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We catalog the experience of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs in the outdoor, fitness, and wellness industry. All of them have a story to tell. This podcast focuses on a different kind of adventure.
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 28, 2019

Josh sits down with Ombraz Sunglasses co-founders Nikolai Paloni and Jensen Brehm. Ombraz Sunglasses is the first pair of armless sunglasses that has ever been on the market. By eliminating the sidearms of your typical pair of sunglasses and replacing with an adjustable cord, Ombraz, sunglasses offer a sturdier, more comfy, and uniquely stylish change to your everyday eyewear. Jensen came up with the first prototype while traveling through India. Someone had unfortunately sat on his sunglasses breaking off the arms and, as a solution, he tied a piece of twine to the hinges. His solution worked so well, it prompted him to replace the twine with a leather cord. After Nikolai saw the sunglasses and was instantly wow’ed by how well they work. It wasn’t long before Jense and Nikolai got to work creating a truly new, functional, and stylish design of sunglasses, giving birth to Ombraz.

May 21, 2019

Josh sits down with Flying Squirrel Outfitters founder Brian Carraway. Flying Squirrel Outfitters makes sustainable made hammocks and bags and, with plans of seriously expanding their product list. Although you may have heard Brian’s story before on a previous episode of The ReddyYeti Podcast, a lot has happened since then and we are lucky enough to sit down with Carraway to get the full scoop. With more and more single-use plastic being pumped in our ecosystem, Flying Squirrel Outfitters is stepping up to take a stand and combat this detrimental issue, starting with their line of super compactable and lightweight reusable bags. It’s no secret that plastic bags are a serious player in our plastic problem and Flying Squirrel is taking a big step in fighting back for the planet.

May 14, 2019

Josh sits down with Drew & Matt and reflect on their time spending the winter in Vermont. It’s been quite the ride in Vermont but all good things must come to an end. Though our first video series was a grand success it certainly won’t be our last! Join us as we touch base on some of our favorite mountains, ski areas, and touring areas!

May 7, 2019

Josh sits down with TrailFork co-founder Lillian Hoodes. TrailFork makes vegan and vegetarian dehydrated backcountry meals, packaged in 100% compostable containers. TrailFork originally starting as a meal box company, that would help you put together your own customizable backcountry meals based on your trip info, dietary preferences, and weight and send all the dehydrated food supplies directly to you. TrailFork quickly took their most successful recipes combos and added them to their store for anyone to grab and enjoy. Hoodes started making her own meals in 2013 after not finding exactly what she was looking for from the backcountry meals on the market however, it wouldn’t be until 2017 when she seriously started to get the ball rolling. After deciding to take the plunge she dropped her teaching gig, moved from California to Colorado, and leaned headfirst into TrailFork. Now, TrailFork is delivering delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian meals with an ever-increasing menu that’s filling the bellies of countless happy hikers.

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