Archive for October, 2006

Published by Jesse on 31 Oct 2006

Ski Coupon 5% Off Purchase

A quick heads up folks.. is offering a coupon that will allow you $10 off any sub-total over $200. Not the best coupon but hey, anything helps. 10 smackers will get ya a damn good roll of sushi. If you’re getting ski gear you may as well use this coupon.

Make sure and enter coupon code AFF10OFF at checkout to redeem. This one is valid until 01/31/07.

Published by Jesse on 31 Oct 2006

Outdoor Gear Deal of the Day Stores

Now these are nifty (and good for the wallet). Two merchants we feature in the Outdoor Gear Engine Comparison site are now offering deal of the day offers for gear and apparel: and Read the official press release highlighting DOTD offerings…posted October 30th.This is a great inventory control and customer acquisition tool for merchants. Every day, participating gear stores mark down a product big time until it sells out. Random products, but incredible buys, so these are good RSS feeds to grab (subscribe through RSS buttons below).

These daily gear deals range from 25%-75% off retail price!

We’re going to work on automating all the daily gear deals from merchants in AvantLink’s outdoor category, but for now here’s a quick look at some Html displays of today’s killer deal. ***Seriously folks, grab the RSS feeds for your reader and keep an eye on these daily deals. It’s worth a glance now and then if it means scoring new sunglasses or ski goggles at 60% off!*** Outdoors Deal of The Day

Moosejaw Lowdown Deal of The Day

Published by Jesse on 27 Oct 2006

Altrec Semi-Annual Winter Sale: 20% OFF

Just a quick heads up. Nowz the time of year to watch They’re pumping out the promos to ramp up for a killer holiday and winter shopping season. The latest is a deal that offers 20% off your purchase. Details: Semi-Annual Winter Sale: 20% Off: This is a huge sale. This is in-line, top selling gear and clothing from our best brands at 20% Off. Click the banner below to redeem your 20% discount.

Sale expires 11/10/06

Published by Jesse on 27 Oct 2006

Alta, UT – Powder Ski Photographer Lee Cohen

If you’ve picked up a skiing magazine in the last ten years, chances are you’ve seen images from Lee Cohen, an outdoor photographer (he’s arguably brought us the best images in the history of powder skiing photography) based in Utah. What mags you ask? Name one. Even though I’m sure you’ve seen his work in many places, he’s probably made you drool over deep powder imagery in Powder Magazine the most. In fact, you likely have seen one of his photos on the cover of Powder! To wit:

Spin Boy

One of these days grace yourself with a mid-winter storm cycle in Little Cottonwood Canyon.. You owe it to yourself to see this guy’s muse!
Lee Cohen Photography

Published by Jesse on 25 Oct 2006

Seeking Out 100′ Waves; Surfers & Water Giants

Here’s a cool one. Some of these monster waves have been nicknamed Cyclops & Jaws, and they are the new life-and-death playground for a unique breed of surfers who ride gargantuan ocean waves as big as six story buildings. Quote from story: “This impact is absolutely fullon. You get rag-dolled, you get cartwheeled and you get ripped around violently. You have to learn to ‘simply’ relax and try to enjoy it.” Haha.

Awesome story but where are the photos?! Here’s another quote: “If you don’t have any fear, then you probably shouldn’t be out there,” says Cater. “When the lip smacks the water it makes a ominous cracking sound. It’s like thunder for ten seconds.”

read more | digg story

Published by Jesse on 25 Oct 2006

8 REI Stewardship Award Recipients Honored

For Immediate Release
Mike Foley

Seattle, WA, October 24, 2006 — “Each of these 8 volunteers have made contributions that are unique to who they are,” said REI President and CEO Sally Jewell. “We hope that their stories will inspire many others to get involved with this kind of rewarding work.”

This year’s eight winners of the award will receive a $500 REI gift certificate…in addition to REI donating over $160,000 in environmental stewardship project grants – $20,000 to each of the organizations with which the award winners volunteer.

Read Entire Article..

Published by Jesse on 24 Oct 2006

ALERT – 20% off any one item at Moosejaw

Moosejaw Madness is right! Look what MJ just brought to our attention today! And we quote: “This week being our 14th Anniversary, we are offering 20% off any one item. This is a coupon code based sale, customers enter coupon code “20” to get the deal at checkout.”

These guys can’t be faded. Take advantage of this offer right now. $20 off for every $100 you spend. Looks like the promo is only running until the end of October (the 30th to be exact).

Published by Jesse on 24 Oct 2006

Free Spy Sunglasses with Snowboard Purchase

Latest killer deal to be added to the Sales/Promos category…if you buy a snowboard at you can get free $80 sunglasses…

Do you need a new board this season? If so you’re lovin’ this offer. Right now is offering spy sunglasses fo free. I couldn’t pass up featuring this offer. Here are the details:

FREE Spy Sunglasses with every snowboard purchase. An $80 value free at

Published by Jesse on 24 Oct 2006

Men’s Arcteryx Maverick AR Polartec

Anything Arcteryx runs things, period. Anytime I’ve been able to get my hands on ski clothing from this company I’ve held on to it, and it’s done me right. This product feature is an underlayer fleece…put this Polartec under any Arc’teryx technical shell and you’re golden (at least Golden in most any Alta, Utah Powder climate!).

Gettin’ off topic, here…but the Maverick AR is a good product, see: “The Men’s Maverick AR Jacket uses a warm layer constructed from Polartec Thermal Pro textured fabric. Add in a streamlined design for simplicity…layers up nicely for winter outside activities.

Weight: 530 grams / 18.7 ounces (M), Suggested retailer for this product is

Suggested Retail Price: $169-$175

Mens Maverick AR Jacket, Arc’teryx

Price It, Buy It, Get Outside!

Published by Jesse on 22 Oct 2006

Fleece Jacket Sale from Paragon Sports

Hot off the press. This just in. Act fast. All that stuff. Basically, I was just about to log off the Internet and get outside for some wandering in the woods…when this notice hit my inbox:

Paragon Sports is running a 10% OFF sale on Fleece Jackets (excluding The North Face), today through October 26th 2006. Click on the following banner to redeem your 10% discount…

10% OFF Fleece Jackets

A good opportunity to get a new fleece if you’re ready for one.

Published by Jesse on 22 Oct 2006

Sierra Designs Appoints Agency for Southwest Territory

For Immediate Release
Dana Pluss
Scream Agency
303-893-8608 x204

Louisville, CO, October 20, 2006 — Sierra Designs, a leader in developing innovative outdoor products and gear; including apparel, tents, and sleeping bags for ‘people in the know’, this week announced it has hired Andrew Russell Sales to represent the southwest territory of the US, effective October 23rd. From the press piece: “Andy and his team pride themselves in building customer relationships and surging aheard with customer service and thorough training. They will be a valuable addition to the Sierra Designs organization…”

Read Entire Article…

Published by Jesse on 21 Oct 2006

Tale of a Utah Backcountry Ski Tour

OK we’re ready to blog another GravityFed Network classic story. Ever heard of The Angry Little Man of the Wasatch? HaHa.. Not even sure what Alex is up to these days, but he’s a legendary Little Cottonwood Canyon ripper (and drummer!).

Just one of many stories submitted by the ski bums of the Wasatch mountains of Utah, this story is Alex’s excellent account of a day in the Backcountry with good friends and damn good adventure.. “…it was starting to get late now and we were all very tired, but nobody was whining and, more importantly, nobody was loosing his cool.”

read more | digg story

Published by Jesse on 21 Oct 2006

Outdoor Directory GravityDex Still Kickin’

You may have seen this site before. It’s been around for a long time. In fact, it was probably one of the web’s first outdoor-specific directories, launched in 1999. It’s part of the GravityFed Network of sites. The same guys that built GravityDex, have recently been giving a lot of love to the new OGE (Outdoor Gear Engine Dot Com) search/comparison engine. We’re all about the gear.

So basically, just wanted to bring this outdoor directory some attention. It deserves it. Although the look and feel of the site hasn’t changed in ages (it’s very out of date- no fancy CSS or web 2.0 design here!) it consistently receives un-solicited listings to the tune of at least a dozen a week! Pretty cool. Check in on it now, and then in a few weeks again…cuz ‘The Dex’ is getting a face lift!

Published by Jesse on 20 Oct 2006

Fall Gear Sale & Swap at Black Diamond

It’s that time of year again. Ski shops and, in the case, manufacturers are ramping up for the winter sports season by offering killer deals on all kinds of gear, plus public forums for swaps. I’ve found some incredible gear deals over the years at ski swaps. Here are the details on BD’s coming event:

SALE: Fri-Sun, Oct 20-22

  • Save on all Black Diamon ice and climbing gear
  • Pre-season savings on all tele, AT and backcountry ski gear
  • new fall clothing and outerwear marked down (special prices are good during this sale only)

SWAP: Sat, Oct 21 (8am-noon Black Diamond parking lot – 2092 East 3900 South SLC, Utah – BD phone 801-278-0233)

  • Bring your old gear to sell, find new (well new to you) gear you need
  • No dealers please

More info available at the Black Diamond website.

Published by Jesse on 19 Oct 2006

Get your Skates Shoes, here!

Killer promo from for Oct/Nov. I know isn’t an outdoor gear store, but we use them in OGE because they offer a massive selection of hiking shoes, trail shoes, skate shoes and YOUNAMEIT shoes. Here is the promo:

For October and the beginning of November, here is a coupon for your use.

Code: OCT12OFF

12% off $100 or more
Valid 10/16/06 to 11/10/06

Not valid on sale items

Some brands excluded: Allen-Edmonds, Bragano, BRUNOMAGLI, Cole Haan, Donald J Pliner, K-Swiss, Kenneth Cole, Lucchese, MERRELL, Royal Elastics and Ugg

Published by Jesse on 19 Oct 2006

SAC’s New Look

Are you a SAC addict yet? A lot of us have been from time to time. I even bought three headlamps once which made three great holiday gifts. They were 7 smackers each. Delivered to my door for 28 smackers…the cost of one of those headlamps retail.

I am sure you’ve heard of SAC. It’s likely the best deal of the day site on the web for outdoor gear. Owned and operated by Well they have a brand spankin’ new site. Real nice lookin’.. And I think it’s also ‘bottomless’ now as well. Which means that once a product runs out a stock a new one gets placed into the mix.

While other online gear stores have DOTD features, SAC seems to offer the lowest discount consistantly. As far as quality product, well it often seems that the higher the mark down the less popular the program…but not always.

Over and out.

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