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


VAUDE Camp­ing: VAUDE is a pri­vate­ly-owned com­pa­ny that builds some of the high­est qual­i­ty and most envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly gear in the world. Shop this col­lec­tion of sleep­ing bags, packs, and more. 

VAUDE Cycling: Head­quar­tered in in Ger­many, VAUDE (pro­nounced “vah-day”) has set its sights on becom­ing Europe’s most envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly out­door brand. This col­lec­tion fea­tures cycling accessories.

SIGMA SPORT: Train to dom­i­nate the pelo­ton in the Pyre­nees or ped­al to the pub safe­ly in Port­land with SIGMA SPORT watch­es and lights. This Ger­man brand brings sophis­ti­cat­ed tech­nol­o­gy for your every­day use.

Body Up: Cre­at­ed for the fash­ion-mind­ed ath­lete, Body Up per­for­mance appar­el blends qual­i­ty and func­tion with style and ele­gance. Their col­lec­tions are designed in Italy and man­u­fac­tured in the U.S.

Tri Sup­plies: A triathlon is hard enough with­out hav­ing to bat­tle a wedgie, too. Don’t let infe­ri­or gear creep up on you. Shop this col­lec­tion of sin­glets, com­pres­sion shorts, race­suits, and more from top brands.


Shades of Win­ter: Don’t be fooled by the win­ter sun. Just because it swings low on the hori­zon doesn’t mean it lacks umph. Pro­tect your eyes from winter’s icy glare with stylin’ shades from Oak­ley, Native, and more.

Canine Equip­ment: Wag­ging tails. Wrestling match­es. Romp­ing through the mud. Dogs do a lot to inspire us to play out­side. Show your appre­ci­a­tion with the toys, beds, leash­es, and more fea­tured in this collection.


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


Bill­abong: Wait­ing for the wind to shift off­shore, you under­stand that surf­ing is more than a sport–it’s a lifestyle. Out­fit your­self for the spir­it of the sport with hood­ies, shorts, and more. 


Hi-Tec: An inno­va­tor of rugged, durable footwear, Hi-Tec changed the game when they invent­ed the light­weight hik­ing boot cat­e­go­ry. That same inno­v­a­tive spir­it is fea­tured in the out­er­wear in this collection.

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.


The Yan­kee Leaper Jumps Nia­gara: Did you know? On Octo­ber 7th (that’s today!), 1829, Sam Patch became America’s first famous dare­dev­il after his suc­cess­ful 125-foot plunge into the Nia­gara Riv­er at the base of Nia­gara Falls. A crowd of thou­sands gath­ered in the fog, wind, and rain to watch his stunt, but just min­utes before he was sched­uled to jump a met­al sup­port chain snapped from the lad­der. The stunt was delayed until 4pm, at which point Patch climbed to the top of the plat­form on Goat Island and pen­cil-dived into the churn­ing water near Cave of the Winds. When Patch did not emerge, a res­cue boat cir­cled the loca­tion where he had dis­ap­peared. Soon, though, a great roar swept through the crowd as Patch was spot­ted stand­ing onshore wav­ing to the spectators.

Unit­ed By Blue


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Fresh on the menu today:

Lole: Lolë is activewear inspired by well-being. The pro­gres­sive brand cre­ates tech­ni­cal, ver­sa­tile, appar­el that responds to the aspi­ra­tions of active women. Fol­low­ing its ded­i­ca­tion to well-being and bal­ance, Lolë uti­lizes organ­ic cot­ton and poly­ester fibers made from recy­cled plas­tic bot­tles in its cloth­ing. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on your next favorite brand.

Shades of Sum­mer: Whether for hik­ing, rid­ing, beach bum­ming, or catch­ing up on some sleep at work, a good pair of sun­glass­es is an essen­tial item in every out­door junkie’s kit. We’ve got the style you need on sale in today’s huge sum­mer sun­glass­es event. Look boss even if you’re a grunt with a new pair of bold shades from SPY, Drag­on, Anar­chy, & more. Avail­able now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing!

Unit­ed By Blue: Rec­og­niz­ing the ocean as the ulti­mate play­ground is one thing. Keep­ing it fit for play is anoth­er. Which is why, for every prod­uct sold, Unit­ed by Blue phys­i­cal­ly removes one pound of trash from oceans and water­ways through com­pa­ny-host­ed cleanups. This col­lec­tion fea­tures tees and hood­ies by the pro­gres­sive brand.


Tap, Tap, Tap­er­oo: Did you know? On August 5 (that’s today!), 1858, the final cables for the first transat­lantic tele­graph line were set into place, span­ning near­ly 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean at a depth often exceed­ing two miles. The transat­lantic cable reduced com­mu­ni­ca­tion time to a mat­ter of min­utes between North Amer­i­ca and Europe. To test the func­tion­al­i­ty of the sys­tem, Pres­i­dent James Buchanan and Queen Vic­to­ria exchanged a for­mal intro­duc­to­ry and com­ple­men­tary mes­sage. Although the sig­nal was weak, the trans­mis­sion was made suc­cess­ful­ly between the two lead­ers. The line ceased to func­tion only three weeks lat­er but this achieve­ment paved the way for future tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ment in communication.



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Fresh on the menu today:

Stroke Pad­dle­boards: Easy to learn and a fun chal­lenge to tru­ly mas­ter, stand-up pad­dle­board­ing is fast becom­ing the most pop­u­lar sum­mer activ­i­ty. Stroke pad­dle­boards are built with a rock­er pro­file for surf­ing and the sta­bil­i­ty for tour­ing on flat water, mak­ing them the per­fect crossover boards. All boards include car­bon fiber pad­dles. Click through now to check out some tru­ly beau­ti­ful SUPs.

ExOf­fi­cio: ExOf­fi­cio estab­lished itself in the late 1980s with a prod­uct that fea­tured the func­tion­al­i­ty of a fly-fish­ing vest and the con­struc­tion of a dress shirt. The award-win­ning leader in inno­v­a­tive tech­ni­cal appar­el con­tin­ues to cre­ate dynam­ic prod­ucts that are as fit for the office as they are for the out­doors. Click through now to shop a brand whose prod­uct is more than meets the eye.

Drag­on: Founder Will Howard breathed the fire of life into Drag­on in a garage in Capo Beach, CA in 1993. Drag­on sun­glass­es fea­ture a com­bi­na­tion of styl­ish, inde­pen­dent design and rugged build that stems from Howard’s pas­sion for action sports. Free your inner myth­i­cal beast by wear­ing Drag­on sun­glass­es, avail­able today on The Clymb for mem­ber- exclu­sive pricing.

Wom­en’s Swimwear: Sup­port and com­fort meet style and pre­mi­um tech­ni­cal design in this col­lec­tion of wom­en’s swimwear by Bill­abong and Lolë. Fea­tur­ing tops, bot­toms, and coverups. Don’t miss out on your chance to land a great new swim­suit at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

CW‑X: Design­ing lin­gerie is one of the most spe­cial­ized jobs in the appar­el indus­try. Which is why most brands that make ath­let­ic wear out­source work on their sup­port bras to inti­mate appar­el com­pa­nies. CW‑X is crème-de-la-crème ath­let­ic wear pro­duced by Wacoal, the world’s largest man­u­fac­tur­er of inti­mate appar­el. The com­pa­ny applies its sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge of the human anato­my with its expe­ri­ence in com­plex fab­ri­ca­tions and appar­el design to cre­ate pre­mi­um ath­let­ic wear that fits like a dream. Click through to check out our col­lec­tion of CW‑X Men’s and Wom­en’s ath­let­ic wear.

Salomon: The mighty Dolomite Moun­tain region in north­ern Italy is a renowned alpine mec­ca for skiers, moun­tain bik­ers, BASE jumpers, hik­ers, climbers, and peak-peep­ers of all shapes and sizes. But it’s also known for some­thing else: socks. Salomon per­for­mance socks are designed and knit­ted in the Dolomites, where test­ing prod­uct is as fun as it is pro­duc­tive. Today on The Clymb we’re hap­py to offer a lit­tle taste of out­door Italy, with Salomon Men’s and Women’s per­for­mance run, bike and snow socks, avail­able now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Fish­ing on the Fly: The riv­er will churn with the trem­bling of fish ter­ri­fied of your new fly-fish­ing gear. Let the water sooth you like a nice mas­sage. Shop rods, waders, float tubes, and more at insid­er pric­ing. Hes­i­tate on this one and years from now you’ll still be telling sto­ries about how it got away. Click through now for insid­er deals on fly-fish­ing essentials.


Canada’s Lewis (and Clark): Did you know? Though you may have nev­er heard of him, Scot­tish explor­er Sir Alexan­der Macken­zie is big in Cana­da: Like Keanu Reeves meets Wayne Gret­zky big. In 1793, the explor­er suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed his over­land cross­ing of Cana­da to reach the Pacif­ic Ocean, mak­ing him the first Euro­pean to make the east-west trip across North Amer­i­ca north of Mex­i­co. His jour­ney pre­dat­ed the Lewis and Clark expe­di­tion by 10 years. But he was­n’t always suc­cess­ful. On July 10 (that’s today!), 1789, Macken­zie and his crew of explor­ers (which includ­ed First Nations nav­i­ga­tors and his wife) first pad­dled their birch bark canoes into what is now known as the Macken­zie Riv­er. The water­way proved to be an effi­cient new route to the Arc­tic Ocean. How­ev­er, Macken­zie was so frus­trat­ed that it did­n’t lead to the Pacif­ic Ocean he chris­tened it, “Dis­ap­point­ment River.”

Guide­line Eyegear



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Fresh on the menu today:

Guide­line Eye­gear: Polar­ized lens­es block the bright hor­i­zon­tal rays that are gen­er­at­ed when sun­light bounces off water. Guide­line hates to see a squin­ter. That’s why they spe­cial­ize in build­ing afford­able, per­for­mance-ori­ent­ed polar­ized sun­glass­es for anglers and pad­dlers. Click through now to check out our col­lec­tion of per­for­mance sun­glass­es designed specif­i­cal­ly for water­sport enthusiasts.

ACME Made: Found­ed by a cou­ple guys with over 30 years expe­ri­ence in the design, adver­tis­ing and tech­nol­o­gy worlds, ACME Made cre­ates design-focused prod­ucts to pro­tect the tools of today’s mod­ern, active lifestyle. Mes­sen­ger bags have nev­er looked so good! Click through now to check them out.

ALSO AVAILABLE: GoLite footwear, Seat­tle Sports pad­dling acces­sories, Bren­thaven, Sock­Guy, and more!


Light of CHAOS: Did you know? Sun­light is pret­ty chaot­ic. It typ­i­cal­ly shoots in all direc­tions, mak­ing it easy enough to block with most sun­glass lens­es. But when it reflects off a flat sur­face such as a body of water, the light reflects in a hor­i­zon­tal­ly ori­ent­ed direc­tion. This more con­cen­trat­ed, intense light is what caus­es you to squint and curse and shake your fist at the sky. Polar­ized lens­es block those bright hor­i­zon­tal rays so you can pad­dle or cast in har­mo­ny with nature.

Moun­tain climber Aron Ral­ston (Pho­to cour­tesy of PROBAR)

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Fresh on the menu today:

PROBAR: While cut­ting slices of Kiel­basa and cheese with a dubi­ous­ly clean mul­ti­tool then toss­ing them on some sog­gy crack­ers will for­ev­er be the ulti­mate sus­te­nance-based rite of pas­sage in back­pack­ing, the final prod­uct is far from the health­i­est option. If ever there was a polar oppo­site to the moun­tain man­wich, it’s the PROBAR organ­ic food bar. Hunger-destroy­ing bars made from all-nat­ur­al, 100% veg­an organ­ic ingre­di­ents, PROBAR prod­ucts fill the trail-weary up on pure nutri­tion­al good­ness, leav­ing them with a skip in their steps instead of a brick in their bel­lies. Bring the raw food move­ment to the trail with cas­es of PROBAR, avail­able now on The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Lone­ly Plan­et: (Amer­i­c­as, Asia, Europe) From remote vil­lages to bustling cities, Lone­ly Plan­et trav­el guides pro­vide inde­pen­dent, on-the-ground, analy­sis of the best places on the plan­et to vis­it. Today, The Clymb is proud to offer mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on near­ly 100 dif­fer­ent titles fea­tur­ing loca­tions in the Amer­i­c­as, Europe, and Asia.

SPY: SPY came into being in the ear­ly-to-mid ‘90s as the brain­child of a group of over-achiev­ing ath­letes and design freaks seek­ing new per­spec­tive through the lens of tech­ni­cal eye­wear. SPY’s patent­ed anti-fog­ging frame tech­nol­o­gy was born from its founders’ pas­sion for surf­ing, snow­board­ing, ski­ing, and rac­ing bicy­cles. Keep a clear eye with SPY sun­glass­es, on sale now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Lowe­pro: Since 1967, Lowe­pro has been per­fect­ing spe­cial­ty prod­ucts designed to pro­tect your cam­era against the ele­ments. Today’s col­lec­tion fea­tures advanced Lowe­pro car­ri­ers, lens cas­es, lap­top sleeves, and more. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing!


Top O’ The World to Ye: Did you know? On May 29 (that’s today!), 1953, Edmund Hillary and Ten­zig Nor­gay made moun­taineer­ing his­to­ry when they became the first to reach the sum­mit of Mount Ever­est. Accounts of the mon­u­men­tal event fail to address which, if either, of the men was the first to see how far he could spit off the top.


Fresh on the menu today:

Hur­ley Men’s and Wom­en’s Appar­el: 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. We’re espe­cial­ly excit­ed to be offer­ing Hur­ley’s Phan­tom board­short. Light­weight, water repel­lant, made with max­i­mum stretch and from recy­cled plas­tic bot­tles (about 12 of them), this line may be the pin­na­cle of board­short tech­nol­o­gy. Click through now to shop Men’s and Wom­en’s Hur­ley board­shorts, tees, and more at mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Drag­on Sun­glass­es: Founder Will Howard breathed the fire of life into Drag­on in a garage in Capo Beach, CA in 1993. Drag­on sun­glass­es fea­ture a com­bi­na­tion of styl­ish, inde­pen­dent design and rugged build that stems from Howard’s pas­sion for action sports. Free your inner myth­i­cal beast by wear­ing Drag­on sun­glass­es, avail­able today on The Clymb for mem­ber- exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: LOOK, Craft, Ocean Mind­ed, Skratch Labs, Bill­abong, IPATH, Load it Up: Packs, Bags, & Lug­gage, Men’s Footwear, Wom­en’s Footwear, Sum­mer Appar­el, & Colum­bia Watches.


Teens on Top of the World: Did you know? Moun­taineers cel­e­brat­ed a his­toric ‘first’ on this day in 2001, when Tem­ba Tsheri, a 16-year-old Sher­pa from Nepal, became the youngest per­son to sum­mit Mount Ever­est. Tsheri held onto the record until May 2010 when 13-year-old Amer­i­can climber Jor­dan Romero took his crown. Tsheri had first attempt­ed to climb the moun­tain at age 14, but was forced back due to vio­lent storms. The sub­se­quent frost­bite caused him to lose five fingers.

Cred­it: Grand Trunk

Hap­py Sat­ur­day, Clym­bers. We’re cov­er­ing all the bases for your nomadic lifestyle today, with DAKINE bags and acces­sories and Grand Trunk adven­ture trav­el gear. Now gii­i­i­it out there and do some­thing fun.

Fresh on the menu today:

DAKINE Bags & Acces­sories: DAKINE HQ is nes­tled between the Colum­bia Riv­er and Mount Hood in the Colum­bia Gorge, an epic out­door play­ground for the com­pa­ny’s gear testers. The inno­va­tors at DAKINE prac­tice what they preach. Where else would they choose to call home? Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on packs, lug­gage, mes­sen­ger bags, hats, belts, wal­lets, & more boast­ing DAKINE’s famous­ly inno­v­a­tive design, rugged build, and action-sport style.

Grand Trunk: The recipe for adven­ture trav­el isn’t too com­pli­cat­ed: Take a pinch of curios­i­ty, a dash of grit and then shake it all up in a for­eign land. When the smoke clears, you’ll have an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence. And, if you do it right, you’ll also be sport­ing a few things from Grand Trunk—maker of the best gear for explor­ers of the road less trav­eled. If you’re the type of per­son who prefers adven­ture trav­el to a trip to the time­share then you won’t want to miss out on this event. Throw a dart at the map and step into the unknown with Grand Trunk ham­mocks, trav­el acces­sories, and more for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Shades of Sum­mer: Whether for hik­ing, rid­ing, beach bum­ming, or hid­ing a hang­over at work, a good pair of sun­glass­es is an essen­tial item in every out­door junkie’s kit. We’ve got the style you need on sale in today’s huge sum­mer sun­glass­es event. Look boss even if you’re a grunt with a new pair of shades from top brands, avail­able now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: DAKINE Bike, Dahlgren, KAVUCOALTrail FootwearEmer­i­caMen’s Go BigGiroMen’s Every­day Appar­el & Footwear

Cred­it: Holden


Wel­come back, Clym­bers. It’s a style-junky’s par­adise here today, with tech­ni­cal and lifestyle appar­el and sun­glass­es from some pret­ty incred­i­ble brands that are push­ing the bound­aries of design. Enjoy yourselves.

Here’s what we’ve got on the docket:

Hold­en: Based in Port­land, OR, in an office a stone’s throw from Clymb HQ, Hold­en makes fit-focused gar­ments that are root­ed in clas­sic design and cur­rent fash­ion. Spice up your clos­et with high-qual­i­ty, tai­lored fit, and eco-friend­lier gar­ments today with Men’s and Wom­en’s Hold­en appar­el, avail­able at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

RAEN: Found­ed by the design­ers from Encini­tas-based Libre Design in 2008, RAEN is a clas­sics-dri­ven, bou­tique eye­wear brand that pro­vides time­less, qual­i­ty sun­glass­es for an active lifestyle. Hand­made, heart­felt, RAEN sun­glass­es are made from high-end mate­ri­als and exhib­it sleek mod­ern-clas­sic design. The styled-out, hand­made acetate frames are guar­an­teed to take a beat­ing and turn heads. You’re not a kid any­more. Retire those gas sta­tion shades and face your next out­door adven­ture in style. Click through for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on Men’s and Wom­en’s RAEN optics.

Toes on the Nose: With clean & clas­sic design meant to reflect the sim­plic­i­ty of ear­li­er times, Toes on the Nose surf appar­el reflects the his­to­ry and soul of surf­ing. The com­pa­ny takes its name from an old col­umn in Surfer Quar­ter­ly mag­a­zine. Make your old clothes his­to­ry with Men’s and Wom­en’s appar­el from Toes on the Nose, avail­able now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: Show­ers Pass, Wenger, Kryp­tonite, Esbit, Light My Fire, Colum­bia, Sorel, Shells & Fleeces, Camp Essen­tials, Mam­mut, New Bal­ance, Five Ten, ICON, Cushe, Run­ning Acces­sories, & Immer­sion Research.


Avast Ye Muti­nous Swine: Did you know? On April 28th (that’s today!) 1789, 11 dis­grun­tled sea­men took con­trol of the British Roy­al Navy ship, HMS Boun­ty. Ill-treat­ed and desirous to return to the Pacif­ic island of Tahi­ti, the muti­neers forced their com­mand­ing offi­cer and 18 of his loy­al crewmem­bers into a small boat and set them adrift. The mutiny and the adven­tures that ensued have become a thing of often-fic­tion­al­ized sea leg­end pop­u­lar­ly referred to as The Mutiny on the Bounty.

Credit: Craft of Sweden
Cred­it: Craft of Sweden


For­get DIY fur­ni­ture, Mup­pet chefs, and biki­ni teams. We’ve got two awe­some brands on the dock­et today that are about to move to the front of the list of things you asso­ciate with Swe­den. From now on, when some­body waves the blue and yel­low, the flag is going to remind you of styl­ish pro­tec­tion gear from POC and fit-focused per­for­mance fit­ness appar­el from Craft. How do you like them meatballs?

Here’s some more info on today’s fea­tured brands:

POC: Swe­den-based POC devel­ops styl­ish per­son­al pro­tec­tive gear for grav­i­ty sports ath­letes. Head­quar­tered in Salt­sjobaden out­side of Stockholm—a cen­ter for research and devel­op­ment in the areas of safe­ty, med­i­cine, and healthcare—the com­pa­ny is able to tap some of Europe’s lead­ing experts to help with prod­uct devel­op­ment. POC then straps its ath­letes into the gear and has them put it to the test and rec­om­mend changes. Next, the POC design team goes to work to ensure the prod­ucts are as exquis­ite as they are safe. The end result is a line of light­weight, high per­for­mance gear with ground­break­ing design that meets the high stan­dards of pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes and med­ical experts. Look good while pro­tect­ing your pre­cious parts with POC hel­mets, gog­gles, sun­glass­es, & more, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Men’s & Wom­en’s Craft: In the begin­ning, Craft founder Anders Bengts­son spent an inor­di­nate amount of time look­ing at his under­wear. After heavy exer­cise ses­sions out­side his home in Borås, Swe­den, Bengsts­son would weigh his skivvies and use a mois­ture gauge to mea­sure how sweaty they were. He used his research to devel­op the ide­al lay­er to wear next to the skin—a gar­ment that trans­ports mois­ture out­wards with as lit­tle absorp­tion into the fibers as pos­si­ble. The result­ing brand, Craft, is now a glob­al leader in peak-per­for­mance ath­let­ic appar­el. Today on The Clymb, we’re cel­e­brat­ing yet anoth­er exam­ple of Swedish inge­nu­ity with Men’s and Women’s Craft cycling, run­ning, and fit­ness appar­el, for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: VonZip­per, Goorin Bros, Core Con­cepts, Vestal, Skull­can­dy, Impe­r­i­al Motion, Thule, Wool­rich, Home­school, Men’s Footwear, Wom­en’s & Kids’ Footwear, Cycling Goods, & Men’s & Wom­en’s Tees.


Free Fallin’: Did you know? On April 19 (that’s today!), 1987, a real-life res­cue that seems out of the pages of a graph­ic nov­el took place in the Ari­zona skies. While mov­ing into posi­tion for a for­ma­tion drop, sky­div­er Deb­bie Williams col­lid­ed with anoth­er sky­div­er. The impact knocked her out. When Gre­go­ry Robert­son noticed his col­league tum­bling to the ground, he did what any rea­son­able super­hero would in that situation—he tucked his arms to his sides and went into a 200-mph free-fall to catch up. At 3,500 feet, with the red Ari­zona desert get­ting clos­er by the sec­ond, Robert­son reached Williams. Pulling out of his dive, Robert­son propped the uncon­scious woman into an upward posi­tion, yanked her rip­cord, and then opened his own para­chute. Williams land­ed hard on her back and was rushed to the hos­pi­tal. She sur­vived the inci­dent. Mild-man­nered Robert­son lat­er told the New York Times it was “just anoth­er day of skydiving.”

Cred­it: Core Concepts


Clym­bers! Don’t fret. We’ve got some excit­ing events planned to help get you over the hump on this mid-month, mid-week, moth­er-of-all hump days. Look for rev­o­lu­tion­ary sun­glass­es, hats with a his­to­ry, and moun­tain-to-Main Street tech­ni­cal appar­el on the menu today. Can you feel that? You’re almost over it. Just…one…click…away. Enjoy all the great deals!

A lit­tle more about today’s events:

VonZip­per: Vonzip­per was found­ed in a south­ern Cal­i­for­nia garage in 1999 by friends that grew up surf­ing, skate­board­ing, & snow­board­ing togeth­er. Its prod­ucts are designed to cel­e­brate the indi­vid­u­al­i­ty and the gospel of the good life and to serve as a pos­i­tive man­i­festo to the alter­na­tive mind­set. Scream the gospel of your indi­vid­u­al­i­ty to the heav­ens with­out hav­ing to squint, with VonZip­per sun­glass­es, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. 

Goorin Bros: The Goorin fam­i­ly has been out­fit­ting heads since 1895, when Cas­sel Goorin sold his first hat off a horse cart in Penn­syl­va­nia. The com­pa­ny was then tak­en over by his sons, who moved it out West. Today, Goorin Bros is led by Cas­sel’s great grand­son, who crafts hats inspired by San Fran­cis­co’s rich artis­tic com­mu­ni­ty. Wear some his­to­ry on your head, with Goorin Bros time­less hats, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Core Con­cepts: Equal­ly inspired by the sky­line of the Tetons as the sky­line of Man­hat­tan, Core Con­cepts makes top-notch tech­ni­cal out­door clothes that func­tion no mat­ter what you’re up to – dou­ble black, sin­gle track or a quick run at lunch. Go from the moun­tains to Main Street, with Core Con­cepts styl­ish tech­ni­cal appar­el, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.


Shades of Judge­ment: Did you know? Judg­ment isn’t always blind but it can get close with a sweet pair of sun­glass­es. Dur­ing the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) Chi­nese judges rocked (heh, heh) sun­glass­es-like eye­wear with lens­es made of smoked quartz. No, court was­n’t being held at the beach. The pur­pose of the devis­es was so that the judges, in an attempt to remain as inscrutable as pos­si­ble until the end of the tri­al, could hide their eyes while eval­u­at­ing evi­dence. Use his­to­ry as an excuse to pick up a pair of VonZip­per sun­glass­es from today’s event and lay down some of your own law.

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.

Cred­it: Sier­ra Designs

The first rule of Soup Club is, you don’t talk about Soup Club. But no rule explic­it­ly states that you can’t write about it. So you can believe me when I say that we start­ed a Soup Club at Clymb HQ and that, as with The Clymb itself, mem­ber­ship is surg­ing. The exec­u­tive pow­ers-that-be, pos­si­bly hop­ing to study the explo­sive growth of our orga­ni­za­tion, recent­ly bought a crock pot for the kitchen. It’s seen heavy use. So far, the soups have been hearty and sat­is­fy­ing; nobody has been strick­en down by Gia­r­dia or any oth­er poten­tial broth-born ill­ness. While it’s unlike­ly that some­one will get sick from an unmo­lest­ed soup, the risk of sab­o­tage can­not be ignored.

There is a fringe group of col­leagues who have man­aged not to take a sin­gle sip of soup, know­ing that doing so would oblige them to make a soup of their own at some point. They hold the club with a cer­tain dis­dain that could prove to be dangerous—particularly with so much hot sauce in the cup­boards near­by. But those who have pledged their alle­giance to Soup Club know it’s only a mat­ter of time before every one of them cross­es the line. The inevitabil­i­ty of mem­ber­ship in Soup Club is denied only by the dis­senters, a new one of which drops every day. And what’s that intox­i­cat­ing aro­ma ema­nat­ing from the kitchen? That’s the sweet smell of a nice ham bisque cook­ing in the pot for this after­noon’s lunch. Yes, anoth­er will soon fall.

There’s a lot more cookin’ today at The Clymb than bisque. We’ve also got some great prod­ucts on the menu, includ­ing sun­glass­es, sleep­ing bags, long­boards, and Men’s every­day appar­el. What are you wait­ing for? Scoop up some sweet gear while the deals are hot.

Here’s some more about today’s events:

Drag­on Sun­glass­es: Founder Will Howard breathed the fire of life into Drag­on in a garage in Capo Beach, CA in 1993. Still run by Howard, Drag­on holds true to its free-think­ing and alter­na­tive roots, endur­ing as one of the few tru­ly inde­pen­dent brands in its field. Free your inner myth­i­cal beast by wear­ing Drag­on sun­glass­es, avail­able today on The Clymb for mem­ber- exclu­sive pricing.

Sec­tor 9: The hills are alive with the sound of shred­ding. Add to the music with your own Sec­tor 9 long­board, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. And just because you’re rock­ing the down­hill doesn’t mean you have to miss a style beat. Main­tain your com­po­sure in a men’s Sec­tor 9 tee. Don’t miss out. We’re offer­ing mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on all Sec­tor 9 prod­ucts now at The Clymb.

Sier­ra Designs: Sier­ra Designs has over 40 years of expe­ri­ence cre­at­ing elite per­for­mance gear and appar­el for seri­ous out­door ath­letes. Its prod­ucts con­tin­ue to sup­port explor­ers through every extreme, from the peak of Ever­est to the North and South poles. Over the years, the com­pa­ny has racked up awards from numer­ous pub­li­ca­tions, includ­ing Out­side, Back­pack­er, and Nation­al Geo­graph­ic. Set out like the career explor­ers do, with Sier­ra Design’s equip­ment, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Men’s Every­day Appar­el: Walk like a man. Talk like a man. Dress com­fort­ably every damn day like a man with Men’s tees, shorts, & hats, on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

PLUS… There’s still time to save on Patag­o­nia footwear, Brooks-Range, Win­ter Acces­sories, Win­ter Out­er­wear, Boards and Skis, Mam­mut, Gib­bon slack­lines, Ster­ling Rope, Ahnu, Hi-Tec, Camel­Bak, Pro­Bar, Detours, Men’s & Wom­en’s Run­ning, Wom­en’s Activewear, & Sunglasses.


Sleep­ing With a Mail-Order Mil­lion­aire: Did you know? Sier­ra Designs makes some of the best, most tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced, sleep­ing bags on the mar­ket. But they did­n’t invent the con­cept. That hon­or belongs to wild­ly suc­cess­ful Welsh entre­pre­neur Pryce Jones—better known as the father of mail order shop­ping, which he also invent­ed. In 1876, Jones patent­ed the Euk­lisia Rug, a “bed and blan­ket” com­bo that he pro­duced for the Russ­ian army. The Euk­lisia Rug (also called the Brown Army Blan­ket) was lit­tle more than a six-by-three-foot Welsh wool rug that users were instruct­ed to roll them­selves up in. Some mod­els were offered with a pil­low sewn in. After the Bat­tle of Plev­na in 1877, Rus­sia can­celed a 60,000-order con­tract, forc­ing Jones to mar­ket his remain­ing sup­plies around the world to be, among oth­er things, “uti­lized by the poor.” How right he was. Just ask a ski bum.


Hap­py Tues­day, Clym­bers. Spring is close, which for some of you means there will soon be one less excuse to put off that new year’s res­o­lu­tion to run more reg­u­lar­ly. Whether you’re in train­ing or sim­ply ful­fill­ing a cham­pagne-fueled promise to your­self, when the Char­i­ots of Fire theme song takes over and you just have to run, the right shoes will make all the dif­fer­ence. We’ve got some great events on the dock­et today, includ­ing a huge selec­tion of active and lifestyle footwear to help get you out the door and on your way in com­fort. Don’t miss out.

Here’s what we have for you today:

Brooks Run­ning: The folks at Brooks Run­ning engi­neer footwear to pro­vide the per­fect ride for every stride, and the ide­al fit for every foot type. And with earth-mind­ed tech­nolo­gies such as BioMoGo—the world’s first biodegrad­able run­ning shoe mid­sole that biode­grades 50 times faster than con­ven­tion­al ath­let­ic shoe midsoles—Brooks Run­ning is com­mit­ted to keep­ing run­ning as low-impact an activ­i­ty as pos­si­ble. Feel even bet­ter about your run with Men’s and Women’s Brooks Run­ning shoes, on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Men’s & Women’s Footwear: Those boots were made for hik­ing. And that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days those boots are gonna hike along with you. Those san­dals are great for hik­ing too—especially on a dusty day. But they real­ly shine when portag­ing a kayak around a log­jam. And what of those slip­pers? They were made for chillax­ing. And that’s def­i­nite­ly just what you’ll want to be doing when­ev­er you’re not pur­su­ing adven­ture this sea­son. Spring is here. Are your feet cov­ered? Step it up with Men’s and Women’s shoes, san­dals, and boots from Patag­o­nia, Teva, Salomon, Keen, Hi-Tec, Gravis, Cha­co, Acorn, BOGS, and more, on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

SPY: SPY came into being in the ear­ly-to-mid ‘90s as the brain­child of a group of over-achiev­ing ath­letes and design freaks seek­ing new per­spec­tive through the lens of tech­ni­cal eye­wear. SPY’s patent­ed anti-fog­ging frame tech­nol­o­gy was born from its founders’ pas­sion for surf­ing, snow­board­ing, ski­ing, and rac­ing bicy­cles. Keep a clear eye on the moun­tain, waves, or road with SPY gog­gles and sun­glass­es, on sale now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

PLUS… There’s still time to save on Moment, Wilder­ness Press, Samp­son, & Grand Trunk.

FLORIDA OF YOUTH: Did you know? On this day in 1513, Span­ish explor­er Juan Ponce de Leon first sight­ed Flori­da. Accord­ing to pop­u­lar leg­end, de Leon dis­cov­ered what would become known as the “sun­shine state” while actu­al­ly search­ing for the Foun­tain of Youth.

Today you can shop Canari — func­tion­al, high-qual­i­ty cycling gear, and Native eye­wear — always inno­v­a­tive and unique­ly stylish.

But where will you go tomor­row? One day is short notice to plan an adven­ture that will take you tens of thou­sands of miles around the world, over unfor­giv­ing ter­rain by foot and hand, and to the top of inspir­ing peaks. What about what’s right out­side your door?

Native encour­ages the explo­ration of your habi­tat and claim­ing your space there. No one under­stands this bet­ter than Alas­tair Humphreys, a sea­soned world adven­tur­er who has rid­den his bike 46,000 miles around the world. He spent 2011 embark­ing on microad­ven­tures that began and end­ed at his doorstep in a Lon­don sub­urb. From liv­ing off the land for four days to swim­ming the Thames, each microad­ven­ture pro­vid­ed a phys­i­cal chal­lenge and allowed him to meet peo­ple he might not have oth­er­wise. Humphreys said his goal was to “break down the elit­ism in adven­ture,” and he found there is adven­ture to be had just by break­ing your rou­tine and explor­ing the world right out­side your door.

Alas­tair Humphreys — Pho­to by Her­wig Pho­to,

Humphreys is one of sev­er­al peo­ple vying for Nation­al Geo­graph­ic’s “Adven­tur­er of the Year.” Each has accom­plished great­ness in their own way and has inspired oth­ers to explore the world near and far.

Read their sto­ries and then cast your vote. Head over to Face­book when you’re done and let us know who you vot­ed for and why.

Also Fea­tured This Week: 

Sleep Under the Stars with Slumberjack

Into the Wild with Kel­ty and Mountainsmith

We’ve already estab­lished that music plays a role in our human-pow­ered adven­tures – whether it’s pump­ing through your new Skull­can­dy head­phones on your milk run, or a beat that inspires you to get out and ride, we all have a per­son­al soundtrack.

Adri­an Ballinger Cred­it:

Since 2006, Kaenon Polar­ized has been the sun­glass of choice at Bon­na­roo – an annu­al four-day music and arts camp­ing fes­ti­val held in Man­ches­ter, Ten­nessee. Though this year’s line­up will be announced in the next few weeks, music and out­door lovers are already abuzz with head­lin­er rumors includ­ing: Lady Gaga, Fleet Fox­es, Red Hot Chili Pep­pers, Phish, Radio­head, Sir Paul McCart­ney, and more.

Pick up a pair or two of Kaenon’s sun­glass­es fea­tur­ing their SR-91 tech­nol­o­gy, and then tell us who you’d like to see at this year’s (June 7th- 10th) Bon­na­roo festival.

Also Fea­tured This Week: 

Bur­ton Bags, Foursquare, and Spe­cial Blend

Music To Get You Mov­ing With Skullcandy