We’d only been set­tled into our new offices a few days when we received word that we made Out­side mag­a­zine’s 2012 list of Best Places to Work. We placed 50th out of 100; not bad for a com­pa­ny that got its start just three years ago!

Out­side pri­mar­i­ly makes its deter­mi­na­tion based on mea­sur­able things like a com­pa­ny’s ben­e­fits and poli­cies. But what real­ly set The Clymb apart was its cul­ture, which pro­motes team­work, cre­ativ­i­ty, and a healthy lifestyle and that makes for more engaged and pro­duc­tive employees.

As the arti­cles men­tions, we put in long hours, but it’s with­in a flex­i­ble work envi­ron­ment where lunchtime bike rides and Fris­bee match­es are the norm, team build­ing is done on Mt. Hood, and our dogs are our office­mates. And when we need to stretch our legs…



“We’re hon­ored to join this list of excep­tion­al com­pa­nies that have made the health and hap­pi­ness of their employ­ees a top pri­or­i­ty. The Clymb’s mis­sion from day one has been to increase the well-being of the plan­et and its inhab­i­tants by inspir­ing human-pow­ered adventure—and all of that starts right here with our grow­ing team,” says Kel­ly Dachtler, Co-Founder and Pres­i­dent of The Clymb.

The Sep­tem­ber issue of Out­side high­light­ing The Clymb and the oth­er com­pa­nies named to the icon­ic pub­li­ca­tion’s 2012 Best Places to Work guide will hit news­stands August 14th.


One of the great­est things about Port­land is how bike-friend­ly it is. While dai­ly urban bike com­mutes in oth­er cities may be a chal­lenge, for Port­land cyclists, it’s a breeze. With more than a half mil­lion bike com­muters, Port­land leads the way in this good-for-the-body-and-soul, and envi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly mode of transportation.

That’s why when Erik, Lars, and Dan – long­time cyclists – decid­ed to launch a com­pa­ny that pro­duces sim­ple and beau­ti­ful gear for the every­day urban cyclist, Port­land was the nat­ur­al choice for their head­quar­ters. We’re excit­ed to wel­come their vision, Port­land Design Works (PDW), to The Clymb. Shop a selec­tion of pumps, fend­ers, grips, reflec­tors, and more at exclu­sive mem­ber pricing.

And no bike com­mute would be com­plete with­out a Chrome bag – per­fect for car­ry­ing your PDW gear and what­ev­er else you need to get through the day, these bags won’t tear if you take a tum­ble or become a sog­gy mess in the rain. Tough­en up your com­mute with Chrome mes­sen­ger bags and footwear.

Cred­it: chromebagstore.com (David Perez in NYC)

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’s Mer­rell events fea­ture their Men’s and Women’s appar­el and out­er­wear at Clymb-exclu­sive prices.

Final­ly, run with inde­pen­dence and con­fi­dence in Inov‑8 footwear. Designed to keep the foot close to the ground so that one can feel and adapt to the ter­rain beneath them, Inov‑8 footwear helps you run hard through any envi­ron­ment and over any obsta­cle. Go nat­ur­al with your run today and shop Inov‑8 for men and women here.

And remem­ber: If you snatch up a The Clymb tee, your whole order ships for free!

Also Fea­tured This Week:

 Live the Cushe Life, Plus Stan­ley, Ore­gon Sci­en­tif­ic, and Shred Ready

Real­ly excit­ed to bring you an event that fea­tures Coal Head­wear, a fel­low Port­land, OR. home­town homie, built around the idea that your head­wear should be craft­ed from mate­ri­als and fash­ioned into designs that are as unique as you are. Born with roots in the art, skate and skate­board cul­ture, Coal Hard­wear deliv­er a great fit in a for­ward-think­ing design. As a Clymb mem­ber, you can expe­ri­ence the com­fort­able fit at up to 60% off in our exclu­sive three-day event, start­ing now.

And a Clymb favorite: Swiss Army knives and mul­ti-tools that last a life­time. You can shop Swiss Army — also at up to 60% off — here.

We’re always avail­able to extend an invi­ta­tion via Face­book or Twit­ter. So, if you can’t shop, don’t pan­ic. Just stop by and say hi.