A Hard Week at the Office

A Hard Week at the Office

Sometimes, work sucks.  Your boss is a jerk, your co-workers get on your nerves, and the hours seem unbearable. We’ve all had those moments where our “happy place” morphs from a tropical beach with a pretty sunset and a drink adorned with an umbrella to an empty field where... Read More ››

Out with Pental

Out with Pental

He looked so sad. All those months people just walked by and ignored him. We tried to spruce him up a bit to make him look more appealing. Nothing seemed to work. I started to feel bad. This poor, old, retired, rental kayak was looking for a permanent home.... Read More ››

Channeling My Inner Waterman

Most people who know me find it ironic that I am a driver for our Demo Tour. I myself am somewhat shocked that I have landed in this position. Despite us calling these demos “multi-sport,” in large part kayaks are the focus of the Tour. Our trailer currently contains... Read More ››

The new sport of road tripping: “Not all who wander are lost…”

I once had a friend tell me I was taking “quite the drive” when they heard I was traveling seven hours from DC to climb at the Gunks in NY for the weekend. I nodded my head and smiled, agreeing that it would be a long drive, but inside... Read More ››

Gadget Guru Review: Leatherman Charge TTi

Gadget Guru Review: Leatherman Charge TTi

OK…I’ll say it, I think Titanium is a sexy metal.  I’m not ashamed to feel this way.  It’s bio-compatible (non-toxic, not rejected by the body internally/externally), doesn’t rust even in saltwater conditions, and has no magnetic charge unless mixed with metals that are magnetic (obviously).  Oh yeah, it also has the best strength... Read More ››

Danger Zone

After leaving competitive sports behind in high school and spending most of college searching for something else to keep my competitive juices flowing (whiffle ball and Beirut did not quite cut it), I found mountain biking.  Mountain biking was the perfect outlet for me, as it challenged me physically against myself as well as... Read More ››

Chris Denman: The man behind our video music

Chris Denman: The man behind our video music

One of my responsibilities at Eastern Mountain Sports is to monitor Twitter and respond to any mentions, questions, compliments and complaints. One fine day, I happened upon a mention from @lifelessone that caught my attention and inspired me to learn more about the person behind it. Turns out @lifelessone... Read More ››

Hiking ABCD

Hiking ABCD

Was this déjà vu? Was I at the Tough Mudder again? I was heading up a ski slope, it was muddy, there was some snow, and I was wet. No, wait; this was a 4000fter with dad. This time I was heading up Wildcat D and I was wet... Read More ››

A Week in the Life of a Demo Driver

A Week in the Life of a Demo Driver

Well, not just any week. A crazy week. A week so full of activities (I love activities!!) that it was impossible to fit all the details into a blog post that would hold someone’s attention. So here is an incredibly condensed, photo-centered version of my last seven days. (If... Read More ››

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