We’re gear­ing up (pun total­ly intend­ed) for a fun day here at The Clymb.

When our co-founder Cec Annett tried on a pair of Hoka OneOne trail run­ning shoes at last mon­th’s OR, he was tru­ly impressed. A 2″-4″ rock trail had been cre­at­ed for test­ing pur­pos­es and Cec described the run­ning expe­ri­ence as, “It was like float­ing over it.” Don’t let the uncon­ven­tion­al style of Hoka OneOne fool you. These run­ning shoes use award-win­ning technology…

  • Lev­i­tat­ing — By using an EVA 30% soft­er and increas­ing its total vol­ume to 2.5 times that of a typ­i­cal trail run­ning shoe, they allow for more cush­ion­ing than any oth­er shoe on the mar­ket today, dis­si­pat­ing up to 80% of the shock asso­ci­at­ed with heal strik­ing when running.
  • Rolling Up — 40mm high sole design enabled to design a 13cm rock­er­ing pro­file, rep­re­sent­ing 50% of the sole length. This design allows for flu­id and nat­ur­al stride tran­si­tions, less­en­ing the move­ment of the knee by as much as 20%, increas­ing efficiency.
  • Like a Feath­er ‑15% lighter than ref­er­ence trail run­ning shoes. At 320 grams size 8UK per pair, they’ll make run­ning uphill as much fun as they make run­ning downhill.
  • Grip — With 50% more sur­face area than the typ­i­cal trail run­ning shoe, and 35% more rub­ber cram­pons, you’ve nev­er run as con­fi­dent­ly as you will in a pair of Hoka’s.
  • Sta­bil­i­ty — With a foot recessed into the mid­sole, you’ve nev­er run as con­fi­dent­ly as you will in a pair of Hoka’s.

… and are endorsed by ath­letes such as top USA trail run­ner and ultra-marathon­er Dave Mack­ey, ultra-marathon­ers Karl Meltzer, and Diana Finkel. Not to men­tion win­ning Inno­va­tion of the Year 2010 from Endurance Trails and vot­ed Edi­tor’s Choice, Best Inno­va­tion by Trail­Run­ner.

Some­times big­ger is bet­ter and Hoka OneOne are designed to help you run longer, more often, and with­out injury. And then there’s the math: 1 year, 8 coun­tries, 12 major vic­to­ries = The #1 Ultra­run­ning rac­ing shoe in the world.

You can shop an excel­lent assort­ment of these uncon­ven­tion­al, yet high­ly-inno­v­a­tive, trail run­ning shoes for men and women at up to 60% off, only on The Clymb. Click here to shop.

Also at up to 60% off,  high-qual­i­ty, high-vis­i­bil­i­ty gear, includ­ing eye­wear, vests, gloves and more from New Bal­ance. New Bal­ance dri­ves inno­va­tion to cre­ate supe­ri­or prod­ucts that ath­letes are proud to wear, and you will be too when shop our exclu­sive New Bal­ance event here.

Final­ly, we’re hon­ored to once again team with Mer­cy Corps, this time in their efforts to help those suf­fer­ing from extreme drought in the Horn of Africa. By pur­chas­ing The Clym­b’s Africa Relief Tee (below), you can also sup­port these efforts and receive FREE SHIPPING on your entire order.

Come join us on Face­book where we share infor­ma­tion on upcom­ing events or fol­low us on Twit­ter where we share the lat­est news buzzing around the out­door com­mu­ni­ty. We’ve even been known to hand out an invite or two to those look­ing to shop The Clymb.

Hap­py Mon­day, every­one. Hope you had a great weekend.

Our first event of the week is for the lit­tle ones. Moun­tain Hard­wear has applied their pas­sion­ate, free-think­ing, pro­gres­sive atti­tude toward a line of appar­el for kids that dis­plays the same high-qual­i­ty and atten­tion to detail you’re accus­tomed to in their adult cloth­ing. Our Moun­tain Hard­wear kids out­er­wear and appar­el col­lec­tion is avail­able for mem­bers only at up to 50% off. Check out our kids event here.

We also have some­thing in store for your oth­er lit­tle ones — of the four-legged vari­ety. Save up to 60% off Moun­tain­smith, Ruf­fwear, Dfa, and ALITE dog gear, appar­el and acces­sories. To shop for the pups, click here.

We haven’t for­got­ten you. In fact, we’re bring­ing you two spe­cial deals. First, up to 50% off SIGG water bot­tles. We have some new designs avail­able as well as a few favorites. To shop SIGG, click here.

And this week only, when you pur­chase a Japan Relief T‑Shirt, the ship­ping for your entire order is free. All of the of the pro­ceeds for these 100% organ­ic cot­ton shirts will go to sup­port Mer­cy Corps in their efforts to help the peo­ple of Japan. To do your part, get a great shirt and free ship­ping, click here.

Mem­bers can start shop­ping today at 9am PST. If you’re not a mem­ber, obtain­ing an invite is as sim­ple as vis­it­ing us on Twit­ter or Face­book.

Check out more on Mer­cy Corps with this video:


Pret­ty excit­ing week here at the Clymb! We have not one but two brand events sched­uled this week. Today start­ing at 9am PST is our brand event with Kuhl Out­door Cloth­ing. Kuhl has been an orig­i­nal thinker and inno­va­tor since they hit the mar­ket in 1984. We are real­ly excit­ed to share with you their wide array of prod­ucts. Here is an inter­view with one of the founders Kevin Boyle which dives into the his­to­ry of Kuhl a lit­tle bit:

Our Kuhl brand event where you can save up to 60% off of Kuhl gear runs through Thurs­day at 9am PST. Then on Thurs­day we will be offer­ing our sec­ond brand event of the week with Camel­Bak. (More details on that event on Thursday.)

Also remem­ber that $10 from every pur­chase goes to sup­port the relief efforts in Haiti via our part­ner Mer­cy Corps. If you are not a mem­ber of The Clymb and would like to par­tic­pate in this event, you may gain access here.

Since The Clymb was just a twin­kle in our eye, com­mu­ni­ty action has been part of our mis­sion. Though we’re still beta stage, sev­er­al part­ner­ships are in the works with some amaz­ing non-prof­its. We are eager to announce these pro­grams in the near future. The heart­break­ing destruc­tion in Haiti how­ev­er has prompt­ed more imme­di­ate action on the sub­ject. For our next brand event we’re donat­ing $10 for every pur­chase to sup­port Mer­cy Corps dis­as­ter relief efforts.

We also encour­age our mem­bers and any­one else read­ing this to donate direct­ly to Mer­cy Corps or anoth­er relief orga­ni­za­tion.

If you are not a mem­ber of The Clymb and would like to par­tic­pate in this event, you may gain access here.

(Pho­to from LA Times.)