The wide (format) world of sports

March 1st, 2020

When it comes to printing fabrics, the wide world of sports is beginning to live up to its name. By Jeff Moravec In sports, it’s always about competition—and revenue. As sports teams have established new revenue streams (such as sponsorships that require stadium advertising) and worked to enhance the game-day experience for fans with splashy […]

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A foldable bike helmet for safer cycling

February 1st, 2020

Made to tolerate multiple impacts, the Hedkayse One withstood more than 100 high-speed impacts in laboratory tests. Photo: Hedkayse. It’s foldable, it’s lightweight and it can take multiple impacts. That’s the beauty of a bike helmet made with a specially designed flexible material. The Hedkayse One was developed by Tony Walker and Andy Creak, two […]

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Ski jacket for smarter sweating

February 1st, 2020

HYDRO_BOT technology matches sweat rates of the human body, eliminating sweat 10 times more effectively than ordinary membranes. The more moisture the skier produces, the faster it works. Photo: KJUS. It may be cold on the slopes, but on a downhill run it’s easy to build up sweat. Skiers understand all too well the discomfort […]

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Succession Planning 101

February 1st, 2020

A seamless transfer of leadership in a family business requires hard conversations and a detailed road map to avoid the worst potholes and ensure a successful journey.  by Jeff Moravec A family business can offer great rewards—personally and professionally—for its founders and their descendants. But a family business also presents unique challenges and requires careful […]

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Air apparent: taking paragliding to new levels

September 1st, 2019

Following additional development, Skytex 21 ultra-lightweight fabric will be ready to sail the skies in 2020. Photos: Porcher Sport. One of the keys to paragliding is a glider aircraft that is as lightweight as possible. Porcher Sport-sponsored paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier knows this. He demonstrated amazing feats in the recent YouTube film, “Weightless,” seen by more […]

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Living on the edge with the G7 POD

September 1st, 2019

The G7 POD is easy to carry and set up for a night’s sleep. It packs down into its own inflation bag measuring just 16 by 8 by 6 inches. Photos: Grade VII Equipment. Imagine you’re climbing up a sheer rockface, and you want to take a break. If you’re a rock climber on an […]

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The Hot Pocket for outdoor comfort

July 1st, 2019

Hot Pocket does double duty on a camping trip: It stores your gear and keeps it warm. Photo: Sierra Madre Research. When the nights get cold or a chilly rain falls during a camping adventure, wouldn’t it be great to slip into a heated, cozy sleeping bag? That’s the idea behind Hot Pocket, a stuff […]

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Swimming—fast—with the sharks

July 1st, 2019

HeiQ and Speedo listened to the feedback of premier swimmers to create a new line and two different styles of Fastskin suits. Photos: Speedo. Competitive swimmers know that the right swimwear is essential for the swift swim they seek: The suit needs to be drag-resistant to achieve maximum speed. Iconic swimwear brand Speedo has introduced […]

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Innovative and sustainable: GERES Zero Gravity down jacket

May 1st, 2019

The stylish GERES Zero Gravity down jacket, created by Berg Outdoor, was the ISPO Awards 2019 Gold Winner in the outdoor category due to its innovative performance, high-quality workmanship and sustainable features. Photo: Porcher Industries. Berg Outdoor, the Portugal-based clothing and gear brand, creates outerwear with five goals in mind: it must be lightweight, versatile, […]

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Watershed Dry Bags for airtight protection

May 1st, 2019

Sometimes the solution is in the simplest idea: That’s why Watershed® looked to closures on freezer food storage bags to create a seal for its Watershed Dry Bags that is 100 percent leakproof. Photos: Watershed. The folks at Watershed® like to say they are obsessed with water. CEO Eric Revels began his career as a […]

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