Notes from Mount Rainier

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…

Modern Travel trending for Toad&Co (and we can’t wait!)

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…

Travel gear list: Iceland, two weeks, one pack

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…

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…

Our 10 favorite articles of 2014

Our 10 favorite articles of 2014 We’ve managed to publish quite a bit on the Rock/Creek Chronicle this year, and as the year draws to a close we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some…

Guest Post: Why Kayak Fishing?

Guest Post: Why Kayak Fishing?

This article comes our way via Matt Brooks, one of our kayak fishing ambassadors. I am the proud parent of two boys, a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old. Of all the aspirations of my life, being a great dad ranks as…

Patagonia Down Jackets now feature Traceable Down

Patagonia Down Jackets now feature Traceable Down

Big news! Patagonia has announced that, from this point forward, all Patagonia down jackets exclusively feature its “Traceable Down” standard — in fact, every down garment in their product line, right now. This expands dramatically upon the limited use of…

Guest Post: Table Rock Ultra 50-Miler

Guest Post: Table Rock Ultra 50-Miler

This trail race report comes our way from guest poster Jeff Nagy, a veteran of several Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series races attempting his first 50-miler. Thanks for the write-up, Jeff! The Table Rock Ultras 50 mile and 50K took place…

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…