Tips for hiking with dogs (and backpacking too)

To help us kick off the Dog Days of Summer photo contest, we thought we’d share this article about hiking with dogs. Be sure to enter; we’re giving away $1,500 in La Sportiva shoes (10 chances to win up to $150/each). …

Notes from Mount Rainier

Last winter, Rock/Creek hosted a “Dream Climb” giveaway in conjunction with Outdoor Research and International Mountain Guides: we’d outfit two people with OR Apparel and send them off to climb Mount Rainier. Tessa was the lucky winner, and we caught…

The 2nd annual Rock/Creek Women’s Trail Running Summit will be held September 10th-13th, 2015.  Presented by The North Face, this year’s Summit will focus on the trails in Chattanooga’s own backyard.  This will include a Saturday on the trails with…

Travel gear list: Iceland, two weeks, one pack

How to Pack for Iceland An inexperienced traveler fits two weeks into one backpack By Drew Streip It’s no secret that I’m not the most rugged outdoorsman: I’ve never owned a tent, I Instagram my latte art, I do more…

Brian Costilow running on Lookout Mountain

Depending on the distance, the time of year, and the location or terrain, the gear needed to contribute towards a successful ultra marathon finish may vary. Having run over 45 ultra marathons within the past 14 years, I have had…

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…

MSR Elixir 2 Tent MSR Windburner Stove MSR Miniworks EX Filter MSR Shop all Sale Therm-A-Rest Prolite Plus Therm-A-Rest Women’s NeoAir X Lite Therm-A-Rest NeoAir All-Season Therm-A-Rest Shop all Sale

We know it’s still hot outside right now, but the new fall Patagonia clothing & gear is arriving daily, and there’s some really cool stuff this year. Crazy patterned fleece, new Black Hole duffels and daypacks, new colors of old…

TN Tax-Free Weekend is Here!

Back to school shoppers in Tennessee flood into stores over the annual tax holiday, which begins tonight as soon as the clock strikes Midnight. Of course we don’t open our stores at Midnight, so you’ll have to wait until 10am…

Limited-Edition Tennessee River Gorge Trust Nalgene

Rock/Creek and the Tennessee River Gorge Trust have been working together for some time now to protect our natural resources through events and fundraisers. In fact, one of our co-founders, Dawson Wheeler, recently served on the board of the organization….

John Anderson's 2015 Hardrock 100 race report

This race report comes our way from longtime Rock/Creek Race Team member John Anderson, who placed 22nd of 126 finishers at this year’s Hardrock 100. Amazing! — Jeff   Hardrock is deep.  It opens up to those present, and it…

We all love Mountain Khakis, and we all love doing right by the people who work hard to fabricate our clothing. So, good news today as Mountain Khakis, one of our leading brands for casual pants, trucker hats and t-shirts,…

We’re excited here at Rock/Creek to see Toad&Co (formerly Horny Toad) continuing to innovate in a niche that allows the active traveler to look great and feel good. The modern travel collection of clothing follows trends without being too trendy…