Highlights From Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market 2019

From apparel to kayaks and skateboards, our picks from the annual exhibition

At this year’s Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market, there was plenty of buzz around all kinds of gear. Whether it be the consensus shift toward sustainability or the CBD boom (the cannabinoid had its own wing this year), the 2019 show had a different feel. Brands—eager to appeal to new consumers, but to also show a sense of accountability—showed less than usual. For instance, The North …

Inside Huckberry’s NYC Pop-Up Shop

The brand's first brick and mortar effort is a pop-up focused on storytelling

Huckberry, a San Francisco-based digital destination for all things outdoorsy, has claimed a brick-and-mortar space after nearly 10 years of strictly online existence. The pop-up shop opens tomorrow, 2 November, and runs through 31 January 2019, in NYC‘s West Village. This corner is far from the woods or an ice-cold surf spot, but the city is actually Huckberry’s most popular market. Their online shop consists of hard-to-find …

Factory Visit: Arc’teryx

A sneak peek at new products, testing sites and more at the brand's North Vancouver HQ

When we arrive at Arc’teryx headquarters, moody weather—a calling card of North Vancouver—has darkened the sky. Lush trees adorn the parking lot, blurring the light in the lobby with shadowy leaves. Inside the building, black steel beams frame the windows and hallways, like the darting lines on Arc’teryx clothing. It is nearly inescapable—this brand aesthetic—and it’s only the dozen or so dogs who come to …