana — at first, the Stephens’ priority was selling quality men’s clothing. After acquiring a neighboring clothing store, the entire operation was renamed The Toggery. (Read More)


Hemp So Hot Right Now

Apparel brands are high on hemp and footwear is getting in on the action, too.  (Read More)


Everyday Heroes

The good old-fashioned Everyday Carry (EDC) knife has become a status symbol in the knife category.

In the outdoor knife category, function and performance have always been must-haves. Increasingly, style and aesthetic are taking center stage, too, as clean and modern designs drive the Everyday Carry knife category in a trendy direction. (Read More)


Feeling Alright

Trail footwear designs focus in on the perfect fit and feel.

These shoes are all about fit and feel on the trail. Brands are fine-tuning the design of their footwear uppers to hug the foot, combining with midsole and outsole innovation that creates a smooth and protected ride on even the toughest terrain. Here’s a peek at some new styles ready to blaze the trail. (Read More)