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…

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…

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…

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…

Collaboration and Purpose:  Rock/Creek's day in the gorge with the TRGT

In much of the world even today, and certainly for the decisive majority of our human past, this sense of other-than-human nature as something thoroughly alive and intimately interwoven with human existence is and was the mainstream perception.  A world without electric…

Tennessee Wilderness Act Reintroduced in Senate

This week, Senators Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which could protect over 20,000 acres in the Cherokee National Forest. Now’s the time for the House to act! We’re following the story and have…

New spring Marmot clothing & gear is here! Men’s Outdoor Clothing Women’s Outdoor Clothing Marmot Camping Tents Marmot Sleeping Bags Marmot Down Sleeping Bags Check out our “Cheat Sheet” Marmot Rain Jackets The Rock/Creek Buyer’s Guide Back in stock, limited…

Welcome Jimmy Webb to the HippyTree Tribe!

Chattanooga local Jimmy Webb was recently picked up as a sponsor at HippyTree.  We couldn’t be more happy for him, and we look forward to hearing about his future exploits as a climber at events around the country and even close to…

Frequently Asked Questions about the KAVU Rope Bag

One of the most popular items on the Rock/Creek site right now is the KAVU rope bag, which means our customer service team fields more questions about this pack than almost anything else. I don’t blame our customers, either, since…

Osprey Aura 50 for women

Osprey packs are staff favorites around Rock/Creek, even to the point where one of our writers is a bit obsessed with Osprey. We were excited to learn that Backpacker Magazine named the Atmos AG and Aura AG Packs from Osprey…