Bugs, Bugs Stay Away: Your Guide to Insect Shield Garments

On those hot summer days and nights one might find the bugs to be a little overwhelming either in your backyard or in the backwoods. We’ve all used traditional insect repellant spray to help most of Mother Natures’ buzzing nuisances from biting us and potentially passing an insect-borne disease. Though the traditional form of insect…

Alpiner’s Pick: Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is June 21st The day is coming up quick, so we asked our staff ” What would you LOVE to get your Dad this year?” OR “If you’re a Dad, what would you LOVE to receive?”. These are a few of their answers!   Michelle, E-commerce Manager: ” My father really needs a…

Chaco: A Brand 25 Years in the Making

1989-1995: The Early Years The small brand, based out of a Mark Paigen’s Paonia, CO home was first called Gecko to signify his shoe as “The Ultimate Sport Sandal”. You see, the Gecko has tiny micro-suction cups on the bottom of their feet helping them scale walls quickly and efficiently.  When the company was four…

Alpiners’ Picks: Our All Time Favorite Tents!

Anyone who is looking for the perfect tent has been confronted with the large number of options! To help with buyers anxiety, we wanted to bring you a short list including some of our staff’s favorite tents and the adventures they’ve enjoyed while camping. We’ll even tackle the unfortunate circumstance of finding a comparable tent…

5 Reasons to Get Your Bike Tuned… Today!

Has your bike been tuned? Ever? Or did you bring it home from whatever shop you purchased it at and figured it was good to go? Just like your car needs maintenance, your bike needs to be taken care of to make sure it performs safely every time you go for a ride. Here’s why:…