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Government confirms outdoor recreation is a large and growing percentage of U.S. economy

Published on September 22, 2018 By kelly simmons

Data puts the outdoor industry economy at 2.2 percent of GDP and growing faster than the overall U.S. economy. We all know that the outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse. And on Thursday, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recognized that too. A final report shows that it accounts for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of the […]

The 7 best packs for every type of summer expedition

Published on September 5, 2018 By kelly simmons

THIS SUMMER’S WILDERNESS TRAIL EXPLORATIONS are bound to open up the world ahead of you. Enjoy star-filled nights or live that refreshing skinny-dip lifestyle at an alpine tarn. Let your mind recover and benefit from the break you’ve earned while you stare up at a massive rock wall or take in spectacular views while trekking up a mountain. Finding the […]

Moosejaw Brings Premium Outdoor To Walmart.com

Published on August 30, 2018 By kelly simmons

Wal-Mart on Monday launched a new online store dedicated to higher-end outdoor brands with the help of Moosejaw, the outdoor specialist acquired by the discouter giant in early 2017. The “Premium Outdoor Store curated by Moosejaw” microsite marks the first time Walmart created an online store on its flagship site for one of its recently acquired specialty […]

State of Vermont Announces Relocation to Denver

Published on August 16, 2018 By kelly simmons

The move follows North Face parent company and Outdoor Retailer show to Mile High City. Ending months of speculation, Vermont today announced plans to relocate the entire state to Denver, Colorado. Citing desires to be closer to the capital of the outdoor industry, to the heartbeat of the outdoor recreation economy, and to Sancho’s Broken […]

VF Corp moving to Colorado, splitting into two companies

Published on August 15, 2018 By kelly simmons

The North Face, JanSport, Eagle Creek, and Altra are moving to metro Denver, while VF’s denim and outlet businesses will stay in North Carolina. Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy is about to get a lot stronger. VF Corporation, the Fortune 250 holding company for The North Face, JanSport, Smartwool, and other brands, announced that its moving its global […]