Ending Waste In Outdoor Apparel

The Renewal Workshop

Normally when you return a broken or faulty garment to a brand or retailer, it is much easier for them to just give you a new one rather than to fix it. This returned gear piles up in a warehouse somewhere, and eventually makes its way to the landfill. Seeing that 12.7 million tons of textiles end up in the landfill every year, outdoor industry vets Jeff Denby and Nicole Bassett thought there had to be a better solution.

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CamelBak Introduces Updated Line of Reservoirs

CamelBak Crux Reservoir

At Outdoor PressCamp in Utah this week, CamelBak unveiled their new line of reservoirs that deliver 20% more water with every sip, including a redesigned opening system that is easier to fill and close. The Crux reservoirs and Quick Stow soft flasks are joined by a great new line of packs and running gear that I’ll profile in another post.

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CycloShield Bike Safety Sensor

cycloshield

UK startup CycloShield launched a Kickstarter campaign today for their new “passive safety” device. Packed with a variety of sensors, wireless connectivity, and a 5MP camera, this seatpost mounted device will record threatening drivers, find safer routes for you to ride, and notify emergency services in the event of crash.

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Arc’teryx Runs Into Trail

Arcteryx Norvan VT

Continuing the expansion of their footwear line, last week Arc’teryx launched its first ever trail running shoe. Designed with the same Adaptive Fit Liner technology as the rest of the shoe line, the new Norvan VT is built for running over steep and technical terrain in the mountains.

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Columbia Goes PFC-Free

OutDry Extreme ECO

Looking to set an example for the rest of the outdoor industry, Columbia today introduces a high-performance shell that is PFC-free. You now get all the non-wet out and superior breathability benefits of OutDry Extreme with the added benefit of eco-friendliness.

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