US Outdoor Beach Party!

The time to party is upon us! Time to party as hard as we can before the long summer days fade to long dark nights. Before the heat turns to hundreds of millions of drops of rain mixed with a thick grey fog. Before we switch from tank tops to down jackets and so on and so forth.

… But seriously, it is time for you to hang out with us at Rontoms Bar (600 East Burnside Portland, OR 97214), Wednesday, August 7th. We will be setting up shop and hosting our annual US Outdoor Beach Party that is FREE to attend. Yes, free! There will be games, prizes and drink specials to set the mood along with surf videos and live music performed by The Lonesome Billies and Don & The Quixotes! Whiskey drinkin’ saddle tunes mixed with twangy surf rock? Yes please. Some of our favorite brands will be hanging out too! Vans, RVCA, Xcel, Electric, Murdey Surfboards, Lib Tech, Poler, Volcom and more! IT’S A PARTY, PEOPLE! 8pm, be there.

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Mondaze: Poler Napsack Showdown

The Stage is set, Poler Nap Sacks donned fashionably and ready for action. If this were the old west, a tumble weed would saunter across a recently emptied marketplace as townsfolk nervously shut their windows and peer out through the tiny cracks in the shutters… Why? A case of the Mondaze has got all of us at US Outdoor unnerved and scratching at the walls… A showdown is eminent. Two men will square off (in their Nap Sacks… because they can) and duel to set things right, to break the monotony and bring balance to the Force; much like the Flux Capacitor, this is what makes the work week possible… I mean productive.

What’s (brand) New: Poler – “The Highest Standard of Stuff”

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Poler – the Worlds Highest Standard of Stuff is making a name for itself in an era that is mixing, matching and exploring different avenues within lifestyles. As a new brand, Poler’s infancy is an exploration into the collective hearts and minds of skaters, snowboarders, photographers, designers, surfers and the lot that live in the moment, “What do I need? Ok, let’s make that!” Poler isn’t Mountain Hardwear or The North Face nor does it appear to have any intention of being either of them, for those brands play a more serious roll for outdoor enthusiasts who summit mountains and travel weeks on end into the backcountry. Instead, Poler brings a different, somewhat odd, but nevertheless fresh perspective with products that transcend the different aspects of their active lives. Their most impressive thought brought to fruition thus far is “The Napsack.”

The Napsack is a sleeping bag that explores an idea every single one of us has had as a child growing up. It has zippers to free your arms and legs and draw cords that cinch just below the waist so you don’t drag The Napsack through camp… or the house or the backyard or wherever. It even has a chest pocket. However ill conceived the design may seem to most traditionalists, that ingenuity shows true creative promise within a brand! Who cares if it isn’t made with superior Goose Down Fill, or Gore-Tex? It doesn’t need to be when you’re enjoying a summer skate/camping trip along the coast or a High Cascade Snowboard Camp session or a quick one night jaunt into the woods for some much needed R&R. That’s not to say that Poler doesn’t strive to make the best and most quality product, they are after all “The Worlds Highest Standard of Stuff.” Let’s hope Poler continues to build upon their unfettered ideas and continue to bring us creative products that can travel with us wherever we go. Cheers!

To check out the Poler Napsack at, click here.