+++ Merrell, reports Diffusion Sport, has released version 7 of its Trail Glove zero-drop, vegan-friendly trail-running shoe, with barefoot feel, FloatPro foam and bidirectional Flexconnect grooves in the midsole

+++ Mountain Hardwear has expanded its athlete’s team with the addition of four new ambassadors: alpinist Benjamin Lieber, splitboarder Bryce Barnes as well as climbers Jesse Grupper and Lily Bradley

+++ Scarpa has signed a new deal with Sci Club Cortina that makes the brand an official partner of the club, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, until 2026

+++ South Korean outdoor specialist BlackYak has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Korea Curling Federation, local media have reported

+++ Salomon has once again been voted “Trail Running Brand of the Year” 2022 by the readers of the German-language Trail Magazin

+++ Footwear Plus has named Merrell as its 24th Annual Plus Awards winner in the outdoor category for the fourth consecutive year and 14th time since the award’s inception

+++ The bearings specialist ISB Sport will be sponsoring the La Santa Vall (Feb. 25), Traka (April 29-30) and Ranxo Gravel (July 4) races as well as the Girona MTB Singletrack mountain bike festival (March 31 - April 2)

+++ Dometic’s innovative and unique Hydration Kit, consisting of a faucet and a jug and part of the new Dometic Go Autocamping concept now available in Europe, has won an ISPO Award +++



+++ Trango, the Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturer of technical climbing gear, has hired Brett Cardamone, who was executive creative director at Five Ten from 2004 to 2018, overseeing the brand’s acquisition by Adidas, and then serving as an independent brand consultant and footwear designer, as brand manager +++

+++ Effective May 2, 2023, Spinnova has appointed Santeri Heinonen a member of the company’s management team and chief human resources officer, reporting to CEO Kim Poulsen

+++ The Bend, Oregon-based company Puffin Drinkwear recently closed Series A and has tapped former Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan to be its interim CEO +++



+++ Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-hand shop Tracks Recycle, which sells high-quality sports and outdoor products, is for sale according to Sportfack +++



+++ Berghaus has teamed up with Coldhouse Collective and Danielle Sellwood to present a program events designed to improve access to adventure film content for audiences who are d/Deaf, or blind/partially sighted at the 2023 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) on March 3-5 +++



+++ In 2024, Accademia Outdoor Pro, an annual training event organized by the Italian Outdoor Group (IOG), will hold both its traditional session in Villafranca di Verona, scheduled this year for March 20 and an additional session in Terni on March 27 to attract participants from central and southern Italy as well +++


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