The rippling effects of the COVID-19 virus have forced businesses big and small to reduce store and employee hours, change operations and at worst, shut their doors. Meanwhile, the bandwidth of hospitals and medical facilities, along with the people who keep them running, is being stretched to its limits with the increasing number of patients affected by the coronavirus. Gloves, masks, sanitizers, and other personal protective equipment are in high demand, creating a struggle to provide medical workers with the crucial supplies they need to keep themselves protected while taking care of others.

Seeing the realities of the situation at hand, brands in the action sports industry have sprung into action and are doing their part to make a difference. Whether it’s donating protective gear or converting manufacturing to produce products themselves, scroll down below to view eight action sports brands making an effort to help keep those in need protected.



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Burton donates half a million KN95 facemasks to medical personnel. In addition to the 500k facemasks, Burton is using their Craig’s Prototype facility, which normally produces snowboards, to manufacture face shields. They aim to produce 500 a week Sister company, @anonoptics donated 1300 pairs of goggles to @gogglesfor docs.



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Brixton produces masks made from their own apparel. Made from deconstructed and up-cycled gear, whose fabrics met guidelines for non-medical grade masks. 



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Within the Dakine building, talented people that have been pooling energy and resources into helping support the protective equipment needed by local hospitals, doctors and nurses. Dakine has acquired a solid supply of medical-grade mask material through the Gorge Makers Collective and is making medical-grade masks that are washable, re-sterilizable at the hospitals and then reusable.

Dragon Alliance


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Dragon recently donated supplies of Dragon Eyewear Goggles with clear lenses to healthcare workers in New York and California

Diamond Supply Co


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Diamond is producing Diamond Brilliant Face Masks to help curb the spread if the coronavirus. Diamond will be donating profits to @localheartsfoundation.

Electric Snow


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Electric donats brand new, clear lens Charger goggles to local health care centers.

Giro Snow


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Giro donates goggles through @gogglesfordocs.



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R&D and manufacturing teams at Oakley have been working diligently to develop a protective shield that will be mass-produced and provided to first responders and front-line medical workers. In addition to this, Oakley has also made a donation of 20,000 units of protective eyewear that will be shipped across North America and Europe.

View more outdoor companies that are making personal protective equipment.

You too can help by donating Goggles for Docs here.

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