Outdoor Apparel

Technical Outerwear | Yoga | Running | Casual Wear

Our apparel department is stocked with the best brands from around the world. We have technical outerwear, active-wear, and casual clothing for men, women, and children. We can outfit you for just about every adventurous activity that you have planned. We also carry many styles of casual clothing from top brands like Patagonia, Arc'Teryx, and The North Face. Come in today and see what we have to offer.

Spring Rain Coats

03/18/2016


Rising temperatures mean spending as much time as possible outside, but as always, no spring season is complete without its fair share of rainy days! We aren't going to let a little rain stop us from having fun outside, so having the right raincoat is key. We carry a wide variety of rain jackets, and it can be daunting to decide which one is right for you. With a wide range of prices, technology, and features, we've broken it down by what you'll be doing the most in the rain, and which raincoats will compliment your wet weather activities.

 

Just-In-Case Layer

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A super light jacket that you can carry with you anywhere is key; if the skies stay clear, it's not weighing you down, but it's right there when the rain starts falling. At only 6.6 ounces, the Houdini from Patagonia is coated to be highly water-resistant and folds up into it's own pocket with a gear loop, so you can hang it in an easy-to-reach place.

 

Everyday Protection 

everydayWhen you have to walk the dog in a downpour or run errands on a super wet day, it's important to have a highly waterproof layer that is up for any conditions you might encounter. The Precip from Marmot is an excellent do-all jacket, with a storm flap over the zipper and armpit zips to give you extra ventilation. A lighter, more durable option is the Fuse Form Dot Matrix from the North Face, which uses a new way of fusing different fabrics without seams to make them even more water-tight.

 

Keeping it Classy

dressy Maintaining a professional look with a raincoat on can be tough, so we recommend opting for a jacket that has a longer length, to appear more clean-cut and offer additional protection. The Codetta Coat from Arc'teryx has an above-average center back length of 32 inches and comes in neutral colors.

 

 Venturing Out

venture out When you are heading out on a long-term camping trip or backpacking adventure, you'll need a coat that is not only highly waterproof but offers above-average ease of motion. The Beta LT from Arc'teryx is a Goretex Pro shell so breathable that you don't even need pit zips, and articulated elbows keep the fabric from bunching up.

 

Kids' Raincoats

kids Every kid needs a good, protective rain coat so they can continue enjoying their time outside all throughout the rainy season. The Resolve Reflective from North Face, the Precip from Marmot and the Torrent Shell from Patagonia all come in boys' and girls' colors, with sizes from XS to XL, and include reflective features for added safety.

 

Winter Jackets

11/19/2015

It's almost time for temperatures to drop, and time to start bundling up! From ripping down the ski slopes to shoveling the driveway, we have the largest selection of winter jackets to fit any outdoor activity. Sturdy, waterproof fabrics and high-quality insulation ensure that you will stay warm through freezing temperatures. Our apparel department is filled with top quality brands we have trusted for years who never fail to amaze us with their cutting edge styles and superior comfort. These brands have provided us with ski jackets, mid-layers, lifestyle pieces, shells, and more so that we can enjoy winter to its fullest potential but also stay protected when the weather turns harsh.

Check out a few of our employees' favorite picks for 2016 winter jackets: 

 

MEN'S

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The North Face  Sumner Tri-Climate Jacket (cosmic blue/diesel blue),  Arcteryx Atom LT Jacket (carbon
copy), Arcteryx Stingray Jacket (diablo red), 
Bogner Fire + Ice Tibo Jacket (granite), Black Diamond
Stance Belay Jacket (black), Rab Sentinal Jacket (twilight/zinc), Patagonia Down Sweater (feather
grey/forge grey)

 

 

WOMEN'S

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Patagonia Down Sweater (underwater blue), KJUS Snowscape Jacket  (dusty lilac), Bogner Fire + Ice
Dalia D (bottle green), Arc'teryx Ravenna Jacket  (lime fizz), Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody  (candied lemon), 
Mountain Force Idle Jacket (brilliant blue), Black Diamond Zone Shell (merlot)

 

KID'S

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Spyder Mini Guard (electric blue/black)
Obermeyer Arielle (folklore print)

Sport Sunglasses

05/21/2015

Summer is finally here, bringing with it lots of bright sunny days and a new range of outdoor activities. While protecting your skin from the sun is a no-brainer, protecting your eyes should be too. Sunglasses are a valuable piece of safety gear during any outdoor activity. They protect your eyes from dirt, dust, bugs, and most importantly, the harmful rays of the sun, which can cause cataracts and other problems with your eyes. The heat of the sun can also dry your eyes out, causing eye fatigue. Not only will sunglasses help you see better to perform your best, but they can help you stay alert and active longer!

We can help you ensure that your eyes remain protected in style, with sunglasses from Smith, Suncloud, Maui Jim, Oakley, and Costa. While the first three are old favorites, Costa is a new brand for us, and we're incredibly excited about their polarized lenses and impressive styles. Every pair of Costas that we sell have 580G or 580P lenses, which means that whether they are glass or polycarbonate, they block 100% of UV rays and are 100% polarized for maximum clarity. They obstruct yellow light to enhance color and block blue light to reduce haze and blur, giving you the best possible view from within your frame!

Here are some of our favorite models of sunglasses, with the main features that make them best suited for each outdoor activity you love!

 

 

Shades Great for Paddleboarding

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Costa Brine 580P in tortoise with green mirror lenses
When spending a day standing on your board and paddling, you want a pair of glasses that won't weigh you down. Costa's, Brine 580P are made from Polycarbonate, a material that is virtually unbreakable, lighter weight than glass and won't fog. All Costa lenses are polarized, providing 100% UV protection and reducing eye strain. The frame has a slight curve to it, blocking the side of your eye from the reflecting sun in any direction your paddling.

 

Kayak With No Distractions

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Costa Rooster 580G in blackout with blue mirror
While kayaking your sight line is expanded over miles of open water and visible sky. The Costa Rooster 580G creates a clear plane of vision, with glass lenses, which offer a higher level of clarity and are resistance to scratches. These frames are side-cupped, hugging your face at the temples to provide additional protection from the glare of the sun. Mirrored lenses help with glare by reflecting harmful light away from your eyes, making them an excellent choice for activities on the open water.

 

Protect Your Eyes While Running

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Smith Parallels in matte black with green Sol-X lenses
These wrapped frames offer extra protection to the eyes, helping you whether you're on the trail or a bright sunny road. The nosepiece is constructed of Hydrophilic Megol, a material that gently grips the skin and actually grips harder when introduced to moisture. The lenses have a gray base, which won't distort color, and a multi-layer green mirror, which reflects glare and works to reduce eye fatigue in bright conditions. These lenses protect from harmful UV-A, -B and -C rays, and two more lenses are included, so you are protected in any light condition.

 

Hike Farther and Longer

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Maui Jim Haleakala in gray fade with HT lens
Maui Jim's HT, or High Transmission, lenses are yellow and allow the highest transmission of usable light, making them perfect for low-light conditions. Yellow lenses provide an enhanced depth of field and superior contrast, making these sunglasses an excellent choice for exploring shaded forest trails. The Haleakala is made with a wrap frame that will help protect your eyes from unseen obstacles, like small branches hanging over the side of the trail. The adjustable nose pads are made of Rabalon, which helps to prevent slippage.

 

Keep You Eyes Safe While Biking

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Smith Pivlock Arena in white-red fade with red Sol-X lens
Smith created these lenses with athletes in mind--they are made to fit the face snugly to prevent slipping in the most extreme conditions. A two-position adjustable nosepiece made of Hydrophilic Megol keeps them in place with no distractions. Biking with wrap around frames is important, so your peripheral vision isn't obstructed. The Smith Pivlock has frames set farther back on your temple for better visibility of other riders and oncoming traffic. The wrap around lenses also help to block wind from your eyes and prevent fogging of the lens. The lenses have a gray base, which keeps colors from being altered, with a red mirrored layer that fights glare. The lenses protect against hazardous UV-A, -B and -C rays. They come with two sets of lenses for varying light conditions.

 

Look Sharp! The Best Lifestyle Shades

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Costa Palapa 580P in gunmetal with silver mirror
Wireframes offer a fun look for everyday wear and look great on men and women alike. An essential feature is the silver mirror lenses that have a copper base, designed for very little color distortion. Built into these glasses is a mirror layer that reflects glare and makes the best use of light that's coming in. Silver mirror lenses are great for outdoor activities with variable light conditions, making them your go-to shades for everyday use.

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Oakley Frogskins in polished clear with violet iridium lens
These sunglasses have a fun classic look, great for men and women! The lenses are made of Plutonite, a material that offers excellent clarity and impact resistance along with protection against UVA, B, and C rays. The lenses are lightweight and great for all day wear.

 

Reading on the Beach

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Suncloud Aviator 2.00 in gold with brown lenses
Suncloud has a great new line of readers that are perfect for relaxing on the beach with a book. The polarized lenses fight glare so you can read in even the brightest sunlight, and the built in Bifocal lenses magnify at the bottom without obstructing your entire view.

 

Spring Lookbook

02/16/2015

After a sub-zero Presidents Day Weekend, spring weather might seem like a faraway dream. But for us, spring begins when we start hanging those lighter layers up on the racks! Lighter, brighter fabrics are appearing all over our clothing department as we get ready to welcome the spring season. As we know, spring temperatures can be just as variable as the winter we've had, which is why we've got you covered for any conditions you might encounter in the coming months. 

Sometimes a cool base is all you need, but you're always safest with a light jacket tucked into your pack. A good rain coat will keep you from heading inside early, and your feet will welcome some lighter footwear after being cooped up in snow boots all winter. Patagonia and North Face never fail to make their staple pieces look fresh with new color combinations, and lifestyle favorites like Toad & Co. and Prana have us eager for backyard parties and strolls on the beach. We've put together some of our favorite spring outfit ideas to inspire you and get you just as amped up as we are for a beautiful spring!

 

Womens 

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Patagonia Cap Lightweight Crew, Aquastorm, $49; Smith Outlier XL Polarized,
Honey Tortoise, $119

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Patagonia Cap Daily T-Shirt, Navy Blue, $39; Smith Serpico Polarized, Gold, $119



Mens

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Patagonia El Ray Shirt, Owen Tail Grey, $89; Costa Zane 580 Glass Polarized, $249

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Patagonia El Ray Shirt, Truckee Classic Red, $79; Maui Jim Leeward Coast $299

Kids

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Glacier 1/4 Zip, Budding Green, $36.95

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Glacier 1/4 Zip, Fiery Red, $36.95

Footwear

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Ski Weekend Checklist

01/13/2015

From skiing, all day to warming up by the fire at night, packing for a ski trip means lots of layers. Here is a complete list to help you start the daunting task. 

Pack it all in, The North Face Duffle (Large) can fit everything from your helmet to your ski boots, all in one bag. If you're looking for more organization, the Transpack Compact Pro, has specific side pockets to store your ski boots and a large inside pocket for your helmet, and clothes. 

Tip 1:" When packing up your boots make sure they are always buckled to keep the plastic from expanding when the temperature changes." 

This is a full list of everything you will need for a weekend ski trip, staying two days and two nights. Starting at the base layer and outward:  

  • Comfortable Underwear
  • Baselayer bottoms 
  • Baselayer tops 
  • Mid Layer 
  • Ski Socks
  • Ski Pants
  • Glove Liners
  • Gloves
  • Hand Warmers

Tip 2: "Baselayers and Mid layers should always be synthetic (nylon) or wool fibers, NEVER use cotton. Cotton does not wick moisture away from your body and will not insulate when wet. Wool and synthetics help move moisture away, and they will continue to keep you warm when wet. Choosing wool over cotton will keep you warm and comfortable all day long."

  • Insulated Jacket or Shell
  • Turtle/Neck Warmer 
  • Scarf/ Face Mask 
  • Hat

Tip 3: "Wear an Insulated jacket below 20ºF, so you don't have to wear heavy underlayers. Wear a Shell jacket when you are expecting warm temps, heavy precip, or large temp swings."

  • Helmet
  • Goggles

Tip 4: "Storing your goggles inside your helmet, in your bag can protect them from damage or being scratched." 

  • Headphones
  • Hair ties
  • Lip Balm
  • Slippers
  • Winter Boots
  • Ski Boots

Tip 5: "Drive up with your boots in your car to keep them warm before skiing and bring them inside over night. If possible put your boots on inside the lodge to avoid walking on sidewalks and damaging your soles." 

  • Skis
  • Poles
  • PJs
  • Jeans - for going out to dinner, PLEASE don't ski in jeans...
  • Sweatshirt for relaxing in.
  • Bathing Suit for the hot tub/pool/pond skim 
  • Shower Essentials
  • Snacks
  • Water Bottles
  • Beer

Tip 6: "Throw your beer in the truck bed so by the time you get to the mountain it is chilled and you're all-set to relax. But don't leave it outside overnight!"

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