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Market Monitor: Outdoor & Recreation Highlights

Making the right decisions for your business starts with having the most accurate and current information available. Our Outdoor & Recreation Market Monitor keeps you up to date on the events, trends and market forces that shape and guide your industry.

  • The change in consumer behavior driven by the millennial generation’s move towards experiences over tangible goods, caused the industry to boom. Outdoor activities became a preferred source of entertainment during lockdowns and COVID restrictions. 
  • Athletic footwear volume was up above 21% in 2021 over 2019 and active apparel volume was up more than 25%.  Apparel wasn’t the only category seeing this lift, outdoor equipment gear was also up. Kayak sales grew by almost 30%, backpacking tents up by almost 50% and sleeping bags up by 28%.
  • Exit multiples have remained at all-time highs as brand roll-up strategies continue and competition for acquisitions heats up.

For more information or questions, please contact our contributors:

Tyler Dale, Managing Director: [email protected]com

Andrew Freeman, Vice President: [email protected]

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