HEre is what I got:
Armada is going to sell to K2.
Smith is making helmets.
Backcountry Adventure from Backcountry.com customers, Gear Reviews and Outdoor Industry scuttlebutt for Backcountry addicts
HEre is what I got:
Every stayed up late pondering the origins of the Bogner one piece? This little piece from our friends down the hill at the Salt Lake Tribune will settle that long pondered question for you. The article also touches on what's hot in women's ski wear this year.
This is a little off topic for the blog but nevertheless in line with the Thanksgiving Holiday. So when you're having bandwidth issues on "Black Friday" and can't get your shopping done, think about the very first day after Thanksgiving.
This is an entry from the recent Horde Sticker Contest that just ended. Don't worry, with all the stickers headed out the door we're going to re-open a new contest so keep your images of the goat stickers coming in. If you haven't gotten a goat sticker, get two of them here.
Adventure Report: This comes from Backcountry.com customer and Horde Team member Sarah Geneser who recently became addicted to crack...climbing that is.
Adventure Report: This mini report and photos come from employee Dustin Robertson. I'm sure it's not the last we'll see of the early season sessions
Adventure Report: This report comes from the DogFunk.com site manager Jason Dyer.
Adventure Report: Adventure Reports are a new addition to the Backcountry Blog. Check back often for reports from Backcountry.com employees as well as members of the Horde
The Outdoor Industry gets even a little smaller after Timberland announced it will buy Smartwool for 82 Million Dollars this week. The deal will be paid via timberland's existing cash balances as well as a some short-term borrowing.
The largest Skiwear brand in the world scored a win against counterfeit operators when a shipment of over 1000 fake Jackets and Pants were recently discovered. Seems like a drop in the bucket - wonder how many more are out there.......beware, and buy from a reputable dealer. 0 comments
After a long time trying to guess who would eventually buy prAna it turns out to be Liz Claiborne? Who would've thought? They are going to allow the current co-owners, Beaver and Pam Theodosakis and Demian Kloer, to remain running the business. They will continue to focus on high quality products and running an environmentally friendly business. The acquisition price is currently estimated to be $34.4 million, consisting of an initial payment of approximately $32.5 million (representing 60% of prAna's initial valuation) and the retirement of debt at closing (approximately $1.9 million), plus additional payments based upon a multiple of prAna's earnings in fiscal years 2008, 2009 and 2010. PrAna is expected to generate annual net sales of approximately $30 million in fiscal 2005.