BSTA Show Recap: Socks and Bags

BSTA Show Recap: Socks and Bags

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to check out the Boston Shoe Travelers Association Show in Manchester, NH. As a shoe fanatic, the sight of nearly 600 shoe and accessory brands on display was an absolute dream for me. I could blog about what I saw for days,... Read More ››

A day in the Bolton backcountry!

A day in the Bolton backcountry!

Yesterday was one of those days that reminds me of why I love working at Eastern Mountain Sports … “Marmot and Black Diamond Present: The 2012 Eastern Mountain Sports Backcountry Base Camp” – a 2-day convergence on Bolton Valley (VT) for fresh snow, demo gear, and great backcountry. It... Read More ››

Made in America: Thule

Made in America: Thule

  They are hard to miss. Every few cars that go by have one on and they all say Thule Sweden, but a lot of what you are actually seeing was made right here in the United States. While some pieces still come from overseas the great majority come... Read More ››

2012 Cycling Season Preview

As any avid mountain biker knows, riding is all about momentum, carrying speed and flow from one turn to the next, down a little section and right back up the opposite incline. After an unbelievable 2011 season where we participated in more events and offered bikes in more stores... Read More ››

Customer spotlight: Gearing up for GORUCK

Customer spotlight: Gearing up for GORUCK

One of the things I love most about my job here at Eastern Mountain Sports is connecting with our customers on Facebook and Twitter. A few weeks ago I loaded up our Twitter dashboard and found this interesting mention: I’d never heard of a GORUCK Challenge, so I tweeted... Read More ››

Back in Spain – more of the same!

Back in Spain – more of the same!

I hope everyone is having a great Winter.  I know all of my New England audience is probably bummed on the lack of snow, but there are some good aspects of that aren’t there???!!!  Like winter CLIMBING???!!!!!!  Pawtuckaway in NH is one of the best spots for winter bouldering. ... Read More ››

Kiwi Adventure

High alpine saddles overlooking white-blue glaciers. Pristine rainforest trails. Mountainsides weeping rain-fed streams of the purest drinking water on earth. Endless sandy beaches with no people in sight. This is New Zealand, and I’m here with my better half for eight months. Departed from the humdrum American career race.... Read More ››

Gear Check: Black Diamond Z Pole

I remember it clearly. Dad and I just finished an epic summer hike on Franconia Ridge and my hands felt swollen. This wasn’t the first time it had happened. I really had to swing them to help with the odd sensation. We had noticed a lot of people using... Read More ››

7 Ways a Career in Retail Can Save Your Soul

When I tell people I work in retail, I get a lot of scrunched noses, knowing nods and the occasional blank stare. Corny as it sounds, I really do love what I do. When you’re in the business of selling toys for grown-ups, and connecting former couch potatoes to... Read More ››

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