Latest Issue - Summer 2020

Apparel & Accessories

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Bike Sales Surge in Spring

The industry saw an unprecedented growth trend for U.S. cycling sales in March and April, according to The NPD Group. April sales for traditional bikes, indoor bikes, parts, helmets, and other... Read the full story.

Trade Shows

Outdoor Trade Shows Go Virtual

As many in the industry navigate virtual and digital trade shows for the first time this summer, the learnings from the experience will surely impact what in-person trade shows look like in the future. Read the full story.


AntiViral Textiles Take Off

Innovation in anti-viral textiles in response to the COVID-19 crisis is taking off with ingredient suppliers around the world contributing new treatments to help protect from coronavirus. Read the full story.


Gear Guide: 2020-21

In this summer like no other, one thing has remained constant — consumers want to get outside and be active. And head-to-toe performance is a top priority in outdoor gear. Read the full story.

Archive - June 2020
The Great 8

The Path Forward

Outdoor specialty retailers weigh in on how they survived the past few months—and what the future holds.

Outdoor specialty retailers share insight on the current climate and the path forward. We spoke with 8 (+1) retailers: Appalachian Outfitters, Eagle Eye Outfitters, Next Adventure, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, River Sports Outfitters, Rutabaga Paddlesports, The Trail Head, Wild Iris Mountain Sports. Read the full story.

The Great 8

8 Great Ideas for Retailers to Lean On

After months of nesting and staying at home due to COVID-19 in the Lost Spring of 2020, Americans’ have a growing appetite for getting outside and “doing something.” Anything. After all, there are only so many banana breads that can be baked. Four activities seeing renewed interest are: family bicycling, fishing, yard games and camping. Read the full story.

Grassroots Perspectives

One Day at a Time

Every individual and company has been challenged by the COVID-19 crisis in different ways. And clearly the past several weeks have been beyond challenging for outdoor retailers and brands from a business perspective. Rich Hill shares his industry outlook. Read the full story.


Rebooting 2020

After months indoors, consumers are eager to get outside. At the same time, outdoor companies are operating in a new normal.  What do consumers want from brands and how are brands strategizing for 2020 and beyond? Read the full story.

News / Analysis

The Buzz

Three regional sales rep shows scheduled to be held this summer by 360 Adventure Collective (formerly EORA / NESR) have been canceled, but three other 360 AC Shows  are still slated to take place. Read the full story.