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It’s our mission to provide you with quality gear for all of your active endeavors.

When you go, we go – which is why your story, is our story. Become a part of our Active Endeavors Family story and help inspire others in our community to live a life outside.

Here’s how to join:

Social Media Photo Contest

Tag @activedsm and use the hashtag #activedsmfamily when posting to Facebook or Instagram. At the end of each month we’ll select a winner for an Active DSM prize pack!

Active Journal

Share tips, tricks, gear favorites and stories from your recent endeavors by filling out the form below.

  • Choose a few great images to show off your adventure. Maximum upload size is 10MB.
    Drop files here or
  • Would you be open to other members of our Active Family contacting you about your trip? For example, if someone else was curious about your trip because they were planning a similar one.

Each posted entry will receive an Active DSM prize pack!

Recent Active Family Stories


Local Partner: Jeff Naples

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Horizon Lines: EP3 : Chile

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Local Crew: Top 10 Adventurers on Instagram

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We loved seeing our Active Family get outside in 2016. We watched people travel across the country and world doing everything from hiking to snorkeling and so much more. Below...