What is the outdoor industry?

An Official U.S. Government Website Browse the MapGet an overview of outdoor recreation economic activity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Just look at everything that happened last month, the growth is so fast that you can almost see it in real time. Texas-based outdoor portfolio company Solo Brands (Solo Stove, Oru Kayak, Chubbies Shorts), formed in early September, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange in just eight weeks.

Big Agnes in Colorado, long regarded as a small-town company in spirit, is now detailing plans for “aggressive growth in the coming years.” Even well-established players like Patagonia continue to mature in eccentric new directions; a few weeks ago, the gear company announced its entry into the wine market with a line of natural wines that will be sold through its food and beverage business, Patagonia Provisions. The outdoor economy, apparently, is entering adulthood.