Mem­bers, click through below for exclu­sive sav­ings on today’s fea­tured brands:

Gram­ic­ci: In the Stone Washed Jeans Age, man invent­ed Gram­ic­ci. And it was good. Now it’s even bet­ter. Embrace the evo­lu­tion of com­fort with surf­ing and climb­ing-inspired appar­el from the trend­set­ting brand.

Ger­ber: An Amer­i­can clas­sic since 1939, Ger­ber is nation­al­ly renowned for build­ing depend­able knives that use the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and high­est qual­i­ty mate­ri­als. Fea­tur­ing knives, mul­ti-tools, more.

Timex: It’s late and you’re clos­ing in on the sum­mit. But how much far­ther will you have to climb to bag it? Turn your wrist into an infor­ma­tion cen­ter with Timex expe­di­tion and race-style watches.

Colum­bia Men’s Appar­el: From the moun­tain peak to the neigh­bor­hood park, Colum­bia Sports­wear enables out­door adven­ture any­where you like to play. Shop insu­lat­ed jack­ets, fleece, and more at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Colum­bia Wom­en’s Appar­el: High­lights in this col­lec­tion of per­for­mance out­er­wear and every­day appar­el include the sleek­ly designed Peak Pow­er II Shell fea­tur­ing Omni-Dry®, Columbi­a’s high­est lev­el of waterproof-breathability.

 

Mem­bers, click through below for exclu­sive sav­ings on today’s fea­tured brands:

Canari for Susan G. Komen: Infuse your rides with pur­pose. This col­lec­tion of cycling jer­seys, shorts, and more from Canari and the Susan G. Komen foun­da­tion rais­es mon­ey and aware­ness for breast can­cer. Show your sup­port here. 

Colum­bia: High­lights in this col­lec­tion of per­for­mance and every­day watch­es include the sleek­ly designed Tran­sit and the Rav­en­ous with 100-hour chrono­graph, the per­fect tool for ultra-marathoners.

Sport Sci­ence: Do you ever feel like Super­man chang­ing into mul­ti­ple high-per­for­mance out­fits through­out the day? You can sim­pli­fy with Sports Science’s ver­sa­tile per­for­mance appar­el. Shop now for great prices.

Moun­tain Packs: Whether you’re a top-loader or a side-stuffer, a liter-lug­ger or a min­i­mal­ist, this col­lec­tion includes the pack for you. Fea­tur­ing tech­ni­cal day and mul­ti-day packs by Kel­ty, JanS­port, and more.

Men’s Win­ter Out­er­wear: When you drop the dough for a lift tick­et, don’t let nasty weath­er hold you back. Brave the nas­ti­est storms with the out­er­wear in this col­lec­tion. Fea­tur­ing TREW, Bill­abong, Bon­fire, and more.

Wom­en’s Win­ter Out­er­wear: When grop­pel stings your face in a side­ways wind, retreat into your toasty, water­proof refuge with the out­er­wear in this col­lec­tion. Fea­tur­ing Spe­cial Blend, Mil­let, Bon­fire, and more. 

 

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

The One-Wheeled Won­der: Did you know? On Octo­ber 13th (that’s today!), 2011, Mike Tier­ney, a ski-patrol­er in Aspen, Col­orado, accom­plished the most badass hill climb on a uni­cy­cle in his­to­ry. For 11 hours, Tier­ney charged up Hawaii’s high­est peak, Mau­na Kea, (13,796 ft.). The route has been dubbed the world’s tough­est hill climb. What sets Tierney’s accom­plish­ment apart is that he did it all on a 29-inch wheel. He arrived at the sum­mit tri­umphant­ly blast­ing Led Zepplin’s “A Whole Lot of Love,” and emo­tion­al­ly high-fived a park ranger before he hoist­ed the uni­cy­cle above his head in a moment that he described as Nirvana.

Vasque

Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

GORE RUNNING WEAR: GORE RUNNING WEAR sets the stan­dard for per­for­mance and pro­tec­tion with skin-to-shell gar­ment sys­tems and sport-spe­cif­ic designs fea­tur­ing GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER fab­ric tech­nolo­gies as well as oth­er select­ed tech­ni­cal fab­rics. Click through to shop this col­lec­tion of Men’s and Wom­en’s pre­mi­um run­ning gear with all the bells and whis­tles. Fea­tur­ing jack­ets, tights, and more.

Emer­i­ca: Emer­i­ca’s pre­mi­um skate-inspired footwear and appar­el is designed and test­ed by pro­fes­sion­al rid­ers. Each mod­el is packed with as much per­son­al­i­ty and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty as the rid­ers them­selves because, hey, that’s what skate­board­ing is all about. Speak­ing of what skate­board­ing is all about, Emer­i­ca is about more than just cre­at­ing inno­v­a­tive skate gear. The com­pa­ny active­ly empow­ers youth through skate­board­ing by sup­port­ing orga­ni­za­tions like Boards for Bros, which dis­trib­utes refur­bished skate­boards to chil­dren that can’t afford them. Rod­ney Recloose would be proud. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Men’s Emer­i­ca footwear.

Hit the Trail: Men’s Footwear: Don’t let your per­fect path turn into a trail of tears because of bad footwear. Click to shop now to shop hik­ing boots and per­for­mance trail socks by Vasque, KEEN, Colum­bia, Dahlgren, and more.

Hit the Trail: Wom­en’s Footwear: Blis­ters and twist­ed ankles are for the ill equipped. With the right footwear you can go any­where. Find the per­fect pair­ing of trail socks and shoes here. Click through now to shop our col­lec­tion of hik­ing shoes, boots, and socks by Colum­bia, Patag­o­nia, Vasque, adi­das, & more.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Cham­pi­on of Cham­pi­ons: Did you know? To say that Ital­ian pro­fes­sion­al cyclist Ange­lo Faus­to Cop­pi was a pro­lif­ic ath­lete would be an under­state­ment. Between 1940 and 1953, he won the Giro d’I­talia five times, the Tour de France twice, and the World Cham­pi­onship once. Ital­ians knew him as the “Cham­pi­on of Cham­pi­ons.” He was so good that orga­niz­ers for the 1952 Tour de France had to dou­ble the prize mon­ey they were offer­ing for sec­ond place just to gen­er­ate inter­est. On July 20 (that’s today) that same year, Cop­pi won the Tour de France as expect­ed. What was­n’t expect­ed was by how much: the Cham­pi­on of Cham­pi­ons came in near­ly half an hour over his clos­est com­peti­tor. No one has won a Tour by that big of a mar­gin ever since.

 

Cred­it: GrandTrunkGoods.com

Wel­come back, Clym­bers. We’re excit­ed about today. Not only are we wel­com­ing Colum­bia Sports­wear and SOREL to the ever-grow­ing list of great brands we fea­ture but we’re doing it in style, by donat­ing a pro­ceed of every Colum­bia Sports­wear and SOREL order to our friends at Big City Moun­taineers. There’s a lot of great prod­ucts on the menu. Enjoy!

Here’s some more about what we’ve got cookin’:

Men’s Colum­bia Sports­wear: For Colum­bia Sports­wear, the out­doors isn’t just about remote expe­di­tions or climb­ing the world’s high­est moun­tains. From the peak to the park, the com­pa­ny enables out­door adven­ture any­where you like to play. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Men’s Colum­bia Sports­wear shirts, polos, hood­ies, vests, tees, shorts, back­packs, and more.

Wom­en’s Colum­bia Sports­wear: For Colum­bia Sports­wear, the out­doors isn’t just about remote expe­di­tions or climb­ing the world’s high­est moun­tains. From the peak to the park, the com­pa­ny enables out­door adven­ture any­where you like to play. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Wom­en’s Colum­bia Sports­wear tanks, pants, dress­es, shirts, & more.

Colum­bia Sports­wear Footwear: For Colum­bia Sports­wear, the out­doors isn’t just about remote expe­di­tions or climb­ing the world’s high­est moun­tains. From the peak to the park, the com­pa­ny enables out­door adven­ture any­where you like to play. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Men’s & Wom­en’s Colum­bia Sports­wear footwear. 

SOREL: Born from the desire to make a boot that would deliv­er explor­ers com­fort­ably into the beau­ty of the great unknown, SOREL has been cre­at­ing footwear for the fear­less since 1962. As the com­pa­ny forges for­ward from the frozen tun­dra into city streets, it trans­lates the stun­ning land­scapes that inspired its founders into a new gen­er­a­tion of footwear that is fash­ion­ably bold, unapolo­get­i­cal­ly dar­ing and beau­ti­ful­ly brave. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Men’s & Wom­en’s SOREL footwear.

Camp Essen­tials: Whiskey? Check. Play­ing cards? Check. Fritos for snack­ing and to use as kin­dling? Check and check. Camp­ing sea­son is here. Don’t miss this oppor­tu­ni­ty to stock up on the real essen­tials from top brands. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on ham­mocks, sleep­ing Bags, cook­ware, mul­ti-tools, flasks, & more Camp Essentials.

Shells & Fleeces: Lay­er up for spring with Men’s & Wom­en’s shells & fleeces from top brands, includ­ing Moun­tain Hard­wear, Brooks-Range, Cloud­veil, & more, avail­able now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Mam­mut, New Bal­ance, Five Ten, ICON, Cushe, Run­ning Acces­sories, Immer­sion Research, SIGMA SPORT, & Lib­er­ty Bottleworks.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Bad Grand-Mam­ma Jam­ma: Did you know? When she was 13-years old, Colum­bia Sports­wear chair­man Gert Boyle and her par­ents fled Nazi Ger­many for Port­land, OR. Lat­er that same year, the fam­i­ly bought a small hat dis­trib­u­tor­ship. They re-named it the Colum­bia Hat Com­pa­ny after the riv­er that inspired their new home. The com­pa­ny grew into Colum­bia Sports­wear, which Boyle would one day lead. Over the years, the spir­it­ed matri­arch served as CEO and the cen­ter­piece of the com­pa­ny’s icon­ic “One Tough Moth­er” adver­tis­ing cam­paign, which com­pared the tough­ness of its prod­ucts to Boyle. And it turns out Boyle real­ly is tough. In Novem­ber 2010, the 86-year-old arrived at home to find a strange man in her dri­ve­way hold­ing a fruit bas­ket. But for the man, the real peach was Boyle, who he intend­ed to kid­nap and hold for ran­som for $20,000. He pulled a firearm and demand­ed Boyle let him into her house. She did, but not before press­ing the silent alarm. When police knocked at her door, the unsus­pect­ing man instruct­ed Boyle to answer it. With her wrists bound, she said hel­lo to the offi­cer and informed him that there was a man with a gun in her house. The man was lat­er captured.

 

Cred­it: EcoIndexBeta.Org

With the great out­doors as its play­ground, it’s no won­der the out­door indus­try con­tin­ues to lead the way in prac­tic­ing cor­po­rate envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and their impres­sive efforts have not gone unno­ticed. Last week, The White House hon­ored the Out­door Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion with the Cham­pi­ons of Change award, rec­og­niz­ing the association’s Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Work­ing Group and the group’s devel­op­ment of the Eco Index.

The Eco Index is an open-source, web-based soft­ware tool which allows prod­uct design­ers in the out­door indus­try to input and eval­u­ate source mate­ri­als that reduce the envi­ron­men­tal impact of their prod­ucts. A few of our brand part­ners and Port­land neigh­bors includ­ing Ice­break­er, KEEN, Colum­bia, and Adi­das have been ear­ly adopters of the soft­ware. The pilot pro­gram of the Eco Index evolved to become appar­el spe­cif­ic with assess­ments for footwear and equip­ment in development.

What does this mean for the indus­try and its con­sumers? The pro­gram allows the design­ers to track and improve upon their prod­ucts’ envi­ron­men­tal impact con­sid­er­ing mate­r­i­al types and sourc­ing, labor prac­tices, waste, and pack­ag­ing while cre­at­ing trans­paren­cy between man­u­fac­tur­ers and sup­pli­ers. While it’s still a few years off, the goal is to pro­vide con­sumers with an eco-tag – much like nutri­tion­al facts list­ed on food prod­ucts – so that they’re more con­scious of their pur­chas­ing deci­sions and the brands they support.

While some brands already offer up trans­paren­cy in what goes into their prod­ucts (Ice­break­er pro­vides cus­tomers with a code enabling them track their meri­no wool back to the exact sheep who donat­ed it), the effects of an eco-tag would go beyond con­sumer edu­ca­tion. Out­door gear and appar­el com­pa­nies would be chal­lenged to con­sid­er the envi­ron­men­tal impact of each step of their prod­ucts’ devel­op­ment and com­peti­tors would be forced to step up their game, which is what we call a win-win for consumers.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Eco Index vis­it here.