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Updated 03/01/21 11:56pm
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LIVSN’s EcoTrek Trail Pant Launches on Kickstarter

LIVSN Designs, a young and innovative outdoor apparel brand, is using Kickstarter to launch its new EcoTrek Trail pants — comfortable, high-performance pants tailored to look good in the city and withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. The proprietary fabric used in the EcoTrek pants, Blue Ocean…

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Study: Wearable Activity Trackers Boost Physical Activity Levels

The effects tend to be small to moderate, but it may be worth prescribing to those who are motivated Smartphone fitness apps and wearable activity trackers do help boost physical activity levels, finds a review and pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online…

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Embracing Nature May be a Positive COVID-19 Side Effect

What does it take to get some people to go outside and experience nature? For some urban dwellers, it took the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. The new study published today by PLOS ONE finds that 26 percent of people visiting parks during early months of…

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Beyond Clothing Unveils Premium Expeditionary Glove Line

For the winter 2020-21 season, Beyond Clothing released a premium three-product expeditionary glove line: the Guide Lite Glove, Guide Glove and Trek Glove System. All of these professional-grade gloves are designed to help keep your adventures moving forward, while each individually provides specific advantages to…

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2021’s Free Entry Days at National Parks are Announced

All National Park Service sites will have six entrance fee-free days in 2021. The federal government says the free days are part of an effort to increase access, promote recreational opportunities, improve visitor facilities and conserve natural and historical treasures in national parks for the…

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Rockay to Offset CO2 Shipping Impact During Black Friday Week

It’s no surprise that more and more companies are finding ways to be sustainable — our industry, and its customer base who loves everything about the outdoors, demands it. Rockay, a Denmark-based performance running sock and apparel company, already has a great sustainability record by…

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Rockay to Expand Performance Apparel Offerings in Coming Weeks

Performance sock and compression company Rockay is ready to take its clothing line to another level in the next few weeks as it debuts an array of running shirts, shorts, tights and accessories under its brand name. Denmark-based Rockay was founded in 2018 by Daniel…

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Mount Everest Summit Success Rates Double, While Death Rate Steady Over Past 30 Years

As the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest draws more than 500 climbers each spring to attempt the summit during a small window of favorable conditions on the rugged Himalayan mountain that tops out at just over 29,000 feet. A new study led by researchers at…

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BEYOND Clothing Debuts Beehive at HQ and Unique Pollinator Program

BEYOND Clothing, a Seattle-based expeditionary clothing outfitter, has announced its new Pollinator Program, a unique effort in the company’s work to defend, sustain and uplift wild places for every adventurer. Just like science class taught us, pollinators such as bees are critical for supporting ecological…

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Study: To bond with nature, kids need solitary activities outdoors

A new study found solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there. In addition to these independent activities, researchers led…

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