STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Houdini, the Swedish outdoor apparel brand at the forefront of sustainable performance design, has partnered with JAM Collective as its public relations agency of record in the U.S.
Over the last five years, Gale Straub has built a robust community through her website and podcast She Explores, and now with the release of her first book, She Explores. She is probably the first to admit that she prefers asking questions than having them directed at her, so we are honored that she took the time to do an interview with us.
Teresa Baker is an advocate for diversity, working tirelessly to ensure that not only the country’s national parks are more diverse in their staff and visitors, but also the outdoor industry as a whole. On April 22, we are partnering with Teresa to bring together women executives from outdoor brands in San Francisco’s Presidio, a special gathering to help us learn from each other and collaborate. We caught up with Baker to learn a little bit more about her and her work.
In a time when the Taliban took control over much of their lives, a group of young Afghan women, the National Cycling Team in Kabul, risked freedom and safety to ride and race. Now, in honor of International Women’s Day, filmmaker Sarah Menzies is telling the story of these women in her feature length film, Afghan Cycles
Earlier this month we were once again in Denver for Outdoor Retailer and, as usual, we’re left with new friends, to-do lists and excitement about all things Outdoor Industry. This year was the first time this tradeshow was held in November, previewing what’s coming down the pipeline for Fall 2019.
Now entering its fifth season, the Thru-Hike Syndicate is a brand partner-powered program supporting a select and diverse group of thru-hikers attempting to complete some of the most iconic long trails throughout the United States. We’re proud to highlight 2018 THS Ambassador Grizel Williams who is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year.
BioLite, an innovator in off-grid energy solutions, is proud to debut the BioLite HeadLamp, a 330-lumen, rechargeable headlamp that delivers top-tier functionality with an unparalleled fit thanks to proprietary 3D SlimFit construction. Now live on Kickstarter, HeadLamp’s crowdfunding campaign will run through October 19th with delivery to backers in time for Holiday 2018.
Anna Brones is a writer, artist, publisher, and producer. She works as a papercut artist, creating graphic illustrations from a single piece of paper. Currently Anna is working on the Women's Wisdom Project, a series featuring 100 papercut portraits of amazing women and their insight. We recently caught up with Anna and we're pleased to share it in this Q&A
Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that it has been named REI’s 2017 Vendor Partner in the Camp division. REI recognized Osprey in 2007 as its overall Vendor Partner of the Year, and in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 as the Camp division recipient.
“It is an honor to be recognized by REI with this award,” said Layne Rigney, President of Osprey Packs. “Our relationship has flourished over the years and is built on shared goals of fostering a community of inclusivity in the outdoor industry, ultimately resulting in success for our brands.”
The Vendor Partner of the Year awards program was established by REI in 1993. Each year, companies are nominated by the co-op’s three merchandising divisions – Camp, Action Sports and Outdoor Wear – for partnering with REI to meet customer needs, raise the bar for product quality and drive sustainable business practices.
Winners were announced at the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show Winter Market last month in Denver, Colorado. NEMO Equipment was presented with the overall annual Vendor Partner of the Year award, while NRS and Oboz were named divisional winners along with Osprey Packs.
About Osprey Packs
Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.
All Osprey products are backed by the brand's All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.
Osprey Packs can be found online at osprey.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit osprey.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (/ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).