Winter 2022 Issue

Aiming High

Innovation, sustainability and inclusivity are among the key trends impacting performance outdoor apparel offerings in 2022.

As the world strives toward a greener future, many retail brand owners and retailers have identified sustainability goals that align with their corporate strategic and operational goals. Often, brand leaders focus on using recycled textiles or cutting carbon emissions.

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Innovation for All

Outdoor participation is up, and brands are meeting the moment, remaining focused on performance and tech in new products, while keeping the needs of newbies and casual outdoor participants in mind.

The Boot Book: Best Foot Forward

Whether for work or play, shoppers know what they want from their boots, and in laundry list fashion. As society continues to emerge from the pandemic, many consumers are looking to buy shoes that complement a new array of ever-changing endeavors.

End Insight: Going Up

Casual Outdoor Participation Is Rising, Q2 Footwear Sales Are Strong, Hooked on Fishing. 53% of Americans ages 6 and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once in 2020, the highest participation rate ever recorded.

Trending Up

New Products & Initiatives in the Spotlight: Turtlefur, Timberland, Sanuk, CEP, Tecnica, Twisted X and more.

Real Talk: Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Q&A

In the midst of a summer season expected to be filled with plenty of consumer demand for outdoor gear, the coming months are filled with both opportunities and challenges for outdoor specialty retailers.

Summer Trade Show Season Is On its Way

After nearly 18 months without an in-person outdoor industry trade event, August will bring with it the return of Outdoor Retailer in Denver and the debut of The Big Gear Show in Park City. For OR Show execs, a key focus is on having the industry “show up” in whatever way they choose, and to...

Trending Up

Style and sustainability lead the charge in the latest outdoor apparel offerings. Eco-minded apparel brand Picture’s Expedition Line for Fall 2021 is pretty sweet, in more ways than one. Technical and sustainable, using Bio-Sourced polyester throughout the entire range, the shell fabric used in...

Shop Talk

We spoke to specialty retailers about the year that was and the year ahead. During a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor retailers saw high demand and scarce product across categories like paddlesports and cycling.

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Outdoor Insight is the one publication that delivers fresh content and visibility for advertisers before, during and after the winter and summer markets.

We believe in the foundation and success of independent specialty brick-and-mortar stores.

Shopping is not just about commerce. There’s something called the in-store experience. Product knowledge. The touching and feeling of product. The personal touch. The curated assortment and exciting impulse purchases. The trusted service after the purchase. And, the customer’s immediate gratification.  

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