Direct-to-Consumer Outdoor Gear is a Win-Win for Consumers and Manufacturers

Many large companies—Patagonia, for example—have some version of the same origin myth: An entrepreneurial founder puts two nickels together and begins selling pitons or skis to friends out of the trunk of a car. However, more and more smaller manufacturers are betting that the lean-and-mean business model can work just as well for them.

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Meet the rugged smartphone case that X Games athletes rely on

X Games sponsor LifeProof makes a rugged smartphone case that helps professional skiers and snowboarders not only train better, but stay in touch with their fans through social media, too.

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Make a Zip Line for Your Dog to Let Them Explore Safely

Taking your dog along when you go camping, hiking, or to the park is fun for both you and your pup, but they can wander off and get into trouble. Here’s a way you can give them freedom to explore without wandering too far while outdoors.

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Ledlenser’s Outdoor Series of headlamps, flashlights will light up the trail

The Ledlenser Outdoor Series of headlamps and flashlights have been specifically designed to meed the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, providing bright and efficient lighting options for use on the trail or campsite.

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3D-printed miniature camera sees the world the way a bird of prey does

Do you want a camera inspired by the way that eagles and other winged predators see the world? Then check out this new miniature camera setup, capable of being 3D-printed onto a chip.

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Ski the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb with Destination BC’s 360-degree videos

Destination BC was one of the first travel/tourism companies to use 360-degree immersion videos, recognizing early on what a great fit they made for tourism marketing. Now they have one where you can virtually ski Whistler.

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When body warmth alone won’t cut the cold, these electric clothes crank up the heat

If you’re thinking about going outside this winter, heated clothing is a must. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the best heated apparel, whether you’re looking for battery-powered gloves or motorcycle gear that’s draws power directly from your ride.

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The North Face Alpine 50L pack review

The first outdoor gear product in the North Face Summit Series is the Summit Alpine 50L Pack. FuseForm technology makes for the lightest weight, most durable, and most comfortable hiking, climbing, alpine, and mountaineering backpack.

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Norton Point makes stylish sunglasses while helping to rid the sea of plastics

Ocean plastic never looked as good as it does on your face. Thanks to Norton Point, the recyclable trash found in the sea is being turned into glasses that help you see a bit better in the sun.

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The Action DB Pro is your favorite childhood drawstring bag all grown up

Your childhood drawstring backpack just got a very adult makeover. Meet the Action DB Pro, a lightweight pack that promises to open, organize, protect, wear, and look better than any other backpack you’ve ever had.

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