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.