Bust out the big boats with the BigCatch’s whopping 150-lb. capacity. Introducing the first universal kayak saddle built to handle heavy fishing kayaks and sit-on-tops. The rubber-padded saddles conform to the kayak’s hull for a super-secure, full-contact carry that’s easy on your boat. A simple, tool-free install will load it up faster for even more time to chase the next big catch. If you have T-slot crossbars, don’t forget our SmarT-Slot Kit 4 (sold separately) for an even cleaner, more integrated look.
LOOKING FOR A BAG THAT CAN KEEP UP WITH WHATEVER ADVENTURE YOU THROW AT IT? EAGLE CREEK’S NEW GEAR WARRIOR COLLECTION IS DESIGNED FOR DURABILITY AND EFFICIENCY—THE IDEAL COMPANION FOR ANY ADVENTURE YOU PLAN.
When you’re planning an adventure, there are several key elements to consider—you might think of them as the 5Ws + H of trip planning: where, what, when, who, why, and how?
The first few are up to you. We can give you suggestions on “where,” like five eco-friendly destinations to visit in 2019 and the best beaches to learn to surf; we can even give you tips on the “who,” like why you should vacation with your siblings. But at the end of the day, those Ws are up to you and your wildest adventure bucket list dreams.
But when it comes to the H—the “how” of packing—we’ve got you covered! Meet the Gear Warrior collection.
Tried and tested, the new Gear Warrior™ collection is comprised of packs that will fit any travel destination, whether it requires hiking to a hut or rolling your way through airport security. Ranging in size from 34L ( a perfect carry-on option) to a whopping 110L (hey, sometimes you doneed the kitchen sink), this versatile collection makes packing the answer to your every adventure travel question.
When using the skin ski it is quite normal for the skin strips to pick up particles of dirt or wax from the track and become soiled over time. This results in reduced gliding properties and the risk of snow sticking. A certain amount of skin ski care will help here and guarantees you more fun in the differing snow conditions.
To clean the skin strips we recommend applying EASY SKIN CLEANER and then cleaning the skin strips from the front to the rear with a cloth.
In order to improve gliding and prevent snow from sticking we recommend you use EASY ANTI ICE SKIN HF, which is likewise applied from the front to the rear.
Both products are free from hydrocarbon solvents which means that there is no negative impact on the adhesion of the skin glue. Be careful with products containing hydrocarbon solvents: excess amounts may lead to the skin glue coming undone.
The #1 Norwegian apparel brand in Scandinavia creates training apparel for all conditions & winter endurance sports
BROOMFIELD, Colo. DÆHLIE is launching a run apparel collection at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show that is designed to outfit the runner for any winter training conditions. Along with the Run 365 line, the Fall apparel collection will also include new and updated Nordic apparel pieces.
“We are excited to launch the new collection in 2019 as the brand grows into new markets,” said North America Sales Manager Andrew Kroese, “Since 2016, DÆHLIE has established itself as a top choice for Nordic skiers, and now the brand makes apparel for all winter endurance sports.”
Thoughtfully designed with performance, comfort and protection from harsh conditions in mind, both the Run and Nordic Ski collections draw inspiration from Norwegian nature and the tenacity of the Norwegian cross-country team, which DÆHLIE sponsors. Both collections feature pieces with innovative, sustainable and thoughtfully sourced materials. Merino Wool remains a key material for its natural moisture wicking and insulating properties, and environmentally safe impact.
The Fall/Winter 2019 collection is designed to differentiate between running and cross-country skiing apparel, the latter of which has traditionally been a key focus for the brand. With reflective detailing, breathable materials and cuts designed specifically for the runner, the Run 365 collection aims to outfit runners even in the most challenging conditions, including dark, early mornings and wet, cold rain or snow.
Sustainable innovation is one of DÆHLIE's core philosophies, and the brand abides by environmentally and socially safe practices. This includes the brand’s use of sustainably-sourced Merino Wool, the Bionic Finish Eco water-repellent finishing system, and the use of DownTek - an environmentally safe down - among other . DÆHLIE is completely fur free and honors The Responsible Down Standard, which aims to ensure that feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to an unnecessary harm. The brand also follows the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The International Labour Organization regulations in their factories.
Founded by cross country skier Bjørn Dæhlie in 1996, the brand has produced highly innovative and optimized technical ski and performance training apparel for Nordic skiers for more than 20 years. The brand’s identity has evolved over time from a purely technical ski brand to a performance training and active lifestyle apparel brand. The brand’s new visual identity demonstrates its core values, aspirational messaging, and position in the market. DÆHLIE aims to reach broader consumer groups in the U.S. and North American markets and showcase its product collections for all-season, all-weather athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.
The new line will debut at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show and will be available online at in September 2019.
Founded by Bjørn Dæhlie in 1996, DÆHLIE is part of Active Brands portfolio, along with Kari Traa, and Sweet Protection. DÆHLIE is the official supplier for the Norwegian Cross-Country Ski Team. The company’s North American headquarters is in Broomfield, Colorado, and distributed through specialty and online retailers.
For a 105 years, Stanley has been known as a classic symbol of #STANLEYNESS. While that can be hard to define, it’s easy to identify. It’s that inner badass that pushes us to do remarkable things and wring the most out of life. Much like the legendary strength of our products that now have a new look, born out of a century old legend. This new look includes the return of our old mythical bear.
ABOUT THE STANLEY MYTHICAL BEAR
The original bear symbol was born from the folklore of the Stanley brand, a recurring character in many of the stories we hear from our community. He made his debut with a crown that had lightning bolts around it as a nod to the inventor of the Stanley bottle, William Stanley, Jr. He has lived through a few different iterations over the years, while the epic stories keep coming.
Since 1913 people have been telling us tales about being outside with their Stanley bottle, whether it be around a campfire, on the ranch, or wondering in the woods, when suddenly a bear shows up. Of course, nobody else was there to corroborate these adventures, and those who were,(?) may have had a few too many to remember. And so, the mythical bear was born.
The Stories Tend To Go A Little Something Like This:
My wife and I went camping. After a few drinks and swinging some tunes around the campfire, we decided to turn in for the night. I was fast asleep and could have sworn I was dreaming when I heard something ruffling around the tent—it was a bear. I woke up with adrenaline running through my veins, reached for my Stanley, and turned in the dark to hit the bear. I was aiming to be a hero, instead I ended up hitting my wife on the head. Well, she turned and whacked me on the side of my head. While the two of us saw stars, the bear didn’t want any part of this and hit the road.
The guy with a wife tougher than his Stanley bottle
These tall tales get bigger and wilder each time they are told. In fact, it’s why we love them so much. What better way to remind people that the best stories out there are the ones that get better over time and the ones you tell your friends around the campfire (while you’re drinking from your Stanley, of course) than putting that mythical bear right smack-dab on the front of the bottle. So that’s what we did.
He’s affectionately known as Stan. And he’s looking right at you, waiting for your next story.
Jacket Raw 3.0 represents the absolute best in cross country skiing jacket technology from Dæhlie. It has a multifunctional, hybrid design consisting of a cross-country skiing jacket with a removable vest on the inside that can be used separately.
1. It is made from 3-layer softshell material with a wind and water-resistant c_change membrane that provides excellent breathability, while ensuring optimal temperature regulation. The membrane has been developed in cooperation with Schoeller®.
2. Bionic Finish Eco® delivers additional durability and weather resistance.
3. The top of the back and parts of the cuff consist of a soft, insulating wool stretch material that breathes well.
4. Form-fit sleeves.
5. Adjustment straps at the base ensures an outstanding fit.
6. Integrated reflective details increased visibility.
7. A protective placket over the zipper in the front has small magnets that hold it in place, giving an incredibly smooth finish.
8. The removable vest features an insulating material from Thermore® in the front.
Sleek, aerodynamic Carbonite textured lid
No assembly required
Tool-free installation/removal from vehicle
Fits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
Designed with internal lid stiffeners for durability and easy open and close
SuperLatch™ security ensures your lid is secure to its base, and your gear is safe
Dual-sided opening for easy access on either side of your vehicle
Tapered design reduces hatch interference
Available in five sizes: Lo, 12, 16, 18, and 21 cubic feet
Hauls gear for up to 3 campers; fits snowboards and skis up to 185cm
Made in the USA with up to 80% recycled material
SKS Locks included
Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 24” – 36”
Yakima cannot ship the SkyBox 16 Carbonite to Alaska or Hawaii – please contact a local dealer.
Weight: 47.00 lbs
Dimensions: L 81.00in x W 36.00in x H 15.00in
Too much is not enough. The new Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffels will be available 7/1/19.
San Diego, Ca. – After kicking ass and taking names with the original Cargo Hauler Duffel series, Eagle Creek holds their place atop the Duffel category with a complete redesign of functionality and sustainability for the Cargo Haulers.
Maintaining simplicity of design balanced with organization and carryability, lightweight balanced with extreme durability, the new Cargo Haulers are a study in duffel perfection. Using new PVC-Free TPU fabrics, the new Cargo Haulers leverage VF’s incredible supply chain, using bluesign® approved fabrics and sustainable manufacturing processes throughout.
The new Cargo Hauler Duffels incorporate upgrades brought over from the Cargo Hauler Special Edition, amplifying their level of organization to high above any other duffel on the market. The backpack straps are now zip-away so they can be stored for protection during bag check-in, but also sport a handy snap that secures the straps into one tote carry handle. New U-shaped lid offers easy access to the main compartment, and there’s a brand-spankin’ new removable mesh divider to separate what’s inside. Additionally, new exterior compression straps keep stuff compressed and providing even more attachment points. But wait, there’s more! One of the end pockets also now features a zippered security pocket for small valuables. All your wants, needs and questions, answered.
Read the full article on Outdoor Sportswire and see the full duffel specs.
So, you have a trip coming up, more or less two weeks, and you’re feeling overwhelmed with the thought of trying to shove everything into a carry-on. Good, you have successfully navigated yourself to the perfect guide and carry-on packing list. Our Travel Expert, Jessica Dodson, illustrates the physical process of successful, minimal, and purposeful packing for a two-week vacation.
22 sporty ambassadors tested the DÆHLIE Running Collection. See how it went!
The Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle is an icon of the campsite, a time-tested pillar of durability and reliable performance. Little has changed about this bottle since William Stanley Jr. crafted his first vacuum-sealed bottle in 1913. Well, the company was sold to PMI, and some claim quality has changed, but based on our experience that’s just not true. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was inspired by this marvel of engineering. Hey, it’s possible!
Shaped like a bullet and built like a tank, the Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle is known for its vintage style and stalwart construction. Also for its ability to keep a hot drink hot, and its classic thermos-style lid for easy drinking.
Modern enhancements have improved this bottle’s functionality without sacrificing its strengths, making it our Budget Pick Insulated Water Bottle for the Car Camper.
By Arthur McMahon
"For over a decade Andy Mann, lead photo, has been a forerunner in the world of adventure film and award-winning conservation photography.
Andy’s work has been featured in National Geographic print publications, seen in Today’s post, and in film.
Recently, Eagle Creek teamed up with Mann in a series of short National Geographic guide series of films.
“Andy’s work is the essence of adventure and travel. His enviable spirit, conservation work and exploration is contagious through his photography, and perfectly aligns with Eagle Creek’s mission of encouraging people to get outside more and to experience the transformation of travel.” — Monica Rigali, Director of Marketing, Eagle Creek.
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Fischer is the only ski manufacturer to use its years of experience in ski production to provide winter sports enthusiasts with perfect training equipment in summer, too, for optimum pre-season preparation – because there is no off-season.
Yakima employees love taking the SkyRise out for adventure in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Every adventure is better with more friends!
With her convincing victory in the closing 30km race at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang (KOR) Marit Björgen (NOR)** not only left her mark but also provided the golden crowning glory of the extremely successful Winter Games for the Fischer Race Family at the same time. 56% of all the Nordic medals were won on Fischer skis, 48% of the athletes on the podium placed their trust in Fischer boots and 77% of all medallists achieved their success with the TURNAMIC® binding set-up. This has earned Fischer a place in the history books as the most successful ski, boot and binding brand.
"My goal is clear: I want to win gold in the 30km," explained Marit Björgen with a glint in her eye before the closing race. The "Iron Lady" of cross-country skiing went on to achieve her goal in convincing style and claim this gold as the Games in the Far East drew to a close. At the same time, the best cross-country skier of the past 15 years broke all records with her previous gold and silver plus two bronze medals and is now in the history books as the most successful Olympic athlete of all time, winning a total of 15 medals with eight of them in gold. Her team colleague Ragnhild Haga (NOR)** drew inspiration from her role model and had a golden Olympic debut with victory in both the 10km freestyle and in the relay. The Swedish ladies also made a significant contribution to the successful medals tally: Charlotte Kalla (SWE)* led the way at the start with victory in the skiathlon followed by three silver medals, while Stina Nilsson (SWE)* clinched gold in the sprint event and subsequently likewise two silver medals plus one bronze. Kikkan Randall (USA)** captivated an entire nation in her final Olympic race with victory in the team sprint, together with Jessica Diggins (USA).
In the men's events it was Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR)** who left his mark on these Games with his refreshing character, special skiing style and three gold medals. The young Norwegian star decided not to compete in the final 50km race with the following explanation: "It's enough for my first Olympic Games – it hasn't settled in yet." His team colleague Martin Johnsrud Sundby's (NOR)** declared goal of winning an individual gold medal may have been elusive but with two gold medals and one silver he played a major role in the success of his team. The same can be said of Denis Spitsov**, representing Olympic Athletes from Russia, with two silver medals and one bronze. Dario Cologna (SUI)** earned another entry in the history books as the first person to win the same distance (15km) in three consecutive Olympic Games. "It was very hard work and I desperately wanted to win like in Vancouver and Sochi. Writing a little bit of history isn't that bad," said the overall four-time Olympic champion in his familiar matter-of-fact style.
To see the rest of the Fischer Sports Olympic success, please visit https://www.fischersports.com/en_en/news/olympic-success-in-yellow-and-black,2468
Smooth Ceramic finish with guts of steel? Yep, we made it happen and here’s why.
The product development team at Stanley is all about elevating your experience when it comes to sippin’ on your favorite beverages. We know you like your coffee hot and beer cold, and that’s why you and double-wall vacuum insulation are two peas in a pod. We also know that a good amount of people are fussy about the metal taste that comes along with vacuum insulation. Chances are, you may know someone that cringes at the thought of putting their lips on a beer can or drinking out of a metal cup. Some even say it changes the taste of their drink, while others hardly notice. You may know someone like this, hell you may even been this person.
How metal affects your drinking experience is a great campfire debate and we’re here to settle it once and for all.
Introducing Ceramivac Technology: What is it anyway?
Ceramivac™ technology combines the smooth feel of a ceramic mug with legendary Stanley insulation. It’s like drinking out of your favorite ceramic mug, with the guts of steel of vacuum insulation that you know and love.
Stanley GO Series: The latest innovation from the Stanley team
Ceramivac™ is being introduced to the Stanley product family via our new GO Series of vacuum bottles and vacuum tumblers. While the iconic green hammertone color and finish will remain the bedrock of the Stanley brand, this new collection offers fresh new colors and finishes to the Stanley product family. This new look and feel still has the Stanley bones that you can’t live without.
The new GO Series with Ceramivac™ is:
Covered by our lifetime warranty
The series of vacuum bottles and tumblers have premium features like silicone footpads for slip-resistance and an insulated steel lined lid for better thermals. Available in various sizes (16-, 24-, and 36-oz size vacuum bottles and 16- and 24-oz size vacuum tumbler) the GO Series with Ceramivac™ is the perfect companion for both the commute and the hike and any other time you’re on-the-go.
The HighSpeed bike rack makes load and unload a breeze, thanks to its innovative design. It’s perfect for hatchback vehicles and SUVs, adaptable to aero or standard bars, and simplifies mounting both a bike and the rack itself. Our road-tested Yakima HighSpeed review.
Let’s face it: loading and unloading a bike on a roof-mounted rack can be difficult, especially on tall vehicles like SUVs. And with the popularity of large, easily-scratched sunroofs on vehicles, loading and unloading a fork-mount bike carrier can be a difficult task, especially with a vehicle’s roofline above your head. Add in the usual issues with hatchback clearance on many roof-mounted bike racks on the market, and you’ve got a recipe for quickly ruining that amazing post-ride bliss after a cycling adventure.
The Yakima HighSpeed solidly solves those problems thanks to its innovative design. Mounting the bike is simplified: nearly half of the mounting work can be finished at ground level, since the rack’s axle and skewer can be mounted to the fork while it’s still on the ground. And then mounting the bike to the rack is simple: a few turns of the large, easy-grip torque knob secures the fork to the front of the rack, and a strap secures the rear wheel into the wheel tray.
Another design feature we love: the rack’s forward-advanced design helps solve the usual clearance problems with hatchbacks on popular adventure-ready vehicles, SUVs, and wagons. The HighSpeed places the fork mount in front of the rack’s front crossbar, moving the rear wheel and tray forward, and helping to avoid impact when the vehicle’s hatch is open.
It’s a bike rack that solves multiple problems, and really streamlines the dreaded load and unload of a bike. We’ve been using – and loving – this rack for several months, and have been thoroughly impressed by its performance.
When you have a reputation for being the “Toughest of the Tough,” people put you through the paces. It kinda puts a target on your back. But at Stanley, we don’t mind getting a little brash that way. We make cool stuff, what can we say?
At Stanley, every product we make is designed with this in mind. We make bottles, mugs, lunchboxes, cook sets, flasks, growlers, coolers, and more - all based on the classic, time-tested yet state-of-the-art designs that were blowing your grandad’s mind before you were a glint in his eye.
More than just sturdy, our products are made for real life. Whether it’s getting tossed around on the work site, popped open and passed around at the campsite, or just sipped from leisurely on your commute to work, these are the constant companions: The best friends that never let you down, are always there with hot coffee or a cold brew when you need it, and never forget to text when they’re having a party.
That said, as cool as our products are, they don’t clean themselves. Things can still get a little funky if you don’t take care of your little buddy. I mean, who wants to taste yesterday’s skunky old cmeamer as you’re downing hot coffee from your Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle in the morning? Or get a whiff of that chicken soup your mom made when you were home for the holidays every time you crack open your Master Vacuum Food Jar. That ish is nasty.
Wanna spare yourself the public ridicule and scorn that comes from being the owner of a Certified Nasty Stanley product? Here’s what you need to know about keeping your Stanley clean as a whistle and ready for action:
BEFORE YOUR FIRST USE
Stanley’s are technically good to go straight off the shelf, but it still pays to wash all the parts of your new Stanley product thoroughly before you fill ’er up for the first time. Think of it this way: Everyone loves that “new car” smell, but it’s not always the most appetizing taste, y’know?
CLEAN OUT BETWEEN EACH USE AND DON’T KEEP FOOD PAST ITS PRIME
This should be a no brainer, but you’d be surprised. Since quite a few of our products are known for their industry-leading superior thermal retention technology (translation from science-speak: they keep whatever’s in it real cold or real hot for a real long time), people sometimes think that you can just throw your favorite food or drink in one of our products and leave it there indefinitely. Newsflash: Stuff still goes bad, even if it’s tightly sealed. Check the specs on your specific Stanley product and avoid keeping food or drink past its recommended lifespan. Once you’ve had enough, dump the remainder and clean your Stanley out thoroughly before your next use.