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Fjall­raven lit­er­al­ly invent­ed the framed back­pack in 1960. Built to with­stand the rugged envi­ron­ment of north­ern Swe­den, all of their packs are rein­forced for excep­tion­al dura­bil­i­ty. The Men’s Abisko 55 is no excep­tion. The 210D HD Rip­stop polyamide pro­tects the sup­port­ed base of the pack for when you put it down on the side of the trail, and pre­vents absorp­tion through the base when you put it down in mud or snow.

This is a pack built for inclement weath­er. Large, expand­able pock­ets with over­sized zip­pers make this a great pack to use while wear­ing gloves in the win­ter months. The 55-liter car­ry­ing capac­i­ty is roomy enough for week­end trips into snow-cov­ered moun­tains, but the slen­der sil­hou­ette and sim­pli­fied design make this pack an all-around win­ner dur­ing any month of the year.

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

CW‑X: Com­plex fab­ri­ca­tions meet aggres­sive design in this col­lec­tion of pre­mi­um per­for­mance prod­ucts that fit like a dream. What else can we say? CW‑X is crème-de-la-crème athleticwear.

Blurr: Impec­ca­bly styl­ish and ulti­mate­ly flat­ter­ing, Blurr pre­mi­um ath­let­ic wear is designed for climbers who demand per­for­mance gear styl­ish enough to wear every day. Fea­tur­ing pants, sweaters, and more.

Aso­lo: Walk into the wilds know­ing that your gear will with­stand what­ev­er Moth­er Nature throws your way. This col­lec­tion of tents, sleep­ing bags, packs and more will become your allies far from civilization.

Sher­pa Adven­ture Gear: Sher­pa Adven­ture Gear spon­sors and cel­e­brates the best and often most under­ap­pre­ci­at­ed high-alti­tude climbers in the world: the Sher­pas. Fea­tur­ing insu­lat­ed, wind­proof jack­ets and more.

Zoot: By water, foot, and bike, you need seri­ous race wear that can endure your moti­va­tion to win. This col­lec­tion of com­pres­sion shorts, tights, and more has won over triath­letes for the past 25 years.

Fjall­raven: Swedish for ‘arc­tic fox,’ Fjäll­räven cre­ates sleek-look­ing tech­ni­cal out­door appar­el that’s tough, made for the moun­tains and tun­dra of north­ern Swe­den. Fea­tur­ing jack­ets, pants, and more.

Mem­bers, click through for exclu­sive pric­ing on dai­ly deals. On the menu today:

 

 

 

 

 

Ice­break­er: New Zealand sheep have lay­ers of wool that keep them warm and dry when squalls blow in from the South Pacif­ic. Don’t envy the sheep. Join them with the base lay­ers fea­tured in this collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fjällräven: Swedish for ‘arc­tic fox,’ Fjäll­räven cre­ates sleek-look­ing tech­ni­cal out­door appar­el that’s tough, made for the moun­tains and tun­dra of north­ern Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amplid: The Alps upper­cut the sky. When you’re scream­ing down their steep­est pitch, the Amplid skis and hel­mets fea­tured in this col­lec­tion let you hit back. Give ‘em all you got with this Swiss champion. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jet­ty: Run­ning from an incom­ing wave is a time-hon­ored tra­di­tion. Cel­e­brat­ing the spir­it of the coast, the shorts, tees, and board­shorts fea­tured in this col­lec­tion will help you out­race the sea in style.

 

IN OTHER NEWS: 

Hep­tathlon Hero: Did you know?

On Sep­tem­ber 24th (that’s today!), 1988, while com­pet­ing in the Seoul Olympic Games, Jack­ie Joyn­er-Kersee set the women’s record for hep­tathlon. The sev­en com­pe­ti­tions with­in the event include: 100m hur­dles, high jump, shot put, 200m dash, long jump, javelin throw, and 800m run. Joyn­er-Kersee is only one of three women to ever earn over 7,000 points, and her mark of 7,291 remains the high­est score of all time. And, she accom­plished all her feats with­out the use of per­for­mance-enhanc­ing drugs.

 

 

Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

 

 

 

GSI Out­doors: Camp­ing brings us back to the basics, but slurp­ing mushy oats from your hands doesn’t enhance the expe­ri­ence. Whether you’re going ultra-light on the PCT or lay­ing out a gourmet spread at a State Park pic­nic table, GSI Out­doors takes great pride in mak­ing state-of-the-art camp kitchen­ware. Upgrade your kitchen with the hot mugs, stack­ing cut­lery, spoons, and more in this col­lec­tion. 

 

 

 

Fjäll­räven: Like a Swedish fox hunt­ing in the win­tery Alps, Fjäll­räven knows a thing or two about sur­vival. Since 1950, this Swedish com­pa­ny has cre­at­ed cloth­ing and packs that are durable, clas­sic, and with prac­ti­cal fea­tures that allow for a clos­er con­nec­tion to nature.

 

 

 

Moun­tain­smith: Forged in the Rock­ies since 1979, Moun­tain­smith packs, bags, and stor­age sys­tems are built to with­stand the rig­ors of any expe­di­tion. Their com­mit­ment to inno­va­tion keeps them blaz­ing ahead of the pack, and their prod­ucts have been praised in many Buy­ers Guides for find­ing the bal­ance between qual­i­ty and afford­abil­i­ty. Explore this col­lec­tion to find the pack that’ll help you car­ry your heavy wallet.

 

 

 

Tec­ni­ca: When the Ital­ian crafts­man Oreste Zanat­ta began Tec­ni­ca footwear in 1960, he already had 30 years of expe­ri­ence design­ing per­for­mance footwear. Their com­mit­ment to qual­i­ty crafts­man­ship and their embrace of tech­no­log­i­cal advances have made Tec­ni­ca the lead­ing pro­duc­er of per­for­mance footwear in Europe. It’s not a social­ist con­spir­a­cy. Dis­cov­er why they dom­i­nate with this col­lec­tion here.

 

 

 

Eas­t­on Moun­tain Prod­ucts: Eas­t­on Moun­tain Prod­ucts Founder Doug Eas­t­on is in the Archery Hall of Fame. His crafts­man­ship of wood­en arrows gained him nation­al recog­ni­tion in 1922 and his arrows became tour­na­ment favorites. Today, Eas­t­on makes a vari­ety of tech­ni­cal­ly advanced prod­ucts, but their hall­mark remains the same – pre­ci­sion crafts­man­ship. Shop this col­lec­tion of tele­scop­ing trekking poles from this tra­di­tion­al brand.

 

 

 

Teko: Teko cre­ates car­bon con­scious, eco-friend­ly per­for­mance socks for out­doors­folk who demand rugged footwear that leaves a light foot­print. Teko prod­ucts are made in the USA from organ­ic Meri­no wool using non-tox­ic dyes and chlo­rine-free pro­cess­ing. Don’t miss this oppor­tu­ni­ty to score a pair or ten of these socks for insid­er pric­ing. The only thing you’ll be dis­ap­point­ed about is that you did­n’t buy enough of them.

 

 

 

HANWAG: The world has changed since HANWAG was found­ed in 1921, but one thing has remained the same, moun­tains, and our desire to climb them. Born on the rocky crags of the Bavar­i­an Alps, HANWAG knows what your feet need to scale the sum­mits. Shop this col­lec­tion of Men’s and Women’s GORE-TEX leather hik­ing boots at pre­mi­um prices.

 

 

 

Gib­bon Slack­lines: Just because you string a line between some boul­ders then try to walk across it peo­ple say you’re imbal­anced. They couldn’t be more wrong. Whether you slack between trees or rocks, over grass or the open ocean, Gib­bon has the line for you. New to the sport? What are you wait­ing for? Today we’re offer­ing mem­bers exclu­sive pric­ing on slack­lines, instruc­tion­al books, tree pro­tec­tors, and slackpacks.

 

 

 

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

Grand Canyon Desert­ers: Did you know?

On this day August 28th (that’s today!), 1869, three men decid­ed to aban­don John Wes­ley Powell’s expe­di­tion to make the first descent of the Col­orado Riv­er through the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. After a fit­ful night’s rest lis­ten­ing to the roar and imag­in­ing the froth of the down­stream rapids, Ormal How­land, his broth­er Seneca, and Bill Dunn bid farewell and pro­ceed­ed to scale the canyon then trek by land to the near­est Mor­mon set­tle­ment, 75 miles away. Powell’s crew reached the safe­ty of the Vir­gin Riv­er just two days lat­er, while Howland’s men were nev­er seen again. A plaque now hon­ors the men at the site now called Sep­a­ra­tion Canyon.

 

Cred­it: Sier­ra Designs 

Wait! Don’t head for the hills to escape this hump day just yet. With every­thing from Brooks-Range 800-fill goose down jack­ets to Fjall­raven hik­ing shorts, our Head for the Hills col­lec­tion is sure to have some­thing you need.

Fresh on the menu today:

Head for the Hills: Hills can be gate­ways to alpine play­grounds or des­ti­na­tions them­selves. From Brooks-Range moun­taineer­ing anoraks to Fjall­raven hik­ing shorts, this col­lec­tion will pre­pare you for what­ev­er adven­tures you encounter when head­ing for high­er ground. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Pacif­ic Out­door Equip­ment bike, and camp gear, inov‑8, Hes­tra, Wom­en’s Essen­tials, & Sum­mer Run­ning, & Teko socks.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Woman on Top of the World: Did you know? On May 16 (that’s today!), 1975, Japan­ese moun­taineer Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the peak of Mt. Ever­est, the tallest moun­tain in the world. Ear­li­er in the all-female expe­di­tion, Tabei was buried beneath snow for over six min­utes after an avalanche struck camp. Lat­er, she went on to become the first woman to climb the Sev­en Summits.

It’s always excit­ing when we fea­ture a new brand on The Clymb. Today is no excep­tion as we debut Fjall­raven, Swedish pio­neers of moun­taineer­ing gear and apparel.

Cred­it: Fjallraven

Fjall­raven is Swedish for ‘arc­tic fox.’ Founder Ake Nordin was inspired by this resource­ful preda­tor, which was a con­stant sight on his hikes through the moun­tains as a young man.

 

At 14, Nordin spent more time out­doors than indoors, and found him­self dis­sat­is­fied with   the back­packs avail­able for long moun­tain treks. Tak­ing mat­ters into his own hands, he designed a wood­en frame that allowed for bet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion of weight and the abil­i­ty to car­ry more. That was the start of Fjallraven.

After redesign­ing back­packs and tents, Nordin turned his atten­tion to appar­el, fash­ion­ing pro­to­types out of tent mate­r­i­al using his grand­fa­ther’s tai­lor scis­sors and moth­er’s sewing machine. The fab­ric, G‑1000, is treat­ed with Green­land Wax, a paraffin/beeswax for­mu­la made my a small fam­i­ly in North Swe­den. When damp, G‑1000 swells and pro­vides excel­lent pro­tec­tion against water and wind the harsh­er the con­di­tions get.

The inno­va­tion did­n’t stop there. In the 1970’s, answer­ing the call for warmer cloth­ing for expert adven­tur­ers, Nordin got the idea to sew togeth­er two jack­ets. The space between them trapped warm air and made for warmer insu­la­tion. After a few years of test­ing and devel­op­ment, the Expe­di­tion Down Jack­et was born, and its design was labeled a work of art by the Swedish Supreme Court.

The arc­tic fox isn’t just Fjall­raven’s name­sake, it’s also their cause. Fjall­raven sup­ports SEFALO, a project ded­i­cat­ed to sav­ing this curi­ous crea­ture from extinc­tion. This kind of envi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and stew­ard­ship extends to Fjall­raven’s busi­ness prac­tices as they devel­op­ment envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly fabrics.

Below, three Fjall­raven trekkers break­down the dif­fer­ent fea­tures on three of their trekking pants.

Be sure to shop our Fjall­raven event today and stock up on decades of inno­va­tion in moun­taineer­ing  out­er­wear and apparel.

 

Fjall­raven! If you could pro­nounce it, you’d be scream­ing it from the rooftops. And Alche­my Goods upcy­cled acces­sories from Seat­tle? Today’s event is just plain awe­some. What a way to start the week!

Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:

Cred­it: Fjallraven

Fjall­raven: Time for your first and only les­son in Pro­nounc­ing ‘Fjall­raven.’ Start by mak­ing an ‘F’ sound, like you’re about to say ‘France.’ Now drop the ‘rance’ and just hold the ‘F.’ Got it? ‘Fffffffff.’ Then tap your South­ern side and say, ‘Y’all.’ Are you fol­low­ing? Try it with us now. ‘F’Y’all.’ Then tap your inner Edgar Allan Poe and say, ‘Raven.’ Let’s try it togeth­er: F—Y’all—Raven. Fjall­raven. Con­grat­u­la­tions. Not only are you say­ing the name of one of the most well-regard­ed out­door brands in Europe, but you’re also speak­ing in a for­eign tongue. Fjall­raven is Swedish for ‘arc­tic fox.’ Apt­ly named, the com­pa­ny cre­ates sleek-look­ing tech­ni­cal out­door appar­el that’s tough enough for the moun­tains and tun­dra of north­ern Swe­den. We’re extreme­ly excit­ed to be offer­ing Men’s and Wom­en’s Fjall­raven appar­el for insid­er prices. Click through now to see why you should be too.

Alche­my Goods: While medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold, the folks at Seat­tle-based Alche­my Goods strive to turn seem­ing­ly use­less stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seat­belts, and adver­tis­ing ban­ners into cool, unique-look­ing acces­sories like bags and wal­lets. Alche­my Goods is a great brand that upcy­cles waste mate­r­i­al instead of cre­at­ing more. Durable with inno­v­a­tive design unlike any­thing you’ve like­ly ever seen, these acces­sories are guar­an­teed to be con­ver­sa­tion starters. We’re excit­ed to have Alche­my Goods on the menu—especially at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Foxy Brand: Did you know? Fjall­raven is Swedish for ‘arc­tic fox,’ an ani­mal whose fur changes col­or with the sea­sons and that has such incred­i­ble ears it can pre­cise­ly locate the posi­tion of prey under the snow. At the moment of attack, the arc­tic fox leaps into the air and punch­es through the snow to cap­ture its victim.