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    Update for Fjällräven Polar 2021, special event for 2020 participants


    After this year’s Fjällräven Polar Series had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Fjällräven is inviting all confirmed participants to a special Polar event in April 2021, which will start in Sweden and end in Norway, running in the opposite direction to the usual route. ...

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    GoPro‘s Hero8 Black now works as an HD webcam


    GoPro announced that its flagship Hero8 Black camera now functions as a 1080p high-definition, wide-angle webcam. Users can update their Hero8 Black with a beta-release of the new firmware and install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility to use their camera as a webcam. The GoPro Webcam desktop ...

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    Garmin introduces new solar watches, cable charging becomes practically unnecessary


    Garmin is expanding its solar product portfolio and now offers even more watches with an integrated, transparent solar charging lens that uses solar energy. In addition to a significantly extended battery life, some models also come with new features. The popular fēnix 6 series is now available as ...

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    Rossignol reorganizes Swiss subsidiary


    According to , the website of the Association of Swiss Sports Retailers ( ASMAS ), Groupe Rossignol is reorganising its Swiss subsidiary. Switzerland will become part of a larger country division, which will be managed by Alessio Meda , currently country manager Italy. Meda has been working for ...

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    New managing director for Retail Concepts


    The Belgian company Retail Concepts , part of the A.S. Adventure Group , announced that its chief executive, Dominique Motte , has decided to leave the company. The decision was already made before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and as the business prepares for the ...

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    JanSport continues commitment to Gen Z and mental health in the U.S.


    JanSport , owned by VF Corp ., launched the second phase of its #LightenTheLoad campaign in the U.S., created to drive open conversations around Gen Z and mental health. Half of the brand’s target consumer, the Gen Z population, according to the American Psychology Association , feels they adequately ...

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    Super Natural signs equipment deal with Austrian mountaineering school


    As reported by German trade magazine SAZ Sport , Super Natural is starting a cooperation with the mountaineering school Bergschule Kleinwalsertal . Super Natural is a brand selling first layers and apparel made of merino wool and technical fabrics and was launched in Europe in 2012 by Shanghai Challenge ...

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    Pentland focuses on core brands and invests in sustainability and digitalization


    Having completed a “strategic review,” Pentland Brands will be refocusing on its core brands: Speedo , Berghaus , Endura , Canterbury , Mitre , Ellesse , Kickers and SeaVees . To this end, it will “hibernate” the Boxfresh brand of men’s shoes and lay off about 350 ...

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    Patagonia and Bureo release video on fishing net recycling program in Chile


    Anyone who has a few minutes to spare and wants to learn more about the recycling of fishing nets can now watch the film “Giving discarded fishing nets a new start,” released on Patagonia ’s YouTube channel on July 1. It is about NetPlus ®, a fully traceable, 100-percent ...

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    POC launches European partner program


    POC , the Swedish specialist for protective gear for snow sports and cycling, will begin a mandatory selective distribution system in January 2021, which will provide a uniform and high-quality range of products for its entire European retail network. This will ensure, for example, that authorized retailers have the appropriate ...

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    Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab goes virtual


    The Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab , a mobile workshop that has been on the road since 2015 in Italy and Europe at trade shows, sporting events and other occasions to enable the individual fitting of shoes by re-soling them with a Vibram sole, will now be available online. ...

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    New addition with a legendary name to Salewa’s team of athletes


    Salewa has announced that Eline Le Menestrel has joined the Italian mountaineering brand’s team of athletes. Le Menestrel was born on March 30, 1998, in Fontainebleau, in the French Île-de-France region. Fontainebleau, called “Bleau” for short among climbers, is considered the cradle of bouldering. Her father, Marc Le ...

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    Mammut celebrates 1 million CO2-neutral organic cotton shirts


    In the organic cotton sector, Mammut has been working closely with the Swiss textile manufacturer Remei , exclusive licensee of bioRe® , for around ten years. The bioRe® Foundation controls and guarantees through external and independent institutes the compliance with all standards for organic cotton. The T-shirts produced ...

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    FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina will take place


    The International Ski Federation (FIS) has confirmed that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy will take place on Feb. 9-21, 2021, as originally scheduled. The Tecnica Group , whose portfolio of brands includes Nordica, Tecnica, Blizzard and Moon Boot , is the technical ...

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    British outdoor brand Alpkit raises €1.6 million on crowdfunding platform


    In an investment campaign launched on the CrowdCube investment platform on June 29, British outdoor and bike brand Alpkit was able to raise £1.5m (€1.6m-$1.9m) and surpass its crowdfunding target in less than eight minutes. With the campaign, Alpkit, whose range includes gear to run, hike, climb, camp, ...

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    Rab presents 2020 online Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival


    British outdoor brand Rab , a subsidiary of Equip Outdoor Technologies , will return as presenting partner of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival for the third consecutive season when the festival opens this fall. The 2020 festival will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 ...

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    Ocean, European Outdoor, Banff and Green Screen film tours go digital


    After three successful tour premieres in February and March with many stars on stage in front of completely sold-out audiences, followed by the official tour start through Europe, the International Ocean Film Tour Vol. 7, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020 and the Green Screen Tour ...

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    Clim8 enters North American Market


    The French company Clim8 , founded in 2016, has announced its expansion into the North American market. Clim8 is the developer of an innovative, patented heating technology that has already been launched in collaboration with premium brands in Europe ( Odlo , Ixon ) and South Korea ( K2 Korea ...

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    Garmin acquires Firstbeat Analytics


    Firstbeat Analytics , formerly part of Firstbeat Technologies and one of the leading companies in the field of physiological analysis and metrics for consumer electronics in the areas of health, fitness and performance, has been acquired by Garmin . For nearly two decades, Firstbeat has been converting heart rate ...

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    Mammut receives Fair Wear Leadership Status


    Following Fair Wear’ s latest brand performance check for 2019, which was carried out amidst the Covid-19 outbreak and modified to avoid unnecessary or prohibited travel, the Swiss outdoor specialist Mammut was awarded leadership status by the foundation. In the summary of its report, Fair Wear states that “Mammut ...