2014 Jones Hovercraft Splitboard

Why not trust a splitboard designed by one of the most iconic backcountry snowboarders of all time? WWJD (what would Jeremy do)? The Jones Hovercraft Splitboard opens up the door to the backcountry like the pearly gates open into Heaven. Lets face it, the backcountry IS Heaven. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

The 2014 Hovercraft Splitboard from Jones Snowboards delivers key features that maximize both areas of touring and snowboarding. A mellow Magne-traction and Karakoram clips are features that put the Hovercaraft at the head of the class.

Etnies High Rise LX Shoe

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we feel that function is, was and always will be a necessity. Lets face it, we aren’t exactly the driest climate on Earth, and though we do love our Authentics’ and our Lunarlon, sometimes we have to focus on the weather at hand: Rain. A whole lot of rain. It bothers a whole lot of people. So why endure 9 months of rain with soggy feet? Just thinking about that makes me mad. There is probably a direct correlation between happiness and having dry feet in the winter. That is why having waterproof shoes is so important. Wet socks are as appealing as the Flu, and probably a cause of it in some cases.

The Etnies High Rise LX Shoes are a perfect example of when form and function hug it out and make a baby. A functional shoe baby with fashion sense. Fantastic. The urban savvy aesthetic pairs well with rugged accents and classic Etnies branding. All of which disguise the incredible comfort and durability of STI Evolution Foam alongside waterproof features. In a nutshell, there is little to dispute. In design, form follows function, and a truly great product, like the High Rise LX, will execute both. When there is confusion, you end up with repeating patterns and crazy make’m’ups… Like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. They are one in the same. Everybody knows that.

Enough already. I’m just trying to illustrate a point. Check out the product video below and pick up a pair of Etnies High Rise LX Shoes here.

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.

Seven Surfboards Superfish

Jeremy Matherly, of US Outdoor, knows a thing or two about surfing and recommends the Seven Surfboards Superfish. I could tell you all about it… but I would rather let a shop kook, like Jeremy spin the yarn. He has ridden this Superfish and loves to gab. Enjoy, and soak in his knowledgeable, knowledge, on surfing this magical Superfish.

Xcel Drylock 5-4 Hooded Wetsuit

Surfing in the Pacific Northwest can be a chilling thought to some (pun intended). Simply put, it is cold… really cold, so having the right wetsuit is crucial for surfing in Oregon. In this video, Jeremy Matherly explains the Xcel Drylock 5-4 Hooded Wetsuit which he recommends for surfing the Oregon Coast… and/or wherever cold water waves are stirring.

Lib Tech Waterboards

We here at US Outdoor like to look at products in creative ways, put them in crazy scenarios like Captain Ahab fighting Ninjas and Yetis in his Arcteryx gear… but we do so without losing sight of the key features that make the products we carry great all year round.

With that said, sometimes you have to get down to the nitty gritty of a product and that is what Jeremy Matherly does so well as he discusses the Lib Tech Waterboards and specifically the Ramp Series Waterboard.