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10-day Eco-Adventure to Sabah Borneo – Giveaway

Forsake Partners with Fellow Outdoor and Travel Brands Forsake, creators of footwear that blends comfort, performance and style through functional design and practical technology, is thrilled to partner with the Sabah Tourism Board and Sticky Rice Travel, to give away a 10-day eco-trip for two to Sabah, Borneo. Sticky Rice Travel is a boutique travel agency based in Kota Kinabalu, ...

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Ruffwear’s 2018 Spring Product Line

Ruffwear’s Spring 2018 product line is now available with products designed to enhance outdoor adventures for canine athletes and their human companions. From a campsite dog-hitching system to products that make everyday adventures easier and cleaner, Ruffwear products strengthen our Connections Built to Last. Connections Built to Last A climbing rope is a central component of rock climbing, perhaps the most ...

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Running the Streets of Tokyo to the Summit of Mt. Nabewari – Watch

Columbia Sportswear recently brought together two company employees from across the globe to test the 2018 Columbia Montrail trail running collection in Tokyo, Japan. Their unique gear testing journey was documented in this scenic piece of content called “Road to Trail”. Ray Ueda from the Japan Marketing team and Sandrine Christin from the France Operations office trekked from the busy streets of ...

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Free Country and Fresh Air Fund Partnership

Purchase a Cool T-Shirt and Support a Great Cause Free Country is continuing their goal to make the outdoors accessible for everyone through a new partnership with the New York-based not-for-profit organization The Fresh Air Fund. As a part of the partnership, they have designed a new limited edition tee shirt from which 100% of the proceeds will support free summer ...

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Pacific Crest Trail Association Opens 2018 P3 Hiker Application

Ten Hikers Will Be Selected to be One Voice for the Trail The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) P3 Program is live, and they are seeking thru-hikers who are interested in taking on a small stewardship role for the trail. P3 (Protect, Preserve, and Promote) is a joint effort between the PCTA and corporate sponsors Osprey and Salomon. Through this ...

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Mammut’s Product Innovations Win Big At ISPO

At the world’s largest multi-segment trade fair, ISPO Munich, Mammut has won four ISPO awards for product innovations in the outdoor and snow sport categories. The Nordwand HS Flex jacket from the Eiger Extreme collection was rated best in class by an international jury of 45 experts, who selected it as Gold Winner. The roots of the Swiss outdoor company ...

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Vivobarefoot and Sensoria, Debut First Internet Connected Barefoot Running Shoe

Leading global barefoot shoe company Vivobarefoot and Sensoria, a premier wearable smart technology company, announced the debut of the Vivobarefoot Smart Shoe, powered by Sensoria, the first IoT-enabled shoe with an ultra thin sole that allows the foot to do its natural thing. The companies previewed this connected shoe concept at CES 2017 and spent the past year bringing the concept to reality. ...

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Polartec Unveils Polartec Power Fill at Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show

Polartec unveils Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation technology With a deep history of creation through the Science of Fabric, including the invention of the modern synthetic fleece, grid fabrics with Polartec® Power Grid®, and active insulation with Polartec® Alpha®, Polartec is regarded as the world’s foremost temperature regulation experts. Now, Polartec offers a best-in-class fill insulation technology with Polartec premium quality ...

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MSR Introduces Fuel Canister Recycling Program

New program rewards customers who recycle canisters at MSR’s Seattle Repair Shop Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®) has launched a new fuel canister recycling program aimed to reduce the number of canisters that end up in landfills. Customers who return empty fuel canisters, made by any outdoor brand, to MSR’s Seattle Repair Shop will receive 20 percent off of a MSR fuel ...

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