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

Kel­ty: Since 1952, the active fam­i­ly experts at Kel­ty have built afford­able, reli­able out­door gear. Take your Sat­ur­day night board games camp­ing on a peak or in the park with sleep­ing bags, packs, and more.

Scott Appar­el: It all start­ed with a tal­ent­ed engi­neer who rev­o­lu­tion­ized the ski pole in 1958. Now, SCOTT has become an inter­na­tion­al pow­er­house that has expand­ed their prod­uct line to include qual­i­ty apparel.

Scott Gog­gles: A sun­ny pow­der day is both a bless­ing and a curse; snow so good you’re fly­ing, sun so bright it’s blind­ing. With SCOTT Solar Block­ing gog­gles, you’ll be see­ing those days in a new light.

Climb X: If your knuck­les are skinned raw and you have chalk stains on your jeans, you’re already a mem­ber of the ClimbX tribe. Their devo­tion to climb­ing shows in the shoes and hard­ware fea­tured here.

Craghop­pers & Bear Grylls: Always inno­vat­ing, Craghop­pers has teamed up with Man vs. Wild’s Bear Grylls to cre­ate the ulti­mate line of sur­vival-inspired tech­ni­cal appar­el. This col­lec­tion includes jack­ets, mid-lay­ers, and more.

Teko Socks: Teko uti­lizes organ­ic Meri­no wool, non-tox­ic dyes, and chlo­rine-free pro­cess­ing to cre­ate per­for­mance socks for out­doors­folk who demand rugged footwear that leaves a light footprint.



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

Kel­ty: Since 1952, the active fam­i­ly experts at Kel­ty have built afford­able, reli­able out­door gear. Take your Sat­ur­day night board games camp­ing on a peak or in the park with sleep­ing bags, packs, and more.

Optic Nerve: The days of awe­some East­wood glares are gone. With a pair of polar­ized lens­es from Optic Nerve, you can watch with­out squint­ing as your friends pull good, bad, and ugly tricks on snow or water.

Bore­as: San Fran­cis­co-based Bore­as believes that the best gear is nei­ther com­pli­cat­ed nor expen­sive. The ultra-light packs in this col­lec­tion are the def­i­n­i­tion of beau­ti­ful, no-frills functionality.


Skout Nat­ur­al: Made in Ore­gon’s lush Willamette Val­ley, Skout nutri­tion bars con­tain only pure, organ­ic ingre­di­ents to keep you fueled so that you can tack­le any adven­ture that comes your way.

Over­land Equip­ment: Col­or­ful, built with bal­lis­tic nylon, OE bags are ele­gant pieces of near­ly inde­struc­tible art. Fill them with some­thing classier than tis­sues, like an OE wal­let. This col­lec­tion fea­tures both.

Men’s Ready to Run: The wrong gear can turn a run­ner’s high into a run­ner’s low. Don’t let it bring you down. Get your fix with pre­mi­um footwear from Tec­ni­ca, inov‑8, Asics, and more.

Wom­en’s Ready to Run: Get ready to beat your per­son­al best by gain­ing trac­tion with per­for­mance footwear built by pre­mi­um brands. This col­lec­tion fea­tures Vivo­bare­foot, inov‑8, Asics, Tec­ni­ca, and more.


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. 




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.


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

Bon­fire: Shred­ding a rail is cool. Shred­ding your clothes is not. Good thing Bonfire’s cloth­ing is “Tai­lored to Destroy,” built to with­stand cringe-wor­thy rag­dolls. Today we’re fea­tur­ing jack­ets, pants, and more.

Mil­let Packs & Appar­el: Rein­hold Mess­ner was the first man to climb to the sum­mit of Ever­est with­out the use of an oxy­gen mask. One thing he did­n’t leave behind was his Mil­let back­pack! See our col­lec­tion here.


C.A.M.P.: Some of us draw inspi­ra­tion from gaz­ing at the moun­tains. Oth­ers climb them. This col­lec­tion of moun­taineer­ing gear from C.A.M.P. will out­fit you to scale the sum­mits. Shop now!


Kel­ty: Take your Sat­ur­day night pop­corn and board games camp­ing on a peak or in the park, with sleep­ing bags and packs from Kel­ty, the active fam­i­ly experts.


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


Hi-Tec: An inno­va­tor of rugged, durable footwear, Hi-Tec changed the game when they invent­ed the light­weight hik­ing boot cat­e­go­ry. Today’s col­lec­tion includes boots and sandals.



Deep Sea Mon­ster Caught! Did you know? On Sep­tem­ber 30th (that’s today!), 2004, researchers from Japan’s Nation­al Sci­ence Muse­um cap­tured the first images of a giant squid in its nat­ur­al habi­tat. The researchers dis­cov­ered the squids’ quar­ry 600 miles off the coast of Japan, deep in the cold and shad­owy depths of the Pacif­ic. Their pho­tographs of the 16-foot squid did not lay to rest the ages of folk­lore dat­ing back to the ancient Greeks about these mas­sive ‘sea mon­sters.’ The sci­en­tists spec­u­late that giant squid can grow upward of 60ft. but no one has ever dis­cov­ered a spec­i­men that large, yet.


Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:






686: If you’re play­ing the slots, 686 comes up short, but if you’re look­ing for out­er­wear, 686 is the jack­pot. Since 1992, this So-Cal brand has dealt out snowboard/skate appar­el inno­va­tions like they’re a black­jack deal­er in Vegas. Shop this col­lec­tion for Men’s and Women’s insu­lat­ed jack­ets, sweaters, and more!






Neff: Neff is the first authen­tic core surf, skate, and snow head­wear brand in the indus­try. It is now worn by the biggest names in action sports and sold in over 40 coun­tries— a pret­ty impres­sive feat by Shaun Neff, who found­ed the com­pa­ny just 10 years ago and says, “We are like a gum­ball machine, spit­ting out end­less fla­vors for the world to con­sume.” Get a taste today on the The Clymb with Neff head­wear, tech­ni­cal appar­el, and acces­sories at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.





Eider: Imag­ined, designed, and con­ceived in the heart of the French Alps, Eider brings to life fash­ion­able, tech­ni­cal, and ver­sa­tile moun­tain cloth­ing for demand­ing users. Work­ing close­ly with ath­letes and tech­ni­cal advi­sors, the icon­ic brand has kept a fin­ger on the alpine pulse since 1962. Fea­tur­ing down jack­ets, down vests, and pants at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.






Hur­ley: Hur­ley traces its roots back to the south­ern Cal­i­for­nia surf indus­try of the late 1970s. With deep roots in beach cul­ture, the brand designs prod­ucts to be a cel­e­bra­tion of the ocean, youth­ful vig­or, and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty. Click through now to shop Men’s and Wom­en’s Hur­ley pants, tees, jack­ets, fleeces, and more at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.






Shred Ready: Hel­mets, Gog­gles, Gloves, & More: We know what you’re day­dream­ing about while loung­ing pool­side: pow­der fields and pil­low lines, the pic­ture-per­fect kick­er, and face-shots galore. Moth­er Nature will rage soon enough. Stock up on what you need for when she does now with acces­sories from Swany, DAKINE, SPY, and more at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.






Camp Com­forts: Your friends are bet­ter at explor­ing than plan­ning. Be pre­pared for their last-minute adven­ture invites with camp com­forts from top brands. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on sleep­ing pads, sleep­ing bags, cook­ware, tents, fire-starters, and more.


Worlds Largest Laun­dry Machine: Did you know? On Sep­tem­ber 18 (that’s today!), 1870, mem­bers of the Wash­burn-Lang­ford-Doane Expe­di­tion that sur­veyed the region that would lat­er become Yel­low­stone Nation­al Park, coined the name, “Old Faith­ful.” Shoot­ing up to 8,400 gal­lons of boil­ing water sky­wards at heights exceed­ing 185 feet, the geyser was­n’t orig­i­nal­ly a tourist attrac­tion. The now-icon­ic sym­bol of the Amer­i­can West first served as a laun­dry mat for ear­ly set­tlers. Sound crazy? It is! But it worked. The set­tlers would dump their laun­dry into the cav­ernous open­ing and wait for the pre­dictable blast of boil­ing water, which would both clean their cloth­ing and scat­ter it all over tarnation.

Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals.

Fresh on the menu for Sep­tem­ber 3rd:

Kel­ty: Since 1952, the active fam­i­ly experts at Kel­ty have built afford­able, reli­able out­door gear that enables every­one, from the first-time camper to the expe­ri­enced moun­taineer, to embrace the out­doors with confidence.

Sher­pani: Sher­pani is a young, Boul­der, CO-based com­pa­ny inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned for its unique, fem­i­nine­ly styled bags. Its bold­ly fresh designs cel­e­brate indi­vid­u­al­ism, inde­pen­dence, and women.

prAna: Sport­ing a name based on the ancient San­skrit word for breath, life, and vital­i­ty of the spir­it, prAna designs appar­el for mind­ful recre­ation­ists who seek to explore the lim­its of their ener­gy through yoga and inter­ac­tions with the nat­ur­al world.


Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

Camp Com­forts: 
When your camp­ing plans range from build­ing a drift­wood shel­ter on a Pacif­ic North­west beach to cook­ing s’mores on a star-swept mesa in the South­west, you need a vari­ety of gear. This col­lec­tion will help you pre­pare to camp any­where your wan­der­lust draws you. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on sleep­ing bags, tents, sleep­ing pads, and more.


Snow­board­ing with your friends is a blast. Air­blaster aims to keep it that way. Found­ed in Port­land, Ore­gon, the inde­pen­dent­ly owned brand fea­tures tech­ni­cal, fun-cen­tric, for­ward-think­ing designs that pro­tect you from the ele­ments, so that your inner par­ty-ani­mal can shine. This col­lec­tion fea­tures jack­ets, hood­ies, sweaters, tees, and more at mem­ber-exclu­sive prices.


Snow­board Acces­sories: 
We know what you’re day­dream­ing about while loung­ing pool­side: pow­der fields and pil­low lines, the pic­ture-per­fect kick­er, and face-shots galore. Moth­er Nature will rage soon enough. Stock up on what you need for when she does now with acces­sories from POW, Coal, Neff, and more at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.


Tech­ni­cal Packs: Whether you’re a top loader or a side stuffer, an exter­nal frame fiend or a roll-top junkie, a liter lug­ger or a min­i­mal­ist, this col­lec­tion includes the pack for you. Fea­tur­ing tech­ni­cal day and mul­ti-day packs by Gre­go­ry, Vaude, High Sier­ra, and more. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.




Lit­tle Sure Shot: Did you know? On August 13 (that’s today!), 1860, one of the great­est female sharp­shoot­ers in Amer­i­can his­to­ry was born. At eight years old, Oak­ley shot a squir­rel right between the eyes, tak­ing her first shot ever. It was­n’t luck, and as she con­tin­ued to hone her sharp­shoot­ing skills word of her leg­endary aim spread. Oak­ley was known for her female charm and fel­low sharp­shoot­er Frank But­ler became smit­ten and soon the two were mar­ried. The cou­ple began per­form­ing in Buf­fa­lo Bil­l’s Wild West show and soon became one of the most pop­u­lar acts of the time. One of Oak­ley’s trade­mark tricks was to shoot a cig­a­rette out of her hus­band’s mouth or a dime out of his fin­gers. Oak­ley would stay with the trav­el­ing show for more than 15 years, giv­ing per­for­mances around the world.



Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

Mer­rell: 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 at The Clymb, we’re offer­ing mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Men’s and Women’s appar­el, includ­ing shirts, jack­ets, shells, tees, & more. Don’t miss out!

VIVOBAREFOOT: Your brain receives 70% of the infor­ma­tion per­tain­ing to move­ment from the soles of your feet. The bet­ter you are able to feel the ground, the greater your body’s under­stand­ing of its sur­round­ings and nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment becomes. VIVOBAREFOOT is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary, back-to-basics design based on the sim­ple prin­ci­ple that being bare­foot is the health­i­est way for you and your feet to be. An ultra thin punc­ture resis­tant sole allows your feet to be as mil­lions of years of evo­lu­tion­ary design intend­ed: bare­foot! Shop the col­lec­tion here.

High Sier­ra: High Sier­ra, the offi­cial sup­pli­er of bags and lug­gage of the U.S. Ski and Snow­board Team, spe­cial­izes in user-friend­ly adven­ture trav­el gear, offers ver­sa­tile lines tai­lored for active out­door enthu­si­asts on the go. See where High Sier­ra will take you, with mem­ber-exclu­sive deals on mes­sen­ger bags, day­packs, and more.

Kel­ty: Since 1952, the active fam­i­ly experts at Kel­ty have built afford­able, reli­able out­door gear that enables every­one, from the first-time camper to the expe­ri­enced moun­taineer, to embrace the out­doors with con­fi­dence. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on packs and sleep­ing bags from the icon­ic brand.

Impe­r­i­al Motion: Found­ed in Taco­ma, WA, in 2002 by three teenage friends with lit­tle more than a hand­ful of cred­it cards and a dream, Impe­r­i­al Motion has grown into a suc­cess­ful lifestyle brand that cel­e­brates the under­dog in us all. This col­lec­tion fea­tures mem­ber exclu­sive pric­ing on tanks, tees, shorts and more.


Dynam­ic Duo: Did you know? On August 3 (that’s today!), 1811, broth­ers Johann Rudolf and Hierony­mus Mey­er returned from the moun­tains claim­ing to have con­quered Jungfrau, one of the most icon­ic peaks in the Swiss Alps. Not only would this have been the first ascent of the moun­tain but also the first ascent of any moun­tain in Switzer­land over 4,000 meters. It was an extra­or­di­nary feat that many peo­ple doubt­ed since from where they stood on the val­ley floor, they could not see the flag the broth­ers hoist­ed at the sum­mit. To clear his father’s and uncle’s names, Got­tlieb Mey­er, togeth­er with Joseph Bor­tis and Alois Volk­er, climbed the moun­tain yet again in 1812. Jungfrau did not see anoth­er ascent for six­teen years, qui­et­ing any dis­be­lief about the fam­i­ly’s moun­taineer­ing prowess.



Cred­it: Gramicci

Good morn­ing, Clym­bers. Can you believe that it’s Fri­day already? You 9–5ers know what that means: free­dom is near. Regard­less of your sched­ule dur­ing the week, we hope you’re gonna do the next few days right by get­ting out­side to take advan­tage of the warm­ing weath­er. Of course, we here at The Clymb under­stand as well as any­one that soak­ing in some sun out­doors can mean hit­ting the trail or hoard­ing a spot on the patio at your favorite water­ing hole. Don’t wor­ry. We’re here to keep you geared up for what­ev­er the week­end has in store.

Today’s events fea­ture Men’s and Wom­en’s lifestyle appar­el from Gram­ic­ci and sleep­ing bags, tents, and packs from Kel­ty, plus a whole lot more. Enjoy!

Here’s a lit­tle more about today’s events:

Gram­ic­ci: In 1982, at the birth of the Stone Washed Jeans Age, man invent­ed Gram­ic­ci in a south­ern Cal­i­for­nia garage. His cre­ation was equal parts sci­ence and soul, its first man­i­fes­ta­tion a tech­ni­cal pant with a relaxed fit to com­ple­ment the surf­ing and climb­ing lifestyles. Nat­u­ral­ly select­ed for its com­fort­able and styl­ish prod­ucts, Gram­ic­ci has evolved over the years from that first pair of pants to a whole line of mem­o­rable appar­el. Adapt to the new age of com­fort with Men’s and Wom­en’s Gram­ic­ci appar­el, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Kel­ty: Since 1952, Kel­ty has built afford­able, reli­able out­door gear that enables every­one, from the first-time camper to the expe­ri­enced moun­taineer, to embrace the out­doors with con­fi­dence. Take your Sat­ur­day night pop­corn and board games camp­ing on a peak or in the park with Kel­ty, the active fam­i­ly experts. Shop Kel­ty sleep­ing bags, tents, and packs today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Drag­on sun­glass­es, Sec­tor 9, Sier­ra Designs, Men’s Every­day Appar­el, Patag­o­nia footwear, Brooks-Range, Win­ter Acces­sories, Win­ter Out­er­wear, Boards and Skis, Camel­Bak, Pro­Bar, Detours, Men’s & Wom­en’s Run­ning, Wom­en’s Activewear, & Sunglasses.


Tab­u­la Pantsa: Did you know? In the begin­ning, Gram­ic­ci’s pop­u­lar G‑pants and shorts were all un-dyed. View­ing the prod­ucts as blank white slates, rock climbers and surfers used the cloth­ing can­vas­es to express their inner mus­es through the most pop­u­lar medi­um the 1980s had to offer—dye. The act of col­or­ing the com­fort­able “G’s” spread like tie-dyed wild­fire through the dirt­bag­ger recre­ation­ist com­mu­ni­ties and spawned an under­ground cult fol­low­ing of leagues of “Gram­ic­ci heads” all over the world. Gram­ic­ci has made the expres­sion of per­son­al inde­pen­dence and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty a design focus in their prod­ucts ever since.

Two weeks ago, we were excit­ed when the VG Crew released an ear­ly teas­er trail­er of their upcom­ing 2012 pro­duc­tion, The Dark Side. It fea­tures the slick moves of some of the best snow­board­ers around. It got even bet­ter when we learned that one of the spon­sors of the film is CELSIUS snowboards.

It makes per­fect sense when you con­sid­er CELSIUS’ own snow­board­ing team fea­tures the likes of Bar­ry Hart­man, Bil­lie Mack­ey, Derek Den­ni­son, and more. Whether you’re get­ting after it at the local park, the back­coun­try, or city streets, CELSIUS is com­mit­ted to giv­ing you what you need. Slip into a pair of their boots, high on sub­stance and style here. 

If you’ve got dri­er plans on the hori­zon — camp­ing under the stars, maybe —  our spe­cial Sat­ur­day Kel­ty event will get you out­doors in con­fi­dence. Six­ty years of expe­ri­ence pro­vid­ing pre­mi­um out­door gear has come to The Clymb with tents, sleep­ing bags, pack, car­ri­ers, and more.

Final­ly, we asked our Face­book fans what was the FIRST thing they looked for when shop­ping per­for­mance eye­wear. The major­i­ty chose a durable frame that can with­stand their human-pow­ered adven­tures. Of course, we want you to have it all: dura­bil­i­ty, great styles, inno­v­a­tive lens­es, and light­weight com­fort. That’s why we’re fea­tur­ing a spe­cial Per­for­mance Eye­wear event fea­tur­ing O’Neill, Kaenon, Native, Zeal, and more!

Cred­it: Kaenon Eyewear

Yes, you can still get our lim­it­ed-time $4.98 ship­ping on these week­end events. Or add a The Clymb t‑shirt to your order and it will ship for free. Go ahead, shop. Then get out­side! It’s Saturday!

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Endurance from SUGOI and Ener­gy From Cytomas, Sport Beans, and more!

Turn Adven­ture into Lifestyle with Fly­Low, Plus Walk This Way Footwear Event

Live the Dream with Sur­face Skis, Free­wa­ters, and New Balance

From back­yard cam­pouts when we were kids to week­ends spent rough­ing it under the stars as adults, camp­ing is one of those uni­ver­sal expe­ri­ences. Whether you camp out to dis­con­nect from the world or recon­nect with nature, every­one has a camp­ing sto­ry: the first time you slept under the stars, the scari­est camp­fire tale you ever heard, or the time you for­got that crit­i­cal gear that almost ruined the whole trip.

Hope­ful­ly, you’ll be com­plete­ly pre­pared for your next camp­ing adven­ture after shop­ping our new Camp Out event fea­tur­ing Slum­ber­jack, GoLite, Kel­ty, Sier­ra Designs, Cole­man Meals, Big Agnes, Alite, Alps Moun­tain, Esbit, ICON, and Nemo.

Blue­bird days are com­ing and we’ve got anoth­er bun­dle of brands in our Shines So Bright eye­wear event fea­tur­ing gog­gles and sun­glass­es from Kaenon, O’Neill, Uvex, VonZip­per and more of your favorites to keep your eyes pro­tect­ed on your next out­door adventure.

You’re more than wel­come to camp out on our Face­book page today and share your most mem­o­rable camp­ing expe­ri­ence, but there’s a small catch. Stop by for details.

You can shop both of these epic mul­ti-brand events with our lim­it­ed time $4.98 ship­ping; while adding a The Clymb tee to your order means the whole thing ships for free.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our I Wish I Was There Action Pho­to win­ner, Jes­si­ca . This pho­to received the most votes and earned her $50 to The Clymb!

You can vote on your favorite land­scape pho­to begin­ning today on Face­book. Vot­ing ends Fri­day 2/10 at mid­night EST.

Also Fea­tured This Week:

 The Min­i­mal­ist Way With VIVOBAREFOOT Plus Coal and PROBAR

With 60 years of expe­ri­ence pro­vid­ing reli­able out­door gear, Kel­ty enables every­one to embrace the out­doors with con­fi­dence. Add to that inno­v­a­tive car­ry­ing solu­tions includ­ing cam­era cas­es and lum­bar packs from Moun­tain­smith, and we’re con­fi­dent you’ll be well-pre­pared for your next out­door adventure. 

When you’re done shop­ping, have a look at how one of our very own embraces the outdoors:


Two years ago I found myself in a very for­tu­nate place in my life. I was back liv­ing in the same remote South­east, Alaskan wilder­ness that I had once called home as a child. It had been years since I had been back and strange­ly it seemed like no time had passed at all since I left. The only change was in my will­ing­ness to be there as an adult instead of feel­ing forced there as I had as a nine-year-old. I was look­ing for a sum­mer of self-reflec­tion before grad school in a place that I was com­fort­able explor­ing, while also giv­ing me a new thrill to feed my adven­tur­ous spir­it. It had been a while since I had what I like to call my “ulti­mate awe” moment. The moment when you get so excit­ed and wrapped up in the nat­ur­al ele­ments around you that noth­ing else mat­ters. I knew I need­ed to find that again. I didn’t want to be some­one who took expe­ri­ences that I was for­tu­nate enough to have for grant­ed.  I want­ed to have an “awe” moment so serene that it would make my adven­ture worth every sec­ond.  I turned a glimpse of poten­tial guilt into inspi­ra­tion and set out on a 6‑day adven­ture into the remote Alaskan wilder­ness of Glac­i­er Bay Nation­al Park.

The sto­ry below will tell of the adven­ture, but I final­ly had my “awe” moment and found some­thing that excit­ed me more than I could have ever imagained…

It was a Wednes­day morn­ing when we set out from Bartlett Cove at the Glac­i­er Bay Nation­al Park head­quar­ters. We loaded up our two-man kayak with enough gear and food to last us a week and set our sights on reach­ing McBride Glac­i­er in three days; an ambi­tious 60 mile goal, espe­cial­ly for a begin­ner sea kayk­er. After pad­dling 15 miles on day one, we did­n’t quite reach where we had hoped, but found a great camp­site in the famous Beard­s­ley islands and decid­ed to give our­selves a rest for the night. My only fear dur­ing the entire trip was hav­ing a bad encounter with a brown bear and we had­n’t seen any up to this point, which had me feel­ing pret­ty safe at the spot we found for the night.

On day two we knew we had to make up a lot of miles and pushed it hard; we pad­dled 25 miles in a sin­gle day along tow­er­ing moun­tain peaks, rocky ocean beach­es and calm icy waters. We final­ly reached our des­ti­na­tion around 6pm, which only put us 15 miles from the Glac­i­er. Con­sid­er­ing our pre­vi­ous days mileage, this was an achiev­able dis­tance to reach­ing our day 3 goal. We were feel­ing safe after scop­ing out the camp spot and did­n’t see many traces of bears; enough to keep me up any­ways. We were already get­ting bet­ter at unload­ing the boat and stor­ing our bear cans. Each time we arrived at a spot, we had to unpack every­thing, set up our tent, move our kayak 50 yards from our tent and our bear cans anoth­er 150 yards from camp. It became an exhaust­ing process load­ing and unload­ing, but I think we both put on some much-need­ed mus­cle! We cooked every night in the inter­tidal waters to wash away any smells and lit small fires to keep the bugs away. We ate well and enjoyed spend­ing time sur­round­ed in the most beau­ti­ful area I had ever seen. Up until this point we had not seen anoth­er liv­ing soul since leav­ing the Beardsley’s.  The East arm of Glac­i­er Bay restricts any cruise ships so it still remains a place for true wilder­ness adventure.

I awoke the next morn­ing to some bustling noise around our tent. In a state of fear I peeked through the tiny tent win­dow and I could see a brown bear rough­ly 20–30 feet away.  My worst night­mare was hap­pen­ing. I could see the head­lines now: “Young Campers Mauled by Griz­zly in Alas­ka.” I sank back into my sleep­ing bag and start­ed to hyper­ven­ti­late; I quick­ly real­ized that I wasn’t near­ly as tough as I thought I was. I don’t think I have ever had such a gut wrench­ing feel­ing in my life. After a small and whis­per­ing argu­ment over what to do, we blew our bear whis­tle as loud as pos­si­ble. The bear imme­di­ate­ly ran off in the oth­er direc­tion and although our first bear scare was over and it was over­all a good encounter (minus my sky­rock­et­ing blood pres­sure), I could­n’t help but feel on edge any­time we were on land. Strange­ly, I began to feel much safer in the boat.

It took me awhile to calm down and load the boat as I was con­stant­ly bang­ing rocks togeth­er and blow­ing the whis­tle to scare off any bears. We set off again for a 15-mile day to McBride Glac­i­er. As we got clos­er we start­ed to pass by float­ing ice­bergs and the water began to get much cold­er. We were def­i­nite­ly get­ting fur­ther up the East Arm and were head­ing into fur­ther seclu­sion. I have to admit, it’s a bit over­whelm­ing know­ing that you are the only peo­ple in such a mas­sive and dra­mat­ic land­scape, but it was tru­ly breath­tak­ing. By 3pm, we start­ed to round the point where we knew the Glac­i­er was. We had sore arms and swollen hands from all the pad­dling by this point, but stoke was high and our adren­a­line had us pad­dling faster by the sec­ond. We pushed hard and final­ly made it. McBride is the most active Glac­i­er in the entire park, reced­ing 15–20 feet/day. We spent the night with a glac­i­er view and could hear ice break­ing off the glac­i­er wall through­out the night. It echoed off the walls of the high moun­tain peaks and cliffs, aside from being com­plete­ly amazed, the noise also made it easy for me to blame any bit of sound on ice falling in the water instead of a bear sit­ting in front of my tent with a din­ner plate and fork.

We woke to a huge ice­field of water that the cur­rents had pushed ashore and enjoyed our last break­fast before mak­ing the pad­dle home. Just as we were get­ting ready to start pack­ing, we looked across the bay and saw a large bear walk­ing along the coast. I again, began to hyper­ven­ti­late and even recall dump­ing all of my oat­meal and cof­fee into the ocean, fran­ti­cal­ly pack­ing up the bear cans and pac­ing in a cir­cle; a total­ly unpro­duc­tive move and waste of a good meal. I’m your girl for adven­ture, but not when things get scary. I could only hope that the bear would­n’t cross the frigid cold waters, but I was wrong. It jumped right into the water and swam with the ice­bergs over to our side of camp. I was armed with bear spray, but that was hard­ly enough to keep me calm. Once again, the bear con­tin­ued along the beach, bare­ly tak­ing the time to even look over at us. Now that my pan­ic had com­plete­ly ruined break­fast and any chance at a morn­ing meal (over noth­ing- real­ly) we decid­ed it was time to go.

We set off again to sun­shine and calm waters, pass­ing more ice­bergs, 6 more bears, eagles galore, sea lions, sea otters, moose and hun­dreds of species of birds. The trek back was just as mag­i­cal as the trek there. We spent a day on a great beach watch­ing the sun­set, sit­ting by a fire and cook­ing din­ner. We had orig­i­nal­ly planned to stay anoth­er night before our boat pick-up on Mon­day morn­ing, but just as we had camp all set up the idea of a hun­gry bear sit­ting in front of my tent plagued me once again and I knew it was going to be a sleep­less night. Luck­i­ly, it was sol­stice, so I was able to con­vince Scott that we’d have enough light to pad­dle through the night. My undy­ing fear of the great brown bear quick­ly trans­formed into the most amaz­ing expe­ri­ence of my life. It was cold, calm and clear. So qui­et you could only hear the swift motion of our pad­dles pulling our boat through the water. The sea was glow­ing with bright green phos­pho­res­cence and at the very moment, noth­ing else mat­tered except the adven­ture we were on and the sights sur­round­ing me.

Still, to this day and I imag­ine for­ev­er, my adven­ture will remain a mem­o­ry that has become my escape to a ‘hap­py place.’

Find a lit­tle time in your Cyber Mon­day shop­ping to check out the five (yes, five) great events we have lined up today.

First, save up to 60% off past sea­son’s tech­ni­cal out­er­wear and appar­el for men, women, and kids from Moun­tain Hard­wear. And up to 55% off Cha­co san­dals and footwear that align and sup­port your feet.

Mem­bers will save up to 60% off back­packs, tents, and sleep­ing bags from Kel­ty. Also, stock up on deli­cious, con­ve­nient, healthy, and plant-based nutri­tion from PROBAR at up to 55% off.

Final­ly, save up to 50% off a sub­scrip­tion to Out­side Mag­a­zine, Amer­i­ca’s lead­ing active-lifestyle and adven­ture-trav­el magazine.

Your whole order will ship for free with the pur­chase of an exclu­sive, lim­it­ed-time only The Clymb t‑shirt. And that includes pur­chas­es from our Not So Black Fri­day event where there are still great deals to be had on your favorite out­door gear, footwear, and appar­el for men and women at up to 70% off.

It may be Cyber Mon­day, but we believe in great sav­ings on the gear you love every day. Stop by Face­book or Twit­ter for more infor­ma­tion on upcom­ing events.

Cel­e­brate Hal­loween with The Clymb. We’ve got spooky steals on ghoul­ish gear that will go fright­en­ing­ly fast. Save up to 70% off Cloud­veil, Vic­tori­nox, Kel­ty, Eagle Creek and many more. Quan­ti­ties are lim­it­ed so these dev­il­ish deals will be gone before you can say, “Boo!” Don’t miss out.

No tricks, just treats — shop The Clym­b’s first Hal­loween event now.

By the way, it’s not too late to score Tim­ber­land footwear, DUB snow­boards, Body Up appar­el, Bern hel­mets, Ninth­ward Skis, Moment out­er­wear, Mis­sion Play­ground appar­el, Match­stick Pro­duc­tions inno­v­a­tive films, and CRKT knives.

Hap­py Monday!

We’re start­ing this off this week by mak­ing sure you’re well-equipped for your fall adven­tures. In our exclu­sive Kel­ty event, save up to 60% on tents, sleep­ing bags and packs.

And Gram­ic­ci is known for their inven­tive fab­rics and fin­ish­es, woven togeth­er in high­ly func­tion­al designs. We have a fine selec­tion of their nature-inspired appar­el for men and women at up to 60% off.

If you need more info on these or upcom­ing events, please don’t hes­i­tate to reach out via Face­book or Twit­ter. We’re avail­able to answer ques­tions and hand out invites to shop The Clymb.

I’ve been booed when I say this, but I’m actu­al­ly look­ing for­ward to the end of sum­mer. With Labor Day week­end approach­ing, I’m antic­i­pat­ing camp­ing trips with friends and some­how, camp­ing always feels right when there’s a chill in the air.

If you feel as I do, then these are the events for you. We’ve got camp­ing gear and acces­sories that will keep you toasty and com­fort­able, bring­ing you all the com­forts of home into the great outdoors.

As you know, we’ve been teas­ing our first part­ner­ship with Jacob Bromwell all week. More than prod­ucts, Jacob Bromwell offers a tru­ly Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence, bring­ing tra­di­tion and authen­tic­i­ty to every item and a life­time guar­an­tee that means they’ll remain in your fam­i­ly for gen­er­a­tions. Shop their camp­ing cook­ware here at up to 55% off.

The Orig­i­nal Pop­corn Popper

Slip into tents and sleep­ing bags for men, women and kids from Slum­ber­jack at up to 50% off here, Kel­ty tents, sleep­ing bags and packs for more camp adven­tures at up to 60% off here, and stun­ning­ly designed objects of beau­ty that deliv­er opti­mized per­for­mance from ICON Lights here also at up to 50% off.

For ques­tions on these and oth­er events, orders, or just to say hi, stop by and vis­it us on Face­book and Twit­ter.