Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Good Times!

Maybe you've noticed it has been a while since our last post.  Our regular blogger--Dylan--is off on a 600 mile bike trip to the eastern-most corner of the United States: Lubec, Maine.  His week long trip in the open air is the perfect opportunity to test some lightweight camping gear.  We're looking forward to learning more from him.

Meanwhile back on the farm we're in the midst of our end of summer Outdoor Gear Sale.  There are lots of great brands on sale including: Black Diamond, Camelbak, MSR, Native, Thermarest, and Treksta.  So definitely check these out. 

This is also one of the few times of the year when Osprey hiking backpacks are on sale through September 2nd.   With backpacks for hydration, day hiking, and backpacking, there's an Osprey for every need.   Get yours today. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Exciting New Oboz Shoes: Luna & Traverse

Oboz has unveiled some new shoes, and these ones are pretty nifty. They are the Oboz Luna (womens) and the Oboz Traverse (mens), low cut hiking shoes for activity at a moments notice.

Some cool things about them:
Wicking and very breathable
Quite lightweight at about 17 ounces each
Aggressive sole pattern gives stellar grip
Deluxe foot-beds with heel and arch support
Super quick lacing system and bFit technology
And of course they look sexy.


The best part about the Luna and Traverse is that they're a very high quality hiking shoe for only $125.

BUT WAIT! They're on sale through the weekend, down to $97.79.

Want more info on the brand? Click Here.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Backpacking Boots -- On Sale Now @ CC

Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean we're done backpacking - or giving discounts to backpackers. Nope, quite the contrary, because recently put some of our best backpacking boot brands on sale!

Boots from brands like Lowa, Oboz, Asolo and Vasque are all 20% off right now @ CC.

What is the difference between a hiking boot and a backpacking boot you ask? Basically, backpacking boots are going to be much more supportive than hiking boots, as they're designed to stabilize the steps of hikers who additionally carry +/- 20% of their body weight in a backpack. They're like a hiking boot with reinforcement. Many have stiffer soles -- to protect feet from the stress of stepping on pointy rocks and roots and whatnot -- and many have a polyurethane shank between the sole and the upper for more support and protection.

Backpacking boots also take time to break in, then mold to your feet for the long run.

Check out our full selection of backpacking boots online here.

Have questions about the boots? Give us a call toll free at 1-855-244-GEAR (4327).

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Get the 2 Person Tent You've Always Wanted -- Marmot, Big Agnes, Sierra Designs, Nemo Sale

There's something about being enclosed in a tent that just inspires comfort and security. In my opinion, finding an epic spot to cozy up in a 2 person tent with a sleeping bag, a sleeping pad, and a companion beats the heck out of renting a hotel room. 

At CCOutdoorStore.com, that's the philosophy we maintain. It's simple. The world is available for us to explore. 

And it's easier now than ever to find a reliable, lightweight tent for your own, right here on our website (not to mention, we've got top-of-the-line brands like Nemo, Big Agnes, Marmot and Sierra Designs discounted).

Make a plan; take a tent, and maybe we'll see you out there!  :-)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lowa Renegade GTX and Leather Lined Boots reviewed by CC

Dear Readers,

Did you know we have a YouTube page that we update frequently with video reviews of CC gear? Our most recent video review features the Lowa Renegade hiking and backpacking boot and stars Reed, out hiking around in the Green Mountains.

This is one of the most reliable boots we sell. It's versatile; it's tough; it's a boot that will last for years and years and miles and miles. We love them, and they're Lowa's best selling boot.

See the review on our YouTube page here.

Buy them on our website here.

See another review by sponsored adventurer and acclaimed author Lisa Densmore here.

Happy Hiking!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Season of Sales Continues.. Backpacking Boots now on Sale @ 20% off!!

With months to go before they become frozen and blanketed with snow, the trails we love, and yearn to discover, are open. It's the prime time to go out backpacking -- for an overnight or an expedition.
Please allow us to heighten your experience by participating in our best backpacking boot sale of the summer: 20% off Lowa boots, Asolo boots and Oboz boots.

I've got a pair of Lowa boots myself, more specifically the Lowa Renegade Mid LL (pictured above). Frankly, them puppies are tough, and I beat on them pretty hard. A couple of my friends wear the Oboz Sawtooth bDry Lo and have given great feedback: like how quick they go down the trail and how light they are and how they're unlike any other light hiking shoe they've worn -- in a good way.

Asolo is definitely the next boot brand I'm going to get. I've tried on nearly every pair we offer in the store, and their fit has a cradling aspect that makes me think they'd be very stable on trail with a heavy backpack.
And the Asolo Reston (female version called Athena) just won Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award -- a distinguishing honor by any means.

Check them out! And take advantage of this sale; your future self will thank you.


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Great News: Big Agnes On Sale @ CCOutdoorStore.com!

Big Agnes is one of our favorite brands at the store, because it's a company that specializes in compact coziness.

Big Agnes backpacking tents are some of the lightest on the market, as is the vast line of Big Agnes sleeping bags  Big Agnes bags--like their tents--cater to many different needs, for example their double sleeping bags or the Hans Peak SL -20 Down Sleeping Bag.  Sleek and comfortable, all Big Agnes sleeping pads -- from their Insulated and Non-Insulated Air Core pads to the Big Agnes SL Insulated Q Core--are the perfect complement for their bags.

The company is based out of Steamboat Springs, Co. and finds most of its inspiration in the surrounding wilderness.

We love and stand by our Big Agnes products and are thrilled to offer you and all of our customers 20% off any of our Big Agnes items.