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    Campo Designs launches what it claims is the world’s first retractable tent


    Campo Designs is launching the Escape M4, a patented tent for outdoor enthusiasts that is said to provide unprecedented versatility. Its dome-like structure has a retractable canopy that opens up the tent in six different ways, ranging from wide-open to completely enclosed for total privacy. With interior space of around ...

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    Woolly is launching new plastic-free merino jacket


    Woolly , a Seattle-based Merino wool company, is in the process of a new Kickstarter campaign for its new Puffy jacket, a sustainable weatherproof jacket, described as the brand’s “sustainable alternative to jackets that include nylon, polyester, and synthetic fill.” The jacket is equipped with a NatureDry ...

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    Olympic champion Callum Skinner launches rear-vision cycling glasses


    Callum Skinner , the British former track cyclist and Olympic medalist, is launching special sunglasses that allow cyclists to see also behind them. The glasses were invented by physicist Alexander Macdonald , developed with Skinner and designed by Bob Henderson , an award-winning optical engineer, after raising more than £100,000 ...

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    Outdoor pants “with a fly that works for women“ launched on Kickstarter


    With her Chickfly pants, Californian ecological entrepreneur, Anna Birkás , wants to bring special, women-specific outdoor pants to the global market. Birkás set out to address the “bathroom problem” that women in the outdoors face. While men can go pee with privacy anywhere, women experience a lack of ...

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    Taiwanese industry veterans launch outdoor jacket made from upcycled coffee grounds


    COOR™ , a Taiwanese outerwear brand, officially launched its Kickstarter campaign for its 3-in-1 outdoor jacket manufactured from Singtex™ coffee yarn technology. According to the manufacturer, the jacket is made of zero-waste fabrics and designed to be ever-lasting. It combines leading performance technology with bio-based fabrics and multifunctional ...

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    VSSL’s new Kickstarter campaign surpasses goal by 1,500 percent


    VSSL , a Canadian company that produces outdoor survival and preparation tools, last week completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for Java , a high-quality, extremely durable, portable handheld coffee grinder. The campaign exceeded the brand’s CAN$ 25,000 target by 1,500 percent. The Java is the fifth VSSL product to ...