@harmbrust the decision to pause orders with Camelbak wasn’t for “PC” reasons. After the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, Vista Outdoor, which owned Camelbak at the time, chose not to engage in the national conversation about common-sense gun safety. We felt that engaging in the national conversation was the responsible thing for them to do, especially in light of the actions that companies like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and others had taken.
REI isn’t anti-hunting and we’re not opposed to the Second Amendment. We have a lot of employees and members who enjoy hunting.
As you might have seen, we resumed orders with Camelbak and several other brands back in July. You can read more about that here if you’re interested: https://newsroom.rei.com/company-information/statements/update-rei-statement-on-relationship-with-vista-outdoor.htm
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