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    Skylotec new main sponsor of Grimpday in Belgium

    2020-10-08T08:13:00Z

    German professional and sports climbing and safety gear specialist Skylotec is the new main sponsor of Grimpday , an international rope rescue competition that brings together rescue teams from all around the world. Whether in the fire brigade, civil defence, the military or the police – rescuers working ...

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    Merrell and Honey Stinger collaborate on a trail shoe

    2020-10-07T15:27:00Z

    Merrell and Honey Stinger – the producer of honey, honey-flavored snacks and honey-themed apparel, with headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colorado – have collaborated on a limited-edition trail shoe. The Merrell Agility Synthesis is lightweight and made with ecologically friendly materials “where possible.” The upper and outsole, for ...

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    Luis Trenker reports successful spring/summer 2021 sales season

    2020-10-07T13:51:00Z

    Luis Trenker , an Italian outdoor-inspired fashion brand founded in 1995 with headquarters in Bolzano, South Tyrol, reported that it has closed its spring/summer 2021 sales season very successfully with an increase of 13.7 percent. Michi Klemera , the founder and chief executive of the brand, said that ...

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    Latest GoPro camera causes record subscription numbers, confirms DTC push

    2020-10-07T09:57:00Z

    GoPro Inc. announced that the high demand for its latest camera, the Hero9 Black , has pushed the number of paying GoPro subscribers past the 500,000 milestone. With the vast majority of consumers purchasing the new camera through the company’s website along with an annual paid GoPro subscription, which ...

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    Jack Wolfskin’s Wolftrail campaign encourages close-to-home adventures

    2020-10-07T09:57:00Z

    The Wolftrail campaign launched by Jack Wolfskin in spring, which was originally located in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, is entering its next round: Taking into account the current situation of limited travel opportunities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the German outdoor brand now inspires its customers to ...

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    Isbjörn removes polyester, uses bamboo instead

    2020-10-07T07:19:00Z

    As part of its Green at Heart sustainable mission, the Swedish specialist for kids’ outdoor clothing, Isbjörn of Sweden , has removed all polyester from its Husky baselayer range for the fall/winter 2020 collection and replaced it with sustainably sourced natural bamboo fibers and mulesing-free Merino wool as ...

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    Ortovox to offer free avalanche workshops at specialist retailers in DACH

    2020-10-07T07:19:00Z

    In cooperation with selected specialist retailers, mountaineering expert Ortovox is offering exclusive evening workshops on avalanche risk management called Ortovox Avalanche Nights at 13 different retailers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland between October 2020 and January 2021. Together with professional mountain guides, interactive, three-hour courses are held ...

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    U.S. brand unveils first cooler made from plant-based material

    2020-10-07T07:18:00Z

    Taiga Coolers , a U.S. brand crafting customizable coolers, has launched a sustainably-built cooler, the Taiga Terra . Developed with a plant-based polymer, the Taiga Terra is the first of its kind on the market, and is the second collection of hard-sided coolers offered by Taiga, with the ...

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    GOA confirms event dates for fall Connect buying show through 2024

    2020-10-07T07:17:00Z

    Grassroots Outdoor Alliance ( GOA ), the U.S. organization behind the independent specialty retail Connect buying show, has confirmed the fall show dates through 2024. Autumn shows for Grassroots Connect will be held in the Kansas City Convention Center , with confirmed dates: Nov. 8-11, 2021; Nov. 7-10, ...

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    Wintersteiger launches bike maintenance services

    2020-10-07T05:24:00Z

    Wintersteiger , the Austrian company known for its ski maintenance equipment, has entered the growing bike category as a counter-seasonal business. After two years of market research and product development, it launched a new Bike Services division in an inaugural YouTube Livestream , offering a package for bike ...

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    Canada Goose and actor Ryan Reynolds donate parkas and footwear to Inuit students

    2020-10-06T15:56:00Z

    Canada Goose and actor Ryan Reynolds have announced the donation of more than 300 Canada Goose parkas as well as Baffin footwear to the students of Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay, an Inuit hamlet located in the northern part of the Borden Peninsula on Baffin Island in ...

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    Oberalp’s “leader” status confirmed by FWF

    2020-10-06T13:59:00Z

    Three brands of the Oberalp Group – Salewa, Dynafit and Wild Country – have been awarded “Leader” status by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) for the fourth year in a row. They have actually gained five more points than last year, reaching a score of 84/100. ...

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    Uvex appoints new sales manager

    2020-10-06T13:59:00Z

    German eywear and helmet specialist Uvex is strengthening its sales team with the new position of head of sales, which has been assumed by Patrick Schmollinger on Oct. 1. Schmollinger started his sales career at Speedo Germany after completing his studies. He then moved to Puma ...

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    London Mountain Film Festival to take place during 2021 London Mountain Week

    2020-10-06T13:59:00Z

    The London Mountain Film Festival ( LMFF ) is broadening its horizons and reaching out to retailers, brands, sporting clubs, venues, community projects and any other organization that wants to host their own event as part of the city-wide London Mountain Week April 16-25, 2021. While LMFF will ...

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    Texon unveils new recyclable insole technology

    2020-10-06T11:08:00Z

    Texon , a UK-based producer of materials for the footwear industry, has unveiled a new insole technology that is based on 85 percent recycled polyester (rPET) and is 100 percent recyclable. Texon Ecoline is produced with a special fusion-bonded process that enhances the internal bond structure of the ...

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    Smartwool Europe partners up with POW Switzerland

    2020-10-05T13:40:00Z

    For the upcoming winter season, Smartwool Europe has entered a partnership with Protect Our Winters ( POW ) Switzerland. POW was founded in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones and is a global non-profit charity that builds communities of athletes, activists and committed companies to work on ...

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    New design lead for Rab and Lowe Alpine

    2020-10-05T13:40:00Z

    Italian product design expert Jacopo Bufacchi will join the British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine , both owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies , as their new design lead on Nov. 1. Bufacchi succeeds Jonn Langen , who left Equip in the summer. In his new position, he ...

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    New dates confirmed for European Outdoor Summit 2021

    2020-10-05T13:39:00Z

    The European Outdoor Group ( EOG ) has confirmed the re-scheduled dates for the eighth annual European Outdoor Summit ( EOS ). After the 2020 event had to be postponed due to Covid-19, the new dates are Oct. 7-8, 2021. The location of Annecy and the ...

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    Covid-19 has severely affected the sports industry

    2020-10-03T07:32:00Z

    The sports industry, intended as the organization of sports events and related betting and licensing activities, is estimated to have lost between 30 and 40 percent of its revenues because of the Covid-19 pandemic, based on a study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers ( PWC ), and its recovery will be ...

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    New Iberian distributor for Berghaus

    2020-10-02T22:59:00Z

    Dicaltex Internacional has taken over the distribution of Berghaus for Spain and Portugal, starting with the servicing of the present autumn/winter collection and the sale of the spring/summer 2021 collection. Viper was the previous Spanish distributor of the British outdoor brand, but the contract ended in June. ...