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    Pieps launches voluntary product recall


    Austrian avalanche transceiver manufacturer Pieps , like Black Diamond part of U.S.-based Clarus Corp ., has launched a “voluntary product correction” initiative to improve the product safety of its DSP series avalanche beacons. In connection with the program, the company says, “Pieps has conducted extensive evaluations of the ...

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    Ortovox introduces waterproof PFC-free backpacks


    Source: Ortovox Peak Dry (for high alpine activities) Ortovox is presenting the Dry series , a collection of weather-proof backpacks for high alpine touring, mountaineering and climbing that are also completely PFC-free, as part of its spring/summer 2021 releases. The outer material of ...

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    New Country Manager for Haglöfs Germany


    Due to increased customer demand, the Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs recorded double-digit sales growth in Germany and Austria last year. To further drive the brand’s development in these strategic markets, Matthias Leurs was appointed country manager for Germany and Austria earlier this year. He was previously working at ...

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    Boa helps drive strong Q4 at CODI


    U.S. investment and holding company Compass Diversified ( CODI ) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter net income, boosted by its acquisitions of Marucci and Boa Technology . The company said net income for the three months to Dec. 31 rose to $8.8 million from $5.4m a year earlier. Sales ...

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    Haglöfs promotes head of sustainability to management team


    Source: Haglöfs Elaine Gardiner Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs has decided to add its head of sustainability, Elaine Gardiner , to the company’s management team, retroactive to Jan. 2021. Gardiner joined Haglöfs in early 2019 as its new head of sustainability to take the brand’s ...

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    Osprey launches new generation of Talon and Tempest with AGAIN campaign


    U.S. backpack specialist Osprey has released an open letter to the outdoor community and its retail partners to signal hope on the horizon after the tough year of 2020. With the message explore AGAIN™ , the letter highlights the importance of the outdoors to physical and mental well-being. Together ...

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    Arva appoints Canadian distributor


    Arva , the French family-owned manufacturer of backcountry gear, announced that starting winter 2021-22, Lanctôt , a Montréal, Québec-based family-owned distributor of sports equipment for more than 65 years, will handle distribution in Canada. For next-day shipping of all Arva products for retailers in the Rocky Mountains, Lanctôt operates a ...

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    Schöffel Foundation plants 30,000 trees


    Peter Schöffel, CEO Schöffel The reduction of the VAT in Germany in the second half of 2020 was intended to support the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it also made possible a sustainability project by the Schöffel Foundation , which was established in 2011 to ...

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    VF appoints new global president for Icebreaker


    Jan Van Mossevelde is VF Corp ’s new global president for the Icebreaker brand. Succeeding Greg Smith , who has resigned, Van Mossevelde will be working out of the brand’s international head office in Auckland, New Zealand, while reporting to Martino Scabbia Guerrini , president of the EMEA ...

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    Cascade Designs with two new additions to its product development team


    The product development team of Seattle-based Cascade Designs , owner of the Therm-a-Rest , Mountain Safety Research ( MSR ), Platypus, SealLine and PackTowl brands, has gained two new members with Kalon Pilmanis and Jeff Moberg . Kalon Pilmanis Pilmanis joins ...

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    108th ÖSFA canceled


    The 108th winter sports edition of the Austrian trade show ÖSFA , scheduled as a physical event in Salzburg’s Brandboxx from Feb. 23 to 25, has been canceled by the local health order authorities due to Covid-19 restrictions. Originally, the organizers had planned a first event called ÖSFA ...

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    WNDR Alpine receives B Corp certification


    WNDR Alpine , a Salt Lake City, Utah-based backcountry ski and apparel brand owned by Checkerspot , a California-based biotech performance materials company, has announced that it has received Certified B Corporation (“ B Corp ”) status. Checkerspot commented that “this certification marks its participation in a global movement ...

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    Winners of the French Outdoor Awards Winter 2021


    A jury of experts appointed by the French trade association Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) has selected the three winners of this winter’s French Outdoor Awards in the categories of Innovation, Sustainability and Start-up. The winners were announced at a virtual OSV awards ceremony on Feb. 9 in the ...

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    Paul&Shark and White Mountaineering team up for outdoor capsule


    Paul Shark , the Italian casualwear and yachting brand, has partnered with White Mountaineering (WM) to launch a capsule collection of high-performance outdoor garments for fall/winter 2021. The all-black menswear range comprises t-shirts, sweaters, pants and all-terrain jackets. The garments feature a blend of Paul Shark nautical heritage and ...

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    Peak Performance joins the Circular Fashion Partnership


    Peak Performance is among the new brands that have recently joined the Circular Fashion Partnership , a cross-sectorial project led by Global Fashion Agenda , in partnership with Reverse Resources , The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and P4G , which aims to achieve a long-term, ...

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    Free online webinar by Equip with photographer Bernd Ritschel on Feb. 18


    On the occasion of the recent certification of Equip (owner of Rab and Lowe Alpine ) as a carbon-neutral company, as well as the group’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2030, Equip has invited its community to the free online webinar ” Alpengletscher “ (Alpine Glacier) by ...

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    Record result for Craft's parent company


    Efforts to prioritize costs, earnings and cash flow bore fruits in the fourth quarter of 2020, helping the New Wave Group to score record operating profits. Despite restrictions linked to the pandemic and canceled or postponed events, the Swedish company behind Craft and Cutter Buck ...

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    Falling sales for Goldwin


    Goldwin is projecting decreases of 10.1 percent in sales and 28.5 percent in operating profit for the financial year ending on March 31. In the nine months through Dec. 31, 2020, its net sales declined by 8.7 percent to 69.2 billion yen (€540m-$660m), leading to a 16.2 percent drop ...

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    Haglöfs reports stable sales in 2020


    Despite the prevailing pandemic and turbulent market conditions, Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs reported that it managed to deliver net sales for 2020 in line with last year’s strong performance. The company did not provide any figures. According to CEO Fredrik Ohlsson , the ability to mitigate the crisis is ...

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    Salewa France will reportedly have a new head and strategy


    According to an exclusive report by , Pierre-Jean Touchard will leave Salewa France , of which he is managing director, within a few weeks. Touchard has been with Salewa since 2003. Touchard’s departure has been confirmed by Stefan Rainer , director of sales at Salewa France, who told ...