Hi-Tec: An innovator of rugged, durable footwear, Hi-Tec changed the game when they invented the lightweight hiking boot category. That same innovative spirit is featured in the outerwear in this collection.
The Yankee Leaper Jumps Niagara: Did you know? On October 7th (that’s today!), 1829, Sam Patch became America’s first famous daredevil after his successful 125-foot plunge into the Niagara River at the base of Niagara Falls. A crowd of thousands gathered in the fog, wind, and rain to watch his stunt, but just minutes before he was scheduled to jump a metal support chain snapped from the ladder. The stunt was delayed until 4pm, at which point Patch climbed to the top of the platform on Goat Island and pencil-dived into the churning water near Cave of the Winds. When Patch did not emerge, a rescue boat circled the location where he had disappeared. Soon, though, a great roar swept through the crowd as Patch was spotted standing onshore waving to the spectators.
Ipath: Founded by a group of style-conscious skateboarders with an eco-minded approach to design, Ipath is a unique lifestyle brand that embodies the soulful and creative aspects of skateboarding. Shop the selection here.
ISIS: ISIS builds performance apparel for active women who believe the saying, “Beauty comes from the inside out, but body and soul are nourished from the outdoors in.” Featuring activewear.
Northern Exposure: Did you know? October 6th (that’s today!), 1861, is the birthday of famous Norwegian explorer, Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen. Leading an expedition across the Greenland interior in 1888, Nansen pioneered successful arctic travel with innovations in equipment and clothing that would pave the way and influence generations of polar travelers. Most famous for reaching record northern latitudes during a North Pole expedition from 1893–1896, Nansen retired from professional exploration and dedicated himself to scientific study upon his return. Winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, Nansen is recognized as one of the most influential Norwegians of all time.
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Fresh on the menu today:
Billabong Snow: Billabong began in the waves of Australia’s Gold Coast in 1973 and has become the marquee name in surfing. Sponsoring events, athletes, and making fresh, active-driven designs they’ve opened the ocean into a playground. Now they’ve opened the slopes, and with Billabong outerwear you can practice your cutback’s all winter long.
Lib Technologies: What began in an old racehorse barn has turned into an industry leader in snowboard design. Lib Tech has departed from traditional snowboard shapes by reversing the camber geometry within the board. The result: they’ve won eight awards since introducing the Banana Technology in 2007, including the “Best of Test Award” from Snowboard Magazine in 2009.
RED Helmets: Bobbleheads belong on the dash of a Chevy El Camino or on your co-worker’s desk, not cruising mountain slopes. RED Helmets are the brainchild of Burton Snowboards, the company that invented snowboarding. You’ll see their riders, Shaun White, Terje Haakonsen, and Jeremy Jones rocking these tech-savvy dome-pieces whether they’re doing double Mac Twist 1260’s in the pipe or bombing pillow lines in the backcountry.
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Swimming With the Sharks: Did you know?
On August 22 (that’s today!), 1979, Diana Nyad completed a 102-mile open ocean swim from North Bimini Island, Bahamas to Juno Beach, Florida. In the Gulf Stream that is teeming with sharks, Nyad swam without a protective shark cage. She was never attacked by sharks, but did get into a tangle with a Box Jellyfish. Powering past it, she averaged 3.7 miles-per-hour and completed the swim in a little over a day. Nyad’s feat set both the men’s and women’s world record for distance swimming without a wetsuit. Her record still stands today, but hopefully not for long. Nyad, age 62, is planning a 103-mile Cuba to Florida swim in 2012.
Coal: Coal was founded on the belief that headwear is more than an accessory. It is part of you, your identity, and your lifestyle. Drawing from deep roots in art, skate and snowboard culture, Coal delivers a whole new take on the woolen, knit beanie. Create your own unique identity with gear that is as out-spoken as you are. Click through now for member exclusive pricing.
Lucky Bums: Lucky Bums was created in 2004 by a husband-and-wife team with a single goal in mind: To help their kids enjoy being outside with functional gear that keeps them warm, dry, and safe. With versatile, comfortable, and technical outdoor gear, kids can focus on the important things, like perfectly cooked marshmallows. Featuring sleeping bags, backpacks, and more.
HEX: Hauling your iPad to the cabin? Your laptop to the beach? HEX bags and accessories are built for tech-savvy men and women on the go. Their bags feature compartments and carrying sections constructed to accommodate today’s most popular portable electronics and they include soft-lined pockets and critical weight-area padding to ensure maximum protection. Oh, and they look cool too. Click through now to shop our collection of HEX ipad and laptop bags and more.
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The Little Stove That Could: Did you know? We’re carrying Esbit camp stoves today. Ever wonder where those little wonders came from? Alex Soyer laid the groundwork for the modern-day portable stove in 1849. He designed the small, single-burner stove to run on pressurized fuel and to have sufficient heating power to cook a meal in a couple of minutes. Deemed “The Magic Stove,” it paved the way for the more popular Primus, which wasn’t developed until the late nineteenth century. So, the next time you are about to devour a bag of piping hot beef stroganoff, give nod to Soyer, a great man with a great idea.
Welcome back, Clymbers. We trust your weekend wrapped up well. Today’s event will help you get the week started on a positive note. For the first time ever at The Clymb, we’re excited to be bringing you Billabong. And the collection isn’t what you expect from the Australian brand. Interesting, right? Don’t miss out on this one, Clymbers. We’ve also got a massive selection of bags, packs, and luggage. Don’t drag your feet or you’ll be dragging whatever you need to haul in your pillowcase.
Fresh on the menu today:
Billabong: Billabong creates a lot more than just the surf apparel that made it famous. Enjoy this unique collection, which features Men’s jackets, button-ups, and more from one of the most influential brands to come from the land down under. Click through now for member-exclusive pricing on Billabong.
Load Up: Packs, Bags, & Luggage: Some days, you only need to carry a sandwich down the trail. Others, you have to pack enough Hawaiian shirts and bottles of rum for an ill-fated three-hour tour. This collection will enable you to haul it all in style. We’ve got a huge selection of hydration packs, luggage, and more. Don’t hesitate on this one or you’ll be back to stuffing it all in your pillowcases. Click through now for member-exclusive pricing on this event.
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Nathan, Women’s Footwear, Men’s Footwear, Summer Apparel, Head for the Hills, Summer Running, Women’s Essentials, and more.
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Blood Bank: Did you Know? On May 21 (that’s today!), 1881, Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomon founded the American Red Cross. You can celebrate the organization’s birthday this week by stopping by a donation center. Those of you needing more motivation than cheap thrills and a free bag of chips to get over your squeamishness about donating might consider this: Blood can’t be manufactured. It can only come from donors. And every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. (The average car accident victim needs a whopping 100 pints.) They’ll only drain about a pint from you if you donate, which isn’t a lot more than what you probably lost the last time you planted your face into the single track.