Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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
Friday, October 22, 2010
Eight months ago we launched our Focus on Service initiative to make sure that providing excellent customer service will always be a priority at CCOutdoorStore.com. 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 CCOutdoorStore.com, 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 Ratings.com. Our reviews at Superpages.com 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
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 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
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
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.