Archive for May, 2009

Published by Jesse on 26 May 2009

BACKWOODS’ First Online Sale

481 Items from brands like The North Face, Patagonia & Mountain Hardwear marked down 50% at

AUSTIN, Texas – May 25, 2009, BACKWOODS, a leading national retailer of distinctive outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment announced huge reductions on quality brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear and Marmot. Visit to find hundreds of items all marked down 50% including men’s and women’s shirts, vests, jackets, shorts and pants

BACKWOODS’s first online sale has everything you need for a summer vacation, an outdoor hike or an urban adventure. Women can pull their look together with this striking Patagonia Bandha Top. The body-contouring synthetic fabric defines your shape, the unique center front twist creates a focal point and the quick dry fabric is a great timesaver when on the go. Along with many other items, the Patagonia Bandha Top is perfect for traveling your home-town or the much anticipated summer vacation.

The sale also includes men’s clothing perfect for Father’s Day. Shop BACKWOODS selection of great shorts or explore a variety of jackets, ideal for a cool summer night. Planning a fishing trip? Pick up this ExOfficio Buzz off Ultra Lite Vest. Insects will fear you as you skip the spray and spare yourself the chemical shower in this light weight vest. This Insect Shield repellent on ExOfficio’s Ultra Lite Vest lasts 70 washings. So wear all season long and enjoy a personal bug-free zone.

Take advantage of the BACKWOODS online sale to stock up on basics, discover new brands, or splurge on items you’ve been coveting all season long. Quantities and sizes are limited so shop soon to get the best brands and the lowest prices.


BACKWOODS is an Austin-based, national outdoor retail company with a long history of providing its customers top quality technical gear and a broad collection of outdoor clothing and footwear. For more information visit

Published by Jesse on 22 May 2009

Save on Lightweight Backpacking Gear

Several retailers have good sales on or around Memorial Day. We would like to feature this killer deal from, a fairly new merchant we’re still working on getting fully in the mix of our gear search engine.  I have to say we’re entirely impressed with their site and community, and this awesome deal for OGE Outdoor Blog readers. More about this company:

Trek Light Gear is an exciting lightweight gear company based in Boulder, Colorado. With humble beginnings back in 2002, we have been experiencing rapid growth in ’08 and ’09 thanks to our two core products: lightweight, portable hammocks and eco-friendly compact, reusable tote/shopping bags. One reason for our success has been that our products are being used by the entire spectrum of the marketplace: the outdoor pro setting out on the next worldwide adventure, be it sailing, climbing or backpacking to the ‘green’ moms who love to shop using our compact, reusable Eco Tote bags.

Beginning today customers can save 20% OFF at using the coupon code TREKMEMDAY.

Let me say it louder:


Click the link or banner below and shop away, just be sure to use the code underlined above at checkout.

Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order! Coupon Code: TREKMEMDAY

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Published by Jesse on 22 May 2009

Access Fund Hosting Telluride Mountainfilm Zero Emissions Tour

For Immediate Release
Jason Smith
Access Fund
303-545-6772 x113

Boulder, CO, May 21, 2009Access Fund announced it will host a stop on the Telluride Mountainfilm Zero Emissions Tour on June 10, 2009 at the Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder, Colorado.

Since 2000, Mountainfilm in Telluride has traveled the globe educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. This celebration of the indomitable spirit is sure to incite change in local and global communities. In June of 2009, Telluride Mountainfilm is embarking on a new project: the Zero Emissions Tour, which is a 2,300 mile unsupported bike tour throughout Colorado, Wyoming & Utah.

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Published by Jesse on 16 May 2009

REI’s Passport to Adventure

For Immediate Release
Bethany Nielson
REI Public Affairs

Seattle, WA, May 11, 2009 – With summer fast approaching, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) invites children and their families to explore the outdoors together with Passport to Adventure. Launching today, the free program is designed for children 5 to 12 and encourages them to participate in at least one outdoor activity this year.

Families and caregivers can stop by any REI store to pick up a complimentary adventure journal, plus hike and bike trails in their local area that are recommended by expert REI employees.

After participating in at least one outdoor activity, parents can send in a postcard from the journal or visit to receive a certificate of completion and a special prize for their kids. In 2008, REI engaged nearly 24,000 children in outdoor activities through Passport to Adventure.

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Published by Jesse on 15 May 2009

Patagonia Web Specials

Folks, this is “Sale Pricing on Outdoor Clothing, Gear and Apparel” DIRECT from From the messaging on their site:

You’ve found the inside line on gear deals. Patagonia web specials include past season, special make-up, and irregular clothing and gear at discount prices. Supplies are limited; prices apply to online orders only.

Click the banner below to see ALL current web exclusive specials (currently as of date of this post there were 261 products). There is also a Patagonia Kids Catalog as well just click the link.

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Published by Jesse on 07 May 2009

Yakima Racks on Sale!

Just got an email from the fine folks at Rock/Creek, and so of course it’s only fair to pass this news on to ya’ll. This is a killer deal for anyone gearing up with car/truck racks for the pedal or paddle seasons.

Right Now Get 20% off Yakima Racks – Plus Save up to 40% on Closeouts!

Click the image below and start shopping. There is also a clearance sale going on right now. And don’t forget Free Shipping on orders over $49 for items shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states. That comes in pretty dang handy with large purchases like bike rack systems or cargo racks.

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Published by Jesse on 06 May 2009

Gear Up with Vargo Outdoors

Do you know the Vargo Outdoors brand? Well it’s time to have a look if you don’t. The owner of the company, Brian Vargo, asked me to make the OGE Outdoor Blog readers aware of their unique product line of lightweight backpacking gear and watersports products. So if you’re ready to gear up for spring camping or paddling trips, check them out by clicking the banner below!

Published by Jesse on 06 May 2009

Teva Partners With Outdoor Foundation & IMBA

For Immediate Release
Jaime Eschette
Public Relations
Phone: 800-433-2537 x 178

Goleta, CA, May 4, 2009Teva (a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation) and The Outdoor Foundation announced a new partnership aimed at broadening the outdoor community by engaging new audiences and industries in nature-based activities.

As part of this partnership, Teva will provide charitable support to The Outdoor Foundation whose core mission is to spur a massive increase in outdoor recreation and inspire future generations. The two organizations will work together to identify opportunities that redefine the outdoors as accessible to all individuals.

“We are so grateful to Teva for its generous support and ongoing leadership in helping to expand the outdoor community to include Americans of all backgrounds,” said Christine Fanning, Executive Director of The Outdoor Foundation. “Only by reaching out to new audiences and industries will we protect the health of the outdoor community.”

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Published by Jesse on 05 May 2009

Mother’s Day Coupon from Play Outdoors

We just partnered with a new store called Play Outdoors. This is a web-based retailer with a product line focused specifically on kids outdoor clothing and gear. I must say I am very impressed with the site, and their philosophy. We don’t have them including in the gear search engine quite yet, but we will soon enough. In the meantime, Celebrate Mother’s Day and Receive 15% off your entire order when you shop NOW until May 13th. Click the banner below to start shopping, and be sure to apply coupon code momday09 at the checkout to save 15%.

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Published by Jesse on 04 May 2009

Petzl Sponsors Access Pan America Initiative

For Immediate Release
Alyica Cavadi

Clearfield, UT, May 4, 2009Petzl, a leading manufacturer of technical climbing gear, announced a partnership with Access Pan America through a Petzl Foundation grant. Access Pan America is a new organization dedicated to protecting climbing access across the Americas. It will be the first and only organization of its kind, bringing together activists, access leaders and influencers, and land managers from several countries to unify efforts toward climbing conservation for the Western Hemisphere.

“Conservation and climbing access are two issues central to the mission of the Petzl Foundation,” said Paul Petzl, founder of Petzl. “Access Pan America is an effort that matches our goals of preserving climbing areas for all who appreciate nature and our natural environments”.

About the Petzl Foundation
The Petzl Foundation supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations working for the benefit of our climbing, recreation, and conservation community. To learn more, visit:

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Published by Jesse on 03 May 2009

REI Anniversary Sale

Yep, it’s their biggest sale of the year. And it’s happening right now through May 10th. Click the banner below and shop away. You’ll be saving huge on gear…to the tune of the best prices online right now..hands down. I just went to a local REI here in Salt Lake City and had to park in the next lot over. It was madness.Gear junkies everywhere…

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