Archive for September, 2007

Published by Jesse on 29 Sep 2007

eBags Coupon – 20% OFF One Day Only!

You’ll like this one (well, three…but one you’ll really drool over). These are October coupons from eBags. These promos are active today and will expire at end October ’07 (unless otherwise note – hint – the one day dealio). Here’s the biggie, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get the deal:

20% Off Sunday September 30th at – 1 Day Only! Let me be clear. For one day only, eBags will give you 20% off your entire order. This is a great opportunity to save some serious money on some early holiday shopping.

All October deals/coupons from eBags listed below. Note, you must click the links below to redeem the savings associated with each. Discounts will automatically apply once you click on the links…

20% Off Sunday September 30th at eBags, ONE Day Only! – Applies to ENTIRE ORDER!

Get $20 Off When You Spend Over $150 on Luggage at eBags – Not too shabby, either

Save 13% On All eBags Branded Products – Bah

Published by Jesse on 28 Sep 2007

Masseys Coupon Code – Save 10%

To follow-up on the last post where we announce the addition of Massey’s to our outdoor gear database, I’d like to make you aware of a killer coupon/promotion that’s going on right now for all four Massey’s stores (see previous post for a link to all store details). Here are the specifics of this offer: 10% off any order over $100 on all stores! To redeem, click one the micro banners below and start shopping. Once you’re ready to check out, use coupon code 10OFFX to save some bucks. It’s that simple…


This is an exclusive coupon for you, from us, on behalf of the great people at Masseys…happy shopping!

Published by Jesse on 28 Sep 2007

Massey’s On Board at OGE!

We’ve just added an exceptional merchant to the Outdoor Gear Engine database/search engine. This company actually runs four separate catalogs/sites, catering to a very specific customer base with each store. The main store, as you may have guessed by the title of this post, is Massey’s Professional Outfitters. The others are 800-SKI-SHOP, WeGotYourPack and TheFlipFlopper. Click their respective logos below to be taken to their merchant profile pages at OGE. There you’ll be able to learn more about each store including shipping and return information, in addition to their current promotions that are now active.

These stores and the people behind them are a class act, folks. Have a look and don’t hesitate to try them out if you’ve never bought from Massey’s.

Published by Jesse on 27 Sep 2007

OGE Picks: The North Face Daypacks

The North Face manufacturers a huge selection of daypacks. So many shapes and sizes its hard to keep track of them all. So if you’re looking for that new North Face daypack, we suggest you start with the 5 OGE Picks below, all of which of course come with The North Face lifetime guaruntee.

The North Face Big Shot Daypack The North Face Big Shot – The Big Shot Backpack’s stowable waist-belt and well-padded shoulder straps enable you to carry a huge load of text books that easily fit in the spacious main compartment. There are also two water-bottle pockets and compression straps to make this pack as trail ready as it is campus ready. The total volume of the pack is 2100 cubic inches and it weighs 2 pounds 4 ounces.

The North Face Borealis Daypack The North Face Borealis – Whether you need to bring your laptop to class or water to the hills, the Borealis’ has you covered. The main compartment has a universal padded sleeve for a laptop or a hydration bladder. The front pocket has an organizer for pens, pencils, and other small items and dual mesh side water-bottle pockets fit standard size Nalgene bottles. The bungee cord on the front is a great place to tuck your rain jacket or extra layer. The total volume is 1850 cubic inches and it weighs 2 pounds 1 ounce.

The North Face Jester Daypack The North Face Jester – The Jester is no class clown. This classic daypack from The North Face is built very similar to the borealis except that it does not have a laptop sleeve/hydration compartment. This gives you more room in the main compartment for your text books and shaves off a few ounces of weight. The total volume is 1850 cubic inches and it weighs 1 pound 10 ounces.

The North Face Recon Daypack The North Face Recon – Like to ride your bike to campus? Then the Recon is what you need. Lock your bike and carry your helmet in the large mesh front pocket. The main compartment has a laptop/hydration sleeve and the front organizer pocket holds all your small essentials. Carry a couple waterbottles in the side pockets too. The total volume is 1850 cubic inches and it weighs 2 pounds 3 ounce.

The North Face Vault Daypack The North Face Vault – With the Vault backpack, The North Face designed a simple, clean daypack with no extra bulk or straps. with its large main compartment and front accessory pocket, you can carry what you need and not be bothered by anything else. This stripped down, sleek pack is one of the lightest offerings from The North Face. The total volume is 1850 cubic inches and it weighs 1 pound 7 ounces.

Published by Jesse on 21 Sep 2007

Rope Recycling Program from Rock/Creek

More inspiring outdoor industry news from Rock/Creek! We just mentioned a couple of days ago in the Chacos on sale post…about the responsible ethics and eco-friendly nature of this company. They just keep getting better and better at giving back!

Rock/Creek, a Chattanooga-based specialty outdoor retailer, partners with Sterling Rope to keep used climbing ropes out of landfills through launch of new rope recycling initative at this year’s Triple Crown Bouldering Series.

Brooke Scott
423.266.8200 ext. 1111

Chattanooga, TN, September 21, 2007 – As an advancement of their Redemption Initiative, Sterling Rope has started a rope recycling program in partnership with Rock/Creek,, and the Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Starting in October and running through 2007, Sterling will be collecting and recycling used ropes and rewarding those who participate with a discount on a brand spanking new rope. Sterling feels that in cooperation with climbers, they can make a strong impact in the amount of old ropes that get tossed to the landfills each year.

Why recycle your old climbing ropes? Here are just three of the many reasons:

  1. Keep them out of a landfill!
  2. Keep climbers safe
  3. Get 20% off your next Sterling Rope purchase

After collecting the retired ropes, Sterling will consolidate them into containers and send them off to their recycling partner who re-pelletizes the nylon. From there the nylon is made into things like carpet fuzz, coat hangers, and all types of useful household items.

Great story from a great group of companies! Read Entire Article at the Rock/Creek press room..

Published by Jesse on 21 Sep 2007

Outerwear Blowout from Backcountry & Dogfunk

Here’s a quickie post to let ya’ll know that jackets and pants are up to 50% off right now from the best brands in the outdoor industry. Both Backcountry and Dogfunk have marked down clothing from today through October 3rd on their respective sites. It’s the old “clear space in the warehouse for winter gear” trick these online gear stores play every late summer and early fall. Isn’t it annoying 😉

Seriously though, Backcountry and it’s sister stores have become massive players in the gear world. You know they have buying power. AT LEAST take a few minutes to check out the outerwear deals. You never know…what you’ve been needin’ could be there and cheap!

Please click on the banners below to be eligible for the discounts:

Published by Jesse on 20 Sep 2007

Interbike Giveaway from 3point5 & BroForm

For Immediate Release
Lori Crabtree
Stanwood & Partners PR

Salt Lake, UT, September 20, 2007 —, the web campus of retailers, manufacturers and sales professionals, teamed up recently with Influence Technologies (ITI), specializing in online consumer and B2B catalogs, specialty sales programs and manages industry-specific web marketplaces including, providing a family of over 250 outdoor brands and manufacturers. & are excited to be exhibitors at the 2007 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, the largest in the cycling industry. currently services a variety of bike industry clients including CycleOps Power, Pearl Izumi, Sunnto and Smith. And will be launching training programs from Bell helmets, Giro helmets, Bolle and Easton in the near future.

Stop by the booth in Vegas (#4872) to check out what’s new with each company, and to register for the great daily cycling gear giveaway.

Read Entire Article..

Published by Jesse on 19 Sep 2007

Chacos On Sale at RockCreek

We have another round of killer deals to post about. I’ll start with this Chaco sandals discount offer, going on right now, where youz can get up to 40% off retail on their products (2007 colors)…it’s part of the Fall Footwear Sale at Rock/Creek. It’s going on right now through October 3rd 2007. Dang, I really like posting about Rock/Creek. Take a look at a few of our posts in our outdoor industry news category about these guys. You gotta feel good buying from a company like this.

The Chaco deals are worth mentioning, but this is a Footwear sale and not a Chaco-exclusive sale. Here are the specifics of the discounts directly from RockCreek’s email:

Greetings from RockCreek Outfitters! I’m happy to announce our two week Shoe Sale today. The sale runs through October 3rd, and this is one of our biggest categories. A lot of footwear needs to move so get what you need now for next summer and save money.

Fall Footwear Sale! up to 40% Off – You always need shoes, but the Fall Footwear Sale at Rock/Creek ends October 3rd, with markdowns generally running between 10-40%, now’s the time to stock up.

Chaco Sandals up to 40% Off – Chaco Sandals are our biggest seller, and the markdowns are getting deeper on 2007 colors, now up to 40% off. This sale also ends October 3rd, so don’t waste any time!

Published by Jesse on 15 Sep 2007

DC Coupon for Avalanche Jacket

Here’s one that’s sweet and to the point: Get 45% off the retail price on the DC Avalanche Jacket from This is a killer buy on your new Snowboarding jacket for this season. And believe it or not with such a killer discount, there are a ton in stock left. Grab it and don’t look back. MSRP is $133.95, but if you use coupon code 1VB-1-EQ5WN at checkout, that price drops to $73.57.

About DC Shoe Company: With roots in skateboarding, the DC Shoe Company has applied their technology and style approach to a lot of action sports. Their team riders, from the pro-ranks of skateboarding, BMX, surfing and snowboarding, push DC to make some of the best footwear and apparel on the planet.

Remember save 45% on this jacket. Click the image or link below and then apply 1VB-1-EQ5WN coupon code at checkout:

DC Avalanche Jacket – Buy Now – 73.57!

Published by Jesse on 13 Sep 2007

Alpinist Magazine Launches New Site

For Immediate Release
Erik Lambert
Online Editor, Alpinist Magazine
Phone: 307-734-0600

Jackson, WY, September 8th, 2007 — Alpinist Magazine recently announced the launch of their new and improved Internet website, Since its inception five years ago, Alpinist Magazine has engaged the vertical community with the finest writing, photography and design from the climbing world.

Elements of this new site include:

  • Alpinist Mountain Standards: We’ve redeveloped our Mountain Standards gear-review blog to have a new look, new set of panelists, and a new 5-star rating system. You’ll find multiple climbing gear reviews posted each week.
  • Interactivity: Comment on Outdoor NewsWire articles and blog posts, or submit your own funny, artistic, serious text and photos to our Weblog.
  • Weekly Feature: This multimedia companion to Alpinist Magazine is updated every week with in-depth climbing stories accompanied by exclusive photographs and compelling videos.
  • Wallpaper: Extraordinary high-resolution climbing images available for download. Read about your favorite adventure photographers on our Photographer of the Month page.
  • Micro-sites: Frequently updated blurbs from the Access Fund, The American Alpine Club, the American Mountain Guides Association and Patagonia, Alpinist’s Earth Ink Sponsor.

Read Entire Article..

Published by Jesse on 12 Sep 2007

OGE Picks: 2008 Ski Jackets

I know what you’re thinking: Ski Jackets? It’s only a week after Labor Day and you’re talking about ski jackets? Well, its never too early to pray for snow and most of the shops have received a bunch of the new gear and apparel. And we want you to be ready for the ski season with the hottest jackets available. So lets get right into it…

New for the 2007-2008 season, the folks at Gore have given us the brand new Gore-Tex Pro Shell material. This new fabric is lighter, more durable, and more comfortable to wear than its predecessors. It’s engineered to be the most rugged, most breathable, durably waterproof and windproof fabric you’ve ever experienced. And the top brands have embraced it with their top of the line offerings. Our favorite jackets made from this great fabric are: Arcteryx Stinger, Marmot Exum, Mountain Hardwear Beryllium, Outdoor Research Mentor, Venom Poacher and North Face Free Thinker.

Now we realize that the Gore-Tex Pro Shell jackets are probably the most expensive ski jackets you’ll find on the market. If you don’t need this “ultimate fabric” or just don’t want to spend the money, have no fear, as there are still several options for you out there. Several brands have their own proprietary waterproof/breathable fabric that will get the job done. Take a look at the: Marmot Tamarack Jacket, Patagonia Primo Jacket and North Face Varius Guide Jacket.

For those of you that are really cost conscious, you should consider purchasing a 3-in-1 ski jacket. When you get a 3-in-1, as the name suggests, you essentially get 3 jackets for the price of one. Typically these jackets are a combination of a waterproof shell and a zip in fleece (or other insulater) that can be worn on its own. Our picks in this category are: Columbia Bugaboo Parka, Marmot Tower 3 Component Jacket, Spyder Alpha Component and North Face Amplitude Triclimate Jacket.

Now if you’re the type of skier that absolutely can’t stand the cold and want the ultimate in warmth, then you need to find yourself an insulated ski jacket. Whether its down or synthetic primaloft, these jackets will keep you toasty on the stormiest days: Columbia Ballistic Insulated Jacket, Patagonia Rubicon Puff Jacket and Arcteryx Fission.

While a lot of the jackets we’ve reccomended above come in both men’s and women’s versions, most of the best brands have styles built specifically for women. As we all know a woman’s body is drastically different from a man’s and these jackets take into consideration the fit and needs of women: Spyder Meribel Jacket, North Face Foxy Suede Jacket and North Face Allure Jacket.

In the end, style, fit and personal tastes will ultimately determine which jacket or jackets you choose. Just know that you can’t go wrong with any of the models highlighted here. One item to note is that I have not discussed any softshell jackets. Soft shells have come a long way in the past few years and I feel they deserve their own article. So stay tuned for our chosen softshell jackets in another edition of OGE Picks.

Do you own any of these jackets? Do you think we missed the mark with our recommendations? Do you have a jacket you think should be highlighted here? Let us know about it by sharing your comments below.

Published by Jesse on 12 Sep 2007

OGE Picks: The Best Gear From The Best Brands

Howdy Folks,

I am proud to introduce a new column to the OGE Outdoor Blog: OGE Picks

We’ve put the gear experts here at Outdoor Gear Engine (OGE) to work in finding the best products from a broad array of categories and manufacturers. With over 500,000 product skus in the Outdoor Gear Engine database (search the database from the sidebar), and new products coming to market every day, we’ll help you pick out the winners that will enhance your enjoyment in whatever outdoor sport you choose. Whether it be backpacking or backcountry skiing, we’ll highlight the brands and products you should consider owning. And of course, when you shop for that product on OGE, you know you’ll be getting the best possible deal. So stay tuned…our 1st group of picks will be released this week.

Jesse Hoffman, CEO
OGE, Inc.

Published by Jesse on 12 Sep 2007

Camping Clearance Sale at Campsaver

Most of the warehouse clearance gear sales have come and gone, but here’s one late comer to the game. And this is a conscious decision (to wait until September) so that you wouldn’t be distracted from huge camping gear discounts, all those other retailers. Campsaver’s summer clearance is going on right now through September 24th. Here are the details, hot off the press from the crew at

We’ve waited until all the little boys finished their silly little summer clearance sales and nowz the chance to capture the procrastinators. We’ve got some amazing deals on gear at up to 50% off. Many of the items are in season tents, bags and packs that we need to unload. Sale ends September 24th.

-Andy for Campsaver

Visit the Campsaver Discount Page at Outdoor Gear Engine
for the most current sales and store promos.

In case you aren’t yet aware of this store here’s a quick snippet from their store description: “Based in Cache Valley (Logan), Utah, is dedicated to helping adventurous camping gurus get the gear they need at discounted prices.”

Important: To redeem savings of up to 50% on camping gear on sale click the banner below and shop away. Discounts will automatically apply if you click the banner.

Published by Jesse on 07 Sep 2007

The House Coupon – 25th Anniversary Promo!

This post features two awesome board sport coupons for 10% off your entire next purchase at either The House Boardshop or their sibling site They’ve offered it exclusively to you, from us at OGE Outdoor Blog, to celebrate their 25th year in bizzle.

Whether you’re looking to gear up with brand spankin’ new Burton Snowboards, or apparel for next summer’s wakeboard season…this coupon will come in handy either way. Are you familiar with these two stores? If not, check out their respective detail pages on Outdoor Gear Engine (these pages include their latest sales and promotions):

The House Boardshop

Here are the specifics of this offer and how to use these coupon codes to redeem a 10% off savings on your entire order:

The House Boardshop – Through September 11th take an additional 10% your order store-wide. Use coupon code “house25” when you check out to redeem. Important: Click the banner below to start shopping and you’ll be flagged for the discount. – Through September 11th take an additional 10% your order store-wide. Use coupon code “pbs25” when you check out to redeem. Important: Same as above. Click the banner below to start shopping to be eligible for the 10% discount.

YO Knuckle Draggers! Save some bucks and use this coupon. Last I checked the inventory was moving on this so get what you need and get it fast before what you be needin’ is long gone.

Published by Jesse on 03 Sep 2007

Polartec APEX Design Award Winners for 2007

May 2007 (Lawrence, MA) – Better late than never so here it is! Back in May Polartec, LLC announced the APEX Design Award winners for 2007 (see 2006 APEX Design Award Winners @ This highly prestigious award goes to the best Polartec® based garments that will be available to consumers coming this Fall 2007. Winners are selected based on the style, function, and fit of the garment as well as the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec® fabrics.

The winners this year range from sleepwear and IPOD friendly ski jacket to baby booties and insulated soft shells. Without further ado…the winners are:

More information including the European winners may be found at the Polartec website. Read full news story here.

Published by Jesse on 01 Sep 2007

Altrec Coupon – Labor Day Sale

All I can say is Holy Crap! Traditionally, Labor Day has been a fantastic weekend to scout for sales in the outdoor gear world. This year it’s no different. Wait ’til you see what Outdoors is offering in terms of a coupon promotion. Here are the details hot off the press:

Labor Day weekend is finally here and to help celebrate, Altrec are offering a special coupon code for this weekend only! Take advantage of an additional 25% off products in our already discounted summer clearance sale. Now through September 4th, we have a coupon code of grg25off giving an additional 25% off our already up to 60% off discounts on a huge range of clothing and equipment from top name brands. Sale ends September 4th so jump on it now while inventory is still deep.

Please note: In order to redeem an additional 25% off on already marked down gear and apparel click on the banner below and then enter coupon code grg25off at checkout.