Good News from Outdoor Companies

Spending time outdoors has many benefits, but sometimes it’s nice to hear about good news from outdoor companies that give back.  I’m going to try to share that information with our readers once a week.  After doing a little digging, I was a bit surprised at all the companies I found that give back in different ways. From water conservation and providing clean drinking water solutions, providing opportunities to get outdoors to under-represented groups to working to develop products that are made from recycled materials, or made to be easily recycled.  It is really uplifting to read about companies, big and small that give back in ways that benefit so many people.

Talking about good news from outdoor companies:

First up, since if you’d like to attend, you might need some notice.  Yeti is presenting Stories from the Wild in a multi-city film tour, showcasing unreleased films about the outdoors.  Yeti’s products are ‘Built for the Wild’ and their films ‘come from the wild’.  All proceeds go towards helping to preserve wild spaces.  The first showing is in Colorado on January 29th.  I plan on attending the showing in Somerville, MA on March 25th.

Each stop will feature seven unreleased films that capture the unbreakable human spirit, ambassador visits, and raffles for YETI products.

The supported causes include: Yeti film tour


Denver, CO 1/29
Orlando, FL 2/8
Charlotte, NC 2/11
Nashville, TN 2/21
Chicago, IL 2/26
Jackson, WY 2/29
Portland, OR 3/07
Santa Barbara 3/10
Toronto, ON 3/19
Somerville, MA 3/25
Austin, TX 4/09

You can find ticket information HERE.

Exciting New Gear On the Way

Within the next two weeks or so, our writers will be busy sharing reviews of some exciting new gear!  Even though for most of the country it is cold and wintery, that’s not stopping us from getting outside.  As a matter of fact, reviewing gear helps motivate us to get out more.  I’ve got a few sneak peaks of what’s on it’s way.

Coming up soon!!

From MSR:

From EcoVessel:

We’ll be taking a look at The Boulder – An insulated container for keeping beverages hot or cold, with a ‘cool’ or ‘hot’ extra feature! Also from EcoVessel is the  The Port an insulated, stainless steel wine or whiskey tumbler.

From Krimson Klover:

A Beanie with Pom hat designed by artists, with an interior fleece band and removable pom, so it fits under your helmet!

From Dakota Grizzly:

Is it a shirt, or is it a jacket?  Or could it be both/either?  I think that’s up to the wearer and depends on the weather.  It has a satin quilted lining making it useable in different seasons, depending on what it is worn with.

From Bolle:

Bolle Sunglasses
The King

A pair or two of sunglasses, such as the King!  I don’t know, can you picture Elvis wearing them?

From Sig Sauer:

Something a bit different… an air pistol.  Its a new M17 ASP (advanced sport pellet) Air Pistol, that is a replica of the one that is built for the military.

Air Pistol
Sig Sauer M17 ASP

There will be more exciting new gear on the way soon, and the initial reviews will be posted.  We love hearing your feedback, and encourage you to join in by commenting here, or on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest!