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Cred­it: Sier­ra Designs

The first rule of Soup Club is, you don’t talk about Soup Club. But no rule explic­it­ly states that you can’t write about it. So you can believe me when I say that we start­ed a Soup Club at Clymb HQ and that, as with The Clymb itself, mem­ber­ship is surg­ing. The exec­u­tive pow­ers-that-be, pos­si­bly hop­ing to study the explo­sive growth of our orga­ni­za­tion, recent­ly bought a crock pot for the kitchen. It’s seen heavy use. So far, the soups have been hearty and sat­is­fy­ing; nobody has been strick­en down by Gia­r­dia or any oth­er poten­tial broth-born ill­ness. While it’s unlike­ly that some­one will get sick from an unmo­lest­ed soup, the risk of sab­o­tage can­not be ignored.

There is a fringe group of col­leagues who have man­aged not to take a sin­gle sip of soup, know­ing that doing so would oblige them to make a soup of their own at some point. They hold the club with a cer­tain dis­dain that could prove to be dangerous—particularly with so much hot sauce in the cup­boards near­by. But those who have pledged their alle­giance to Soup Club know it’s only a mat­ter of time before every one of them cross­es the line. The inevitabil­i­ty of mem­ber­ship in Soup Club is denied only by the dis­senters, a new one of which drops every day. And what’s that intox­i­cat­ing aro­ma ema­nat­ing from the kitchen? That’s the sweet smell of a nice ham bisque cook­ing in the pot for this after­noon’s lunch. Yes, anoth­er will soon fall.

There’s a lot more cookin’ today at The Clymb than bisque. We’ve also got some great prod­ucts on the menu, includ­ing sun­glass­es, sleep­ing bags, long­boards, and Men’s every­day appar­el. What are you wait­ing for? Scoop up some sweet gear while the deals are hot.

Here’s some more about today’s events:

Drag­on Sun­glass­es: Founder Will Howard breathed the fire of life into Drag­on in a garage in Capo Beach, CA in 1993. Still run by Howard, Drag­on holds true to its free-think­ing and alter­na­tive roots, endur­ing as one of the few tru­ly inde­pen­dent brands in its field. Free your inner myth­i­cal beast by wear­ing Drag­on sun­glass­es, avail­able today on The Clymb for mem­ber- exclu­sive pricing.

Sec­tor 9: The hills are alive with the sound of shred­ding. Add to the music with your own Sec­tor 9 long­board, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. And just because you’re rock­ing the down­hill doesn’t mean you have to miss a style beat. Main­tain your com­po­sure in a men’s Sec­tor 9 tee. Don’t miss out. We’re offer­ing mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on all Sec­tor 9 prod­ucts now at The Clymb.

Sier­ra Designs: Sier­ra Designs has over 40 years of expe­ri­ence cre­at­ing elite per­for­mance gear and appar­el for seri­ous out­door ath­letes. Its prod­ucts con­tin­ue to sup­port explor­ers through every extreme, from the peak of Ever­est to the North and South poles. Over the years, the com­pa­ny has racked up awards from numer­ous pub­li­ca­tions, includ­ing Out­side, Back­pack­er, and Nation­al Geo­graph­ic. Set out like the career explor­ers do, with Sier­ra Design’s equip­ment, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Men’s Every­day Appar­el: Walk like a man. Talk like a man. Dress com­fort­ably every damn day like a man with Men’s tees, shorts, & hats, on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

PLUS… There’s still time to save on Patag­o­nia footwear, Brooks-Range, Win­ter Acces­sories, Win­ter Out­er­wear, Boards and Skis, Mam­mut, Gib­bon slack­lines, Ster­ling Rope, Ahnu, Hi-Tec, Camel­Bak, Pro­Bar, Detours, Men’s & Wom­en’s Run­ning, Wom­en’s Activewear, & Sunglasses.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Sleep­ing With a Mail-Order Mil­lion­aire: Did you know? Sier­ra Designs makes some of the best, most tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced, sleep­ing bags on the mar­ket. But they did­n’t invent the con­cept. That hon­or belongs to wild­ly suc­cess­ful Welsh entre­pre­neur Pryce Jones—better known as the father of mail order shop­ping, which he also invent­ed. In 1876, Jones patent­ed the Euk­lisia Rug, a “bed and blan­ket” com­bo that he pro­duced for the Russ­ian army. The Euk­lisia Rug (also called the Brown Army Blan­ket) was lit­tle more than a six-by-three-foot Welsh wool rug that users were instruct­ed to roll them­selves up in. Some mod­els were offered with a pil­low sewn in. After the Bat­tle of Plev­na in 1877, Rus­sia can­celed a 60,000-order con­tract, forc­ing Jones to mar­ket his remain­ing sup­plies around the world to be, among oth­er things, “uti­lized by the poor.” How right he was. Just ask a ski bum.