Winter is rapidly approaching. I can already feel that familiar nip in the air. Thoughts of snow falling and pumpkin spiced lattes. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever had a pumpkin spiced latte. I’m more of a white mocha guy. As the season approaches and the mountain calls here are some new outfits you might want to check out. We’ve got new gear coming in daily.

Strafe is a new and exciting brand that we just started carrying. Daniel is wearing the Strafe Exhibition Jacket with the Strafe North Woods Bib. And to top it off he is sporting a Cole The Stanley Beanie.

And for you ladies, Kayla is decked out all in Volcom from top to bottom. A stylish Volcom Argentina Beanie for the noggin and to keep warm up on the mountain she’s wearing the Volcom Shadow Insulated Jacket. With an air of style and function the Volcom Species Stretch Pants fit great and give her the ease of movement to take deep turns in the powder. Looking good in the lodge, looking good on the hill.

This defiant outfit is totally Volcom. Daniel is sporting the Volcom L Gore-Tex Jacket coupled with the Volcom Roan Bib Overall. To keep his head, neck and face warm with a little incognito camo the Volcom Travelin Hood Thingy is just the ticket.

On the more demure side Kayla is wearing the warm and toasty The North Face Garner Triclimate Jacket with the The North Face Freedom Pant . To round it all out the The North Face Tech Glacier 1/4 Zip is a great moisture wicking baselayer.

Let’s not forget the crumb crunchers. We affectionately call our mannequin model little Jimmy Lipper. We didn’t have any 8 year old employees we could grab for the photo shoot. Nuts to those pesky child labor laws. To keep the cold at bay, but still looking cool little Jimmy is wearing an ensemble of The North Face and Orage. Gone are the days of layers upon layers of clothing to keep warm until you look like Randy, Ralphies little brother in The Christmas Story. I got a Red Rider B.B. Gun for Christmas when I was ten and never shot my eye out. I did shoot my friend D.J. in the head during the great B.B. gun war of 1992 when we were kids. But that’s another story. Back to Jimmy. He is wearing an Orage Kids Comox Jacket with the Orage Tarzo Pants. Underneath it all is the The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip Fleece. And on top of his silver little melon is a The North Face Youth Bones Beanie. Winter is almost here. So come on down and do a little shopping. You won’t regret it.

Chill Foundation Fund Raiser – Friday March 23rd

Chill Foundation Fundraiser Migration Brewing Co

Migrate to the Migration Brewing Co. (2828 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR 97232) where The Chill Foundation will be hosting a fund raiser to raise money for under privileged urban youth so that they too may enjoy the mountain’s bounty. In their own words, “The Chill Foundation works to provide opportunities for at-risk and under-served youth by building self-esteem and life skills though board sports.” They had me at “hello.” Along side the Chill Foundation, a laundry list of awesome sponsors that includes: Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboarding, Airblaster, Skullcandy, Electric Goggles, Oregon Surf Adventures, One Ball Jay, Commonwealth Skateboarding, Portland Timbers, Timberline, 2nd Wind Sports, Maple XO Recycled Skateboard Jewelry and US Outdoor will be there in support of and to represent all the young adventurers that wish to better themselves and shred the fresh and jib the best terrains around. There will be live music, an art show, copious amounts beer (duh) with happy hour prices all night, and a plethora of gear to be raffled off! The question is, how do you NOT have fun? That question is of course rhetorical as it is impossible not to have fun looking at art while listening to live music and more importantly donating to a noble cause. If you have other plans, change them, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Live music:
The Lonesome Billies (door swinging, whiskey drinking, outlaw tunes)
Strike Me Dead

Annie Mcghaughlin
Kyle Leeser
Jonah Porter
Nathan Stang