Archive for June, 2009

Published by Jesse on 25 Jun 2009

Five New Outdoor Stores Added

We’re kind of behind on adding new stores to our site. But today, we added five new stores to the gear search engine. To visit the details click the respective store buttons below…

TetonVillageSports.com

TetonVillageSports.com is your premier choice for outdoor sports equipment and apparel for every season. They carry over 100 top name brands so if you are looking for snowboarding, backpacking or skiing equipment, you found the right web site. In business for over 40 years.


TopSleepingBags.com

Top Sleeping Bags is committed to providing affordable, top quality tents and sleeping bags for the outdoor adventurer in you. “We only sell what we believe in and that means we only sell the best. Our site is easy to use and navigate, especially with our Sherpa Search tool. Our customers love us… and so will you.” Based in Boulder, near some of the world’s top camping gear manufacturers (GoLite, Big Agnes, Sierra Designs, and Kelty).


VargoOutdoors.com

From their site: “Vargo Outdoors began as a website devoted to providing information on backpacking technique and offered various hiking checklists. Our original URL was hike-advice.com. The site was not a money making venture, just a place to publish ideas on backpacking. It was a few years later that we converted the site to an ecommerce shopping site, changed to vargooutdoors.com and began selling.”


PlayOutdoors.com

Play Outdoors helps families with young children get outside and enjoy the world around them. They sell kids outdoor clothing, apparel and gear exclusively. This is more than just a store. It’s also a community full of like minded active families sharing info.


TrekLightGear.com

Trek Light Gear is a lightweight gear company based in Boulder, Colorado. With humble beginnings back in 2002, they have been experiencing rapid growth in 2008 and 2009 thanks to our two core products: lightweight, portable hammocks and eco-friendly compact, reusable tote/shopping bags.

Published by Jesse on 24 Jun 2009

4th Sales are ON

Check out the details on the Backcountry.com 4th of July blowout. The sale is going on right now through 7/7/09.

It’s officially summer and to get things kicked off Backcountry.com just launched a massive 4th Of July Sale. The BBQ can wait, we’ve got over 7,500 items on sale at up to 40% off. Now is the time for customers to stock up on a 3-season tent, trail running shoes, rain jackets and more. Find loads of gear from The North Face, Arc’teryx, Marmot and Black Diamond, all at up to 40% off.

Just click the banner below and shop away for gear and apparel. You’ll save some bucks if you take advantage of the various 4th of July gear sales rolling out now. We’ll follow up with details on more on the blog over the next couple of days!

Published by Jesse on 11 Jun 2009

REI Launches Bike iPhone App

For Immediate Release
Courtney Coe
REI Public Affairs
253-437-7308
ccoe@rei.com

Seattle, WA, June 8, 2009REI launched the Bike Your Drive mobile iPhone application, a free interactive tool that helps cyclists track, view, and share their experiences. It’s available through the Apple iPhone app store or @: www.rei.com/bikeyourdrive

Whether it’s a quick trip to the grocery store, or a long training ride with friends, the customizable application allows users to view cycling progress, pinpoint and save their mileage, upload geo-tagged photos for documentation and measure gas savings and CO2 offset. Second generation iPhone users with GPS tools can capture their bicycle experience in real-time.

“Most people carry their phone when they are outdoors, so we wanted to create a tool that was easy and fun for cyclists,” says Tom Vogl from REI. “Using GPS functionality and geo-tag capabilities, we created a application that lets you bring your friends on the ride.”

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Published by Jesse on 05 Jun 2009

FREE Gift Card w/ Eagle Creek Purchase

Just got word on this…not bad. Check out the details direct from the fine folks at Rock/Creek Outfitters:

Gear up for summer travel with Eagle Creek. For every $50 you spend on Eagle Creek travel gear, we’re rewarding you with a $10 Rock/Creek Gift Card!

Gift cards cannot be applied to the current order, and the gift card does not apply toward the total. If you return your purchase, we will deduct the gift card amount from your return credit. Treat your gift card like cash; lost or stolen cards cannot be replaced.

Limited time offer ends July 2nd. Applies to any in-stock products from Eagle Creek.

Click on the banner below or the links above to get started.

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Published by Jesse on 02 Jun 2009

Rock/Creek Raises $5,000 for The Boonies

For Immediate Release
Mark McKnight
mark@rockcreek.com
423.596.1573

Chattanooga, TN, June 1, 2009 – Specialty outdoor retailer Rock/Creek announced a $5,000 donation for The Boonies, the latest in a string of donations stemming from the Rock/Creek Trail Series. The Boonies will use the money to help run future events as well as secure access to single track trails. These funds came from last Saturday morning’s third annual Scenic City Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. Other contributing sponsors include SmartWool, Marmot, The North Face, and Hammer Nutrition.

Threatening clouds and rain held off just long enough for the finishers to come across the line. The race took place on the trails around TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility. Compared to 2008, the race saw 25% growth in half marathon runners and 62% growth in marathon runners.

Proceeds from both events go to The Wilderness Trail Running Association (aka The Boonies) and will be used for future trail races, trail maintenance, and sustainability efforts in the Cumberland and Southern Appalachian Mountains.

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Published by Jesse on 01 Jun 2009

Gramicci Products Named Reviewers Choice

For Immediate Release
Outdoor trade and consumer media—Beth Cochran, BC/OC-What’s Up PR (406) 579-7909, cochran@whatsuppr.com

Agoura Hills, CA, May 29, 2009 – Three Gramicci Products Named Buzzillions Reviewers’ Choice
Award Finalists in Casual Adventurers Category. Considered the “soul brand” of the outdoor apparel industry, announced that its Original G Pant, Original G Quick-Dry Shorts and Seabreezer QD Shorts SPF 30 were voted 2008 Buzzillions Reviewers Choice Award Finalists in the Casual Adventurers category.

“We are pleased that the iconic Original G Pant and two products incorporating some of our newer technologies, are winning the praise of the people whose opinion we value the most” said Marty Weening, president of the growing and eclectic outdoor lifestyle apparel company.

Initially designed with the climber in mind, the Original G Pant remains Gramicci’s signature product and top-selling pant. From climbing to yoga to gardening or just kicking back after a long day at the office, this four-pocketed pant is ideal for adventure or lounging.

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