It’s among the biggest trade shows in America focused on outdoors gear. The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City is a must-attend for most brands.
This year, Patagonia is pulling out of OR. In a statement today, the company said it would withdraw from the Outdoor Retailer show in response to a move made last week by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.
Herbert signed a resolution last Friday urging the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument. (See our article on Bears Ear.)
Patagonia stated the move made it “clear that [Herbert] and other Utah elected officials do not support public lands conservation.”
The press release noted that the state of Utah also does not “value the economic benefits — $12 billion in consumer spending and 122,000 jobs — that the outdoor recreation industry brings” to the state.