Owner of The North Face and Smartwool will Acquire Altra Running

VF Corporation a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., a world leader in home, commercial and connected fitness, today announced that they have signed a definitive purchase agreement for the Altra® footwear brand. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. ICON Health & Fitness launched the Altra® brand in 2011. It is sold in 55 ...

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Salming Releases the Swim Run OT Comp

On the heels of their award winning Trail 5 shoe last fall, Salming has released their much anticipated encore, the OT Comp. Short for Off Trail Competition, Salming teamed up with technical soles authority Michelin, in order to create a lightweight agile self-cleaning shoe with incredible traction that caters to the needs of orienteering, OCR and swim run athletes. A ...

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Garmin Vivofit 4 Review

The Garmin vivofit 4 is a daily activity tracker with an incredible 1+ year battery life – no charging necessary! It has a built in sunlight-readable, always-on color display, designed for 24/7 wearability. The vivofit 4 is swim and shower safe and features a sleek, comfortable band. It is ready to go right out of the box, and can be paired ...

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A Specialized Tactical GPS HR Watch – The Garmin tactix Charlie

  Garmin has announced tactix Charlie, a new and improved ruggedized GPS wearable that combines specialized tactical functionality with mapping-enhanced navigation and advanced fitness training features. The third-generation tactix watch introduces preloaded full-color TOPO mapping, wrist-based heart rate, advanced performance metrics and a specific “Tactical” activity profile, along with more than 26 built-in activities for any type of adventure. “Designed ...

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Columbia’s Outdry EX Review

With the Spring rainy season right around the corner, the need for dependable rain gear moves closer to the top of the outdoor enthusiasts equipment list. Thanks to modern technology, staying dry in inclement weather is very manageable, if you choose the right level of protection for the conditions. For optimal weather protection during activities like hiking, running, and climbing, waterproof ...

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Smart Ski Technology Designed to Measure Skiing Dynamics

Elan Skis, a legacy supplier of handcrafted skis with a commitment to high levels of innovation and detail, continues to push the envelope of cutting edge ski technology with the first integrated smart ski concept designed to measure dynamic ski movement. Debuting the concept at ISPO 2018, the Elan Smart Ski features integrated sensors that measure the skier’s skiing dynamics ...

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Tecnica Forge – A Thermo-Moldable Hiking Boot

Tecnica Outdoor launched the Forge Collection of trekking boots that combine a precise anatomical fit right out-of-the box with effective heat moldable customization capabilities in February 2018 to specialty retailers across the country. The collection features a technology new to footwear, Custom Adaptive Shape or C.A.S., that offers a fully heat moldable customization process resulting in a personalized fit in ...

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PEARL iZUMi Introduces Drop-Tail Design in Women’s Bibs

PEARL iZUMi, maker of performance cycling apparel and footwear, releases its new Spring 2018 line with exciting road styles including the all new Women’s P.R.O. Escape Bib Shorts. With a continued focus on women’s apparel that fits riders’ mindsets as well as the body, the Women’s P.R.O. Escape Bib Shorts feature luxurious fabrics, minimal seaming and a premium W PRO ...

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Lifesaver Liberty Bottle Review

With a LifeSaver bottle, you can forever say goodbye to packing, transporting or wasting bottled water when you’re going off grid, camping, trekking or back-packing. The release of the new LifeSaver Liberty bottle – a portable water filter bottle with an inline pump – you can store, filter and consume up to 14oz of water, on the move, as and when, you need it. ...

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