Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

Arbor: What hap­pens when artistry meets envi­ron­men­tal­ism on a jury-rigged skate ramp in some grit­ty alley behind a west-Venice gro­cery store? Arbor hap­pens. What hap­pens when a group of artists, design­ers, and friends who snow­board, skate­board, and surf togeth­er decide to launch a board and appar­el busi­ness with an uncom­pro­mis­ing approach toward sus­tain­abil­i­ty? Arbor hap­pens. What hap­pens when The Clymb offers Men’s and Wom­en’s Arbor appar­el for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing? You buy it today and feel great about rock­ing some awe­some, fash­ion­able duds that sup­port a refresh­ing­ly pro­gres­sive brand, that’s what happens.

Out­side: Out­side mag­a­zine is Amer­i­ca’s lead­ing active-lifestyle and adven­ture-trav­el mag­a­zine cre­at­ed for out­door enthu­si­asts. The pub­li­ca­tion is packed with leg­endary sto­ry­telling by the world’s best writ­ers from the front lines of adven­ture, sports, trav­el, health, fit­ness, nutri­tion and envi­ron­men­tal issues. In addi­tion, Out­side offers cut­ting edge advice on the best gear for every activ­i­ty includ­ing ski­ing, rock climb­ing, hik­ing, surf­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, and many more. Click through now to get mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on a one-year sub­scrip­tion to the most acclaimed out­door mag­a­zine in the world. Act now and receive a GoLite Sport Bot­tle (Biodegrad­able and recy­clable 21 oz. water bot­tle made with recy­cled con­tent and BPA-free.)

Li-Ning: Li-Ning pre­mi­um ath­let­ic wear is designed by cul­ture mak­ers and artists and engi­neered by the world’s lead­ing sports­wear inno­va­tion experts. The exquis­ite atten­tion to detail in their high-end prod­ucts puts the brand at the fore­front of the ‘Made in New Chi­na’ move­ment that’s mak­ing its way across the Pacif­ic. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on the next big thing.

Green­lay­er: Fit­ness meets finesse meets respon­si­bil­i­ty with Green­lay­er, race-inspired per­for­mance appar­el that uti­lizes sus­tain­able mate­ri­als. Green­lay­er offers a full range of per­for­mance appar­el for the endurance ath­lete and fit­ness enthu­si­ast, includ­ing one of the largest selec­tions of recy­cled poly­ester per­for­mance-wear on the mar­ket. Click through now to add a lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness to your work­out with Men’s and Wom­en’s Green­lay­er apparel.

Rise Bar: Rise Bar makes organ­ic, aller­gy-friend­ly (no peanuts, gluten, or soy) snacks designed for adven­tures on the sum­mit or the sub­way. Small enough that there’ll be no sticky left­overs to deal with and made with all nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents, Rise Bar offers an ener­gy kick with­out the glycemic over­load. Step up to a health­i­er form of snack­ing now, with Rise Bar pro­tein and ener­gy bars, avail­able at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Skull­can­dy: Estab­lished in 2003, Skull­can­dy makes award-win­ning audio equip­ment for Skate, Surf, Snow, Ski, and BMX ath­letes of all lev­els. Today’s Skull­can­dy event fea­tures fresh styles by the icon­ic brand. Have a look! They won’t last long. Ride the sound­waves with Skull­can­dy head­phones, ear­buds, and (because why not?) hood­ies, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Patag­o­nia, 2XU, Blurr, Prince­ton Tec, Plus Men’s & Women’s Footwear, and more



Here There Be Drag­ons: Did you know? Accord­ing to the Chi­nese zodi­ac cal­en­dar, 2012 is the Year of the Drag­on. This round it’s a water drag­on, mean­ing we can expect a wild ride with­out the chaos a year of the fire drag­on might bring. (Of course that’s just if you hope the Mayans and Nos­tradamus are wrong in their pre­dic­tions that the world will sud­den­ly end this year.) For Li-Ning, the biggest Chi­nese name in sports­wear, the 2012 drag­on lends both pas­sion and wings as the pre­mi­um brand launch­es for the first time in the Unit­ed States. Li-Ning is a cel­e­bra­tion of the ‘New Chi­na,’ where pre­mi­um goods are designed by cul­ture mak­ers and artists who demand an exquis­ite atten­tion to detail in each of their high-end prod­ucts. For exam­ple, the brand is cel­e­brat­ing Year of the Drag­on with ath­let­ic shoes inspired by thou­sands of years of Chi­nese art, includ­ing ancient porce­lain vas­es and the bold yel­low robes worn by lead­ers of the ancient Tang Dynasty.



Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

SABRE: Influ­enced by every­thing from 50s clas­sics to 80s surf and skate, SABRE has a deep respect for roots and a sol­id intu­ition for the up and com­ing. Their inspi­ra­tion is bor­rowed from many places with one goal in mind: to inspire trends, not fol­low them.

Gre­go­ry: When you look at the suc­cess of Gre­go­ry today, it’s hard to imag­ine that founder Wayne Gre­go­ry first oper­at­ed the huge­ly suc­cess­ful com­pa­ny with lit­tle more than a sewing machine and a Volk­swa­gen van. Way to par­ty on, Wayne. Gre­go­ry packs have defined qual­i­ty, com­fort, and fit for the past 30 years. Be part of the excel­lent tra­di­tion today with Gre­go­ry packs, on sale at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Cycling Acces­sories: Cycling is about expe­ri­enc­ing the sim­ple things in life. A few sim­ple acces­sories can make the expe­ri­ence that much bet­ter. Upgrade your next ride with acces­sories from Giro, Crank Broth­ers, PDW, and more.

Hydra­Pak: Oak­land-based Hydra­pak spe­cial­izes in hydra­tion sys­tems for cyclists. The com­pa­ny’s research and devel­op­ment team works with pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes and com­muters alike to dial in the per­fect hydra­tion sys­tem for any­one on two wheels.

Skull­can­dy: Estab­lished in 2003, Skull­can­dy makes award-win­ning audio equip­ment for Skate, Surf, Snow, Ski, and BMX ath­letes of all lev­els. Today’s Skull­can­dy event fea­tures fresh styles by the icon­ic brand. Have a look! They won’t last long. Ride the sound­waves with Skull­can­dy head­phones, ear­buds, and (because why not?) hood­ies, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Free­hub Mag­a­zine: A bi-annu­al print pub­li­ca­tion, Free­hub Mag­a­zine is the pre­em­i­nent jour­nal for all things moun­tain bik­ing. Don’t order it just for your­self. Do it for your cof­fee table, which will feel appre­ci­at­ed again sport­ing the pub­li­ca­tion’s lush pho­to essays, ground­break­ing inter­views, and provoca­tive essays.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Free­wa­ters, Father’s Day Gifts, 2XU, Volta­ic, Men’s Footwear, Wom­en’s FootwearPROBARSPYLowe­ProLone­ly Plan­etBernCusheKus­tomCamp Any­whereSoleusRun­ning Acces­soriesMen’s Run & Tri Sup­pliesWom­en’s Run, Gym, & Tri, & Men’s Tees & Shorts.


Argen­tine Explor­er: Did you know? Whether you’re look­ing for a dis­trac­tion or some triv­ia to impress your friends with today, you’ll want to start by research­ing the name Fran­cis­co Moreno. Born in Buenos Aires on May 31 (that’s today!), 1852, Moreno was a sci­en­tist and anthro­pol­o­gist who became one of the most famous explor­ers in Argen­tine his­to­ry. He’s sort of a Christo­pher Colum­bus meets Charles Dar­win meets Indi­ana Jones. Among many things, a nat­ur­al his­to­ry muse­um, a town, and the biggest glac­i­er in the coun­try bear his name. Moreno is per­haps most remem­bered for his adven­tures explor­ing remote regions of Patag­o­nia. On one of these mis­sions, he escaped cap­tiv­i­ty by an iso­lat­ed tribe just one day before he was to be exe­cut­ed by them.

Cred­it: Skullcandy

Good Cin­co de Mayo Sat­ur­day to you, Clym­bers. Today we’re fea­tur­ing some cool new styles of Skull­can­dy audio equip­ment and a huge event loaded with every­thing you need to gear up for run­ning, cycling, and climb­ing this spring. We know it’s sun­ny and you’ve got pinatas to smack but you don’t want to miss out on this one. Find what you need then gii­i­i­i­i­it outside.

Here’s what we’ve got on the menu for you today:

Skull­can­dy: Estab­lished in 2003, Skull­can­dy makes award-win­ning audio equip­ment for Skate, Surf, Snow, Ski, and BMX ath­letes of all lev­els. Today’s Skull­can­dy event fea­tures new styles that you haven’t seen before on The Clymb. Have a look! They won’t last long. Ride the sound­waves with Skull­can­dy head­phones, ear­buds, Pipe portable speak­er sys­tems, and (because why not?) hood­ies, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Run, Ride, or Clymb: Win­ter­time was good times but now it’s time to gear up for an active spring. Click through to shop our huge selec­tion of hel­mets, racks, ropes, run belts, locks, pan­niers, gloves, rain gear, fend­ers, run­ning & cycling appar­el, climb­ing footwear, & more. As usu­al, every­thing is avail­able at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing!

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Ibex, CRKT, lucyWom­en’s Spring FootwearWom­en’s Sum­mer Appar­elMen’s Hik­ing & Run­ning FootwearWom­en’s Hik­ing & Run­ning FootwearSun­glass­esBags & BeatsTimexNativeBody UpSOGTool Log­icCycling Appar­elMen’s Hood­ies and Tees, and more.


Talkin’ Fies­ta: Did you know? Despite what you may think, Cin­co de Mayo is not Mex­i­co’s inde­pen­dence day. In fact, the hol­i­day is hard­ly cel­e­brat­ed in Mex­i­co at all. The only place in Mex­i­co that is as com­mit­ted to Cin­co de Mayo as the Unit­ed States is Puebla, where accord­ing to the Asso­ci­at­ed Press, “the hol­i­day is root­ed in a com­pli­cat­ed and short-lived 1862 mil­i­tary vic­to­ry over the French.” The pri­ma­ry rea­son you’re prepar­ing piñatas right now is because beer com­pa­nies have suc­cess­ful­ly turned the day into a rea­son to imbibe. But don’t let that stop you. The fact that spring is here is as good a rea­son as any to drink Tecate.


What’s even bet­ter than exclu­sive sav­ings on an award-win­ning hydra­tion pack? Get­ting that hydra­tion pack for free. That’s right. Free.

GEIGERRIG is up on The Clymb today and each pack pur­chase comes with a 2012–2013 High Adven­ture Pass­port filled with free and dis­count pass­es to some of the finest resorts in North Amer­i­ca. Use one or two pass­es and your GEIGERRIG pack has paid for itself. Use more, and you can actu­al­ly make mon­ey. That’s even bet­ter than free!

With dis­counts on lodg­ing, zip-line tours, all day lift tick­ets, kayak­ing and fish­ing expe­di­tions, and even free oil changes for your adven­ture mobile, this pass­port is tru­ly your tick­et to high adven­ture. Click through for an inter­ac­tive pass­port tour.

Once your new GEIGERRIG pack and pass­port arrive, the first thing you’ll want to do is reg­is­ter your pass­port here. Reg­is­tra­tion ensures you’ll be able to vis­it the fine par­tic­i­pat­ing resorts and makes you eli­gi­ble to win awe­some prizes includ­ing an adven­ture vaca­tion pack­age val­ued at more than $3,000.

Whether you pre­fer snow, mud, water, path, or pave­ment, the High Adven­ture Pass­port is your tick­et to ride.


Cred­it: Vestal


Hap­py Tues­day, Clym­bers. Hope­ful­ly your mood this week is a lit­tle less gloomy than the Port­land skies have been after this past gor­geous, teas­ing week­end. The sun is try­ing to push back through though and we’re opti­mistic that once it wins out again it will be here to stay. Wish us luck! In the mean­time, we’ve got some great lifestyle appar­el and audio equip­ment on the dock­et to help get you through your next rainy day. Find bliss through the bleak-sky blues while wear­ing a com­fort­able hoody from Impe­r­i­al Motion and rock­ing out with a pair of Skull­can­dy head­phones. Or shake your fist at the weath­er in total defi­ance while wear­ing a pair of sun­glass­es and a sweet new watch by Vestal.

Here’s some more about today’s events:

Vestal: Vestal designs watch­es, eye­wear, soft­goods, and acces­sories that fine-tune style and expres­sion for the musi­cal­ly inspired indi­vid­ual. Go from break­ing trail to cut­ting rug with Vestal watch­es, hats, sun­glass­es, and belts, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Skull­can­dy: Estab­lished in 2003, Skull­can­dy makes award-win­ning audio equip­ment for Skate, Surf, Snow, Ski, and BMX ath­letes of all lev­els, and musi­cians and DJs the world over. Ride the sound­waves with Skull­can­dy head­phones, ear­buds, Pipe portable speak­er sys­tems, and (because why not?) hood­ies, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

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. Embrace your inner under­dog with Impe­r­i­al Motion tees, board­shorts, pants, hood­ies, & more, avail­able now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: prAna, Wom­en’s Every­day Appar­el, Thule, Wool­rich, Home­school, Men’s Footwear, Wom­en’s & Kids’ Footwear, Cycling Goods, & Men’s & Wom­en’s Tees.


Rasp­ber­ry Mon­key Brain: Did you know? We’re excit­ed to have Skull­can­dy on the menu today at The Clymb but the orig­i­nal skull can­dy is of course brains. Deli­cious, deli­cious brains. But unless you’re a zom­bie, you have to actu­al­ly pre­pare the dish. Remem­ber that scene in Indi­ana Jones and the Tem­ple of Doom where Indy and com­pa­ny are served chilled mon­key brains in bowls made from the ani­mals’ decap­i­tat­ed heads? Accord­ing to Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., in his book, They Eat That? A cul­tur­al Ency­clo­pe­dia of Weird and Exot­ic Food from Around the World, eat­ing mon­key brains straight from the skull like that is based pure­ly on leg­end and if done in actu­al­i­ty could result in seri­ous health risks. Brain requires more for prepa­ra­tion than a saw and a spoon. For one, it needs to be cleaned before being ingest­ed. Deutsch rec­om­mends bathing the meat three times: first in cold water with a small amount of vine­gar, sec­ond in a cold water bath and third with salt­wa­ter. The cast of Tem­ple of Doom of course did­n’t have to stom­ach any actu­al pri­mate tis­sue when tak­ing a taste. Prop­mas­ters used cus­tard and rasp­ber­ry sauce to make their dish.

Today’s events are as sooth­ing as a long sip from a cool creek—a cool creek that, of course, is not crawl­ing with Gia­r­dia-induc­ing par­a­sites. (We avoid that kind of event.)

Here’s what we’ve got…

Moun­tain Hard­wear: A pio­neer of inno­va­tion in an indus­try hard­ened by pio­neers, Moun­tain Hard­wear is the ide­al part­ner for any moun­tain chal­lenge. If you’re some­one who sets out to find and chal­lenge the edges of your poten­tial, push past those edges and find your best self in the process, then Moun­tain Hard­wear makes the gear for you. Don’t miss out on Moun­tain Hard­wear Jack­ets, hik­ing pants, shirts, shorts, and more, on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Hur­ley: Hur­ley is an authen­tic lifestyle brand root­ed in surf­ing, skat­ing, music, and art. The company’s inspi­ra­tion is drawn from the ocean and its con­stant state of change. Live your pas­sion with Men’s and Women’s Hur­ley appar­el, on sale now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. 

Polar­max: There’s a notice­able bot­tom line with Polar­max base­lay­ers and it isn’t some­thing that will keep wear­ers sit­ting down: keep the prod­uct warm and the man­u­fac­tur­ing and ship­ping process green. Many of the company’s per­for­mance gar­ments are made from recy­cled yarns and fibers; it uses soy ink to print prod­uct infor­ma­tion on recy­cled paper; and it uses recy­clable pack­ag­ing for ship­ping. That’s a bot­tom line you can feel good about show­ing off. Today, we’ve got Polar­max base­lay­ers on sale for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Skull­can­dy: Park City, Utah-based Skull­can­dy mar­kets audio equip­ment that’s designed to sus­tain the rig­ors of the moun­tains. Skull­can­dy prod­ucts can take a thrash­ing and keep on rock­ing, which is cool, but how will they look, you ask? Cool? That’s what you hope, but where’s the proof? In Decem­ber 2008, Forbes mag­a­zine claimed in print that the com­pa­ny made, “the world’s coolest ear bud.” Forbes isn’t all that cool in its own rite, but the publication’s con­clu­sion was based in part on tes­ti­mo­ni­als from all the snows­port ath­letes, NBA play­ers, and super­mod­els that walk around rock­ing out with Skull­can­dy prod­ucts. Even Forbes can rec­og­nize how cool that is. Feel val­i­dat­ed by Forbes even when you’re broke, with Skull­can­dy audio head­wear and appar­el, on sale now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

SCOTT: It’s best to keep SCOTT tech­ni­cal appar­el and out­er­wear in a clos­et all by itself, so your oth­er gear doesn’t get jeal­ous. It’s a cru­el world in the gear clos­et and once you close the door and the lights go out, the tat­tered pieces are gonna attack the biggest threat. Keep that clos­et door closed for long enough and you may nev­er see your SCOTT jack­et again. And your friends won­der why you always wear that flan­nel. A lead­ing pro­duc­er of per­for­mance win­ter equip­ment and appar­el since 1958, SCOTT out­fits snows­port ath­letes for the worst con­di­tions. Today at The Clymb, we’ve got SCOTT out­er­wear and appar­el on sale for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. Find­ing a safe clos­et to put it in is up to you.

PLUS… There’s still time to save on Saucony Appar­el, Nideck­er, Suun­to, Some­thing for Every Sea­son, Gre­go­ry, Lole, Run & Bike, Men’s & Women’s Footwear, SPY, & Brooks Running.

IN OTHER NEWS: Did you know? In 1958, Ed Scott, a tal­ent­ed engi­neer and ski rac­er liv­ing in Sun Val­ley, Ida­ho, rev­o­lu­tion­ized the sport of ski­ing with a sin­gle inven­tion: The tapered alu­minum ski pole. Ed Scot­t’s inven­tion imme­di­ate­ly replaced the sport’s exist­ing use of bam­boo and steel. That rev­o­lu­tion­ary prod­uct launched a new brand, SCOTT. Ed Scot­t’s ini­tial vision of tech­ni­cal inno­va­tion would serve as the cor­ner­stone com­pa­ny phi­los­o­phy as the brand matured and expand­ed to new markets.


Ever won­der what pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes tune up to keep calm when sur­round­ed by the inevitable stoke right before drop­ping from a heli­copter to ski down a 50 degree pitch? Or what Olympic ski­er Jen Hudak plays before she makes her grace­ful ascent into a half-pipe?  Or maybe, you just need some new music ideas for the new pair of Skull­can­dy head­phones that you just bought from The Clymb.

Check out some favorites from the Skull­can­dy team riders.

After you score exclu­sive mem­ber-pric­ing on Skul­ly­can­dy, head on over to Face­book where we’ll be giv­ing away Clymb cred­it fans who share with us the tunes that make their human-pow­ered adven­tures possible.

There’s so much to choose from in today’s events you’re guar­an­teed to make a seri­ous dent in your hol­i­day shop­ping for the gear lover in your life (or yourself)!

Our first VONZIPPER event fea­tures their for­ward-think­ing snow gog­gles for men and women at exclu­sive Clymb mem­ber pric­ing. Shop this ultra-qual­i­ty gear now.

And Skull­can­dy is back with their sig­na­ture head­phones, ear­buds, and hood­ies that are per­fect for the park, pipe, or back­coun­try. Shop Skull­can­dy at up to 50% off.

We’ve seen the Face­book requests for Patag­o­nia so we’re super psy­ched to bring you their high-qual­i­ty footwear for men and women at up to 60% off.

Rede­fine your lim­its with styl­ish and inno­v­a­tive Native eye­wear, and do it at up to 60% off retail. Shop the selec­tion for men and women here.

Final­ly, shop aggres­sive and tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced pow­der, park, and all-moun­tain skis from Ninth­ward. Awe­some deals on amaz­ing skis at up to 50% off.

It’s not too late to shop KLYMIT out­er­wear, Manzel­la gloves, Water­box bot­tles, Wilder­ness Press guides, Moun­tain Hard­wear, Cha­co san­dals, Kel­ty gear, PROBAR per­for­mance ener­gy, & Out­side Magazine.

If you pur­chase one of our exclu­sive The Clymb tees, your whole order ships F‑R-E‑E.

Make sure you vis­it us on Face­book and Twit­ter. Besides being a great place to pick up an invi­ta­tion to join The Clymb, we also take sug­ges­tions and can answer your order and upcom­ing events questions.

Now, take time to check out this cool VONZIPPER Snow Team video:

The num­ber of out­door apps avail­able for the iPhone and Android phones are end­less. We know what the app mak­ers claim their apps can do, but we want­ed to hear from the peo­ple who would actu­al­ly put these apps to the test. A few of our mem­bers vol­un­teered to test out a few and give us their feedback.

Some of you can still get some seri­ous wave time in (jeal­ous) as not every­one is yet ready to sur­ren­der to win­ter weath­er. Clymb mem­ber Andres Aguirre checked out three surf­ing apps and shared his thoughts below.

If you’re a surfer with oth­er respon­si­bil­i­ties out­side of surf­ing you’re often look­ing for the best source of infor­ma­tion to help guide you to the best spot to surf that day.  This search for infor­ma­tion does not have to go fur­ther than the smart phone in your hand.

I reviewed three pop­u­lar surf fore­cast Android apps over a 60 day peri­od, Skullcandy’s all in one app pow­ered by Sur­fline, SwellInfo’s app by Glob­al Surf Indus­tries, and Surfline’s own surf report app. Every app had their own take on what users want to see.

Skull­can­dy: This app has a nice graph­i­cal inter­face .  With all the graph­ics and every­thing the appli­ca­tion does, results in it slow­ing down.  I found that the loca­tion find­er did not work, even if I was with­in a mile from a well known surf break.  I nev­er was able to use the loca­tion find­er through the entire test peri­od.  How­ev­er, if I entered the name of the surf break, the appli­ca­tion could find the break.  This how­ev­er would defeat the pur­pose if you were new to the area and were try­ing to find a place to surf.  There is a map func­tion you can also use, but since the loca­tions don’t come in it takes some scrolling around to find your loca­tion, but the surf breaks do not pop­u­late on the map when you’ve zoomed in on your loca­tion.  When you find a surf loca­tion and actu­al­ly bring it up on the app, the graph­ics are ele­men­tary.  The out­stand­ing graph­ics of the main menu do not trans­late down to the surf break view.  Over­all, if you know exact­ly where you’re going surf­ing, don’t mind how long the load times are, and a lot of extra stuff that you don’t use; this could be the app for you.

SwellInfo: This app had an upfront cost asso­ci­at­ed with it. At $2.99 it is a small price to pay for the val­ue that it brings.  It’s refresh­ing­ly sim­ple.  Nav­i­gat­ing to set your loca­tion is easy.  After drilling down to your spot, it brings up my favorite fea­ture of the app.  In one screen you can see the five day fore­cast, high and low tide times, swell height and inter­val, air temp, water temp, as well as wind speed and direc­tion.  If I’m in a sit­u­a­tion where I have to pick the days over the next week that I can surf, this is a great way to do it.  Each morn­ing and after­noon are giv­en a con­di­tion rat­ing from clean to chop­py and col­or cod­ed.  What ever this app los­es in pre­sen­ta­tion, it gains back plus some in functionality.

Sur­fline Surf Report:  This is prob­a­bly the one app that I have been look­ing for­ward to the most.  The app has surf cams that allow you to see almost real time video feeds (for sub­scribers) or a screen shot of the surf break for the free ver­sion.  The report fea­ture has wave size at the break, text descrip­tion of con­di­tions (twice a day), tide chart with time of high tide and low tide as well as tide height.  The report has swell direc­tion, swell inter­val, swell height, swell size over time graph, wind graph.  The fore­cast fea­ture only goes for­ward three days ass opposed to five days on the swellinfo app.  Nav­i­gat­ing through all the dif­fer­ent fea­tures is very easy and fast.  Each screen is sim­ple and func­tion­al.  Addi­tion­al fea­tures for sub­scribers are stream­ing cam­eras, LOLA data and a five day fore­cast window.

Fine print: If a com­put­er mod­el (i.e. app) can pre­dict con­di­tions at your surf break 8/10 times cor­rect­ly that is a very high lev­el of suc­cess.  6/10 times is more real­is­tic.  Break con­di­tions (waves, wave qual­i­ty) at the time you surf are a result of a very com­plex mix of fac­tors such as tide height, swell direc­tion and wind.  Some breaks are so fick­le that a mat­ter of 30 min can mean the dif­fer­ence between epic ses­sion and epic fail.  The best way to cor­re­late what you find via the internet/apps and actu­al suf con­di­tions is time in the water.

Would any of these apps be ben­e­fi­cial to you? Why or why not? What are some oth­er surf­ing apps you think are comparable/better?

Andres, thanks for such a com­pre­hen­sive review.

We got an over­whelm­ing response to our request for mem­bers to review more apps. If you’ve not yet let your inter­est known, please send an email to We’ve got lots of apps avail­able. If you’ve already sent an email, we’ll be in touch.

It seems I may have been a bit pre­ma­ture (per­haps to get the week­end here soon­er?) in yes­ter­day’s blog when I teased that our final GEIGERRIG event of 2011 would be this Wednesday.

It’s actu­al­ly today.

This is a good thing because that means you can get your hands on their inno­v­a­tive, spray-action hydra­tion packs that much soon­er. I did get every­thing else right, though: Their spray-action, bite-don’t-suck valves mean that you can hydrate more fre­quent­ly and effec­tive­ly. It also makes clean­ing off gear, cuts and scrapes, and sweaty brows a breeze. Shar­ing is also sim­ple and clean, with no wor­ry of germ or food trans­fer­ence should you want to share a drink with your pet or run­ning partner.

If you missed out on our pre­vi­ous GEIGERRIG event, now’s the per­fect time to cor­rect that. This will be our last GEIGERRIG event of 2011, so don’t sleep on this one. Get your GEIGERRIG at exclu­sive Clymb mem­ber pric­ing of up to 50% off here.

Every GEIGERRIG pack comes with a SKULLCANDY MOUNTAIN PASSPORT, filled with dis­count pass­es to some of the best resorts in the U.S. and Cana­da. Sim­ply reg­is­ter the code inside your pass­port at the GEIGERRIG site and then redeem the pass­es at one of the par­tic­i­pat­ing resorts. In most cas­es, using one pass pays for the pack. In every case, using more than one pass makes you a profit.

Of course, we could­n’t offer up such a great deal with­out fea­tur­ing the ultra hot head­phones and ear­buds from Skull­can­dy that are like med­i­cine for your ears. Score those and Skull­can­dy tees/sweatshirt at up to 50% off, here.

Don’t for­get: if you pick up an exclu­sive The Clymb tee, your entire order ships for free. Stop by Face­book or Twit­ter if you have any ques­tions or you need an invite to shop The Clymb.

Check out the GEIGERRIG pre­sen­ta­tion at this year’s Out­door Retail­er show:

No stranger to The Clymb, Skull­can­dy makes some of the slick­est, high-qual­i­ty ear­buds and head­phones on the mar­ket. We’re offer­ing up a selec­tion of both at up to 60% off. Seri­ous­ly, check out the styles. There are some new ones we’ve not fea­tured before.

Lafu­ma pro­duces world-class moun­tain, trekking, hik­ing, trail and run­ning gear. Start­ing today, mem­bers will receive up to 50% off their footwear. Check out the selec­tion of trail and hik­ing footwear for men and women here. 

And just in time to spend it on the great brands above, lat­er today we’ll be announc­ing the two win­ners of our pho­to con­test. Mem­bers were encour­aged to share pho­tos of their Clymb gear in action this past July 4th week­end. We’ll be giv­ing away two $50 cred­its to The Clymb at 5pm EST today.

To stay caught up on future con­tests, or if you have ques­tions about an order, vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter. It’s always a good way to snag an invi­ta­tion to The Clymb if you need one.

We’re con­stant­ly com­ing up with ways in which to enhance your expe­ri­ence with The Clymb. With the addi­tion of a third event each week, it became clear that we need­ed to change some of the site navigation.

Now you can shop dif­fer­ent events with­out going back to the main page. At the top of each sales page is the option to shop the oth­er avail­able events. Also, you can now shop by cat­e­go­ry (men’s wom­en’s, etc.) and by size with­in a par­tic­u­lar event.

Here’s a quick video explain­ing how:



We know your time is valu­able and e‑shopping should be as quick and pain­less as pos­si­ble. Hope­ful­ly, these new fea­tures will make shop­ping here a breeze. Thanks for your sug­ges­tions and keep them com­ing. We’re listening.

We’ve done Skull­can­dy before, but not quite like this. Not only do we have an offer­ing of ear­buds deliv­er­ing high qual­i­ty sound, Clymb mem­bers can also shop Skull­can­dy’s hood­ies and acces­sories at up to 55% off. From the FMJ (Full Met­al Jack­et) with inte­grat­ed audio to the iTouch Slid­er Case — the ulti­mate armor for your iPod, you can get your shop on here.

Also, lots of good­ies from Sier­ra Designs includ­ing light­weight, but durable out­er­wear and cozy booties for men and women, com­fort­able sleep­ing bags, and spa­cious tents. Mem­bers can shop Sier­ra Designs at up to 50% off here.

You can shop these mem­bers-only events by becom­ing a mem­ber, and you can become a mem­ber of The Clymb if you stop by and say hi on Twit­ter or Face­book.

POW Gloves is com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing the finest per­form­ing hand-wear for the activ­i­ties we love. They have a design-dri­ven pas­sion for mak­ing gloves that are “built to last.” Mem­bers of The Clymb can get their hands on — and in — these fine per­form­ing hand-wear for up to 60% off.

Also at up to 60% off: get funk­ti­fied with Skull­can­dy head­phones, ear­buds, and hood­ies. Not only are they uber-com­fy so you can rock them while on the go and in the groove, but they’re styl­ish and unique to boot.

You’ll need a mem­ber­ship to shop, but get­ting one is easy enough: just stop by and vis­it us on Twit­ter or Face­book.

To shop POW, click here. And for Skull­can­dy, here.