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Fresh on the menu today:
Gravis: If Watson and Crick were to unravel the DNA of Gravis, they’d find that the brand is made up of four elements: skate, snow, surf, and art. With a unique style and an unwavering focus on research, development, and attention to detail, Gravis footwear and apparel is designed to take you around the world and back. Where will it take you? Click through to find out.
Men’s Outdoor Apparel: Building jumps, climbing trees, exploring the unknown: some things never get old. Celebrate your outdoor adventure lifestyle with everything from jackets and vests to shirts and belts and more. Shop now!
Demise of the Walking-Poet: Did you know? On August 8, 1818 (that’s today!), 22-year-old English poet John Keats returned from his now-famous walking tour of England and Scotland. A few weeks prior, Keats had contracted an illness on the Isle of Mull. Mid-way through, a doctor described him as “too thin and fevered to proceed with the journey.” The illness would develop into tuberculosis and kill him three years later, but not before the young writer pumped out what would become some of the most famous poems in the English language.
Gravis Bags & Luggage: If Watson and Crick were to unravel the DNA of Gravis, they’d find that it’s made up of four elements: skate, snow, surf, and art. With a unique style and an unwavering focus on research, development, and attention to detail, Gravis bags and luggage are built to take you around the world and back. Don’t leave home without it! Click through now for insider pricing on some sweet travel gear.
Gravis Footwear: If Watson and Crick were to unravel the DNA of Gravis, they’d find that it’s made up of four elements: skate, snow, surf, and art. With a unique style and an unwavering focus on research, development, and attention to detail, Gravis footwear is built to take you around the world and back. Where will it take you? Click through to find out.
IN OTHER NEWS:
The First Account of Surfing: Did you know? The first European account of surfing was by explorer James King, who devoted two full pages in his expedition journal to describing Hawaiians participating in the activity. Here is a very short excerpt of his 1779 account, in which he describes his initial reactions. All spelling nuances and mistakes are the author’s own: “On first seeing this very dangerous diversion I did not conceive it possible but that some of them must be dashed to mummy against the sharp rocks, but jus before they reach the shore, if they are very near, they quit their plank, & dive under till the Surf is broke, when the piece of plank is sent many yards by the force of the Surf from the beach… The above diversion is only intended as an amusement, not a tryal of skill, & in a gentle swell that sets on must I conceive be very pleasant, at least they seem to feel a great pleasure in the motion which this Exercise gives.”
Happy Saturday, Clymbers. Hopefully you’re reading this on a smartphone while riding the lift up to make some late-season turns. Speaking of, how are your goggles faring? Have they become a veritable fog machine? Have they sporting more cracks than your Subaru’s windshield? In any case, don’t worry. We’ve got a big event featuring the top goggle brands today. Pick up your dream pair on the cheap. We’ve also got Salomon footwear and apparel, FuelBelt running accessories, and Gravis footwear and apparel on the docket. A little something for everyone.
Enjoy the weekend. We’ll catch up with you again on Monday. In the meantime, here’s some more information about today’s events:
Salomon: Salomon was founded in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps, the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected many of the first modern ski bindings. The company has since earned a reputation for excellence in designing goods for other outdoor activities, expanding its line to include everything from trail running footwear to technical apparel and socks. Today at The Clymb, we’re excited to be offering Salomon footwear and technical apparel for member-exclusive pricing.
FuelBelt: When driving into the backcountry, it’s a good idea to bring some extra fuel. The same holds true with distance running. FuelBelt designs lightweight pocketed waist straps for distance runners wanting an accessible place to store water bottles, energy gels and whatever else powers them to push past their limits. Top off with Men’s and Women’s FuelBelt running accessories, on sale today at The Clymb for member-exclusive pricing.
Goggles: There’s a saying as old as skiing itself, the message of which rings as true today as it did thousands of years ago when goggles were no more than a pair of polished bones strung to the head by sinew: “Those who refuse to wear eye protection on the mountain won’t have a sweet pair of raccoon eyes to show off the next day at work.” Snow goggle technology may have matured faster than the people who use it but that doesn’t mean you should still be holding on to your Stone Age gear. Evolve with goggles from Spy, Optic Nerve, Electric, and more, on sale today at The Clymb for member-exclusive pricing.
PLUS… There’s still time to save on Uclear, KAVU, COAL, Cross, Timex, Looptworks, Teva, & Nils.
And just for fun…
Bone in the Snow: Did you know? Snow goggles weren’t always rainbow-tinted works of modern art. Invented by the Inuit people of the Arctic as a way to prevent snow blindness, traditional snow goggles were originally made from chunks of bone or ivory. The wearer would shave the bone to fit, cut some slits to let in light, rub the insides down with soot, and then strap the contraption to his or her head using sinew. Awesomely, DC Comics supervillain Captain Cold wears traditional-style snow goggles to prevent going blind from the glare created by the ice beams he blasts from his cold guns (which are generally aimed at Flash). In comic books at least, old technologies are always cutting edge. KRACKOW!
What would it take for a professional athlete, performing at the highest level, to take a break? SPY Pro Surfer Alex Gray shares what was behind his decision to stop competing in order to chase bigger waves:
Also in the spirit of following a less-travelled path, over a decade ago, graffiti artist and surf photographer Andrew Sarnecki began designing and printing his own mini surf magazine, “South Bay.” Now, he’s taken his signature tag and created HippyTree, an eco-conscious company that provides quality surf and climbing inspired products to open-minded individuals. HippyTree also walks the walk in terms of sustainability, using organic and eco-friendly blends in their clothing materials and printing their catalogs on recycled paper.
Today we celebrate that individuality with exclusive HippyTree and SPY Optics events and we welcome Gravis – footwear and apparel for skaters, snowboarders, and surfers. Gravis debuts on The Clymb today with internationally known, skate, surf and snow inspired footwear, apparel, and packs. Consider color with Gravis’ unique styles that translate all over the world.
You can still take advantage of $4.98 shipping on every order OR add a The Clymb t‑shirt to your order for free shipping.
We’ll be sharing some great surf and skate videos on Facebook today. Make sure to pay us a visit.