Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FALL SALE Starts Today!

All in-stock Vasque and Keen shoes now on SALE through the weekend for 10% off. Shop now and save big!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just Released!

Find out who and what made the cut! Check out Backpacker Magazine's Fall/Winter 2010 Gear Guide today!

Simply click on the mag cover to go to the list now!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

MemBrain Strata from Marmot @

MemBrain Strata From Marmot . . .

Marmot’s own lightweight waterproof / breathable technology. A lamination technology that rates a whopping 20,000mm in waterproof performance and 20,000 gr in breathability.

Requiring neither lining nor 3-layer construction like many similar lamination processes, MemBrain® Strata™ products are by far the lightest, most breathable garments in their categories.

Marmot’s proprietary 2.5 layer MemBrain® Strata uses micro non-organic particles on the inside of the lamination to increase durability and provide a dry touch instead of that clammy feeling you get from some other products.

The back print pattern is carefully designed to achieve the maximum durability and breathability. Abrasion tests rate 4-5 times better than regular MemBrain® (which is why regular MemBrain, as well as all 2-layer laminates require a separate lining).

Compared to 2.5 layer coatings in the market, our 2.5 layer lamination is about 100% more breathable. In addition, laminated stretch fabrics stretch more and have a softer hand than 2.5 layer coated fabrics.

See our full line of Marmot MemBrain Outerwear items listed on eBay today!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Every once in a while something comes along that is just too cool to not share. This is one of those times! Love these mittens! We wish we had thought of them first - but LOVE them just the same.

Growing up in Michigan, the one thing we all learn is that you can use your hands to show people where you live, where you're going or where you've been. All you have to do is hold up you hand and point!


The Michigan Mitten company slogan is 
"Always have a Map on Hand!" Love it! 

Check them out today by simply surfing on over to

Latest Innovation in Hydration Packs!

Introducing ShredBak™, the first-of-its-kind hydration system that’s actually integrated into a mid-layer vest. Body contact keeps water from freezing. Low-profile design frees you up on the lift. And it's top-notch construction has all the rugged durability you'd expect from CamelBak®.

Comfortable REMOVEABLE inner-vest compression system stabilizes water weight for an optimized riding fit.

Core body temperature enhances freeze resistance without bulky insulation.

Low-profile design lets you ride baggage-free, chair lift after chair lift.

Inner hydration system is completely removeable leaving you with a great looking vest to wear with jeans while sitting 'round the fireplace after a long day enjoying the powder!

Find them deeply discounted today at our eBay store!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hydration 101 . .

How much water should you drink each day? A simple question with no easy answers.

Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.

Though no single formula fits everyone, knowing more about your body's need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each day..

1. Drink early and often

The best defense against dehydration is a good offense – drink often – at least 1 litre per hour for moderate activity in moderate conditions. It is also smart to drink continuously – 6 to 8 oz. every 15 to 20 minutes is recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Thirst is a delayed response and by the time you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated! So pre-hydrating is vital before taking part in any exercise. The ACSM also recommends drinking 14 to 20 ox of fluids two hours before exercising.

2. Freeze some water in your reservoir

The night before your planned activity, fill your reservoir about halfway with water and lay it flat in the freezer( make sure to lay it flat so the water freezes evenly and not in a big lump at the bottom of the reservoir). The next day, before starting out, fill the rest of the reservoir with water. The huge chunk of ice will melt much slower than if just ice cubes were used. You’ll have cold water for a much longer period of time throughout the day. Research has shown that your body absorbs cooler water more rapidly than warm water – so while having a cold drink is always refreshing it’s beneficial too!

3. Keep the water out of your drinking tube

If you hate that first warm sip of water from your hydration pack, this tip is important! When finished drinking, blow the water back through the tube into the reservoir. This prevents the water from warming up in the tube and tasting bland at that first sip. In the winter it will also prevent your water from freezing in the tube!

4. Replace your electrolytes

By adding electrolytes to your water by way of a healthy amount of sodium you will allow your body to absorb water and re-hydrate faster – it can also help prevent the onset of hyponatremia (when sodium levels in the body reach a dangerously low level).

5. Water sports are still sports!

Don’t forget that swimming, wakeboarding and rafting are all water sports that dehydrate you just as much as exercise on good ole’ terra firma. Make sure you keep plenty of water on board!

6. Recognize the symptoms of heat illness and get out of the sun!

Dehydration can set in faster than you think. You can easily lose 2 liters/hour on a hard ride or a run on a hot day, but even recreational outdoor enthusiasts can lose up to 1 to 1.5 liters per hour.

Heat-related illnesses include:

¯     Heatstroke - a life-threatening illness in which body temperature may rise above 106° F in minutes; symptoms include dry skin, rapid, strong pulse and dizziness
¯     Heat exhaustion - an illness that can precede heatstroke; symptoms include heavy sweating, rapid breathing and a fast, weak pulse
¯     Heat cramps - muscle pains or spasms that happen during heavy exercise
¯     Heat rash - skin irritation from excessive sweating

7. Bring water with you wherever, whenever you are on the go!

The bottom line – your body needs water to function at it’s peak performance level. CamelBak packs and hydration systems make it easy to always have what you need, when you need it!