Archive for the ‘Outdooralamode’ Category

Clif Bar & Company Launches Trailblazers Incubator and Introduces CLIF Pet

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2021 – Today, Clif Bar & Company announced the launch of the Trailblazers Incubator, an in-house new ventures group built to deliver disruptive innovation and create sustainable business opportunities. Based in Clif Bar’s Emeryville, CA headquarters, the Trailblazers team of “intrapreneurs” is applying an agile start-up mindset to driving new growth strategies for Clif Bar. This includes expanding into new categories that align with the company’s Five Aspirations business model.

Overseen by Chief Innovation Officer, Rizal Hamdallah, and led by Incubator Senior Director, Greg Lok, the Trailblazers first venture is CLIF PetTM, with the introduction of plant-based pet snacks. Slated for national launch in early 2022, CLIF Pet will start with three flavors of snacks for dogs with plans to build out the Pet portfolio in the near term.

“Just as Clif Bar was founded on disrupting the energy bar category nearly 30 years ago, the Trailblazers Incubator is built to consistently deliver our bold innovation agenda and accelerate our growth plan,” said Hamdallah. “In addition to a rapid, data-driven product development and go-to-market strategy, what makes our approach different is extending the loyalty of the CLIF® brand. By introducing CLIF Pet, we will bring energy to the whole family.”

Clif Bar has set a bold goal to multiply its positive impact on the world by doubling the size of the company. The decision to enter the pet snacking category is supported by the dramatic increase in pet ownership coupled with the emerging demand for human-grade pet food1. Today, as pets are considered part of the family more than ever before, the category represents a significant growth opportunity for Clif Bar.

“With more than 11 million U.S. households bringing a pet home during the last 18 months of COVID, the category is exploding and ripe for new offerings2,” said Lok. “What makes this launch unique is the combination of speed and discipline to bring an innovative, relevant product to market during a global pandemic. We are truly blazing new trails by applying best practices from tech start-ups to our expertise in consumer insights and packaged goods – it’s a winning combination.”

Geartrade Launches New Consignment Model for UnNew Outdoor Gear

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Salt Lake City, UT (August 4, 2021) – After two decades serving as the go-to marketplace for outdoor enthusiasts to buy and sell used gear, Geartrade has even more in store: a new consignment selling option to make it even easier to sell used outdoor clothing and gear. Now, customers can simply send in their gear and Geartrade takes it from there. Designed to reduce seller friction and improve the purchase experience, Consignment makes it easier than ever for Outdoor Adventurists to reclaim their gear closet.

This continued investment in the experience of is the result of Geartrade’s dedication to advancing a waste-free circular economy. Since 1999, our mission has been to keep people in the outdoors and gear out of landfills. And that mission is thriving—a vast community of users list, sell, and purchase their gear on our platform every day, keeping quality gear and apparel in use while giving their wallet a nice boost. Now, in response to customer input, we have added a consignment selling option alongside our traditional marketplace model to make the selling process as easy as possible.

Geartrade “Reclaim Your Gear Closet:” Consignment Selling

It’s streamlined and easy. Using this selling option, sellers simply send Geartrade their gear. They can use their own box and print out a label at home, or request a compostable bag or box—even a ski/snowboard-sized one.

Geartrade covers shipping. Shipping labels are free. Sellers pay nothing upfront.

It’s full service. Geartrade creates the description and photos, and handles customer service, marketing, and fulfillment. The only action sellers need to take is to drop the package off at any FedEx box, Walgreens, or Dollar General.

Robust pricing analytics included. Geartrade’s pricing analytics match twenty years of sales data with current market conditions and seasonality to find the right price.

Sellers get paid in cash, not gift cards. Sellers get paid in cash via PayPal, Venmo, or ACH.

Sell your gear, your way. Sellers can choose to sell their gear via the marketplace model or the new consignment model. They can adjust the pricing of their item. They can choose to donate or have their gear sent back to them if the item doesn’t sell.

In addition to the new consignment selling option Geartrade is excited to announce that we have committed to become Climate Neutral Certified. By partnering with Climate Neutral we will be able to leverage their vast expertise as we start the process of working toward carbon neutrality by first measuring and offsetting our 2020 carbon footprint and then working to reduce future emissions.

For added sustainable goodness, Geartrade has partnered with the noissue Eco-Packaging Alliance Program. Through our partnership with noissue we are able to provide our customers with fully compostable mailer bags and packing tape as we strive to eliminate plastic use. As a partner of the noissue Eco-Packaging Alliance, we have committed to plant trees through One Tree Planted for every order we place with noissue. To date, thanks to the Eco-Packaging Alliance, more than 13,000 trees have been planted worldwide.

Geartrade has always been the secret stash for people to find great deals on gear. Today, with more people considering the impact of their purchase decisions and with the re-commerce revolution picking up steam, Geartrade continues to lead the way on its path to being the go-to hub for the outdoor industry’s full circular economy.

Combat Flip Flops – The Lady Floperator

Monday, October 23rd, 2017


She asked. We delivered. Tacticool, not tactical. Floperator–for women. Built to the Combat Flip Flops standard, the land, sea, and air compatible flips ensure you follow the SOF mantra, “Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast.” Standard, “Bad for Running. Worse for Fighting” patches. But we know you’re going to do what you want with them anyway. You’re a Lady Floperator.


-Funds 1 Day of Secondary School For An Afghan Girl Women’s Sizes 5 through 11
-Combat Boot Rubber Out sole?-EVA Mid-layer and Deck
-Genuine Multicam Nylon Strap?-1/2″ x 2 3/4″ Hook and Loop Insignia Made in Bogota, Colombia

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Prometheus Design Werx – Woodsman Wool Shirt

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Today is the debut of the first DRB apparel for 2017. These guys continue to amaze me with their modern takes on clasic designs. The new Woodsman adds updated features to a classic workwear inspired camp shirt.

-3 Season Outdoor Shirt
-Updated classic styling
-Chest Pockets sized to fit most smartphones
-Pen Slot in one chest pocket
-Triple needle industrial grade construction
-Double reinforced elbows
-Single arm-side panel for unrestricted movement
-No-loss PDW Para-smock style buttons
-No melt-no drip wool Melton blend for all seasons
-Square tail bottom hem to wear untucked
-Crafted in California

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“Designs made under our Danger Ranger Bear label features styles that are inspired by great American outdoor classics. This is like your grandfather’s favorite outdoor shirt he wore to the cabin, or what your father threw on after an early morning session at his favorite break, but better. A modern regular fit for comfort and freedom of movement. Layer over your favorite waffle thermal, use as a light jacket around the campsite when things chill down in the evenings. The wool Melton used in the making of this modern classic is tried and true. No melt-no drip, insulates when wet, quiet and wears year after year. The chest pockets are sized to fit most non-plus sized smart phones and has one pen-pencil slot for when you use this shirt in the workshop. Double reinforced elbows keeps the typical wear points more durable, a touch borrowed from vintage US Navy type work shirts of a different era, and single arm-side panel construction allow for freedom of arm movement unlike other button up shirts being made today. The DRB Woodsman Shirt is equally at home in the wilderness, at the workshop, or inside the cabin of your favorite overlanding rig. This is a modern classic we think Teddy Roosevelt would have approved of….”

Available in Navy Blue, Owl Gray and a Special Edition Red and Black plaid made by one of the oldest continually running woolen mills in the USA.

Looking For Outdoor Clothing/Equipment Repair Or Mods?

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Rainy Pass Repair Inc is a well respected repair house for outdoor gear. In fact, they’ve specialized in the repair of Gore-tex and other outdoor fabrics since 1986.

But they don’t just repair equipment. They can modify it as well. Here is an Arc’teryx Alpha FL shell jacket they added slash hand pockets to, complete with waterproof zips.

Kelty Tru.Comfort Sleeping Bag

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Kelty is introducing the Tru.Comfort line which are a bit different than your traditional mummy bags.  Insulated with ThermaPro, Tru.Comfort sleeping bags feature Kelty’s proprietary two-layer blanket system enabling users to not only regulate their temperature but also offers more room through the torso and legs.  This allows users to tuck up their knees, sleep on their side and roll over. Lastly, Tru.Comfort bags have the comfort-tuck zipper system so feet to peek out as well as an oversized hood and a toggle to keep the interior blanket secure.


The Tru.Comfort line includes: the 20 degree sleeping bag in regular, long and a women’s shape ranging from $119.35 to $139.95 and the 35 degree sleeping bag in regular and long, priced at $109.95 and $129.95.

Coming Spring 2016.

Eddie Bauer – Customize Your Microtherm Stormdown Jacket

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Eddie Bauer has just introduced a new feature on their site that allows you to customize a Microtherm Stormdown Jacket. Available in Men’s and Women’s versions, you can choose between hooded or standard collar.  In addition to a DWR finish, the jacket offers 800 Down fill.  Eddie Bauer boasts you can create over a million unique variants of the jacket which offers different shoulder yoke, body panels, lining, side stretch panels, zippers, and logos.

You can even choose custom labeling on the interior as well as chest and sleeve monograms.

This Is A Cool Story

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Norwegian painter, Knud Bergslien (b. 1827 d. 1908) painted the famous picture Birkebeinerne, depicting two loyal soldiers carrying the young prince, Hakon Hakonsson, to safety in 1206. In 1945 Bergans paid N.Dr.5,000 for the rights to use the theme. The name “Birkebeiner” is a registered Bergans brand name. The painting was used as a brand image for a period of 50 years and was re-designed as the vignette used on Bergans products today.