One of the great­est things about Port­land is how bike-friend­ly it is. While dai­ly urban bike com­mutes in oth­er cities may be a chal­lenge, for Port­land cyclists, it’s a breeze. With more than a half mil­lion bike com­muters, Port­land leads the way in this good-for-the-body-and-soul, and envi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly mode of transportation.

That’s why when Erik, Lars, and Dan – long­time cyclists – decid­ed to launch a com­pa­ny that pro­duces sim­ple and beau­ti­ful gear for the every­day urban cyclist, Port­land was the nat­ur­al choice for their head­quar­ters. We’re excit­ed to wel­come their vision, Port­land Design Works (PDW), to The Clymb. Shop a selec­tion of pumps, fend­ers, grips, reflec­tors, and more at exclu­sive mem­ber pricing.

And no bike com­mute would be com­plete with­out a Chrome bag – per­fect for car­ry­ing your PDW gear and what­ev­er else you need to get through the day, these bags won’t tear if you take a tum­ble or become a sog­gy mess in the rain. Tough­en up your com­mute with Chrome mes­sen­ger bags and footwear.

Cred­it: chromebagstore.com (David Perez in NYC)

With a 26-year track record of trail-proven excel­lence, Mer­rell is an award-win­ning favorite of out­doors­folk across the world. Thanks to time-hon­ored mate­ri­als like Meri­no Wool and cut­ting-edge tech­nolo­gies like Slick Seam™, Opti-Shell™, and Bio-Blend™, Mer­rell keeps you warm, dry, and com­fort­able around town or on the trail. Today’s Mer­rell events fea­ture their Men’s and Women’s appar­el and out­er­wear at Clymb-exclu­sive prices.

Final­ly, run with inde­pen­dence and con­fi­dence in Inov‑8 footwear. Designed to keep the foot close to the ground so that one can feel and adapt to the ter­rain beneath them, Inov‑8 footwear helps you run hard through any envi­ron­ment and over any obsta­cle. Go nat­ur­al with your run today and shop Inov‑8 for men and women here.

And remem­ber: If you snatch up a The Clymb tee, your whole order ships for free!

Also Fea­tured This Week:

 Live the Cushe Life, Plus Stan­ley, Ore­gon Sci­en­tif­ic, and Shred Ready

Whether you’re hit­ting the trail, the beach, the streets, or cross­ing the globe, a reli­able bag is essen­tial. We know bet­ter than most that the gear you car­ry is of the high­est qual­i­ty, so why would you expect less from the bag you use to car­ry it?

You wouldn’t.

This week­end, stock up on the best bags for city trav­el, every­day trav­el, around-the-world adven­tures, and all excur­sions in between. Our Pack It Up event fea­tures Alche­my Goods, Chrome, DAKINE, OGIO, Eagle Creek, Moun­tain­smith and more.

Credit: chromebagstore.com (David Perez in NYC)

And our Into the Wild event offers men’s appar­el from Gram­ic­ci, Impe­r­i­al Motion, Loopt­works, Reef, Sport Sci­ence, Howler Broth­ers, Cloth­ing Arts, and Mis­sion Playground.

Cred­it: Looptworks

Yes, it’s Sat­ur­day, but you can still take advan­tage of our lim­it­ed-time $4.98 flat ship­ping OR add a The Clymb t‑shirt to your cart, and the entire order ships for free!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our I Wish I Was There land­scape pho­to win­ner! This pho­to by Clement Lak­sana was award­ed $50 to The Clymb! Thanks to every­one who voted!

Man­a­do, North Sulawe­si, Indone­sia by Clement Laksana

Also Fea­tured This Week:

The Time is Now with ISAORA and Native Eyewear

Get Ready to Shread, Plus Saucony Footwear

Gib­bon Slack­lines, KAVU, and Knives & Tools

 

In this age of texts, tweets, and twit­pics, where infor­ma­tion is sent and received in the blink of an eye, it’s easy to for­get that there are still those relay­ing data old school. When doc­u­ments are too sen­si­tive to e‑mail, or plans are too detailed to fax, many com­pa­nies rely on city bike messengers.

Not to be con­fused with the paper boy who deliv­ers your week­ly coupons and fun­nies, being a bike mes­sen­ger isn’t a part-time, after-school gig — it’s a full blown pro­fes­sion with its own spe­cial skill set that must be mas­tered: inti­mate knowl­edge of a major, bustling city (San Fran­cis­co, New York, Chica­go, etc.), and ath­leti­cism and endurance to han­dle city cycling all day.

Urban bike mes­sen­gers aren’t just trans­port­ing doc­u­ments, they’ve got to pro­tect their tools of the trade as well: bike gear and tools to make on-the-go repairs and a walkie-talkie to check in with dis­patch and oth­er mes­sen­gers. It’s no won­der, then, that Chrome mes­sen­ger bags have been trust­ed with the respon­si­bil­i­ty of ensur­ing that all of their pre­cious car­go arrives on time and safely.

Mem­bers, you don’t need to be a mes­sen­ger to deliv­er a mes­sage. Fash­ion meets func­tion with Chrome bags, which are craft­ed from durable and extreme­ly tough mate­ri­als that are made to stand up to the ele­ments. When you don’t have to wor­ry about rain, sleet, or snow when it comes to your mes­sen­ger bag, you can rest easy know­ing that your belong­ings will arrive just like you, in style.

Credit: chromebagstore.com (David Perez in NYC)
Cred­it: chromebagstore.com (David Perez in NYC)

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Choose Your Style. Live Your Sport. (13 brands of footwear)

Cel­e­brate Music and Art with Kaenon Polarized

Begin­ning at 9am PST mem­bers of The Clymb will enjoy exclu­sive mem­ber pric­ing on the fol­low­ing brands:

lucy wom­en’s activewear to sup­port ath­let­ic pur­suits in style — yoga, run­ning, train­ing, explor­ing, and every­thing in between.

Pho­to cour­tesy of lucy.com

CRAFT of Swe­den’s elite per­for­mance brand has designed cloth­ing to work with every body in every cli­mate. Today, The Clymb show­cas­es CRAFT jer­seys, jack­ets, shorts, suits and more for men and women.

Also, gear up for your human pow­ered com­mute with mes­sen­ger packs and low-pro­file bike shoes from Chrome.

Club Ride’s bike-spe­cif­ic cloth­ing that allows rid­ers to feel more com­fort­able dur­ing the ride. Shop a selec­tion of men’s and wom­en’s shorts and shirts here.

Final­ly, Free­hub Mag­a­zine is a com­mu­ni­ty-gen­er­at­ed moun­tain bike jour­nal that focus­es on har­ness­ing sto­ries from read­ers around the world. Save big on a 3‑issue sub­scrip­tion now.

There’s still time to save on our New Bal­ance appar­el event, Drift Inno­va­tion HD cam­eras, Gaiam yoga acces­sories, Kaenon eye­wear, Grand Trunk trav­el goods, Gear Aid & Out­go camp­ing acces­sories, Sier­ra Designs out­er­wear, Stonewear Designs, and Back­pack­er Magazine.

Don’t for­get: Pur­chas­ing a The Clymb tee qual­i­fies your entire order for free ship­ping. And if you have ques­tions or sug­ges­tions, stop by our Face­book and Twit­ter pages. Some­one’s always around to help.

Weath­er­proof, cityproof, and guar­an­teed for life, Chrome bags are made from the tough­est mate­ri­als to keep your gear and sup­plies safe dur­ing any activ­i­ty. Their design man­i­festo includes a pledge that their bags will always be tough, func­tion­al, and look good no mat­ter what. Not only can you save up to 50% off their mes­sen­ger packs, but we’ve got a selec­tion of their low-pro­file bikes shoes we think you’ll love. Shop our first ever Chrome event here.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion of art, cul­ture, music and per­for­mance sets Ninth­ward apart from oth­ers in the snow sport indus­try. Mem­bers can wel­come them to The Clymb by shop­ping their aggres­sive and tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced skis at up to 50% off.

Pho­to cour­tesy of Ninthward.com

Give your­self a boost of ener­gy with the immune sys­tem sup­port of the antiox­i­dant Quercetin in every FRS Healthy Ener­gy sus­tain­able ener­gy chews. Shop these now at up to 60% off.

You can still snag great sav­ings on Bern, GIRO, K2, Salomon, Lor­pen, CRKT, and SIGG. Don’t let those events pass you by. Also, pick up an exclu­sive The Clymb tee, and your entire order ships for free. If you need our help with a pur­chase or sim­ply want to say hi, reach out via Face­book or Twit­ter — some­one’s always available.

Chrome has launched what they call “a low­brow trav­el guide” called WRENCHED. Check out their lat­est install­ment high­light­ing NYC: