Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Guy

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Guy

Looking for the Perfect Gift for your hubby, brother, or dad? Our gear experts have scoured the site for the very best Gift Picks for Him: Father’s Day gift ideas from clothing to gear for climbing, kayaking, and hiking to…

The Best Rain Jackets Under $199: Our Picks

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,…

Frequently Asked Questions about Chaco Sandals

Rock/Creekers wear Chacos, as do many of our customers …which means we field quite a few questions about them! To answer some of the most common ones, we’ve put together this FAQ to help you choose the right pair for…

Jacket Temperature Ratings for Patagonia

Temperature ratings for jackets? No. Just… no.

Lately, we’ve been fielding the same question from many of our customers: “What temperature are these jackets rated for?” We’ve been asked so many times, in fact, that we thought it made sense to write an in-depth article explaining our…

Layering clothing for outdoor sports

How to layer outdoor clothing

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…

Backpacking Gear List from Rock/Creek's Experts

Backpacking Gear List from Rock/Creek’s Experts

Are you looking for a backpacking gear checklist? We get this question quite a bit, so we’ve created this essential gear list. Please let us know what you think in the comments below, and share if we’ve done a good…

Quick reference: a "cheat sheet" for buying down-filled Marmot sleeping bags

Quick reference: a “cheat sheet” for buying down-filled Marmot sleeping bags

You probably know this already, but Marmot makes really, really nice sleeping bags, especially the down bags. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with any of them! That said, there are so many different Marmot down sleeping bags, it can…

The Rock/Creek guide to Marmot rain jackets

I’ll be the first to admit it: it can be a bit confusing to shop for rain jackets. It seems every manufacturer has their own proprietary waterproofing technology, a couple of trademarked names, and there must be hundreds of different…

What is Synchilla?

What is Synchilla?

Deep in Chilean Patagonia, on a single, remote ridge in the foothills of the Andes mountain range, in the shadow of the volcano Tinguiririca, the Patagonia Synchilla roams free. After growing fat on the scrubby, native vegetation that clings to…

New Osprey styles in stock for Fall

Osprey Radial 34 Osprey Kyte 46 Osprey Ozone 80 Osprey Spin 22 Osprey Pixel 22 Osprey Shuttle 80 Osprey Beta 20 Osprey Tempest 20 Best-selling camping gear for Fall: MSR Hubba Hubba NX Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 Arc’teryx Cerium LT…