Gathr Outside Acquires WaterPORT


WaterPORT’s innovative collection of tanks, high-pressure nozzles, various vehicle attachment options and accessories helps outdoor adventurers enjoy the convenience of an inner tube on the go. From washing up camp dishes to hosing down gear to showering before closing the tent for the night, WaterPORT helps users spend more time enjoying outdoor activities together and less time cleaning up accordingly.

“As we continue to grow the Gathr Outdoors family of brands, WaterPORT has been an obvious addition,” he said Keith Bornholtz, CEO, Gathr Outdoors. “WaterPORT brings an important layer of comfort to adventures big and small, and fits perfectly with Gathr Outdoors’ purpose of inspiring outdoor time together with innovative products that make the experience more comfortable and convenient.”

WaterPORT founder Adrian Fricke will report Cory TholPresident of the Gathr Outdoors Camp segment, which also includes Klymit®, Cascadia Vehicle Tents® and Rightline Gear.

“Joining Gathr Outdoors gives WaterPORT the new resources and relationships we need to take the brand to the next level,” said Frick. “I believe this move will allow us to truly realize the potential of our brand.”

“The addition of WaterPORT to the Gathr Outdoors family reinforces our commitment to consumer convenience,” said Tholl. “Nature can be chaotic and WaterPORT provides a solution by providing quick cleanup and easy access to water so users can spend more time outdoors with their friends and family. We’re excited to help the brand reach more outdoor enthusiasts.”

Gathr Outdoors’ acquisition of WaterPORT is its fifth in the last year, following the acquisitions of Klymit, Cascadia Vehicle Tents, Rightline Gear and GCI Outdoor™. ORCA Coolers™ and PrideSports® complete the brand family.

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About Gathr Outdoors, Inc.
Gathr Outdoors, a Center Partners portfolio company, is a diversified global designer and manufacturer of outdoor camping and recreation products and equipment headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with offices opposite The United States, Europe and Asia. The Gathr Outdoor family of brands includes ORCA™, GCI Outdoor™ Klymit™, Cascadia Vehicle Tents®, Rightline Gear, PrideSports® and WaterPORT™. With a deeply rooted belief that outdoor adventures – big or small – are stronger when shared with others, Gathr Outdoors products contribute to the shared, soul-filling experiences that only the outdoors can bring to life. For more information about Gathr Outdoors, visit:

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