Friday, October 29, 2010

Gregory Backpacks Sale

Gregory Backpacks Sale? You heard right. Now through 11/13, is having it's bi-annual Gregory backpack blowout. Get 20% off great Gregory packs now; don't wait until the last minute before your next trip. Get low sale prices on mountaineering backpacks, expedition packs, and ski backpacks. Better yet, we've just updated our site with a great new selection of packs in many sizes and colors. It's definitely worth a look if you need an activity specific backpack or want to replace an old, worn one. We'll try to write some features for a few of our favorites in the coming days.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Darn Tough's Merino Wool Socks

As the weather has chilled, the leaves pretty much fallen, and the geese have flown south; I have to say getting out of bed is a chilly feat for my chilly feet. I keep a pair of Darn Tough socks right next to my bed, so I can slip them on before my feet hit the floor. If you haven’t put on a pair of Darn Tough socks, you don’t know what you are missing. These Merino wool socks are definitely comfortable and come in many colors, styles, and cushion options. More importantly, they last! They are durable and made for cold morning floors to freezing mountain tops and everything in between. Although they're made with New Zealand wool, Darn Tough socks are made nearby in Cabot, Vermont. And they boast a lifetime guarantee. You heard me right! This is a sock that is guaranteed for life. What this means is that if these socks are not the most durable and comfortable socks that you have ever owned, then you get your money back! My experience has been great with Darn Tough socks. My feet are warm, dry, and comfortable. These socks actually feel more cozy with time, not thread bare or thin like some other brands. Be good to your feet – they carry you. Treat yourself to some darn cozy, Darn Tough socks today!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Zeal Transcend Ski Goggles will keep you in the clouds!

Zeal's Transcend Ski Goggles will make you feel like a Top Gun pilot on your next ski adventure. With Recon Instruments vertical odometer technologies you'll get real-time access to performance statistics including speed, altitude, temperature, and time in the corner of your ski goggles. I wore a sample pair last winter and knew instantly that this piece of gear was a must have. Men's Journal agreed and included these goggles on their list of perfect gear this past summer.

Two models are available: one with transitional/photochromic lenses, and the other without. Both lenses are polarized. They feature a Zeal Optics' frame design with a micro LCD display, which appears to hang approximately six feet in front of the user. Even more fun you can relive your day and download your day's adventures. Store and email your total vertical and miles to impress your friends. Want to read more...check out Zeal's blog.

We will only have limited quantities available so don't wait to put your name on our waitlist to get a pair when they become available in November. With such cool gear you can even adopt your own Tom Cruise swagger on the slopes.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Excuse me, do you have the time?

No? Well, then it is time for you to check out the Momentum Cobalt Watch by the St. Moritz Watch Company. This watch has a bold look. It is light weight with a sleek black titanium head and watch face. The Momentum Cobalt is stylish and strong. The battery lasts for years while the black bands come with a red, black or blue lining. Now, the Cobalt has the option of a special edition ultra-white and ultra stain resistant rubber band. Another terrific feature is that the watch face is Grade A Swiss superluminous and will stay glowing for hours. This watch will give you the features you need and desire without breaking your bank account. So, put down the cell phones and blackberries and pick up yourself a quality timepiece with the Momentum Cobalt. You will not only be on time, but you will be looking good!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Customer Service Success!

Eight months ago we launched our Focus on Service initiative to make sure that providing excellent customer service will always be a priority at Positive on-line reviews from satisfied customers show these efforts are paying off. As new owners we've worked hard to polish the reputation of, known previously as C & C Outdoors, CandC Outdoors, and/or C and C Outdoor Store. Nothing short of our life's energy and savings now stand behind the value and service we bring to every order will fill for our customers.

We are very pleased by the high ratings we've worked hard to earn in the past few months. In particular we've achieved a 10.0/10 six-month rating from Reseller Our reviews at continue a similar thread. Please take a moment to click on one or both of links to see the high level of service we strive to provide for each and every customer.

Note there are only two critiques since we opened business, but we take every piece of customer feedback seriously. One was from a gentleman who posted on the fifth business day after placing his order upset that it hadn't arrived. Although he received his package on the following day; now we make a daily drop off at the post office at the end of each day to cut that extra day off shipping times. Another was from a woman who bought her tent a year earlier and didn't open it until the following July when she went camping in it. We were not able to honor her request for a refund for her year-old used tent. However we are considering extending our 60 Day, No Questions Asked Return Policy to a 366 Day Returns period for gear that is still new out of the box.

These sites will give you a good idea of the new reputation we are building. You'll also see that many of our new Focus on Service efforts have addressed concerns from the days before we started running C and C Outdoors. If you've bought anything recently or had any interaction with any of our growing staff of customer satisfaction experts we'd be pleased if you'd add your voice to the growing chorus in the form of a review and/or rating. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thinking about Snowshoes....

Well, we got our first snow at my house Friday night. As I got my morning coffee today, I saw the front page of the paper with a local skier enjoying the new snow. This made me think of ….snowshoes, of course!

We have been stocked with great new snowshoes from Red Feather and MSR. Crescent Moon snowshoes are arriving soon too. All three brands are US made and chock full of features that will make your snowshoe experience awesome! Whether you are running in the snow, hiking up a groomed trail, strolling over meandering terrain, or fighting to the summit of an icy peak; these snowshoes will help you lead the way.

Crescent Moon's SPL binding makes it so easy to put on, take off, or tighten your snowshoe with a mitten on. MSR’s televator heel lifter allows the climber to experience less fatigue and more joy with their adventure. On the Red Feather Race snowshoe, you will find an ultra-light binding which cinch down to any running shoe or light hiking boot.

Don’t forget the kids! We have snow shoes perfect for the smaller adventurers from all three brands! Get the little ones outside and hitting the snow. They will thank you for it (eventually).

Any snowshoe that I have seen here has what I need: strong binding, light weight, flexible sizing, and great crampon grip for climbing up that peak.

And to the skier on the front page this morning along with all of you downhill enthusiasts….what goes down, must first climb up!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What's warm, fun and turned inside out? Double-faced Merino sheepskin boots by Koolaburra. By putting the wool on the inside you get super warm and cozy feet. And by using stylish colors and designs you get boots that add some flair to your wardrobe and get you noticed. But beware of cheap knockoffs; learn more about these fake boots here.

What's fun, outside, and warm once you get moving? Snowshoeing. Here's an activity that is great for recreational pleasure, routine exercise, and hard-core adventure. And once you've made an initial investment you'll get years of enjoyment from it without the need for costly maintenance or use fees. Would you believe snow's in the forecast for Friday night here in Waterbury, Vermont? Bet it's nice in Australia right about now....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You gotta get a Gnar!

I was putting up the Sierra Designs Gnar jackets today and, of course, had to try one on. Trouble was, once I had it on I did not want to take it off! This jacket is nice looking, nice feeling, and quality made. The 800 goose down fill delivers high performance for being warm and lightweight while the color choices are outstanding. For me, it is a toss up between the blueberry and chocolate for the women or the range/charcoal and syrah/charcoal for the men. The Gnar has what it takes for a cool fall day, snowy winter or breezy spring. The sleeves are long enough to cover your skin to your wrists along with thumb holes that add that extra protection when connecting with gloves. The waist hem is adjustable and there are plenty of pockets for snacks, gloves or your phone. Another awesome feature of this jacket is that it is stuffable and comes with its own stuff sack! After discovering all these great features, I then read the tag and realized that the Gnar is machine washable and dryable. You have to like that! You will find this to be your MVL – Most Valuable Layer!

Monday, October 4, 2010

While some glorious fall days are expected this week, no doubt they'll quickly become much fewer and far between. With the changing weather we're reminded that now is a great time to check that you've got sturdy footwear, rainwear, and even a mechanical advantage for the trails.

There's nothing better than a Goretex lined boot at this time of year. Not only will it keep your feet dry, but it adds a little insulation that will probably keep your feet warmer than you want them to be in the heat of summer. That's why we're featuring Vasque's Sundowner GTX this month. This traditional boot has been around so long because is comfortable enough to wear around town yet sturdy enough to wear with a heavy pack on your back.

For rainwear we're fond of the lightweight variety that can protect you in a downpour...but also breathes enough to be comfortable when all you need is a little extra warmth. GoLite Badlands Trinity 3 layer jacket for men (and women!) will do just that.

Finally a pair of good hiking poles like the Komperdell Highlander Cork Anti-Shock trekking poles offer one of the few advantages you can gain on the trail. Poles can work wonders at lightening your load. Whether you want better balance with a heavy backpack...or just want to relieve pounding absorbed by your knees and lower back we highly recommend you look into poles for yourself.

Happy Trails!