Vote Chattanooga in Round 3 of Outside Magazine's "Best Towns"

We’re proud of our town, and we have dozens of reasons why we think it’s the Best Town for 2015. With the help of our friends over at RootsRated and Toad&Co., we’ve created a site that explains our thinking by…

Climbing Magazine Picks the Best New Climbing Gear for 2015

In case you missed it, Climbing magazine just released their choices for the year’s best gear. This one’s special to us because we hosted the editors here in Tennessee and showed them all the classic climbing in the Chattanooga area. Here are…

The Best Rain Jackets Under $199: Our Picks

Choosing a waterproof-breathable rain jacket means dealing with a bit of option paralysis — there are so many choices, and prices range from $100 to $500 (and up)! We’ve dug into individual brands before, like our Marmot rain jacket guide,…

Layering clothing for outdoor sports

What is Layering? If you’ve spent any time in the outdoors, you’ve heard the term “layering.” If you’re new to outdoor activities, though, or maybe if you own a fleece or rain jacket but not much else in the way…

How to Clean Chaco Sandals

Here at Rock/Creek, we consider ourselves to be Chaco Sandals experts. After all, we live in a climate where we can wear ours almost year-round, and many of us do. This also, of course, means we’re experts in what Chacos…

Exclusive: Chaco ZX/3 sandals in BLACK

This year, Chaco ups the ante on its classic, best-selling women’s ZX/2 Yampa by adding a triple-strap version: the new Chaco ZX/3 Yampa. Rock/Creek is the EXCLUSIVE retailer for the black webbing color, featuring an understated “XOXO” pattern. The ZX/3,…

Sara's Picks for Spring

  Rock/Creek: Sara, you’re Rock/Creek’s women’s buyer and I know you’re interested in fashion. Can you sum up your style in one sentence? Sara: I’m a gemini, so I like to think that each of my twins has its own…

Salewa Speed Ascent honored with 2015 Outside Gear of the Year Award

Outside has selected SALEWA as an honoree of their annual Gear of the Year Award, which recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing. The SALEWA Speed Ascent Shoe at Rock/Creek was honored…

The North Face taxi offers choice: Unexpected adventure, or a normal day?

If offered the choice between adventure & a regular cab ride, would you see for yourself what the outdoors had to offer? That’s the challenge offered up here by The North Face. They drove around New York City, picking up…

Osprey Aura AG and Atmos AG [New Video]

[Update: We’re now offering a free reservoir with any AG pack purchase, while supplies last. Click here to shop Osprey Packs with free reservoir] You’ve probably already heard about Osprey’s newest packs, the “AG” series. Some of our staff were…

5 Ways to celebrate Earth Day in Chattanooga

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the original Earth Day.  Founded on April 22nd, 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a means of bringing an ecological awareness of our natural world to our daily life, Earth Day continues to…

Outdoor vendor fair & tent demo added to 3 State

Rock/Creek today announces plans for an outdoor vendor fair and camping tent demo day, as well as a pint night to celebrate the 2015 3 State 3 Mountain bike ride on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015. “We’re inviting our…

KEEN UNEEK: "Open Air Footwear"

If you’re a fan of KEEN sandals like the classic Newport, you may have seen this crazy shoe-sandal hybrid in our stores or online recently. It’s a new “open air footwear” concept from designer Rory Fuerst, Jr. and they’re called…