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Sign-On Letter: PFAS Reporting Requirement Extension for Outdoor Brands Selling Goods in Maine

Does your company operate or sell goods in Maine? Sign our letter to request an extension on PFAS compliance laws.​​​ Hello from Washington, D.C.,Across the country, we have seen increased activity concerning the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in consumer products. Traditionally, PFAS have been used throughout the outdoor industry as the compounds are resistant to extreme elements like…

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Research Roundup: Fall 2022

Here at OIA, our research team focuses on providing you with insights into the outdoor consumer: what drives their choices, what gear they choose, and what they value about their outdoor experiences. With our newsletter — Research Roundup — we aim to deliver the best data from our partner, CivicScience, who can reach hundreds of…

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ORTOVOX Avalanche Airbag Recognized for Excellence by Outside Magazine

ORTOVOX, the global leader in mountain safety equipment and apparel, is proud to announce the new AVABAG LiTRIC TOUR has earned an Editor’s Choice Award in Outside Magazine’s 2023 Winter Gear Guide. The award-winning ORTOVOX AVABAG LiTRIC TOUR along with the entire collection, including ORTOVOX AVABAG LiTRIC FREERIDE and ORTOVOX AVABAG LiTRIC ZERO, will be…

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RECCO Renews Partnership With Freeride World Tour Until 2025

RECCO, manufacturer of rescue technology that makes backcountry travelers more searchable, renewed its partnership with the Freeride World Tour (FWT) through 2025. Each competitor on the FWT, the Qualifier Tour and the Junior Tour will receive a RECCO rescue reflector, as part of both organizations’ core commitment to safety.  Since 2016, all riders in the…

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Honey Stinger Teams up with Angel McCoughtry to Inspire Atlanta Community with Revitalized Basketball Courts

Honey Stinger and Angel McCoughtry, WNBA superstar and two-time Olympic gold medalist, are set to unveil two refurbished basketball courts in Atlanta, Georgia. Located at Maddox Park, the courts are restored in partnership with Project Backboard, an organization that renovates public basketball courts with the goal of creating welcome spaces for the community.  Sport has…

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Matador Makes Ultralight Even Lighter with Beast28 Helium

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2022) – Matador Travel Equipment, the award-winning producer of high-performance travel equipment, today introduced the Beast28 Helium, a special-edition, ultralight version of the brand’s award-winning Beast28 Ultralight Technical Backpack. Constructed entirely with new, industry-leading materials, the Beast28 Helium cuts weight from the Beast28’s original design, while still offering a durable-yet-agile frame…

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Snow Peak Opens New Retail Location in Brooklyn

Snow Peak, the Japanese outdoor lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Brooklyn retail location. Embracing the neighborhood’s thriving business environment, outdoor community and access to green spaces, Snow Peak is opening its doors at 76 North Sixth Street in Williamsburg with a Grand Opening Celebration on October 21st.    Based…

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