Welcome back to the third edition of “A Month @ MOB!” Here’s a look at the latest news from Maine’s outdoor industry:
We’re thrilled to celebrate the recent success of Portland Gear Hub at their Community Celebration. They’re on a mission to secure their future as a community nonprofit outdoor gear and bike shop in Portland, and together with Ketcha Outdoors have already raised over 70% of the funds needed to purchase their building and lot. Help them reach their goal!
Mainebiz is celebrating 40 leaders making their mark in Maine’s business landscape, including MOB’s own Jenny Kordick along with a few other MOB members, including MOB board member Sokunthy Yean (VP of operations, Sea Bags), Amber Boutiette & Patrick Breeding (founders, Marin Skincare), and Ray Ruby (Executive director, Maine Cancer Foundation).
Grain has collaborated with Outerknown’s Project Vermont team to construct custom surfboard bags made from upcycled Outerknown clothing scraps. These exclusive bags can be purchased online, at Grain’s showroom in York, ME, or at Outerknown’s new Boston location, where a section of the shop is carved out for a beautiful display of Grain’s wooden boards.
Maine GearShare and Toad Again have teamed up to host a fall festival on October 28th, 11:00 – 3:00 focused on the outdoor gear and apparel lifecycle. The goal is to show the many opportunities for repair, upcycling, and recycling that are out there for outdoor gear and apparel at all stages of the gear’s life, with a focus on zero-waste and landfill diversion. Bring your loved gear to be repaired, recycled, consigned, or donated!
Cafted from Filson’s waterproof waxed canvas on one side and White’s signature World War II–era military blankets on the other, the design is both warm and rich in history.
The exclusive collaboration, sparked at Outdoor Retailer, paired Brant & Cochran’s heirloom-worthy special edition Allagash Cruiser Axe with Solo Stove’s timeless fireside essentials.
The State Outdoor Business Alliance Network, made up of nearly 20 outdoor business alliances met with the Confluence of States, which is comprised of 16 State Office of Outdoor Recreation Directors. MOB’s Jenny Kordick and The Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation’s Carolann Ouellette spoke about our partnership to strengthen and elevate Maine’s outdoor recreation economy.
The vast majority of their new 9,000 square foot Portland location is being used to process incoming used items and fulfill resale orders.
After years of work, Marin has launched their new look, inspired by their roots — Maine, the ocean, lobster, discovery, and novelty.
Old Town launches electric pedal assist technology with the Bigwater ePDL+ 132, which transitions between manual and motorized propulsion. This game-changing advancement promises increased speed, ease of use, and environmental benefits, potentially replacing many gasoline-powered skiffs, utility boats, and fishing rigs.