Archive for November, 2007

Published by Jesse on 28 Nov 2007

OGE Picks: Men’s Ski Pants

Sty dry and comfortable in these Men’s Ski Pants from Arcteryx, Cloudveil, Columbia, Spyder and The North Face.

Arcteryx Stinger Bib Arcteryx Stinger Bibs – The Arc’teryx Men’s Stinger Bibs use Gore-Tex Pro fabric for total protection against the gnarliest storm yet still offer plenty of breathability to keep you cool on a backcountry ski trip. The Stinger Bibs have two front and two thigh pockets. The gusseted crotch and articulated knees give you flexibility and freedom of movement whether skinning up or ripping down. MSRP: $450

The North Face Varius Guide Pant The North Face Varius Guide Pants – The North Face Varius Guide Pants are made with bomber 70D dobby HyVent fabric to stand up to abuse and still keep you dry, as well as be a bit lighter on the wallet then your typical gore-tex pants. When it heats up, cool off with the full length side zips. MSRP: $150

Spyder Davos Pant Spyder Davos Pants – The Spyder Davos Pants are the top of the line ski pants from Spyder. The Davos pants combine extremely weather-resistant fabric, 40g of Thinsulate insulation and all the little touches only Spyder could come up with to create a warm, dry and stylish ski pant. MSRP: $500

Columbia Snow King Cargo Pant Columbia Snow King Cargo Pants – Columbia believes that you don’t need to break the bank to have a great pair of ski pants. The Columbia Snow King Cargo Pants will allow you to dominate the slopes on all but the absolute worst winter storm days. Columbia outfit the Snow King with 6 pockets to carry all your accessories and inseam vents for when it gets too hot out. MSRP: $100

Cloudveil Koven Pant Cloudveil Koven Pants – The Cloudveil Koven Pants’ waterproof Cloudburst Stretch EV3 fabric offers complete weather protection while breathing before excessive sweating happens, making it less likely that you’ll overheat and get damp. The Koven has 4 pockets including an overflow cargo pocket large enough to store sunscreen or an afternoon snack. MSRP: $280

Published by Jesse on 26 Nov 2007

More Madness – Moosejaw 72 hour sale

It’s been happenin’ a lot lately well it’s happenin’ again. Frankly I’m getting sick of posting about their killer deals. But you hippies are sucking these things up and saving cash. At any rate, here’s another from Moosejaw (note these are the words verbatim from their sales email:

We’ve never done a 72-Hour Sale before but we’ve always wanted to. The key to the 72 hour sale is to make it really good and use lots of exclamation points. We went back and forth about this one at the bar last night for about seven hours. Please look at that exclamation point below when you’re bored. As a side note, I would say nine girls gave me a second glance at the bar. Really, one girl did and I’ve never felt better about myself.

We just put tons of new stuff on sale and it all ends in 72 hours.

Love the Madness.

Click the sale links above or the following links, start shopping, and save some bucks: MOOSEJAW 72 HOUR SALE & FREE 2 Day Shipping on North Face orders over $89 (use code 847).

Published by Jesse on 25 Nov 2007

“Tele Freeride”, GravityFed Circa 2000

Among the words of the following story lives the essence of the no pole movement…

I was wondering where this old GravityFed story went! It took a few years to stumble upon it on some external hard drive, but here it is. So now it’s being re-published for all the freeheel skiers. This is the story of a gang of Alta radicals who were not only early chargers of the tele freeride movement, but hey did it with no ski poles. Say what?! I still remember seeing Narajowski cutting a trail over piss pass fearlessly in 30 inches of pow. All the locals (with their poles!) couldn’t come close to keepin’ up with his hiking prowess and subsequent destruction of steep and deep terrain. To wit:

As he went past me, he leaned on his fat tails but wore no expression. He held his arms out to indicate how, as a hyper-intelligent being, he had calculated each micron of turn pleasure sacrificed, then factored that in with each nanosecond of gravitational bliss given up for his pure speed run.

Enjoy this Article: Tele Freeride – Undiscovered by Alien by Brian Estey

Published by Jesse on 21 Nov 2007

Outdoor Gear Coupons GALORE

Looking for valid coupons on top brand name outdoor gear?? Well how does deals on Burton, The North Face, Camelbak, Mountain Hardwear, Chaco, DAKINE and more sound to you!? Have at it kids. This one of the most comprehensive lists of outdoor gear and apparel coupons you’ll see for the remainder of the calendar year. Period. Brands offering coupons/discounts in bold. The following stores are participating:

Lordy. Massey’s Outfitters and their sister stores have gone mad…in a good way! I have about 50 gear coupon codes to post to you here and now. This array of codes offers site-wide discounts and 10% off deals on specific outdoor brands. Considering it’s close to the holiday shopping time (and ski season!), surely there MUST be at least one coupon for you. In the name of simplicity, I will shut up now and go on to list the coupons & codes by store (note the store name will be a link to their respective OGE store page, which also lists the coupon offers). All coupons valid through the remainder of the year…

Masseys Professional OutfitterOGE Profile

800-SKI-SHOPOGE Profile

We Got Your PackOGE Profile

The Flip FlopperOGE Profile

Shop away! These discount codes will be valid through December of 2007. You won’t find coupons for many of these brands anywhere else online.

Published by Jesse on 21 Nov 2007

Gourmet Recipe Contest for Campers

For Immediate Release
Mary Buchmayr
Verde PR

Manchester, NH, November 20, 2007 – Jetboil, award-winning creator of the revolutionary integrated outdoor cooking systems that have become an intrinsic part of the backcountry camping population, announces the one and only Gourmet Recipe Contest for campers.

All entries must be received between November 15, 2007 and January 15, 2008. Winners will be announced on January 31, 2008. Guidelines and eligibility:

The Jetboil team is committed to simplifying and personalizing outdoor cooking and empowering a universe of adventure. Jetboil is the trusted and indispensable companion of those who push the limits of their endurance, and the boundaries of their worldly, outdoor experiences..

Read entire article..

Published by Jesse on 21 Nov 2007

North Face Discounts for 48 Hours

Please, no foot beating. I apologize. But we’re a day late on bringing your stink ass attention to this ultra secret TNF Sale at Moosejaw. Buncha madness happenin‘ over there…as usual. At any rate, if you’re looking for The North Face clothing and gear at discounted pricing act fast. Directly from from the hippies’ at Moosejaw Mountaineering:

THE NORTH FACE IS NOW ON SALE! Some super popular North Face jackets, shirts and pants just went on sale! Plus, Free 2-Day Air Shipping on all TNF orders over $89! Yessir.

To get started, click the banner below and shop away. When it’s time to check out use coupon code 847 and you’re good to go.

What do you know about Moosejaw? If nothing, it’s time to learn. Star here.

Published by Jesse on 21 Nov 2007

Another (BETTER) Snowshack Coupon Offer

So you thunk the last Snowshack coupon in October was a good one, eh? Take 5 points more off your order with this new killer deal. Last coupon Snowshack offered was 10% off entire order, this time it’s 15% off! This is an exclusive deal that you’ll only find here in our gear on sale category. Details as follows:

15% off of everything on the site with no minimum purchase required. This applies to all items on the site except closeout items. Use the coupon code SNOWHOLIDAY when you check out, the 15% will be automatically deducted from the order total. This offer expires December 31st and may not be combined with any other offers.

Click the banner below, then shop away. And remember to use the code SNOWHOLIDAY at the checkout stage for substantial savings.
Snowshack Banner

Published by Jesse on 20 Nov 2007

EMS Thanksgiving Day Sale

The last few days we’ve been getting a ton of emails from outdoor gear stores that populate the database at OGE, Inc. Let’s get started with them one by one: Eastern Mountain Sports is having a HUGE sale, starting Wed, November 21st. Here are the details hot off the press from EMS.

  • 20% – 40% off the entire site, with some restrictions
  • Free Shipping on orders $125 and over*
  • $20 GearBucks cards for each order of $100 or more*

We have a ton of info on Eastern Mountain Sports available on their Outdoor Gear Engine detail page here: EMS Deals. Click the banner below and shop away during the Thanksgiving sale @ EMS:

Thanksgiving Day Sale at EMS

* The GearBucks and Free Shipping offers will still be live after the sale and are tentatively scheduled to end on 12/18/2007.

Published by Jesse on 19 Nov 2007

OGE Picks: Fat Skis

The OGE Picks category of our blog has been covering a lot of different gear product groups of late, but this one is the best. No question. You can’t be faded when there’s powder in them hills, especially when you have 105 under foot fat skis on your side. Here are some cream of the crop fatties for the 2007-08 ski season.

Volkl Gotama Volkl Gotama Skis – The king of fat skis, period. End of description. MSRP: $795 (Hint…Backcountry has them for $699)

Atomic Big Daddy Atomic Big Daddy – A huge, solid charger for the deepest powder days. ideal for wide open terrain. Some swear this is the baddest ass pure freeride ski on the market, but it probably won’t be the only ski in your quiver. So keep that in mind. MSRP: $798

Rossignol B104 Rossignol B104-Squad – The monster 130-millimeter shovel packs a Shark Nose aluminum insert for destroying crud and any inconsistent snow along the fall line. Bottom line is that you’ll experience pro-level performance on these skis. MSRP: $815

K2 Pontoon K2 Pontoon Ski – The mad Phat Ski might as well be a Powder hover craft with enough maneuverability and prowess to double your lap count. I’ve heard people say that having the K2 Pontoon Alpine Ski is like cheating. MSRP: $825

Rossignol Scratch Steeze Ski Rossignol Scratch – One size. The goods fits all. Lengths: [185cm] 140 / 110 / 133mm. Leave the lift lines and scraped crud to the punters while you float switch with the Steeze. MSRP: $730

Published by Jesse on 13 Nov 2007

UpsideOver Announces Kids Cycling Gear Line

For Immediate Release
Peter Dean
Upside Over Inc.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2007 — Upside Over recently announced its expanded stock of Kids Cycling Gear for fall purchasing and the holiday season. Including Kucharik, Baby Jogger, Deuter, Answer and Primal Wear.

Parents look to explore the outdoors through cycling, and they continuously look for options to get their kids involved. Just because you have young kids, doesn’t mean you have to give up cycling. As your kids grow from toddlers to teens, you can grow with them. Start your kids cycling early and then let them advance at their own pace. Make sure you keep plenty of water and snacks handy and be sure to shorten your rides with activities for the kids in between.

“At Upside Over we perceive ourselves as enablers to new parents and families looking to explore the outdoors,” said Peter Dean, President. “We are excited to be providing products from some of the industry’s best kids cycling manufacturers during the 2007 Autumn season.”

Read entire article..

Published by Jesse on 13 Nov 2007

The North Face Closeouts from Altrec

Just thought it was worth mentioning real quick that Outdoors is having a killer sale on The North Face products. It’s happening now, and the TNF gear is up to 50% off. This promo will run through November 23rd. For more info click on the link below (this link will take you to the Altrec sale page specific to these deals on north face):


Published by Jesse on 11 Nov 2007

Check It Out – Gear Clearance Bins

Here are the basics of this post: Backcountry Outlet now has clearance bins where you can earn up to 70% off on outdoor gear of all shapes, colors and sizes. Yessir. Rather than get into the details in my own words, I’m going to paste the email we got from verbatim.

If you haven’t noticed has a new look, we just loaded our new skins across all our sites. The change isn’t huge but it gives the site a much cleaner look. With the change came additional pages and navigation. We now have “Clearance Bins” where customers can shop for items at least 50%, 60% or 70% off.

Published by Jesse on 04 Nov 2007

Mountain Hardwear On Sale

Dat’s right. You best subscribe to the SALE CATEGORY of this blog. OGE is expanding more and more all the time and that means a crap load more promos will be posted here. The latest features Mountain Hardwear, a solid company with bomber gear and apparel. Here is the email verbatim we received from Mark from just yesterday:

As the temperature starts to drop and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to start thinking about warm weather gear. Just in time, we’ve started a two week Mountain Hardwear Sale here at Rock/Creek, so get out your gear list and stock up for your cold-weather backpacking, hiking, climbing, and travel needs. We have fleece, down jackets, sweaters, tents, and more on sale for two weeks. Shop online today; the sale ends November 15th.

Click the banner below and you’ll land on the summary page for the Mountain Hardwear sale @

Published by Jesse on 04 Nov 2007

Rare Island Surf Coupon

Just scanned the ‘ole inbox and noticed a 15% coupon from Island Surf that’s valid through 11/7. Maybe it can save ya some bucks. The deal is specific to Sandals and Footwear. (the discount applies to top brands at this store like Roxy, Quiksilver, Volcom, Reef, Rainbow, Sanuk and a heckuva lot more.

About Island Surf (in case you haven’t checked them out):

…the world’s largest online retailer of cool sandals, clothing, watches, sunglasses, luggage, backpacks, and accessories. Shop your favorite surf brands.

To redeem the 15% discount click on the link below and show way. When you get to the check out enter code ‘FOOTWEAR15’ and you’ll save 15% off the the order total.

Island Surf

Save 15% on Sandals and Footwear from top brands – use coupon code “FOOTWEAR15” until Nov 7th 2007

Published by Jesse on 04 Nov 2007 Added to OGE Gear Database

We’re excited to bring on board with our gear search engine at OGE. Our product count now well exceeds over 300,000 skus! Search for gear and compare prices from over 60 outdoor stores with our proprietary and robust database. Folks, this is the best source on the web to find instant access to accurate pricing on outdoor gear. As the latest store to be added, brings some new products to OGE including award winning Camp Chef cooking equipment…a HUGE selection from this brand! Here’s some info about OGE’s latest store addition: is a premier source on the web for all your outdoor cooking equipment needs. This store was founded in 2000, and is a subsidiary of Logan Outdoor Products, LLC., which specializes in online marketing and sales for outdoor products.

Published by Jesse on 04 Nov 2007

Adam Clark Podcast (MP3)

Check out the Adam Clark MP3 interview hot off the press!

The podcast series at is back in full swing this year for the 2007-08 ski season. The management of AltaCam, The Personalities of Alta (Utah), recently announced that it’s queued up an array of transcripts and MP3s of interviews from influential ski industry people and Alta locals. New interviews will be posted every two weeks for the entire 2008 ski season. Local skier and legend Johnny B facilitates each interview. Check out a few of last year’s classics:

Adam Clark is a world renown ski photography who has been shooting the top skier’s in the world for over 10 years professionally. Two Alta locals and friends talk shop on skiing the world and living the dream 🙂

“Then Monday evening, I fly back to Alaska for a 35-day Denali Expedition. I’m going with Clark Fyans, Chris Davenport, and Nick DeVore. We’re just going up there to ski. I’m sure we’ll try the summit. There’s a bunch of first descents that are all really classic. Then after that, I go at the end of July to New Zealand, and then straight from New Zealand to Argentina, trying to finish up the Levitation Project’s ski and snowboard movie.

Listen to the MP3 interview or read the transcript…

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