Archive for January, 2007

Published by Jesse on 30 Jan 2007

Tasman Sea Kayak Expedition

Kokatat Sponsors “Crossing The Ditch” Expedition

For Immediate Release
Lisa Beckstead
Media Relations
775-225-8039
lisa_beckstead@kokatat.com

Arcata, CA, January 23, 2007 – James Castrission and Justin Jones will launch this month on the second longest trans-oceanic expedition relying solely on paddle power for propulsion. They will kayak out of Sydney Harbor, Australia and travel in a custom-made kayak, laden with supplies, safety equipment, and communication systems, to the Bay of Auckland, New Zealand. The estimated length of this trip is 45-55 days.

“The risk management research undertaken is critical in ensuring safety and the overall success of the expedition” said team member James Castrission. James and Justin have spent the last 14 months creating a 40 page “Risk Management Proposal” which examines the major issues pertinent to the success of this expedition.

For more information and to follow this expedition, please visit www.crossingtheditch.com.au

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Published by Jesse on 29 Jan 2007

Outdoor Super Store Coupons

We’ve been given a couple of exclusive coupons for OutdoorSuperStore.com (site) that you might find helpful. We’re just starting to promote them and it looks like they will be a great addition to Outdoor Gear Engine soon. About this store:

OutdoorSuperstore.com carries over 150,000 sporting good products including gear for archery, hunting, camping, shooting, paint ball, and boating. We are the online leader in selection for outdoor sporting goods at competitive prices.

Here are the two custom coupons they’ve given us so if you’re in the market for any of their products grab these now. Important: You must click on banner or links below and then enter the coupon codes to redeem the savings.

  • Free Shipping all orders, use code 4ETADG at checkout – CLICK HERE
  • 10% Off all orders, use code B55CLC at checkout – CLICK HERE

Everything Outdoors

Published by Jesse on 29 Jan 2007

20% Off Burton Snowboards

I know some of you are watching for Burton to go on sale. Well, act now because ParagonSports.com (site) is now offering Burton Snowboards for 20% off retail!! The sale started on January 21st and it’s still ongoing. Don’t hesitate on this sale or you may lose out on your board of choice because inventory is moving quickly. We’ll update this blog post with a comment to let you know when the sale ends.

Important: No coupon code necessary but you must click the banner below to redeem these savings:

Published by Jesse on 26 Jan 2007

Johnny B’s Lee Cohen MP3 Interview

Here’s another Alta, Utah personalities feature in the AltaCam podcast series that just went live. This is one entertaining interview! If you’re a powder skier there’s a good chance you’ve seen Lee Cohen‘s deep powder photos in Powder magazine (or on the cover of Powder!) or other ski publications. This guy is a true living legend, and arguably the best deep powder photographer on the planet.

Here’s the overview: Alta local Johnny B interviews Lee at his home in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Read the transcript or listen to the MP3 by clicking here. You don’t want to miss this. Be sure to download and listen to all three segments. Enjoy.

If you have any comments on this interview feel free to post them on the AltaCam thread about this interview.

Listen to the Interview | Digg It!

Published by Jesse on 25 Jan 2007

Liquidation Prices on 06 Bikes

Performance Bicycle’s tagline is “America’s Best Prices…Period”. Well it’s holding true right now. Gear up for the pedal season (which will be here before you know it!) now with their Inventory Reduction Sale! Through this Sunday January 28th, find huge savings on over 750 products at PerformanceBike.com (site). If you buy bike parts and/or apparel regularly and haven’t used these guys yet it’s time to try.

Important: You must click on the banner or links below to redeem these huge discounts!

Inventory Reduction Sale at PerformanceBike.com

Featured bikes on sale include:


Tirreno Razza 1000 Road Bike – Now $1,329.00

2006 Scattante CFR Triple Road Bike – Now $1,749.00

Published by Jesse on 18 Jan 2007

Save 25% on Select Burton Gear

Hey All. Altrec.com (site) just sent out a great coupon code for some major brands in Snowboarding equipment. Using the following coupon code at the checkout will save you 25% on select items from Burton, Red & Anon. Here are the specifics of this promo:

  • 25% Off Select Burton, Red & Anon – Snowboards, Bindings, Jackets, Pants, Packs, Boots and more.
  • Coupon Code valid today through January 31, 2007.
  • Use Coupon Code BroDeal at checkout to redeem this HUGE savings.

Important: You must click the banner below AND input the coupon code BroDeal at checkout to redeem the 25% savings.

Save 25% on Burton

Published by Jesse on 17 Jan 2007

SmartWool’s Outdoor Retailer Green Booth

For Immediate Release
Carson Stanwood
Stanwood & Partners PR
307.733.1514
stanwood@wyoming.com

Steamboat Springs, CO, January 17, 2007 – Outdoor Retailers Booth 32091 will feature new thinking in sustainable booth design as well as the industry’s best-selling merino wool socks, base layers and active clothing accessories. SmartWool has created a new booth that uses 65 percent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified green-based materials.

The booth will include the following materials and more:

  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified plywood
  • Benjamin Moore Ecospec paints
  • Organic cotton canvas
  • 100% New Zealand grown wool carpeting

“We have been a socially conscious brand from the very beginning” says Gardner Flanigan, SmartWool Communications Manager. “From our pioneering industry sourcing contracts to our stance on animal treatment, we feel that SmartWool stands today as the largest natural fiber based/socially conscious brand in the outdoor industry”.

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Published by Jesse on 16 Jan 2007

Alta’s Johnny B Interviews Pro Skier Nobis

This podcast is the best of Alta, Utah Skiing Personalities – Two Alta locals sit down and talk shop and it’s all recorded in an MP3 podcast on AltaCam.com. Listen to Johnny B interview professional free skier and former Olympian Jeremy Nobis at his house at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. This is a three-part interview that covers everything from fishing in AK to the phat ski revolution, to babysitting Dave McReynolds’ new pup 🙂 Anyone who knows Johnny B will appreciate his interviewing and communication skills.

It’s especially cool to hear about Jeremy’s take on knowing your own limits and on what skiing at Alta means to him. It’s a quick download and a great podcast so check this one out and share it.

There’s a thread about AltaCam started about this podcast

or…

Read the Interview Transcript | Digg story

Published by Jesse on 16 Jan 2007

ArcTeryx On Sale

There are some killer Arc’Teryx products on sale right now through the RockCreek.com Annual Winter Sale we just featured on the OGE Blog. Since Arcteryx winter clothing makes some of our favorite winter gear, we thought it was worth it to make sure ya’ll saw these products at discounts of up to 60%!

Click Here for the discounted Arcteryx page for the winter sale…

Featured Product

Arcteryx Covert Cardigan Hoody

Women’s Covert Cardigan Hoody – The Covert Cardigan Hoody by ArcTeryx provides you with a full zipped hoody with handwarmer pockets. Buy Now from $139.95 – Regularly $174.95

Published by Jesse on 16 Jan 2007

RockCreek Winter Sale – Save 60%

Rock/Creek Outfitters (site) recently announced their annual post-holiday winter sale where buyers have marked down hundreds of products to their lowest prices of the season. They have everything from fleece jackets to climbing equipment on sale up to 60% off right now!

Important: You must click the banner and link below to redeem the Winter Sale discounts:

Save up to 60% at RockCreek’s Annual Winter Sale! Plus FREE Shipping over $49

Published by Jesse on 15 Jan 2007

New GravityFed Cover Photo

The GravityFed Network published a new cover photo recently that features a classic Lee Cohen deep powder shot. This will be featured throughout the 2007 ski season. The credits go to Jeff Withey as the skier and of course the shot was taken in the resort boundaries at Alta. Take a look at the smaller version of the photo below, or visit GravityFed.com and click on the small version to see a larger, higher resolution version of the shot. Now, go and get some powder 🙂

Jeff Withey by Lee Cohen

-OGE

Published by Jesse on 14 Jan 2007

Chaco Program Helps Purchase Boulder Field

Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) October 16, 2006 – Rock/Creek Outfitters and footwear manufacturer, Chaco, Inc., announced this week that their Custom Chaco Sandal Program succeeded in raising the funds required to finalize the purchase of Boat Rock, a woodland climbing area inside the metro of Atlanta with more than a half mile of unique egg-shaped granite boulders.

The Chattanooga-based retailer teamed up with Chaco to create two custom performance sandal designs, which were offered during the 2006 Triple Crown Bouldering Series. For every pair of custom Chacos sold, Rock/Creek and Chaco donated $20 to the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition to go toward the purchase of Boat Rock. Rock/Creek and Chaco were pleased to announce that the program raised over $8000, enough to pay off the amount remaining on the Boat Rock mortgage.

A longtime favorite area for climbers, Boat Rock was slated for development, but through the continued efforts of the SCC and local citizens, the area is now a community park and green space. The SCC now manages 13.2-acres of this urban forest, which is home to large hardwood trees, wetlands, springs, and rare plants such as lady slippers and the Oconee azalea. The coalition has also developed an environmental education program, which encourages local school children to learn about the geology of the area along with the local flora and fauna.

In 2005, a similar effort from Chaco, Rock/Creek Outfitters, and The Triple Crown raised over $4,000 toward the purchase of Laurel Knob, a 1,200 ft. granite dome in Cashiers Valley located in the Highlands of North Carolina. Once threatened by development, Laurel Knob, renowned as the tallest crag east of the Mississippi River, is now owned by the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition and is open to hiking and rock climbing.

“For the second year in a row, this program has helped to further grassroots causes and make a big impact for the climbing community,” said Chad Wykle, Sales Representative for Chaco Sandals and co-organizer of the Triple Crown. “We’ve succeeded in helping these organizations gain access to two incredible climbing areas.”

Chaco and Rock/Creek Outfitters have quietly gone about the business of gaining and maintaining access to outdoor recreation areas for many years. Chaco, with help from regional outdoor retailers, will put close to $20,000 into direct action causes this year in the Southeast alone. In addition to its individual environmental and access efforts, Rock/Creek Outfitters is a member of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, which distributes grants of up to $70,000 to conservation groups throughout North America.

For more information on Boat Rock and the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition, please visit: www.seclimbers.org.

About Rock/Creek Outfitters:

Rock/Creek Outfitters is a specialty outdoor retailer with over two decades of experience in the Southeast. Along with its online shops, RockCreek.com and ClimbingGear.com, Rock/Creek Outfitters provides quality outdoor clothing and gear for a host of activities including kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, trail running, and adventure racing. Rock/Creek is committed to making a positive impact on the environment. For this reason, it uses outdoor retail as a platform to encourage outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship and to improve access to the backcountry.

About Chaco:

While many businesses focus solely on profits, Chaco seeks to follow the three steppingstones to sustainability: profits, people and the planet. They strive to minimize their environmental impact, better the lives of the people with whom they work and maintain healthy profitability so they can keep their initiatives moving forward. To further support their sustainability initiatives, Chaco donates three percent of after-tax profits to organizations dedicated to caring for people and the planet. Chaco currently supports the Conservation Alliance, the Sierra Club, American Whitewater, Leave No Trace, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and many others.

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Published by Jesse on 11 Jan 2007

Jenson USA Opens Outlet Store

Dear Pedal Freaks,

Yes, we know it’s smack in the winter and you’re all crying a river of tears because you can’t ride your bikes as much but not to worry…pedal weather will come again. Yep, that’s right there will be another Spring, Summer and Fall, and this year it will be a new year (2007 BTW). Oh, and yes, I’m heckling you because you should be getting powder and letting some hair grow back on your legs 🙂

But seriously, the reason for this post: Jenson USA (HUGE selection of bicycle parts & accessories…visit site) has just opened an Outlet Store! Pretty cool news. Here is part of the email I just received: “Announcing the Jenson USA outlet store. Our ‘demo specials’ page was one of the most popular pages on our site. Now we’ve beefed it up with better sorting tools, more items, and it’s ready to go-live as our new outlet store!”

NOTE: You must click the banner below to redeem the mad savings their offering through the outlet store. Gear up now for this spring. It will come quick.

Published by Jesse on 11 Jan 2007

REI Opens 2nd Store in Charlotte, NC

For Immediate Release
Mike Foley
253-395-8252
mfoley@rei.com

Seattle, WA, January 9, 2007 – Following the successful opening of a store in Pineville, North Carolina, last summer, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing outdoor gear and apparel, this week announced plans to open a second store in the Charlotte area in the spring of 2008.

The new store will be located in the NorthCrest development near the Northlake Mall, ten minutes’ drive north of the Charlotte city center on I-77.

“We are thrilled that 5,500 new members have joined REI in North Carolina since we opened our doors in Pineville on August 4th,” said Janet Hopkins, retail vice-president. “The people of Charlotte enjoy exploring the natural world and finding ways to recreate.”

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Published by Jesse on 06 Jan 2007

Sun & Ski Sports & Ski Chalet Deals

Have you heard of Sun and Ski Sports (visit site)? This is a business with established brick & mortar stores and they are now coming on strong on the web. I just got an email featuring some killer deals for the new year. Here’s a little more about Sun & Ski Sports…from their web site: With 15 stores across the country, Sun & Ski Sports has tremendous buying power to give customers the lowest prices around. Add to that an incredible philosophy of service, quality and commitment to customer satisfaction, and you have one heck of a store.

We’ve built a couple of pages featuring their ski gear and winter apparel. Also, check out the exclusive web promotions below. Not bad at all!!

Note: You must click on the links below to redeem these savings.

Currrent January 07 Promotions (All deals expire 01/31/07)

Deal: $10 to Spend – In January spend over $75 on any purchase and Sun & Ski Sports will pick up ten dollars of the tab!

* Click Here for Sun & Ski – Use Code 3993 when you checkout
* Click Here for Ski Chalet – Use Code 3994 when you checkout

Deal: Receive a free hard bound copy of “No Shortcuts to the Top” by: Ed Viesturs with David Roberts, on All Orders of Mountain Hardwear Over $99.00! A $23.95 value available while supplies last!

Deal: Receive free shipping on all orders over $50!

* Click Here for Sun & Ski
* Click Here for Ski Chalet

Published by Jesse on 01 Jan 2007

What?! It’s 2007…

…Didn’t the new century just turn over? Wasn’t that like yesterday? Oh yeah, that’s right.. I’ve been in a blur of single track, freeride decents and powder for the last 6 years 😉

At any rate, just a quick post to say Happy 2007 you mountain hippie bastards and bastettes. 🙂 Now, go and get some powder. That’s the same advice we offered in the ‘A Hippie’s Holiday Wish‘ post. You do like powder…don’t you?

Stay tuned because after the new year there are a ton of killer deals on outdoor gear. We’ll be posting an array of sales, promos, exclusive web offers and coupon codes on this blog. Check out the header and subscribe to receive the deal alerts via RSS.