Maria Boustead is the founder of Po Campo, “a mission-driven, woman-owned small company that makes bike bags and travel bags with weatherproof fabric and lots of pockets to fit your favorite devices.” Designed to transition from your bike to your body in no time at all,  Po Campo’s products are practical, versatile, and chic (and if …

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Allyson Leang is founder of The Ski Lab, a small “mom-and-pop” operation in Park City, Utah. She and her husband handcraft custom skis for everyone from seasoned backcountry experts to newcomers to the sport, and provide DIY-minded ski and snowboard-building enthusiasts with high-quality materials and supplies. Every pair of Ski Lab skis is unique, designed …

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Sarah Smith is the founder of The Dyrt. Her mission? “Making it easy and enjoyable to find campgrounds for everyone.” Founded in 2013, The Dyrt is the leading campsite review platform for over 15,000 U.S. campsites. With its easy-to-use interface, opportunities to earn points (and win prizes!), and unbeatable price — free! — The Dyrt has become the go-to …

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In the past 20 years, Kristin Carpenter-Ogden has founded three successful companies from the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado, and helped nearly 200 outdoor and active lifestyle brands grow and connect to customers. But her latest venture, The Intrepid Entrepreneur, is different. In an inspiring parallel, Kristin has founded The Intrepid Entrepreneur in order to support other founders …

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Sarah Knapp is the founder of OutdoorFest, which got its start as a 10-day outdoor adventure festival bringing hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, climbing, slacklining and many more outdoor opportunities to New Yorkers. With a mission to “connect urban dwellers to local outdoor resources to encourage healthier, active, and more adventurous lifestyles,” OutdoorFest has thrived in New York City, and expanded to Washington, …

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At Misadventures, we’ve checked in again to see how women are represented in the outdoor and adventure-industry publication world. In two past reports (Winter 2015 and Summer 2014), we documented how many outdoor and adventure lifestyle magazines and websites, rather than being gender-neutral, strongly skew toward a male audience. How did we measure this? In an admittedly imprecise way, …

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