Part of the beau­ty of surf­ing hap­pens while wait­ing beyond the break: The swell rolling beneath you, the wind blow­ing white cur­tains from the crests, and those adren­a­line charged moments of pad­dling into the wave. But when you’ve wait­ed for a while, you can’t help but start think­ing about the fish swim­ming beneath your feet. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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

DAKINE: DAKINE is head­quar­tered in Hood Riv­er, Ore., the land of moun­tains and rivers. Play on snow, water, or land with this col­lec­tion of appar­el, packs, and acces­sories for Men, Women, and Kids.

Grand Trunk: Chica­go-based Grand Trunk designs inno­v­a­tive adven­ture trav­el goods for peo­ple who pre­fer to explore the road less trav­eled. Enable your wan­der­lust with tents, sleep­ing pads, and more.

ALPS Moun­taineer­ing: Great gear does­n’t have to break the bank, which is why ALPS Moun­taineer­ing designs durable, qual­i­ty prod­ucts you can afford. Fea­tur­ing camp chairs, air mat­tress­es, and more.

Orca: Like its name­sake, Orca sports­wear rep­re­sents stream­lined design and unpar­al­leled strength. This col­lec­tion includes sin­glets, race suits, cycle shorts, and more.

Move­ment Skis: The skis in this col­lec­tion are designed with ultra-mod­ern geom­e­try and for­ward-think­ing tech­nolo­gies so that you can rage any­thing from cham­pagne pow­der to the dirty crud.

Wet­fly: Trout watch food drift past on a con­vey­or belt like cur­rent all day long. Keep their meals in good shape with these fly box­es, and retrieve the trout when they bite with these qual­i­ty rods and reels.

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

Colum­bia Sports­wear: The per­fect shoes don’t just help you explore, they actu­al­ly moti­vate you to get out­doors. Trans­form your feet into trail-tear­ing machines with the shoes and boots fea­tured in this collection.

Fjäll­räven: Swedish for ‘arc­tic fox,’ Fjäll­räven cre­ates sleek out­door appar­el that’s tough, and made for the moun­tains of north­ern Swe­den. View this col­lec­tion of down jack­ets, flan­nels, and more here.

Orca: Like its name­sake, Orca sports­wear rep­re­sents stream­lined design and unpar­al­leled strength. Cut through land and water with this col­lec­tion of Men’s and Women’s com­pres­sion race wear.

Enervit: Throw­ing back a pack­et of Enervit is like pulling into the gas sta­tion and say­ing “Fill ‘er up. Ultra.” This col­lec­tion of race-spe­cif­ic for­mu­las come in gels, pow­dered drinks, and jellies. 

Camp Any­where: When your camp­ing plans range from build­ing a drift­wood shel­ter to cook­ing s’mores on a star-swept mesa, you need a vari­ety of gear. These tents, sleep­ing bags, and more will let you camp anywhere. 

Snow­board Mag­a­zine: You’ve got a skate ramp, a bal­ance board, and you’re up to 12 min­utes on the wall sits. Add a year’s sub­scrip­tion to Snow­board Mag­a­zine to the list of prepa­ra­tions you’re doing for shred­ding this season.

 

 

The Dead­ly Protest: Did you know? On Octo­ber 23rd (that’s today), 1999, BASE jumper and stunt­woman Jan Davis died while mak­ing an ille­gal protest jump in sup­port of lift­ing the Nation­al Park Service’s ban on BASE jump­ing. Mrs. Davis was the fourth of five jumpers to leap from the 3,200-foot gran­ite face of El Cap­i­tan in Yosemite Nation­al Park. The tragedy high­light­ed the con­tro­ver­sy that sur­rounds BASE jump­ing in Nation­al Parks.

Cred­it: KEEN

 

Hap­py Thurs­day, Clym­bers. We’ve got Orca pre­mi­um, race-inspired sports­wear and a whole lot­ta KEEN lined up for you today. Plus there’s still time to pick up some­thing from the sales that launched ear­li­er this week, such as our Head for the Hills col­lec­tion. Enjoy!

Fresh on the dock­et today:

KEEN Men’s Footwear: KEEN footwear is a hybrid of out­door and casu­al styles, as fit for run­ning errands as it is for tack­ling trails. For a run­ning shoe with a lit­tle style, try the KEEN A86, a Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine 2011 Edi­tors’ Choice win­ner. If you’re look­ing for sup­port in a light hik­ing boot, step up to the Targhee II Mid. Want a sneak­er with some mus­cle? Get the Tim­mons Mid. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on today’s col­lec­tion of KEEN Men’s footwear.

KEEN Wom­en’s & Kids’ Footwear: KEEN footwear is a hybrid of out­door and casu­al styles, as fit for run­ning errands as it is for tack­ling trails. For a run­ning shoe with a lit­tle style, try the KEEN A86, a Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine 2011 Edi­tors’ Choice win­ner. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on today’s col­lec­tion of KEEN Wom­en’s and Kids’ footwear.

KEEN Bags & Wal­lets: Be a con­sci­en­tious car­ri­er with the Sula tote made from repur­posed fab­ric scrap or the West­port recy­cled felt shoul­der bag. Regard­less of what you haul and how you pre­fer to haul it, KEEN bags and wal­lets will help you take a load off in style. Pick up a new KEEN bag or wal­let now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

KEEN Socks: KEEN socks are designed to sus­tain the rig­ors of an active lifestyle. They’re made using a blend that includes Meri­no wool, one of the soft­est, hearti­est mate­ri­als you’ll find in activewear. Meri­no is also anti-micro­bial, which means you’ll be able to get a lot more miles out of these socks before they start to stink. You work hard. Treat your self to a new pair of socks. At mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing, you won’t even feel guilty about indulging.

Orca: Sleek, built for top speed and ter­ri­fy­ing pow­er, the Orca is one of the world’s most dead­ly preda­tors. The ter­ror a por­poise endures upon one’s approach is what your com­peti­tors will expe­ri­ence as you close in wear­ing Orca sports­wear. Head­quar­tered in New Zealand, Orca is cel­e­brat­ed for using inno­v­a­tive new mate­ri­als and con­struc­tion tech­niques. The com­pa­ny’s range includes com­pres­sion wear, meri­no, swim, cycle, and run gear and acces­sories. Some of the world’s great­est ath­letes com­pete in Orca in sports rang­ing from triathlon, to kite surf­ing, open water swim­ming, cycling and free div­ing. What do you need to free your inner Willy? Today’s col­lec­tion includes Men’s and Wom­en’s Orca race suits, tights, cycling bibs, swim caps, and more—all for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Head for the Hills, Wom­en’s Essen­tials, & Sum­mer Run­ning, & Teko socks. 

IN OTHER NEWS:

Keen Name: Did you know? The word ‘keen’ can be used as an adjec­tive to describe any­thing from some­one hav­ing a sharp and pen­e­trat­ing mind to some­thing hav­ing a sharp edge or point. As a noun, ‘keen’ is a vocal lament, like what you’d hear at a tra­di­tion­al Irish wake. But the footwear brand KEEN is not named for any of the above. The com­pa­ny is named for its founder, shoe design­er and world-class sailor, Mar­tin Keen. Sick of smack­ing his toes as he scram­bled around the deck of his boat while wear­ing tra­di­tion­al san­dals, Keen invent­ed the New­port, which offered more sup­port and a lit­tle some­thing new—a pro­tec­tive toe cap. That spir­it of inno­va­tion con­tin­ues to dri­ve KEEN to rede­fine footwear.