College Outside, a collegiate sales channel for the outdoor industry, now partners with La Sportiva. The company joins 40 existing brands that make gear accessible to university groups at wholesale prices.
College Outside’s members-only ecommerce platform reaches 250 university partners with over $1 million in gear budgets and 250,000 rental fleet touchpoints. The company manages the sales process from quote to payment, streamlining gear purchases for student groups.
“We are excited to work with College Outside to streamline our institutional business and increase our exposure to the collegiate audience across the US,” says La Sportiva President Jonathan Lantz. “These consumers are the future of our outdoor economy and College Outside allows us to reach them in the most efficient manner possible.”
“By giving brands access to an untapped demographic, we’re impacting the next generation’s buying habits and increasing participation in the outdoors,” says College Outside Founder and CEO Sarah Lockwood