224 episodes

The Rock Fight – not just another outdoor or adventure podcast; it's a full on rebellion. We’re here for those inside and outside the outdoor industry. Outdoorsy listeners who are tired of the same worn-out paths.
If you want to hear honest discussions that mirror the candid outdoor industry banter you have after a long hike in the wilderness, cracking the cooler while loading the bikes, sharing the ski lift with a stranger, waxing your board at the beach, jumping off rocks into the river, or over a beer at the bar...you've found your tribe.
The Rock Fight will dissect the latest headlines to come out of the outdoor industry. We'll weigh in on topics other outdoor media companies avoid like the plague. We'll also hit the things outdoorsy folks care about like pop culture, gear, footwear, apparel and even more important topics like debating the ideal attire for an adventure on the ice planet of Hoth. Our discussions are as diverse as they are real.
We’re challenging the conventional, offering a fresh perspective on outdoor industry topics you won't hear anywhere else.
The outdoor industry has been stagnant for too long. Missing out on The Rock Fight is missing out on the evolution of outdoor media.

The Rock Fight: Outdoor Industry & Adventure Sports Commentary Colin True - outdoor industry journalist

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

The Rock Fight – not just another outdoor or adventure podcast; it's a full on rebellion. We’re here for those inside and outside the outdoor industry. Outdoorsy listeners who are tired of the same worn-out paths.
If you want to hear honest discussions that mirror the candid outdoor industry banter you have after a long hike in the wilderness, cracking the cooler while loading the bikes, sharing the ski lift with a stranger, waxing your board at the beach, jumping off rocks into the river, or over a beer at the bar...you've found your tribe.
The Rock Fight will dissect the latest headlines to come out of the outdoor industry. We'll weigh in on topics other outdoor media companies avoid like the plague. We'll also hit the things outdoorsy folks care about like pop culture, gear, footwear, apparel and even more important topics like debating the ideal attire for an adventure on the ice planet of Hoth. Our discussions are as diverse as they are real.
We’re challenging the conventional, offering a fresh perspective on outdoor industry topics you won't hear anywhere else.
The outdoor industry has been stagnant for too long. Missing out on The Rock Fight is missing out on the evolution of outdoor media.

    GOA Connect Instant Reaction and a Gear & Beer Teaser

    GOA Connect Instant Reaction and a Gear & Beer Teaser

    Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Colin is back from Reno and is ready to talk about his instant reaction to attending GOA Connect.
    The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) is a coalition of 104 independent outdoor specialty retailers and Connect is their twice annual trade show. This week Colin had the opportunity to spend a day at Connect and today Colin offers his thoughts on why this show is different.
    Then its a sneak peak of the latest episode of Gear & Beer which now has it's own podcast feed that you can listen to and follow wherever you get your podcasts!
    Head to www.rockfight.co and sign up for News From the Front, Rock Fight's weekly newsletter!
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    Thanks for listening! THE ROCK FIGHT is a production of Rock Fight, LLC.

    • 13 min
    The Switchback Blowback with Wes Allen

    The Switchback Blowback with Wes Allen

    Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) we're dipping our toes back into the trade show world with some retailer feedback on the recently announced Switchback Spring show that's coming to Nashville next June.
    When news broke about Switchback adding a spring version of the show that has been historically part of The Running Event, Wes Allen (former guest of THE ROCK FIGHT and principal of Sunlight Sports in Cody, WY) was not stoked.
    The bottom line is that Wes is concerned about the amount of retailer and brand focused events that are scheduled for June.
    After posting his thoughts on LinkedIn we invited him to join Colin & Justin and dig into the retail point of view of the addition of a new show as well as industry events in general.
    And he's here today to do just that.
    Head to www.rockfight.co and sign up for News From the Front, Rock Fight's weekly newsletter!
    Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating and written review wherever you get your podcasts.
    Gear & Beer has it's own podcast feed! Follow and rate G&B on Apple or Spotify.
    Have a question or comment for a future mailbag episode? Send it to myrockfight@gmail.com or send a message on Instagram or Threads.
    Subscribe to Adventure Journal to get more Justin Housman in your life.
    Thanks for listening! THE ROCK FIGHT is a production of Rock Fight, LLC.

    • 40 min
    Red Bull Rampage: The Women Are In! A Talking Headlamp & The Historic Brood of Cicadas

    Red Bull Rampage: The Women Are In! A Talking Headlamp & The Historic Brood of Cicadas

    Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Colin & Justin run through headlines to come out of the outdoor industry and community including the following:
    Colin & Justin's goals for the summer. (06:11)Red Bull Rampage will allow women to compete for the first time. (18:35)Ever want to talk to a headlamp? Now you can! (28:01)Fitbit makes a smartwatch for kids. We don't like this. (33:22)The Cicadas are taking over Illinois. (42:23)
    Head to www.rockfight.co and sign up for News From the Front, Rock Fight's weekly newsletter!
    Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating and written review wherever you get your podcasts.
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    Thanks for listening! THE ROCK FIGHT is a production of Rock Fight, LLC.

    • 49 min
    Rad Power Bikes + Lost Coast Brewery Downtown Brown (Gear & Beer!)

    Rad Power Bikes + Lost Coast Brewery Downtown Brown (Gear & Beer!)

    Today on THE ROCK FIGHT we're featuring an episode from the new addition to The Rock Fight Podcast Network: GEAR & BEER!
    That's right, Gear & Beer has it's own podcast feed. But we'll still share Gear & Beer episodes here on THE ROCK FIGHT for the time being. But head to Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and follow and rate Gear & Beer.
    Today Justin talks about Rad Power Bikes Expand 5 Plus and he and Colin go deep on the environmental impact of the ebike category.
    Then our in house Cicerone (aka Justin) pairs the perfect post activity beverage to go with the perfect commuter bike on the market: Lost Coast Brewery's Downtown Brown.
    Because that's what you get here on Gear & Beer... the pairings that matter most!
    Head to www.rockfight.co and sign up for News From the Front, Rock Fight's weekly newsletter!
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    Thanks for listening! THE ROCK FIGHT is a production of Rock Fight, LLC.

    • 49 min
    The 2024 Ugliest Outdoor Shoe Award

    The 2024 Ugliest Outdoor Shoe Award

    Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) we hand out the prestigious Ugliest Shoe of 2024 Award.
    There have been plenty of ugly shoes that have succeeded in the past because while they may not have been lookers, they served a real purpose.
    And then there are those that straight up look bad and leave us all wondering simply... why?
    Today THE ROCK FIGHT goes deep into the recent history of ugly shoes and declares a winner of the ugliest shoe of 2024.
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    Thanks for listening! THE ROCK FIGHT is a production of Rock Fight, LLC.

    • 13 min
    Outdoor Trade Show Season, Sierra's 100th Store & Spring Energy's Not So Awesome Sauce

    Outdoor Trade Show Season, Sierra's 100th Store & Spring Energy's Not So Awesome Sauce

    Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Colin & Justin run through headlines to come out of the outdoor industry and community including some breaking trade show news! Here's the rundown:
    It's trade show season and Switchback, which launched at The Running Event in 2022, is adding a spring event to be held in Nashville in 2025 and THE ROCK FIGHT has the scoop. (04:20)Closeout retailer Sierra opens it's 100th store and may have accidentally fallen into a collab with SAW's very own Jigsaw. (17:35)Spring Energy's Awesome Sauce was discovered to have a discrepancy between the nutrition facts on its packaging and what's actually in the product and people are losing their minds about it. (21:46)Another billionaire wants to build a commercial submarine to go deep into the ocean. Because apparently there is nothing else in the world for billionaires to do. (28:28)The Everest Basecamp welcome sign has been taken down. If anyone out there knows anything, Justin is looking to buy it. (32:04)
    Head to www.rockfight.co and sign up for News From the Front, Rock Fight's weekly newsletter!
    Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating and written review wherever you get your podcasts.
    Have a question or comment for a future mailbag episode? Send it to myrockfight@gmail.com or send a message on Instagram or Threads.
    Subscribe to Adventure Journal to get more Justin Housman in your life.
    Thanks for listening! THE ROCK FIGHT is a production of Rock Fight, LLC.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jeenerg ,

Great headlines for outdoor industry pros and everyday man

Going from the footwear industry to the outdoor industry I needed to get up to date on the latest and greatest industry news. Rock Fight is that, but also is f-ing rad! Funny and unusual headlines, plus hot commentary. What more could you want?!

jjscanlon13 ,

2nd Best Podcast out There

Second best podcast after The OG of all Outdoor Podcasts, The Dirtbag Diaries ! Discovered the Rockfight while looking for something to replace the void of Safety 3rd and was hooked. Cant wait till my next trip home to try some of beers from Beer and Gear. Keep the episodes coming, Colin!

LyonsLeo ,

Throwing rocks with their weak-side arms

Like the Beavis and Butthead of the outdoor sports industry, these guys believe their opinion is somehow more informed or authoritative than deserved. This is evidenced by their thin bona fides proclaimed at the beginning of each episode. When Justin Houseman claims there may be NOTHING better than the stirrup-looking socks in baseball uniforms, and when Colin True identifies hockey as his outdoor adventure muse, eyes appropriately roll. This said, I still find myself tuning in for a love/hate relationship with Rock Fight Podcast.

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