Do Some Good!
I love the outdoors and I enjoy connecting people with great products made from socially and environmentally conscious companies. I’m selective about who I promote and I do not receive compensation from companies whose products I review. Occasionally I get free gear for testing, which I fully disclose.
I do participate in affiliate marketing to help cover my labor of love for this website, which means if you purchase a product through my links a portion of the sale helps support this site. There is no cost to you for this and hey, if I can pass on savings and special information to my readers, why not!?
The following companies are some of my favorites because they make awesome gear and make the world a better place!
Ruffwear is a leader in performance dog gear and also partners with Best Friends Animal Society in Utah on the Ruff Adventure Dog (RAD) Adoption Program that matches active dogs with active people. Ruffwear has been regularly voted one of Outside’s 100 Best Places to Work.
My Trail, formerly GoLite, focuses on ultralight functional outdoor clothing and equipment and is also a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation, meaning the company is operated in a manner that is sustainable and beneficial to society and the environment.
Cotopaxi‘s tagline is “Gear for Good” and their products fund sustainable poverty alleviation, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. They focus on health, education, and livelihood initiatives in impoverished countries around the world. Learn more about how they give back to the world.
REI gives back nearly 70% of its profits to the outdoor community and operates on 100% renewable energy. In 2016, the co-op invested a record $9.3 million in nonprofit partners. They also caused a huge ripple in the retail industry by announcing they would remain closed for 2015’s Black Friday. Learn more about REI’s stewardship.
Patagonia has a long record of corporate responsibility and giving back. Since 1985 Patagonia has donated more than $55 million to small, effective grassroots conservatoin organizations. Learn more about Patagonia’s environmentalism and corporate responsibility.
Solight Design creates beautiful, sustainable solar lighting products and their mission is to provide clean sustainable light and power to those who need it most. 10% of every online sale goes to giving light to children in need.
Kuhl is a product-driven company with a passion for the outdoor experience and contributes annually to numerous charity projects, including donating $25,000 to help save the rhinos, which were a creature of inspiration for their latest pant design.