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Outdoor Tech Joins the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort with Academy Sports

Academy Sports’ corporate headquarters doubles as disaster command center for first responders in Katy, TX.

The devastating floods in the greater Houston area have caused billions of dollars of damage, taken lives, and displaced thousands of people. Amid all the destruction, the good people of Texas have banded together to help those in need.

One of Outdoor Tech’s retail partners Academy Sports has turned their corporate headquarters into a command post for first responders supporting the Katy, Texas community. When knowledge of this hit Outdoor Tech VP of Sales, Ryan Cockroft, he immediately asked how Outdoor Tech could help. Within hours, Outdoor Tech shipped 50 of their Kodiak 2.0 waterproof power bank/chargers to the command center in Katy, Texas.

Making sure those first responders have enough extra power to charge and recharge their phones, lights, and any other portable devices is just a small way that Outdoor Tech could lend a hand.

“I deeply feel for the citizens of Houston, and the surrounding areas. I was happy to learn that Academy was making an effort to give back to those that have supported them, and there was an opportunity for Outdoor Tech to help.” – Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO

When disaster strikes, people instinctively want to do anything they can to show their support. Outdoor Tech is grateful that some of their products are able to be used to aid in this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those facing such adversity.

This release comes shortly after receipt of the news of Hurricane Irma and the shortening of Surf Expo. Our team is exhibiting at the show and have experienced first-hand the concern of local residents as they prepare for what may be one of the strongest natural disasters in decades.  Please keep them in your thoughts and provide support if you are able.

If you would like to contribute to this cause and others, you may donate to https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

Outdoor Tech and Mossy Oak Collaboration Debut at Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Tech and Mossy Oak team up to debut an exclusive collection of rugged audio and power products at Outdoor Retailer.

Laguna Hills, CA (July 26, 2017) – Outdoor Tech®, the maker of the iconic Turtle Shell speakers and an assortment of rugged audio and power products, launches a breakout camo edition to expand their offering of rugged audio and power products. Mossy Oak’s classic camo pattern brings a unique element to Outdoor Tech’s products specifically created for use in various outdoor activities. A discrete design allows Outdoor Tech’s rugged technology to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. The collaboration with Mossy Oak enhances the esthetic functionality and appeal of Outdoor Tech’s high quality rugged products.

The collaboration between Outdoor Tech® and Mossy Oak provides a larger audience with a new breakout camo edition of Outdoor Tech’s most popular products. The power-packed Buckshot Pro, rugged Turtle Shell, and portable Kodiak Power Line are a few of the products that will be available in camo print. The products are not only ideal for the outdoor, camping and hook and bullet retail channels, but also the lifestyle channel with its premium Mossy Oak graphics and trendy camo appearance.

“Outdoor Tech is making the products outdoors enthusiasts want for their ‘unplugged’ lifestyle,” said Chris Paradise, Chief Sales Officer of Mossy Oak. “Adding Mossy Oak to this incredible product line reaches the hunting consumer and adds a rugged touch to high-tech audio and power products.”

In addition to launching Mossy camo in Outdoor Tech’s most popular existing products, Outdoor Tech® is also unveiling a brand-new Kodiak Power Station 100 & 200. This innovative product incorporates a standard 110V U.S. outlet, 12V car outlet and two USB ports designed to bring long-lasted rugged power to the great outdoors. Outdoor Tech® will also offer a rugged Solar Panel to be used in conjunction with the Kodiak Power Stations, or to recharge any other mobile device. These new products will make their anticipated debut at the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production is in full force, so the highly anticipated products will be ready to hit the retail shelves just before the busy holiday season in Q4.

“I’m very excited to partner with a premium brand who has the same passion and obsession for the outdoors as we do. Mossy Oak is the leader in camouflage prints and this new collection of products fits any outdoor lifestyle.” – Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO at Outdoor Tech

Don’t miss your chance to experience these brand-new products at the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow this year. Head on over to booth #19037 and keep an eye out for the camouflage edition of stuffyouprobablywant! If you can’t make it to Outdoor Retailer, check out the Outdoor Tech + Mossy Oak catalog here.

 

Outdoor Tech Releases Two-in-One Car Charger + Power Bank

Addressing the ever-evolving need to stay charged while on the go, rugged consumer electronics company, Outdoor Tech just released your new favorite; The Platypus. This rugged multi-functional car charger plus power bank not only fits into the cigarette lighter socket of your car to charge your phone, but once removed can be taken with you to continually charge whatever device may be accompanying you on your daily activities.

“This is a rad one for sure. When I forget to charge my phone overnight, I just plug it into the Platypus in my car on the way to work.” – Taylor Toussaint Marketing and eCommerce Director for Outdoor Tech

The Platypus is a rugged, water resistant car charger and power bank that holds a 2,600 mAh rechargeable battery packed into a tiny package. Don’t be fooled by the size, the Platypus is bigger than its quack. With on the go charging capability, this gem makes it easy to keep your most beloved devices charged no matter where you’re headed. The Platypus can fit into any cigarette lighter in your vehicle, and is equipped with indicator lights that show how much charge you’ve got when you want to take it on the go. At just $34.95 this two in one charger does everything you want it to, and at a super affordable price.

“We are always stoked when we can combine innovation with practical functionality.  When we develop product we want to insure it is compatible with our brand image and core directives.  This is a rugged water (coffee) resistant auto charger and portable power bank designed to enhance and support outdoor life on the go!” – Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO for Outdoor Tech

Check out the Platypus at your local retailer or on Outdoor Tech’s website. http://www.outdoortechnology.com/portable-power/platypus

Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand that makes rugged Bluetooth audio accessories built for reveling in the open air, proving there is a way to stay connected but not tethered to modern technology during active lifestyle pursuits. For more on Outdoor Tech® and the rest of its lineup of audio accessories, portable power and apparel, go to OutdoorTechnology.com.

Outdoor Tech Launches Co-Lab with Netherlands-Based REHALL Performance Sportswear Brand in US at SIA Snow Show

Laguna Hills, CA – No stranger to making already cool products smarter and more durable for the active winter sports crowd, Outdoor Tech® this week is launching a co-lab tech outerwear project with REHALL in the US, a Dutch-based maker of snow sports performance apparel. Serving as the US partner, designer and distributor, Outdoor Tech will debut the brand to the industry at the SIA Snow Show in Denver, January 26-29. The collection of men’s, women’s and junior’s product will be available through specialty retailers in Fall 2017 and includes technical snow jackets, pants and accessories.

REHALL, founded in 1999 by Ronald Smits, an avid surfer, windsurfer and snowboarder, has grown to become one of Europe’s most lively winter sports brands with a wide range of fully-featured freeride jackets, pants, mid layers and casual apparel designed to perform but with one-of-a-kind looks and prices that are approachable for any rider.

“I delivered my first REHALL collection in 2000 with the mission to make great looking products that work well in the environment and won’t cost skiers and snowboarders a fortune,” Smits said. “Our design features and brand are unique and will bring something different to the US Market.”

The men’s FREAK-R and women’s CILA-R jackets, like all REHALL outerwear, features RETECH waterproof-breathable fabrics with flexible taped seams, adjustable hoods, multiple function-specific pockets and snow cuffs.

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Outdoor Tech, the standard-bearer for rugged wireless audio devices and accessories in the winter sports and active lifestyle markets, including the ubiquitous CHIPS 2.0 helmet audio system, recognized a fit with their brand and determined it’s an ideal time to launch REHALL in America.

“Outdoor Tech already brings rugged, quality, well-priced products to the market and we have a lot of fun in the unorthodox way we present the brand,” said Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO. “REHALL has the same character and will reinvigorate a tired outerwear market that needs a shot of adrenaline. REHALL apparel fits great, looks incredible and is fully featured. It’s a brand that dealers and riders are going to love.”

About REHALL

REHALL is an active sportswear brand from The Netherlands with its roots deep in snowboarding and surfing. REHALL designs functional snow and street wear for those who love to ride. The company started around two decades ago, designing and building surfboards and snowboards for friends and personal use. Staying true to their origins for the last 17 years, REHALL has been designing sports and lifestyle clothes to match. In order to ensure the quality of their goods, the design team concentrates on achieving the perfect fit in combination with the right fabrics.

About Outdoor Tech
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world’s most complete line of Bluetooth audio and power built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered. For more on Outdoor Tech and the rest of its line including rugged portable power and the potentially iconic Yowie® Logo apparel collection, go to OutdoorTechnology.com.

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Outdoor Tech Welcomes New VP of Sales Ryan Cockroft

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Outdoor Tech Welcomes New VP of Sales Ryan Cockroft.

Laguna Hills, CA (October 20, 2016)– Outdoor Tech, the leader of rugged mobile accessories is proud to welcome Ryan Cockroft as our new VP of Sales. The entire team at Outdoor Tech is stoked that Ryan is here to continue the brand’s growth within all channels.

“I have known Ryan for a number of years, dating back to my days at Oakley.” Said Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO of Outdoor Tech. “I always admired his passion for the Outdoors and dedication to the brand.  He was our number one choice for the VP of Sales position, and we are truly fortunate to have him on board. He is an avid brand enthusiast that has been a brand fan and user of the product for many years. I have relied on him as a confidant, guiding our product development and sales strategy. The timing was finally right for both of us, and I couldn’t be happier to have him leading our sales force.”

Most recently, Ryan was Senior Key Account Manager for Oakley. A 16-year veteran, Ryan worked as an outside rep, territory manager, and eventually went on to manage Oakley’s largest retail partners for premium eyewear, apparel, accessories and footwear. He brings his unique talent of creating and cultivating relationships for national and key account partners in the outdoor markets. With an aggressive expansion plan for retail channels and extending the product roadmap, Ryan will maintain brand equity while increasing market share across the nation.

Ryan shares in the Company’s strong passion for the brand. “The outdoor business has always been my obsession and Outdoor Tech has done an amazing job building a solid brand across all retail channels. I’ve been watching this business grow for quite a while, looking for the right opportunity to join such a passionate team. Outdoor Tech has a very unique position and perspective on the way we use technology and interact with our environment. There is quite a bright future ahead of us and I’m excited and fortunate to help achieve new levels in product creation and retail distribution.”

 

About Outdoor Tech
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world’s most complete line of Bluetooth audio and power built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech® proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered. For more on Outdoor Tech® and the rest of its line including rugged portable power and the potentially iconic Yowie® Logo apparel collection go to OutdoorTechnology.com.

Brand Co-Creator Mikie Krisztal returns to Outdoor Tech

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Brand Co-Creator Mikie Krisztal returns to Outdoor Tech.

Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2016)– Outdoor Tech welcomes back Mikie Krisztal, who will give creative direction as a brand image consultant. Krisztal will provide these services under the banner, “BrandMatter”, his growing consulting business. As one of the original creators of Outdoor Tech, Mikie played an integral role in the conception of the brand and helped steer the company’s identity, voice, and product design for several years.

“Mikie was an essential part of the brand’s initial success,” said Charlie Gugliuzza, C.E.O. “He was instrumental in defining the brand image, and the key principals we have built upon.  We welcome him back and are excited to have his creative genius help continue to define the brand into the future.”

Krisztal left the company in 2014 to pursue his passion for creating brands, resulting in the formation of a startup accelerator, now dubbed Brand Matter (www.brandmatterla.com). The agency provides full service, in-house design and marketing and specializes in helping startups get off the ground more quickly. Krisztal currently oversees product design, brand creation, web and marketing design and strategy.

“This is truly a homecoming for me,” said Krisztal. “I owe a lot of my knowledge and skill-set to the years we spent building Outdoor Tech. I couldn’t be more excited to continue that journey with their amazing team. I love this brand and the company!”

 

About Outdoor Tech
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world’s most complete line of Bluetooth audio built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech® proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered. For more on Outdoor Tech® and the rest of its line including rugged portable power and the potentially iconic Yowie® Logo apparel collection go to OutdoorTechnology.com.

 

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Outdoor Tech Makes the Inc. 5000 for the 3rd Year in a Row

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For the third year in a row, Inc. Magazine has recognized Outdoor Tech® as one of America’s fastest growing privately-held companies. Outdoor Tech ranked no. 483 on the 2016 list based on its 785% growth rate over the qualifying time period. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Outdoor Tech continues to execute on its goal to address the ever growing issue of blending a modern lifestyle in the age of mobile technology with the drive to be outdoors.

“The last few years have been a blast. We have experienced tremendous growth with the brand. We are truly honored to be named to the Inc. 500s List of Fastest Growing Companies for the third consecutive year.” – Charlie Gugliuzza, CEO

Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand that makes rugged Bluetooth audio, portable power and mobile accessories built for reveling in the open air. With rapid growth and increased market distribution across the globe, Outdoor Tech® is clearly satisfying the needs of tech-obsessed consumers by creating gear that compliments life on the go. To see Outdoor Tech’s entire line of Stuff You Probably Want®, go to www.OutdoorTechnology.com.

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