Archive for October, 2007

Published by Jesse on 30 Oct 2007

Sierra Magazine’s 10 “Coolest” Schools

For Immediate Release
Orli Cotel, (415) 977-5627

San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2007Sierra magazine has named America’s top ten “coolest” schools for their efforts to mitigate climate change. From green electricity to a $12 million fund for ecofriendly projects, to a green dorm, the issue honors the colleges and Universities who are making a difference with climate change and global warming initiatives. The cover story for Sierra’s November/December issue is Sierra’s first-ever such listing of American schools.

“A new trend – American schools are going green,” said Bob Sipchen, Sierra’s Editor-in-Chief. “When schools take such important steps toward addressing climate change, it will have a huge impact on hundreds of thousands of students. And if young people take that passion forward in life, it will reverberate globally.”

Sierra’s Top 10 “Coolest” Schools of 2007:

  1. Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio, 2,800 students)
  2. Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 20,000 students)
  3. Warren Wilson College (Swannanoa, North Carolina, 850 students)
  4. University of California System (ten locations, 214,000 students)
  5. Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, 12,800 students)
  6. Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont, 2,400 students)
  7. Berea College (Berea, Kentucky, 1,600 students)
  8. Pennsylvania State University (24 locations, 83,700 students)
  9. Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts, 8,800 students)
  10. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 10,000 students)

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Published by Jesse on 30 Oct 2007

Arc’teryx Delegate Capri Coupon

Holy Smoly! If you’ve ever wanted to try impulse buying but haven’t, nowz the time. In addition to the killer deal on the free Marmot Precip offer above from Moosejaw, the crew at Backcountry Outlet just notified us off an exclusive coupon code for the Arc’teryx Delegate Capri or Pant.

You ready for this: This coupon will save you 70% off retail!!! Details of the offer as follows:

Get 70% off the Arc’teryx Delegate Capri or Pant. Use Coupon Code 22W-1-J39NY at checkout to redeem these huge savings. Offer Valid Through: November 9th, 2007. CLICK HERE to BUY THIS PRODUCT for 70% off retail!

Description for the Delegate Capri:

The Women’s Delegate Capri from Arcteryx delivers casual style and comfort. Made with soft Spinner cotton, this product is equally at home during the work day, or at play. Put on into these Arc’teryx pants for a day of hanging out with friends, and they’ll keep the compliments coming in strong. Available for US shipment only.

Published by Jesse on 30 Oct 2007

Free Marmot Jacket from Moosejaw

“What do they mean free?” Chances are that’s what you’re thinking when you go to read this post. But yep, there’s an offer right now from Moosejaw that’s offering a free Marmot Precip Jacket with any Marmot purchase of $200 or more. Here are the exact details of this offer, hot off the press from an email we just received today:

Buy $200 of Marmot stuff at Moosejaw and get a free Precip Jacket! Order $200 of Marmot product, add the Precip to your cart and use coupon code 771 when checking out You only have 1 week to use your discount so you best GO HERE to start shopping.

Gotta love the madness! This is a $100 plus dollar value so don’t muck around. Get a free Marmot Precip!

Published by Jesse on 29 Oct 2007

OGE Picks: Men’s Winter Boots

Keep your feet warm in these Men’s Winter Boots from Columbia, Sorel, Keen, Ugg and The North Face.

Columbia Bugabootres Boot Columbia Bugabootres Boots – The Bugabootres Winter Boots’ Omni-Tech outsoles provide excellent traction on hardpack snow and steep trails. The fully seam sealed waterproof construction and 400g Thinsulate Ultra lining keep your feet warm and dry on the coldest of days. Columbia is so confident in the construction quality of the Bugabootres that they back these boots with a Lifetime guaruntee. MSRP: $120

Sorel Caribou Boot Sorel Caribou Boots – If you close your eyes and think about winter boots, the first thing you probably picture is the Sorel Caribou. This classic is rated to -40 F and is built from a waterproof full-grain leather upper attached to a vulcanized rubber bottom. The 9mm ThermoPlus felt liner is removable and replaceable. MSRP: $105

KEEN Blackcomb Boot KEEN Blackcomb Boots – eVENT® waterproof barrier combined with PrimaLoft® insulation and dual-climate outsoles make the Keen Blackcomb boots a high performance option when the temperatures get low. Weighing only 2 lbs 6 oz, this low cut winter boot will keep your feet warm and comfortable in conditions to -25°F during active use. MSRP: $130

The North Face Ice Storm Boot The North Face Ice Storm Boots – The North Face Ice Storm Winter Boots keep your feet warm in brutally cold winter climates and feature the glove-friendly BOA lacing system. Rated to -40F, these boots use a combination of 400g PrimaLoft insulation and Dri-Lex fleece lining to keep your feet cozy. And of course you’ll stay dry with the Gore-Tex inserts. MSRP: $195

Ugg Beacon Boot Ugg Beacon Boots – The UGG Beacon boot has a plush twin-faced sheepskin upper combined with leather to provide you with comfort, durability and unmatched style. The rubber outsole allows for excellent traction with flexibility. And the genuine sheepskin sockliner naturally wicks away moisture and helps keep feet dry. Don’t be afraid to wear these boots without socks. MSRP: $175

Published by Jesse on 24 Oct 2007

Ladies’ Night Event at RockCreek

Contact: Mountain Hardwear Inc. Public Relations
Paige Boucher or Erin Brosterhous
(970) 871-1308

To venerate all that is woman, Mountain Hardwear is devoting the month of October 2007 to women around the world.

In Chattanooga, TN, retailer Rock/Creek is co-hosting a Mountain Hardwear Ladies’ Night on October 25th, 2007. During this event, ladies will discuss women-specific gear and apparel design, shop for hot new outdoor styles and enjoy the camaraderie of other women. The event will take place at Rock/Creek’s new downtown location at 301 Manufacturers Road. There will be refreshments and appetizers, 10% off all Mountain Hardwear gear and apparel, free Tasha scarves for sales over $100, and free product raffles. All questions will be answered by the Rock/Creek staff. For more information on this local event, call Rock/Creek at 423.265.5969.

Mountain Hardwear is using this opportunity to raise awareness about HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, one of the company’s Gives Back grantees. HERA is committed to finding solutions to ovarian cancer by empowering women with information, supplying researchers with the resources to find new directions in early detection, and providing treatment and prevention through community support. The HERA Foundation is a registered non-profit that donates over 85% of funds to the cause through programs including research grants, community grants and HERA Climb4Life — a series of rock climbing fund raising events that attract women, men and children of all ages. Climb4Life events have raised over a $500,000 while touching thousands of lives and generating awareness of ovarian cancer.

Do you know a Mountain Hardwear Diva? Mountain Hardwear invites you to nominate a friend (or yourself) to be recognized as a Mountain Hardwear Diva. To nominate a Diva, give us 300 words on why she is a Mountain Hardwear Diva and how Mountain Hardwear gear helps her out. Include a photo or two to illustrate her diva status. We’ll post all entries on our new blog devoted to divas of all walks, climbs and rides.

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Published by Jesse on 24 Oct 2007

REI Coupon Code – through October 29th

Here’s a rare treat. REI is offering an REI coupon code right now for 20% off on select styles at REI Outlet through October 29th. Oh yeah, almost forgot: Shhhhhhh… This is a “Super Secret Sale”. At least that’s what it said in the email notice they sent. (I love heckling stores when they do corny things like that).

At any rate, to redeem the 20% deal click the link below and use coupon code SECRET7 when you check out.

REI Outlet – Save 20% on select styles, ends October 29th! Coupon Code: SECRET7

Published by Jesse on 22 Oct 2007

More Gear Coupons from Backcountry

This slipped through the cracks the other day. But behold, 9 days to go on this offer. Details: Get 10% Off At Some exclusions apply. More details:

10% off coupon code valid 10/18/07 through 10/30/07

The discount will show in the cart. If an item is already on sale, you’ll receive the better of the two discounts. Discount does not apply to Western Mountaineering, The North Face, Burton, Nixon, Patagonia Footwear, Arc’teryx, sunglasses, skis, ski boots, ski bindings, snowboards, snowboard boots, snowboard bindings, and lift tickets (you gotta check out for your lift tickets this ski season!).

Some exclusions apply? 😉 Geesh. Anyways, to redeem 10% click the link below and shop away:

Get 10% Off At Use Redemption Code 20N-1-W3EV7 at checkout

Published by Jesse on 20 Oct 2007

Training Gear Coupons

This is the first time we’ve posted Gearandtraining coupons on OGEBlog. And it’s definitely good timing to get started. Check out the two training gear discount beauties below. Both are for 10% Off on All Orders over $100. One is a Thanksgiving Sale special and the other is a Christmas sale. Both are valid right now through 2007. Coupon specifics:

  • Thanksgiving Sale Coupon valid through December, click here to shop and then use code speed at checkout to redeem.
  • Christmas Sale Coupon valid through December as well, click here to shop and then use code sport at checkout.

About, courtesy of the OGE store profile index:

Extreme Gear and Training ( started with the mission to train and assist athletes around the world to succeed in life and sport. Experienced and knowledgeable staff assisting you with finding the hardcore training equipment for triathlons and cycling that you need.

If you’re interested in this discount simply click the banner below, shop away and then at checkout apply a valid coupon code (BTW i noticed that their is a third valid coupon offer through October, also 10% off orders over $100 – code kona).

Published by Jesse on 18 Oct 2007

Upgrade Your Gear – EMS 20% Off

Whoa nelly. Now we’re talking. EMS has a site wide sale going on right now through October 21st. Details as follows:

Up to 20% Off Everything – Upgrade Your Gear Event

Eastern Mountain Sports is having their Huge Upgrade your Gear Sale from October 18th through October 21, 2007. Almost everything will be 20% off with select products at even greater savings! (All Kayaks are 15% off and some brand restrictions apply).

  • Up to 20% Off All regularly priced merchandise (few brand restrictions apply)
  • 15% off all boats and kayaks
  • Order $100 or more worth of merchandise and receive a $25 Gear Bucks card to be redeemed after the sale.

**To be eligible for the discounts click the banner below and shop away. Discount will automatically apply**

EMS 20% Off Sale

Published by Jesse on 17 Oct 2007

OGE Picks: Ski and Snowboard Gloves

Skiing and snowboarding gloves from Black Diamond, Burton, Hestra, Marmot and The North Face.

Black Diamond Patrol Gloves Black Diamond Patrol Glove – The Black Diamond Patrol gloves were built to stand up to long days of working in the snow of the Wasatch Mountains, where BD calls home. The grippy and supple Pittards goatskin leather is sewn together with Kevlar stitching. BD insures dexterity and warmth with the combinations of low-bulk Polartec Thermal Pro insulation in the palm and PrimaLoft on the back of the hand. MSRP: $90

Marmot Ultimate Ski Glove Marmot Ultimate Ski Glove – Naming something the “Ultimate” is a bold statement, but Marmot has certainly stepped us with gloves that may just be worthy. Marmot’s Ultimate Ski Glove is waterproof, warm, and durable. It is made from only the best materials: Pittards goatskin, Gore-Tex XCR, PrimaLoft and DriClime. The warranty is also the ultimate and lasts a lifetime. MSRP: $150

The North Face Patrol Gloves The North Face Patrol Glove – Not wanting to be outdone by Marmot, The North Face makes the Patrol Ski Gloves with the same best of breed materials and craftmanship. This glove features a Gore-Tex HP inner, a Pittards Armortan leather palm, a brushed tricot lining and Primaloft insulation. It of course comes with The North Face’s lifetime warranty. MSRP: $145

Hestra Heli Gloves Hestra Heli Glove – The Hestra Heli glove’s army leather goatskin palm is super grippy and stays flexible in the coldest conditions. The interior lining is removable (and replaceable), so you can use the heli on cold or warm days. Hestra backs the Heli Glove with its lifetime warranty. MSRP: $100

Burton AK Tech Gloves Burton AK Tech Glove – The Burton AK Tech Gloves are just what the doctor orders for spring days and booter-building sessions. Rodeo AK leather palms give you a great grip on a shovel while the Storm-lite 3.0D softshell material wisks off moisture. MSRP: $50

Published by Jesse on 17 Oct 2007

Mountain Khakis Appoints New Director of Operations

For Immediate Release
Shannon Brooks Hamby

Jackson, WY, October 16th, 2007 — Mountain Khakis LLC, dedicated to providing durable & comfortable outdoor pants designed for mountain lifestyles, have recently appointed business ops madman Dan Royle as Director of Operations. Dan has fine-tuned his organizational craft during 15 years in business operations and management. His focus includes process development, finances, risk management and work plan development.

Royle joins Mountain Khakis after several years as the COO and head of the Professional Service Practice at ettain group. His achievements include leading the integration of operations when ettain merged with TechSolutions, and contributing to a significant increase in net income for the company. He also led initiatives including streamlining back office operations, and the creation and integration of a quality management program.

“Joining a strong outdoor lifestyle brand like Mountain Khakis at such an early point in their growth presents a fantastic opportunity for me to utilize my background in business operations,” said Royle. “I look forward to aiding in and implementing scaleable, strategic operations practices to meet current and future growth demands, and ensure the continued success of the company.”

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Published by Jesse on 17 Oct 2007

Snowshack Coupon Extended

More time to save some bucks on ski and snowboard gear. This is an exclusive coupon for, available only right here at the OGE Outdoor Blog. We originally featured this deal in our Gear On Sale category here: Ski Coupon from Snowshack – back in August. It was scheduled through the end of October but it’s been extended through December 21st. This coupon applies to everything on the SnowShack site…including the latest and greatest fat skis for the 07-08 ski season. Knuckle draggers take note: This includes 2008 Burton!

The coupon is for a 10% discount on your entire order. **To redeem, click the SnowShack graphic below and start shopping.** When it’s time to check out use gear coupon code SSAFIL and the 10% discount will be applied to the order.

Published by Jesse on 17 Oct 2007

Patagonia On Sale

Hold on tight, folks. It’s still the season for gear deals from many of the 60 plus outdoor stores featured in our gear database (currently over 300,000 product skus from top brands like Patagonia!). This note highlights an especially rare discount from Moosejaw Mountaineering. Here are the specifics:

From now through October 20th get 20% off on any one item from Patagonia. Is that worth repeating? SAVE 20% ON PATAGONIA right now! Apply coupon code 921 at checkout to redeem the savigns. To get started, click the link below and shop away:

CLICK to SAVE 20% on any one item from Patagonia

Published by Jesse on 11 Oct 2007

7th Annual RockCreek Stumpjump 50K

400 Ultrarunners attend 7th Annual Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K and raise $4000 for the Cumberland Trail Conference.

Mark McKnight
423.266.8200 ext. 1113

Chattanooga, TN, October 10, 2007 – 400 trail running enthusiasts tackled unseasonably warm conditions at the 7th annual Stumpjump 50k. The race sold out months in advance. “Despite the heat, this was probably the best StumpJump we’ve put together yet,” said Race Director Jamie Sanders; “We were happy that it sold out early and that we were able to expand this year’s race.” The heat did take it’s toll, with over 20 runners pulling out. It’s doubtful that anyone set a personal record this year. Ultrarunner Matt Karzen, Rock/Creek Race Team member, summed it up well: “StumpJump 2007 was the toughest 50K I’ve run. The topography makes it a challenge, but the unseasonably warm temps this year made wise pacing and diligent hydration key. I didn’t do either very well, and boy did I pay for it.”

The race raised $4000 for the Cumberland Trail Conference for trail work on the 300-plus-mile long Cumberland Trail. The Trail, still under construction, stretches across the state of Tennessee from Chattanooga to Cumberland Gap. The Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K course starts on Signal Mountain at Nolan Elementary and runs into Suck Creek Gorge into Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area, where the runners complete the Mullens’ Cove Loop on Walden Ridge, then head back across Suck Creek to finish at Nolan Elementary.

Eric Grossman from Emory, VA won the race with a time of 4:33:32. Several sponsored athletes showed up for the event, raising the level of competition.

Both owners of Rock/Creek, Dawson Wheeler and Marvin Webb, are long time residents of Signal Mountain, and were heavily involved in the event:

“The topography, the tremendous elevation gain, views of the Tennessee River, Suck Creek Gorge, enthusiastic volunteers, great sponsors, incredible race bags and prize packages: all these elements add up to make the Rock/Creek StumpJump one of the premier races in the country. The natural beauty of the Cumberland Trail cannot be matched,” Wheeler explained.

Be sure to save the date for next year’s race, taking place October 4, 2008.

Check out full race results and photography or read the entire press release

Published by Jesse on 10 Oct 2007

OGE Picks: Ski and Snowboard Goggles

See and be seen in this seasons OGE Picks skiing and snowboarding goggles from Anon, Oakley, Smith, Spy and Zeal.

Smith Prodigy Spherical Series Goggle Smith Prodigy Goggles – The Smith Prodigy Goggles are part of the Spherical Series family of goggles. This means that the lenses are spherically shaped for distortion free vision. The shape also aids in fog prevention, which combined with the patented Regulator airflow system will keep you seeing clearly. The Prodigy comes in a wide array of colors with 12 different optional lens tints.

Anon Figment Goggle Anon Figment Goggles – These helmet compatible goggles come with the style, fit and functionality you’d expect from Anon. The custom Auto-Adjust strap attachment pivots automatically to fit your skull or helmet. Anon’s Channeled Top Venting system won’t let water penetrate while allowing ample air circulation to prevent fogging.

Oakley Wisdom Goggle Oakley Wisdom Goggles – The Wisdom goggles have been a classic in the Oakly fleet for a long time. Quite simply put, they work well. The air intake ports channel airflow through the goggles to reduce fog while still keeping air currents away from eyes. The optics are extroadinary and the choices for colors and lenses extensive.

Spy Orbit Goggle Spy Orbit Goggles – The Orbit features Spy’s patented 6-base ARC spherical lens system made from an anatomical dual composite frame structure. In plain speak, great optics from a tough pair of goggles. While they may be tough, the Orbit does display a soft side with its thermoformed foam lined with Dri-Force fleece.

Zeal Link PPX Goggle Zeal Link PPX Goggles – The PPX Photo-Polar lens is both photochromatic and polarized, which means it changes from dark to light (or vise versa) depending on changing light conditions and it eliminates annoying glare. With such a high tech lens, you’d hope that you could keep these goggles around for a long time. Zeal makes sure that these goggles will last by making every part replaceable and by also including a bonus hard carrying case.

Published by Jesse on 09 Oct 2007

Altrec Coupon – 10% Off on Order

More and more online stores are starting to offer store wide coupon codes…and when they do, we’ll feature them here. This is just one of the reasons you should subscribe to our on sale RSS feed. Don’t miss out on the latest outdoor gear on sale from the top outdoor stores on the web! BTW you can subscribe to the OGE Store Feed (over 60 stores in the gear database!) for easy access to the latest deals as well.

For this post, we’re featuring a 10% off coupon code for your entire purchase at Altrec. This coupon is valid until October 31st, and the code you’ll need to get the discount is gear10oct. Unfortunately this coupon code excludes anything from The North Face or 2008 Burton products…but that’s always the case with these brands. I guess they’re just too cool to offer you a deal.

At any rate…

IMPORTANT: To redeem the 10% savings click the link below and then enter the gear10oct coupon code at checkout. As long as you don’t have items from the excluded brands in your cart you’ll get 10% off your entire purchase.

10% Off Store Wide Sale from Outdoors – Use Coupon Code: gear10oct

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