IPATH Footwear & Apparel, Columbia Watches, Skratch Labs, & More


Wel­come back, Clym­bers. Today we’re fea­tur­ing IPATH footwear and appar­el, Colum­bia per­for­mance and every­day watch­es, and Skratch Labs exer­cise hydra­tion mix. Enjoy!

Fresh on the menu today:

IPATH: Found­ed in San Fran­cis­co in 1998 by a group of style-con­scious skate­board­ers with a sim­ple aes­thet­ic and eco-mind­ed approach to design, IPATH is a unique lifestyle brand that embod­ies the soul­ful and cre­ative aspects of skate­board­ing. In an effort to reduce its impact, the com­pa­ny fol­lows envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly pro­duc­tion and ship­ping prac­tices, includ­ing using water-based glues, recy­cled box­es, soy inks, organ­ic cot­ton, hemp and can­vas mate­ri­als, and more. Click through now to shop a brand whose prac­tices are as pro­gres­sive as its design.

Colum­bia Watch­es: Colum­bia Sports­wear enables out­door adven­ture any­where you like to play. High­lights in this col­lec­tion of the com­pa­ny’s per­for­mance and every­day watch­es include the sleek­ly designed Tran­sit and the Rav­en­ous, which, with 100-hour chrono­graph and hydra­tion alarm, is the per­fect tool for ultra-marathon­ers. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Colum­bia watches.

Skratch Labs: When sport sci­en­tist and pro­fes­sion­al cycling team coach Allen Lim noticed that his ath­letes were get­ting sick from ingest­ing sports fuel loaded with arti­fi­cial ingre­di­ents, he did the only thing he could think of, start­ed mak­ing his own—from scratch. His cre­ations were so effec­tive and pop­u­lar he began sell­ing them. Skratch Labs exer­cise hydra­tion mix was devel­oped and test­ed in the field with ath­letes com­pet­ing in races like the Tour de France. Loaded with elec­trolytes and sodi­um and fla­vored with actu­al fruit, these all-nat­ur­al mix­es offer hydra­tion with­out the arti­fi­cial­ly sweet­ened ener­gy-drink hang­over. Skratch Labs is an up-and-com­ing com­pa­ny based in Boul­der, CO. Click through now to see what all the buzz is about.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Bill­abong, Load it Up: Packs Bags, & Lug­gage, Wom­en’s Footwear, Men’s Footwear, Nathan, Sum­mer Appar­el, and Head for the Hills.


Ore­gon Trail: Did you know? On May 22 (that’s today!) 1843, a mas­sive wag­on train con­sist­ing of over 1,000 set­tlers and as many heads of cat­tle depart­ed Mis­souri for Ore­gon. Their jour­ney, known as the “Mass Emi­gra­tion,” was not the first to hit the Ore­gon Trail but at the time was the biggest. The team arrived in Ore­gon after five months. And for fans of the pop­u­lar Ore­gon Trail com­put­er game, yes, some of the set­tlers did actu­al­ly die of dysentery.