One more reason to love New York: New Upper West Side store opening in September

If you think the largest metropolis in the United States is an odd place for the second largest outdoor retailer in the country to call home, think again. At Eastern Mountain Sports, we opened our first New York City store in 1984 at 611 Broadway, on the corner of... Read More ››

Pain-free running: one Foot Guru’s true story

Here at Eastern Mountain Sports, the minimalist footwear movement has recruited hundreds of devoted followers in our stores and at our corporate office. Of all the men and women roaming our halls and pounding the pavement in Vibram FiveFingers, Merrell Trail Gloves, or New Balance Minimus shoes, you’d be... Read More ››

Semi Pemi Traverse

It seemed like a good idea. We had to do a backpack to get all the Bonds in so why not hit up Owl’s Head on the way back. I even enlisted some advice from the folks on the Mount Washington Observatory Forum. The plan, at least in my... Read More ››

Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Polarized Lenses

Not all marketers view marketing in the same way.  Some view the role of marketing as identifying what the consumer needs and making that need apparent to help the business grow.  Others view marketing as a way to convince people what they need to help the business grow.  It’s... Read More ››

Camp Oh-Neh-Tah, Week Two: The Final Stretch!

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. This week was so busy that I had to move my normal Friday post to this morning. The past 7 days have been a whirlwind and it’s hard to believe that in just a few hours, our girls will... Read More ››

Adventures in South Africa

Colette and I were having a reoccurring conversation as we drove back from last winter’s Salt Lake City based tradeshow. “We HAVE to get to South Africa” Colette chimed from the passenger side. “Of course,” I remarked half paying attention as I check my cell for incoming emails, texts... Read More ››

Phantastic Photo of the Moment

If Patrick Chambatu’s awesome smile alone doesn’t brighten your day, perhaps his job title will. According to our friends at Honey Stinger (makers of some of the tastiest, all-natural energy food I’ve ever eaten) Patrick is the Chimp Handler at the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in the Copperbelt Province of... Read More ››

Customer Spotlight: Touring Ancient Egypt with a 10+ year-old EMS Daypack

There’s nothing we like more than hearing stories from happy customers doing big things with our gear. Last week our customer service team got an email from “JJ Justice” with some particularly awesome photos that we just had to share. Egypt isn’t the only exotic location JJ has taken... Read More ››

Camping Gear – Then & Now

At Eastern Mountain Sports, we’re as obsessed with the latest and greatest outdoor innovations as anyone. If it makes you faster, lighter, and more comfortable in adverse weather conditions, we love it unconditionally. In fact, the only thing we love more than the sight, smell, and performance of brand... Read More ››

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