Investment

Slingfin

You Can Now Own A Piece Of SlingFin

Slingfin

As of yesterday, Title III of the JOBS Act went into effect. Small companies now have the opportunity to offer up part of their equity to non-accredited investors, namely those of us with a net worth less than $1 million or earning less than $200,000 per year. For fans of the company in question, it’s like buying into a Kickstarter campaign but in return you get a tiny slice of equity instead of the future promise of product and a T-shirt.

My Trail Company

GoLite Is Back(ish) And Wants Your Money

My Trail Company

Even though GoLite filed for bankruptcy late last year, co-founder Demetri Coupounas is hoping to reincarnate the company as My Trail. Coupounas purchased rights to all the GoLite product designs during the dissolution of the company, and is now looking to the public to raise funds to start his new company in order to bring the popular lightweight gear back to market.

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Patagonia Jacket

Patagonia Invests In Eco-Friendly Treatment For Outdoor Apparel

Patagonia Jacket

A couple of years ago, Greenpeace took issue with the outdoor industry about their use of fluorocarbons in waterproof apparel. For years, outerwear brands have relied on a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) of a certain chemistry to bead up, then disperse, surface moisture from rainwear. The DWR used as a standard for years was a long-chain (C8) fluorocarbon-based treatment that is highly effective and extraordinarily durable.

Hawaiian Solar Projects

Patagonia Helps Hawaiians Install Home Solar

Hawaiian Solar Projects

Announced last week, Patagonia has formed a partnership with Honolulu-based Kinaole Capital Partners and Bank of Hawaii to create a $27 million fund aimed at helping homeowners purchase more than 1,000 rooftop solar energy systems in Hawaii. Working with local solar installation companies and taking advantage of state and federal tax credits, the new fund will accelerate renewable energy infrastructure in the state.

Pay For Your New Tent With Bitcoin

Mountains Plus Bitcoin

It's official- Bitcoin has navigated its way into the outdoors. Over the weekend, Mountains Plus announced they will be the first outdoor retailer to accept the digital currency as a form of payment. The company hopes this will attract the more tech savvy consumer that is looking to purchase high-tech products like GoPro cameras, cycling trainers, and other expensive gadgets. 

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