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Who We Are + What We Stand For

We'd like to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves.

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We started The Outbound Collective because the idea of the “great outdoors” could sometimes feel out-of-reach and intimidating, and we wanted to change that. Today, we are not only a vibrant adventure-seeking community, but also a movement that celebrates a more approachable outdoor & travel culture, and one that is rooted in inclusion, everyday exploration, and inspiration.

Where We Stand

Both of our founders are bi-racial. Building a more inclusive and culturally diverse outdoor and travel industry is a core purpose of our business. We unambiguously stand In Solidarity with all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (POC), and all those stepping up to fight against injustice and systemic racism. ⁠

If your reaction to this statement is to say “keep race out of my outdoor inspiration,” or “stick to sharing beautiful photos,” that's ok. You are welcome to find that inspiration elsewhere. There is no place for racism, bigotry, or any other form of hatred in this community. This is a home for everyone who celebrates our collective differences, who acknowledges that we need to support and care for each other, and who (also) loves outdoor adventures. 

It’s simple: humanity first, fun second.
Or both together! But never fun at the expense of our shared humanity. 

Going Forward

We are working to be better allies, accomplices, and co-conspirators on a daily basis. We are listening, educating ourselves, and donating our time, resources, and money to support the fight against racism and injustice. Here is a list of resources that we've found helpful. 

We will continue our mission of making the outdoors more accessible for everyone, and we will continue to elevate the profiles, work, and stories of traditionally marginalized athletes, leaders, and organizations in the space. If you're interested in learning more about some of these initiatives, please visit our #EveryoneOutside page. There are so many voices, perspectives, and experiences that need to be heard, and we’re excited to continue to share and amplify them within this community. 

We hope that you'll continue on this journey with us. 

- The Outbound Team

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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