Industry News

  • Four corners – new name

    By SGB outdoor on 18/07/2019
    We are pleased to announce that the UK distribution business formerly known as Man O Leisure Limited, is now Four Corners UK Distribution Limited. Four Corners UK, will not only have a new look and feel but will be adopting a new mission to bring the best outdoor gear from around the world into the UK market. Jon Whitfield, Managing […]

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    After 48 hours of dedicated outdoor testing and lively discussions in a remote mountain area of Austria, the international jury of outdoor journalists and retailers have come up with the winners of Scandinavian Outdoor Award for next year’s spring/summer season. The jury was very impressed by an innovative tent construction from the most recent member of Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), […]
  • Ellis Brigham Launches 2nd Life campaign

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    Ellis Brigham is working with two homeless charities to recycle outdoor gear and give it a second life. There are three in-store drops off points plus free collection via their customer services department. Says Mark Brigham, marketing director of Ellis Brigham, ‘our 2nd Life initiative aims to protect homeless people from the elements by providing them with good quality, redundant […]
  • OutDoor Award for Cross Trail Pole

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    An international jury of experts awarded LEKI´s Cross Trail pole MCT 12 Vario Carbon with an OutDoor Award in the category “Outstanding OutDoor Winner 2019”. Thus confirming the high market relevance of this innovation in a new pole category presented for the first time on the OutDoor by ISPO by the Swabian company. LEKI developed the MCT 12 Vario Carbon […]
  • HI-TEC® Partners with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    HI-TEC® is proud to announce a new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as The Recommended Kit supplier for both the low and mid-tier expedition boots. The DofE Expedition Kit List will endorse a specifically selected, tried and tested, and widely available range of HI-TEC® walking boots for DofE Expeditions. The partnership will commence on the 1st of […]
  • Milliken & Company to Acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

    By SGB outdoor on 14/06/2019
    The brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles for consumer, workwear and military outdoor apparel Milliken & Company (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, today announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec, LLC (“Polartec”), a strong global brand known for its innovative performance textiles […]
  • Multiple new appointments announced at Lyon Equipment

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Lyon Equipment is delighted to announce a series of new appointments, both at its Tebay headquarters and within its sales teams. The new positions have been prompted due to the company’s growth in its outdoor, cycle, work and rescue and watersports business, and the continued development of the Petzl agency. Mark Croxall is joining as a sales representative for the […]
  • Vango and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park announce new partnership

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Leading UK outdoor equipment manufacturer, Vango, has been announced as the official camping partner of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The three-year partnership will see Vango  working with Scotland’s first National Park to promote sustainable camping and support people from all backgrounds to enjoy camping in the National Park With some of the UK’s most stunning scenery including […]
  • Tom Watson launches ‘Adventures 4 Health’ with the OIA to get more people more active

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Tom Watson MP has revealed details of four adventures that he will attempt during 2019 as he continues to transform his life by being more active and encourage others to follow his lead.  Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, has already lost seven stone and reversed a type 2 diabetes diagnosis by dramatically changing his lifestyle.  Now, in a […]
  • The new outdoor movement

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    OutDoor by ISPO: More than 950 exhibitors expected Highlights of supporting program fixed OutDays – outdoor festival for end consumers during trade show time OutDoor by ISPO is the first year-round, integrative and cross-media platform for a new outdoor movement. This also includes the OutDoor by ISPO trade fair, as a meeting place for the international outdoor industry. It will […]