Outdoor Industry Parent Companies According to Wikipedia

By Rob Shaul

I spent several days trying to put this list together myself and using ChatGPT, when wikipedia had done the work already. Click HERE to see the list on Wikipedia – below I just copied/pasted the list. The links go to the brand’s wikipedia pages.

Also included are the headquarter country of the parent companies.

What is interesting is the consolidation in the industry, and how many of the biggest brands are no-longer privately held and run, but are rather divisions in large parent companies including The North Face, Marmot, Arc’Teryx, Salomon, Prana, Jetboil, Camelbak, Chaco, etc.


Adidas Group (Germany)

Authentic Brands Group (USA)

Canadian Tire (Canada)

OSSO Outdoor (Spain)

  • 5dedos
  • OS2O

Amer Sports (China)

ASICS (Japan)

Clarus Corp (USA)

Callaway Golf Company (USA)

Cascade Designs (USA)

Columbia Sportswear (USA)

Confluence Outdoor (USA)

Deckers Outdoor Corporation (USA)

Equip Outdoor Technologies (UK)[9]

Exxel Outdoors

  • Kelty
  • Master Sportsman
  • Sierra Designs
  • Slumberjack
  • Ultimate Direction
  • Tadpool
  • Wenzel
  • x2o

Fenix Outdoor AB (Sweden)

  • Brunton[10]
  • Fjällräven
  • Royal Robbins Inc
  • Friluftsland AS
  • Hanwag[11]
  • Naturkompaniet[12]
  • Partioaitta[13]
  • Primus[14]
  • Tierra[15]

Fiskars (Finland)

Helen of Troy Limited (USA)

Newell Brands through Jarden (USA)

Johnson Outdoors (USA)

Katadyn (Switzerland)

  • Optimus International AB[16]

Calida Group through Lafuma Group (France)

Telemos Capital through Mammut Sports Group (Switzerland)

  • Ajungilak
  • Raichle
  • Toko

McNett (USA)

  • Aquamira
  • Gear Aid
  • M Essentials
  • McNett Tactical
  • Outgo

Regent, L.P. (USA)

Schwan-Stabilo (Germany)

Terra Nova Equipment (UK)

  • Extremities

VAUDE (Germany)

  • Edelrid
  • Lucky
  • Markill
  • Red Chili

VF Corporation (USA)

Vista Outdoor (USA)

Wolverine Worldwide (USA)

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