Danger Zone

After leaving competitive sports behind in high school and spending most of college searching for something else to keep my competitive juices flowing (whiffle ball and Beirut did not quite cut it), I found mountain biking.  Mountain biking was the perfect outlet for me, as it challenged me physically against myself as well as... Read More ››

Chris Denman: The man behind our video music

Chris Denman: The man behind our video music

One of my responsibilities at Eastern Mountain Sports is to monitor Twitter and respond to any mentions, questions, compliments and complaints. One fine day, I happened upon a mention from @lifelessone that caught my attention and inspired me to learn more about the person behind it. Turns out @lifelessone... Read More ››

Hiking ABCD

Hiking ABCD

Was this déjà vu? Was I at the Tough Mudder again? I was heading up a ski slope, it was muddy, there was some snow, and I was wet. No, wait; this was a 4000fter with dad. This time I was heading up Wildcat D and I was wet... Read More ››

A Week in the Life of a Demo Driver

A Week in the Life of a Demo Driver

Well, not just any week. A crazy week. A week so full of activities (I love activities!!) that it was impossible to fit all the details into a blog post that would hold someone’s attention. So here is an incredibly condensed, photo-centered version of my last seven days. (If... Read More ››

For Gadget Geeks Only: GoalZero Technical Specifications

Your feedback has been awesome regarding GoalZero’s portable solar power! I wanted to answer the topic that seem to be most important to you geeks, technical specifications (yay!)… Solar Panel Weight/Size (without packaging) Specs: Nomad 7: WEIGHT: .8 lbs / .36 kg; FOLDED: 6 x 9 x 1 in. /... Read More ››

Pack Fitting with Wayne Gregory

There’s nothing like getting advice and talking shop with people who are recognized the world over for being the absolute best at what they do. And while I’ll probably never be on the same driving range as Arnold Palmer or have the chance to shoot jump shots with Larry... Read More ››

Celebrity sightings at the Gunks Convergence

Eastern Mountain Sports rolled out some big names for their Gunks Camping Climbing Convergence a week ago.  In attendance were all of the normal players you would expect to see at an EMS camping/climbing seminar:  La Sportiva, Evolve, Five Ten, Mammut, Petzl, Black Diamond, Sterling Rope, Big Agnes, Osprey,... Read More ››

Don’t leave home without them

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to attend a store  training event in beautiful New Paltz, NY. Thanks to the extended winter, this was also my first tent camping trip of ’11. To say that my packing skills were a tad rusty was a profound understatement... Read More ››

Because it was there?

I hate to be wrong, but I will admit when I am. Joe told me I’d be ready to commit to next year’s 195-mile Ragnar Relay as soon as the pain and muscle cramps from this year’s race subsided. He was right, I was wrong. I had said “no... Read More ››

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