In 1993, an idea for the first, whitewater-specific, ergonomic paddle was born. That idea grew into Adventure Technology (AT), a paddle maker who doesn’t seek to “balance” adventure with technology, but rather seeks to push both concepts to the outer limits. AT now delivers premium whitewater and touring paddles known for excellence in design, craftsmanship and innovation. In 2009, AT joined the rest of the Confluence Outdoor family to continue its legacy of dedicated research and development, all in the name of a good adventure. www.atpaddle.com
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that inspires and supports a culture of American mountain craft. As the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers, the AMGA offers cutting edge knowledge and hundreds of years of collective experience that you won’t get from any other climbing organization. AMGA guides and staff are the experts in the business of being a guide. The AMGA spent 30 years setting standards for American guiding, protecting the guiding environment, and organizing a powerful, unified community of climbers and skiers. And will spend the next 30 supporting future generations of guides and clients.
The California Coast Classic Bike Tour is a scenic bike ride that takes place over 8 days and covers 525 miles along the coast on Highway 1. The Tour starts in the heart of San Francisco and ends on the iconic strand of Los Angeles. The “CCC”, as it is affectionately known, is a full-service ride which provides the framework for one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. We welcome beginners to experienced cyclists to enjoy the coastline’s famous wineries, lighthouses and beaches.
Atlas’ Dedication to the winter journey motivates Atlas to deliver the most technically advanced, high performance snowshoes available today. Atlas brought snowshoeing into the modern age by developing Spring-Loaded™ Suspension, the first snowshoe innovation in more than 40 years.
Backcountry Access (BCA) is a leading manufacturer of snow-safety equipment, based in Boulder, Colo. Best known for revolutionizing the snow-safety industry with the Tracker DTS—the world’s first digital avalanche beacon—BCA has most recently pioneered the growing backcountry market with the introduction of its popular Float airbag line.
Balega is the number one selling sock brand in the American run specialty market, a designer and manufacturer of technical performance socks. Crafted for a superior fit and unbelievable comfort, Balega is committed to the technical excellence, quality and performance offered in Balega socks.
Based in Carlsbad, C.A., Boardworks is a leader in the surf and standup paddle industries offering innovative and award-winning surfboards, standup paddle (SUP) boards, paddles, and accessories. Boardworks commitment to building user-friendly performance products, that make your time on the water more enjoyable, is based on an understanding that there are many types of waterways in this world and many different ways to enjoy surfing and stand up paddling. This design approach ensures that you have the perfect board for your next surf or SUP adventure. Boardworks, part of the Confluence Outdoor family, also designs and distributes surfboards and SUP boards for some of the world’s premier brands including Infinity, Badfish Standup Paddle, Morrelli & Melvin, and Strive, using our proprietary construction technologies. www.boardworkssurf.com
Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment Co. offers an innovative, top-quality selection of backcountry and outdoor equipment, gear and tools for professional guides, recreational travelers and users alike for a safe and enjoyable mountain experience.
Chamois Butt’r® was developed in 1988 via collaboration between physical therapist and avid cyclist Steve Mathews and an experienced and passionate group of pro cyclists, physicians and chemists. In the years since its launch Chamois Butt’r has evolved from an individual product into a full suite of offerings developed to suit the individual preferences of a wide range of athletes, disciplines and conditions. The Chamois Butt’r line is featured on the shelves of most U.S. bicycle retailers and also distributed internationally. For more, please visit: chamoisbuttr.com.
Designed and engineered in Germany in 2014, Kickstarter-funded COBI is the first integrated system to intelligently connect your bike with your smartphone for an all-in-one smartphone holder with charging function, bike computer, navigation system, security alarm, bell, and light. COBI was named the Prototype and Overall Winner at the 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, 2014 IoT Innovation World Cup Innovator of the Year, and 2015 Best of Mobile Innovation Winner. COBI has 35 employees worldwide with offices in San Francisco and Frankfurt, Germany. For additional information, please visit cobi.bike.
The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage outdoor businesses to help protect and conserve threatened wild places for their habitat and recreation values.
Dagger doesn’t believe in going half-way, or giving “just enough.” In the world of paddling, Dagger is all in, and has been since 1988. From recreational moving water kayaks to whitewater boats bound for class V creeking and all water in between, Dagger designs and manufactures premier kayaks for all paddling styles in Greenville, S.C. From the mountains to the sea, Dagger represents the relentless pursuit of adventure. If your soul is also one with the water, join the Dagger Community and check out the kayaks at www.dagger.com.
Founded in 1994 by an avid skier and 20 year veteran of the aerospace industry, DryGuy™ sought to provide a solution to cold & wet extremities often experienced by people who work and play outdoors. While boots and gloves provide the necessary insulation for hands and feet during cold in winter months, they often become water logged and soaked with sweat rendering them uncomfortable and counterproductive. Acquired by Implus in 2014, DryGuy offers wide variety of boot / glove dryers and thermal layering products designed to keep you and your gear comfortably warm and dry in the outdoors.
In 2010, ElliptiGO Inc. began selling the ElliptiGO 8S, the world’s first commercially available elliptical bike. Today, the ElliptiGO family includes a great group of more than 20 employees, more than 250 retail partners across the U.S., distribution partners in more than 25 countries and more than 13,000 customers in over 50 countries around the world.
FALKE International Fourth generation family owned German business, where luxury and performance is a way of life now available in the US market. From luxury legwear to the bodymapping Ergonomic Sport System, quality is a given and performance is unsurpassed. FALKE is committed to deliver the ultimate in technology and technical excellence.
FuelBelt, Inc. is the world leader in hydration belts and running accessories. Founded in 1997 by 36x Ironman finisher and 7-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to serve the needs of endurance athletes across the globe. FuelBelts have been used to break world records, set personal bests, and have been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts.
Full Tilt Inspired by over two decades of consumer demand, Full Tilt was founded in 2006 with a mission to bring back to life the ski industries ORIGINAL 3-PIECE ski boot design.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., G3 Genuine Guide Gear is manufacturer of industry-leading gear for backcountry skiing. It has been making avalanche safety equipment since 1995. The G3 product line includes skis, alpine-touring and telemark ski bindings, climbing skins, avalanche shovels, probes and other ski accessories.
The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is a group of independent outdoor retailers organized to serve the needs of its member operating over 100 independent specialty outdoor stores throughout North America. Grassroots is dedicated to creating benefits to its members through sharing information, fostering communication, promoting best business practices and protecting our natural environment, locally and globally.
For more information please visit: www.grassrootsoutdoors.com
Harmony wants paddlers to be safer and more comfortable with a range of high quality accessories at an affordable price. The brand’s extensive selection of everything from paddles to fishing accessories to PFDs makes Harmony the first stop to outfit any canoe or kayak. The brand is based in Greenville, S.C., alongside its sister brands in the Confluence Outdoor family. Harmony gear is available at specialty retailers across the country and online at www.harmonygear.com.
Ibex is a designer of year-round merino wool and organic cotton outdoor clothing and cycling apparel, founded in the belief of the superior natural performance and properties of wool.
Founded in 1985, ICEtrekkers’® innovative traction design was based on tire chains and other vehicle traction devices. The brand addresses a variety of conditions, types of users, and price ranges. Acquired by Implus in 2012, ICEtrekkers offers three types of ice traction devices for all types of shoes: Diamond Grip, Spikes, and Chains. ICEtrekkers are a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and urban pedestrians, yet also work well for industrial workers and first responders. These devices are available at specialty outdoor retailers.
Interbike is the largest bicycle trade event in North America, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Established in 1982, the show gathers more than 1,200 cycling-related brands, over 25,000 total attendees annually and is considered one of the most important global trade events for the bicycle industry.
Interbike is one of 90 premier trade events owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading producer of large business-to-business tradeshows. Emerald Expositions, based in San Juan Capistrano, CA produces shows and conference events globally that connect more than 525,000 buyers and sellers across nine diversified end-markets. Markets covered include general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and military.
More information about Interbike can be found at www.interbike.com
Seeking fun through innovation since 1962, K2’s all-mountain philosophy and technological advancements continue to lead the ski industry. Whether in the park and pipe, on resort groomers or deep in the backcountry, K2 is all about having fun while skiing the entire mountain. The brand’s progressive ingenuity and comprehensive approach to maximizing skiers’ experiences and performance in any condition is evident throughout its collection of award-winning products that not only include skis, but also ski boots, helmets, goggles and backcountry safety tools. For more information on K2’s latest ski products, dealers and team activities, visit K2skis.com.
K2 Snowboarding Born in the Pacific Northwest in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains, K2 Snowboarding was raised in the backcountry of Mount Baker. From the beginning, the goal has been to create original concepts and technology that drives the progression of snowboarding.
Operating under the guiding principle “Making good things better“, the KATADYN GROUP strives to meet and to exceed customers’ expectations worldwide with safe, simple and sustainable Swiss solutions! The KATADYN GROUP is a global company specialized in developing and manufacturing high quality water treatment products, self-sufficient nutrition and ultralight stoves. Its global brands include Katadyn, Trek’n Eat, AlpineAire Foods, Optimus, Pharmavoyage, Micropur, Certisil, Aquafides and Spectra Watermakers. With this broad product portfolio, the KATADYN GROUP provides products and solutions for the outdoor and marine industries as well as military, NGO, and industrial needs. Its diverse product portfolio ranges from freeze-dried specialty meals and outdoor cooking gear to mobile and land-based water desalination systems and specialized water disinfection systems for industrial applications. Humanitarian aid organizations and the militaries around the globe have relied on Katadyn Group products for nearly a century. With headquarters in Kemptthal (Zurich), the KATADYN GROUP employs about 170 people at its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America.
Inspired by a love of the outdoors, KEEN Inc., manufacturer of hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, clothing, and accessories, is dedicated to creating quality products that support the lifestyles and outdoor adventures of active people around the world. KEEN products can be found online and through more than 5,000 retail locations in more than 60 countries, as well as in KEEN Garage retail stores in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, where fans can enjoy the branded experience. The company operations and culture reflect a stand-out commitment to building a strong community and a healthier planet so that all can create, play, and care.
We are about craft. About style. And about function. We believe that anything worth doing is worth doing with the best of what’s available. We believe anything out there can be made better, including our stuff. We’re obsessive and driven. It shows in how we build our bikes, how we ride, and how we make these clothes. – See more at: http://kitsbow.com/about-us/#sthash.SRLu2O1f.dpuf
Line was founded in 1995 with a mission to grow and rejuvenate skiing by building innovative, high performance, athlete driven ski products that support the next generation of skiers pushing the sport. In summary, we’re awesome, because we make skiing more awesomer.
Some say that a mischievous rabbit founded Mad River Canoe (read about it here). We’re not saying for sure, but when Jim Henry built the first Mad River Malecite canoe in 1971, he was inspired by the Micmac Indian legend of a rabbit whose confidence was a powerful asset when backed up with innate abilities. Confidence, aptitude, and craftsmanship guided the beginning of Mad River Canoe and they persist in the brand and its boats today. As part of the Confluence Outdoor family, Mad River Canoe, continues to devote itself to the craft of building a better canoe. All made in the USA. Until you can get on the water to experience the legend of a Mad River Canoe yourself, check us out online at www.madrivercanoe.com.
Attention to detail has defined Madshus skis for over 100 years. From the bare hands construction in the beginning to today’s finely-tuned production process, our dedication to selecting the highest quality materials and producing the finest skis has never wavered.
Founded in the mid 1990’s, MaxxDry™ sought to provide a solution to cold & wet extremities often experienced by people who work and play outdoors. While boots and gloves provide the necessary insulation for hands and feet during cold in winter months, they often become water logged and soaked with sweat rendering them uncomfortable and counterproductive. Acquired by Implus in 2014, MaxxDry™ offers wide variety of boot / glove dryers designed to keep you and your gear comfortably warm and dry in the outdoors.
Metolius has been innovating rock climbing gear since the company’s founding in 1983, and offers some of the best and leading gear and equipment for the toughest rock climbing challenges.
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle – with in-house manufacturing and prototyping capabilities at our company headquarters – Outdoor Research was founded in 1981 after a failed piece of gear on an Alaskan climbing expedition inspired ideas for a better design.
Pearl Izumi is a world leader in the manufacture of high-performance, high-tech sports apparel and footwear for avid cycling, tri, and running enthusiasts. Based in Louisville, Colo., a suburb of Boulder, Pearl Izumi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation, located in Irvine, CA.
PeopleForBikes is the movement to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits. Our goal is to make every bike ride better, whether that ride takes you on trails, down to the grocery store, or all the way across town. Why? Because when people ride bikes, great things happen for our bodies and our minds, and our local and global communities.
For over 30 years, Perception has successfully matched lifestyles and kayaks. Whether you like to discover new waters and play with the family, or embark on solo excursions for fitness and exploration, Perception has recreational and touring boats for a lifetime of fun. Located in Greenville, S.C., as part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, Perception builds on its own Made in the USA legacy of “fun on the water for everyone” with great design and top-notch quality.
Petzl’s roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.
At Princeton Tec, we’ve been pioneering new technologies and building lights for four decades. And yes, you could say it’s been quite a ride. In our pursuit to be the world’s best, we’ve travelled the earth by ocean, by air, by bike and by foot. We’ve consulted great athletes, scaled mountains, traversed the poles, touched the ocean floors and rolled two wheels on every continent. We are constantly inspired by what our ever evolving environments have to offer and the human spirit that challenges us to tackle them. This spirit, our spirit, motivates us to push technology and design, so that we can ensure that you have, not only the best lighting solutions, but solutions where technology is applied and the performance makes sense for how you use them.
ProEditors is transforming raw video footage into lasting memories that are easy to share with friends and family. ProEditors was born during the 2013-14 ski season in Telluride, Colorado when the founder and his girlfriend were making extra cash by editing GoPro footage for friends and family. Finding it time consuming and difficult to obtain the footage and payment, they decided to create a platform that would make the entire process painless. Soon after, they realized how to expand beyond their personal network, and make video editing affordable for everyone.
Raleigh Bicycles offers a broad spectrum of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross, and commuter for all ages and abilities. Raleigh focuses on supporting the commuter, the family and local cycling, and partners with numerous non-profits around the U.S. each year to help grow the sport, including Ride2Recovery. Raleigh also sponsors Raleigh UK and Raleigh/Clement competitive cycling teams.
Reynolds Cycling is situated at the base of Utah’s majestic Wasatch Mountains, a land of epic beauty that provides both inspiration and an ideal proving ground for new, innovative bicycle wheels. We test our road wheels on the same steep and winding mountain byways that play host to internationally contested UCI races, and the limitless miles of high-country trails are the perfect setting for validating our mountain bike wheels. It is with this backdrop that we have built the Reynolds Composite Studio whose sole focus is engineering the strongest, lightest and fastest premium wheels for road, triathlon, mountain bike and any other biking discipline in which top performance is the dedicated goal. Ride Hard. Ride the Best. Ride Reynolds. For more information, visit reynoldscycling.com.
Ride Snowboards Founded in 1992 in Redmond, Wash., Ride Snowboards hit the market with a vision — to create a snowboard company on the basis of uncompromised fun. Now based in Seattle, Ride continues to stay true to its original goals 20 years later.
The revolutionary RinseKit is a portable, pressurized shower that’s like having a garden hose at the beach or the trailhead. With no pumping, and no batteries, it fills in 20 seconds, storing the strength of a regular household spigot to deliver pressurized spray for up to four minutes. The only product of its kind, RinseKit’s patented design features the eon pressure system that holds up to two gallons of water with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings from jet stream to soaking shower. RinseKit simply connects to any hose spigot, and stores the pressurized water for later use on the go. For additional information, visit RinseKit.com.
Rottefella has focused on ski bindings, and only ski bindings, since 1927. Based in Norway, Rottefella crafts superior bindings for Nordic and Telemark skiing.
Founded in 1968 by world-renowned climbers Royal and Liz Robbins, Royal Robbins is a leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of outdoor and travel apparel. The brand has gained worldwide recognition for its high quality active lifestyle clothing and commitment to innovation, style, and utility with a connection to the core customer. It has built a reputation of integrating technical features for consumers seeking performance-oriented garments, but with the style and comfort to cross over into everyday life. Royal Robbins’ collection of men’s and women’s products can be found in the most respected outdoor and specialty retailers throughout the U.S. and abroad. To view their new Fall/Winter line, please visit www.royalrobbins.com.
SCARPA North America Founded in 1938, SCARPA is the only company in the world that builds performance footwear for the full range of mountain sports – skiing to mountaineering, rock climbing to backpacking, trail running to hiking.
Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial solutions that enhance the value of customers’ products. Agion® antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices such as central-venous catheters and IV-access ports, drinking-water applications like water filters and ice-making equipment, and textiles and apparel. The company’s brands include Agion, Agion Active, and Sciessent Lava and are based on naturally occurring elements. Sciessent customers include leading international brands including Vygon, Medegen, Scotsman, Everpure, Follett, Honeywell, Adidas, Reebok, and Skechers.
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning craft beers. Many of Ska’s creations are widely available in cans, including ESB Special Ale, True Blonde Ale, Modus Hoperandi IPA, Modus Mandarina IPA and rotating seasonal brews such as Bump N’ Grind and Mexican Logger. For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit www.skabrewing.com.
For over 50 years Slumberjack has led the outdoor industry, creating new and innovative gear to enhance any wilderness experience. Offering a wide assortment of tents, sleeping bags, camp furniture, and a new tactical hunting line, Slumberjack continues to be the go-to brand for comfortable, functional, and easy to use outdoor equipment. Whether heading out on an overnight camping trip with friends and family, an epic week-long elk hunt, or anything in between, Slumberjack has your outdoor experience covered.
Since it began in 1995, Sof Sole® has grown from a small, sports-specific insole line to a worldwide leader in a variety of footwear accessory categories. Sof Sole creates insoles, socks and shoe care products to suit any need: from increased comfort for everyday use to performance enhancement for high-impact activities. Sof Sole products feature technologically advanced designs and materials to improve the comfort and performance of footwear, making the brand the “Sole of Performance.”
Telluride Venture Accelerator exists to create a stronger Telluride community through the promotion and support of philanthropy. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making.
Taking place in and around Silver City, New Mexico, “The Gila” consists of three road race stages, an individual time trial, and a criterium. Stage 1 is a point-to-point road race ending on a 6.7-mile climb that peaks at a 19-percent grade en route to the ghost town of Mogollon. The criterium is held in downtown Silver City with high speeds, 90-degree turns and a brutal climb to weed out the weak. The iconic “Gila Monster” road race final stage consists of over 9,000 feet of climbing for the men and over 5,500 feet for the women, ending in the tiny enclave of Pinos Altos, nestled in the Gila National Forest.
TransRockies Events properties range from mountain bike events to trail running races, outdoor symphonies to gala dinners. We take great pride in providing a second-to-none experience for our participants and a rewarding and seamless partnership with our clients. The team at TransRockies Events strives to build lasting and successful events with services that cover event creation through execution and analysis.
Tubbs Snowshoes is a leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children with patented binding and crampon systems that simplify and enhance performance for backcountry exploration, day hiking, and trail walking.
Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products, Vapur’s Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by athletes, celebrities, activists and families alike. The ultra-durable Anti-Bottle is proudly manufactured in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Privately held, with products available worldwide, Vapur contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit www.vapur.us and as always, “Live Flexible.”
Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high-quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of Made in the USA brands at www.wildernesssystems.com and join the Wildy Community.
Based in Kirby, Wyoming, Wyoming Whiskey has a simple goal: to create America’s next great bourbon. The company and product is a collaboration between its partners and 97,818 square miles of Wyoming. The Mead family first came to Wyoming as ranchers in 1890 and the state defines them, and their whiskey. They use the finest corn, wheat, barley, and water from the Big Horn Basin and promote Wyoming’s natural and human resources. Every drop of this bourbon is 100% Wyoming.
Yaktrax® is the ultimate winter solution for people of all walks of life, providing ice traction devices and hand warmers designed to keep you moving. Inspired by a Himalayan Sherpa, the original Yaktrax model features a spikeless coil design that grips the ice and snow with each step. Focused on innovation and quality, we strive to keep you confident and comfortable in any weather. With Yaktrax, nothing will keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Yaktrax was acquired in 2006 by Implus, and has led the market with its Walker and Pro devices since its creation in 2001.