September 29, 2022
August 24, 2022
Enjoy 40% OFF During our End of Summer Sale!
ALL APPAREL & SEASONAL FOOTWEAR (SANDALS, FLIP-FLOPS, WATER SHOES)
Going on now – enjoy 40% off all Summer Apparel and Seasonal Footwear! That includes sandals, flip-flops and water shoes. You'll still have time to put them to good use and you'll be all set for summer 2023! Its also a great time to do some super early Christmas shopping ... save money and time!
We have the most stylish summer apparel from only the best brands. Check out the cool Tanklettes by The North Face. Great for working out or just keeping cool. Patagonia offers Cap Cool Trail Tanks. Stylish, durable and great for outdoor activities. Try on the Women's Spotless Evolution S/S by Royal Robbins. Perfect for your summer adventures, this stylish shirt keeps you cool, clean and comfy! Or check out the Women's Expedition II Print 3/4 sleeve by Royal Robbins. This shirt provides cool comfort and sun protection with a casual by stylish look. Made with 100% recycled polyester.
For the guys, check out our short sleeve shirts from Patagonia, The North Face and Royal Robbins. Many have the breathable fabric we mentioned in our June blog post. All of them are stylish and will last for years to come. Durable yet comfortable.
And don't forget T-Shirts! We have the boldest designs from the best brands. Check out Patagonia's "Responsibili-Tee" made from a comfortable and durable 50/50 blend of recycled cotton/post consumer recycled polyester. The fabric reduces the need for gas to make raw materials and reduces landfill and incinerator waste. We have lots of cool looks, t-shirts make great gifts. You can never have enough.
We have a wide selection of summer footwear - Sandals, Flip-Flops and Water Shoes. We carry brands like Chaco and Teva. Both brands are known for the durable make and cool looks. We have everything from basic black to colorful ones like the women's universal by Teva!
And of course we're full stocked with everything you need for your Autumn adventures, last minute back to school needs and all the gear for camping this fall. Stock by our downtown Easton location or you can browse and shop online.
July 29, 2022
With the recent heatwaves it is important to stay Hydrated! Sure, you can have a water bottle on hand, but if you're out biking, hiking, or climbing it's time to take it to the next level.
The Osprey HydraPaks and Osprey Reservoirs make for the perfect companion on a hot day. The HydraPak is designed very efficiently with activity in mind. It won't bounce around on your back, rather it fits snuggly. The shoulder straps are wing shaped and move with you and curve as needed. It fits very comfortably and allows for ventilation.
The HydraPak also has some handy pockets, compartments and a removable roll up pouch for what you need - place to stash your glasses or wallet, snacks, room for bike tools and more! The mesh straps move with you and provide extra ventilation.
Inside fits on the Osprey reservoirs. A lot of thought was put into the design of these. There are twin baffles, making the water stable and helps it maintain a flat profile. The Slide-seal is super easy to use and insures an airtight seal. It also provides simple access to refill and clean.
The pour shield extends the neck to make filling the reservoir easy in shallow sinks or awkward spaces. It also doubles as a controller so its eady to pour into pots or bottles.
The magnetic bite valve clip attaches to the hose and makes for easy water access. Also the revolutionary Hydrapak Baster offers quick and smooth water flow, with an on/off switch.
The quick connect system makes for easy removal/filling of the reservoir and filter. All parts are BPA free, Lead Free, and phthalate free – guaranteed. All of the materials are certified food safe by FDA and EU regulations.
This is just one example of the many innovative products and gear we carry at Easton Outdoor Company, located in downtown Easton Pennsylvania. Check out other goodies like biolite's solar powered cell phone charger and more! You can shop online, browse online or come on down to the store.
June 30, 2022
There are all sorts of Summer adventures and they vary in what they might cost. Going to the beach or flying somewhere can really add up in terms of the associated costs. Taking a camping trip is great way to both have an economical summer getaway and recharge by getting away from it all. The beautiful sights and sounds of nature are free to enjoy! Of course you may need to pay a camp ground fee, but that is nominal compared to other vacation costs.
Having the right gear for a camping trip is essential to making it enjoyable. At Easton Outdoor Company with have everything from the basics to the latest gadgets!
We have a wide selection of durable tents for camping. We carry tents from Big Agnes, Eureka and North Face. Eureka makes a great single person tent. The North Face Homestead Roomy 2 offers more space to strech out. Eureka also makes tents that are entirely mesh so you can see all around you. Obviously a tent is an essential part of your camping trip. All of the tents we carry will do you right for many, many camping trips.
Lets face it, sleeping in the woods isn't as comfy as a plush hotel bed... but it can be! Try one of the popular Rumpl puffy blankets. Not only are they comfy, they come in an array of cool designs and patterns. Marmot makes a basic and cost effective option with their Trestles 15 and 30. ENO offers a sleeping bag that converts into a blanket.
HIGH TECH GADGETS
Everyone loves cool gadgets. Check out the SolarPanel 5+ by Biolite. Charge you mobile phone and accessories with the power of the sun! They also make the Sunlight 100 ... solar power lamp. Its portable, durable and provides a nice bright light with no need for batteries or an outlet.
You gotta eat! We really do have it all in this department! From basic camp cookware to Jet Boil systems to get things cooking. If you want to get serious we have the Gourmet Kitchen Set 11 by GSI. Nothing beats a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning in the middle of the woods or on a mountain top. BioLite makes a Kettlepot Coffee Press. We also have the practical stuff like flasks, utensils and such. We even carry The Glacie Stainless Nesting Red Wine Glass by GSI. We also carry of wide selection of tasty MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)
We carry a wide assortment of chairs. From the basic to the high end Playa Chair by Helinox. Or check out the Table One Hard Top by Helinox.
And there is so much more. Swing by with your family to build your camping trip gear collection. Once you've invested in that, you'll have everything you need for camping trips for many years to come. All for the price of a hotel room and nights out or plane tickets! Another benefit to camping is it provide real family time. No distractions, just surrounded by nature. Plus when you're out in nature there is nothing to buy! All those little expenses during a trip really add up.
We're happy to help you figure out the best gear for where you're going. Stop by today. Have a safe and fun summer!
May 24, 2022
As the summer approaches, we're getting a taste of the heat and humidity that goes along with it. Since we can't be enshrined in the air conditioning all the time, we have clothing options that will help keep you feeling, and looking, cool.
First up is the Aerobora Short Sleeve Shirt from Marmot. This shirt has AirExchange fabric construction. This performance fabric is exceptionally breathable, which helps you keep cool. If you look closely, you'll see tiny holes that allow air to pass through. This doesn't effective the quality of the shirt – the shirt is still durable and well made. There are flat-felled seams for more durability. This innovation, while small, makes a huge difference. It also makes for a lightweight shirt. In addition, it makes the shirt more strechable so it move with you. And of course, like all of Marmot's clothing, its timelessly stylish.
Next up is Patagonia's Go-To Shirt. This shirt is 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled polyester. This makes for an extremely lightweight shirt. It also makes it durable and very wrinkle resistent. This mix also allows the shirt to dry very quickly, making it ideal of outdoor wear. So not only do you have a shirt that breathes it will last you a very long time – like all of Patagonia's offerings. If you hold the shirt up to the light, you'll see just how breathable it is! Another benefit to buying Patagonia clothing is that you help with their mission to save the planet. Learn more here.
TenTree also offers up some lightweight and breathable shirts. They are unique as they make their shirts from Organic cotton, Recycled polyester, Tencel, Hemp and Cork. So you're getting sustainable clothing plus everytime you buy their clothing, they plant ten trees (hence the name). Pretty cool!
Those are just a few examples of what we have in store for you this Summer! These shirts will keep you feeling and looking cool all summer long. Perfect for the office or the backyard cookout.
April 29, 2022
May is upon us! May has some of the best weather of the year. April rains are gone and the heat and humidity of Summer is still about a month away. May has the perfect balance of weather.
Early mornings in May can still be crisp and cool, but not too cold. This makes for an ideal time for a run, mountain biking session or a hike. You may get hot and sweaty, but the cool morning temps make it bearable. In addition, the peaceful quiet time in the early morning can make your outdoor activities more meditative. It makes for the perfect start to the day. Studies show exercise in the morning has lasting benefits throughout the day and it even helps you sleep better at night.
Cycling and mountain biking make for great May activities as well. The temps never get too high, but still be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. In addition to a great workout, you'll be able to enjoy the scenery as the leaves return to the trees and the flowers bloom. This also provides some much needed shade! The Lehigh Valley has some great trails. Try biking at Hugh Moore Park, The Karl Stirner Arts Trail or the Nor-Bath Trail, to name a few.
Speaking of cycling, the Easton Twilight Criterium returns to downtown Easton on May 28th, 2022. There are categories for every level from children to pros! You can register and learn more here. It's also a fun event to watch. Make a day of it and enjoy all downtown Easton has to offer.
Camping is also a great activity in May. The cool nights are perfect for sitting around the fire and the moderate days make all of your daytime activities enjoyable. We carry pretty much everything you need to make your camping trip a success! We carry tents, cooking gear, and all kinds of neat camping gear and gadgets. Need a solar powered charger? We got'em! The right camping gear makes all the difference.
And we'll conclude with one of the best May activities. Chilling in a huge hammock in your backyard! We carry a wide variety of hammocks. There is something about being nestled in your hammock, rocking back and forth and watching the clouds go by or the trees swaying in the breeze!
Hope to see you soon, we can outfit you with what you need to embrace the beautiful month of May!
March 24, 2022
The Lehigh Valley starts to bloom along with the flowers when spring time rolls around. Whether you're crossing the bridge from Phillipsburg or taking a trip down from the Poconos, the Lehigh Valley is just a quick drive away. The valley is loaded with beautiful outdoor trails, known for their scenic views, river activities, history, and more. This blog post will explore some of those trails, so you can plan your next outdoor adventure in the Lehigh Valley!
BETHLEHEM GREENWAY TRAIL
The Bethlehem Greenway Trail is about 1.9 miles long, located in Northhampton, PA. The South Bethlehem Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem. The paved pathway begins just north of Lehigh University and travels about 2 miles east and south to end just outside of Saucon Park. This trail is great for activities such as running, walking, and even biking. You're also able to see the historic Bethlehem Steel Stacks from the trail. The trail is open year-round.
If you're looking for a trail that’s a little bit longer, and quiet, explore this 4.50 mile, loop trail in Bethlehem, PA. Monocacy way is one of the easier routes, taking an average of 1 h 53 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, trail running, and walking. This trail is great for kids and dogs because it's mostly shaded by trees. The Monocacy river is parallel to the trail, making it convenient for your pets to grab a drink and cool down! The trail is open year-round!
D&L TRAIL FREEMANSBURG TRAIL HEAD
The entire D&L trail runs 165-miles. The Freemansburg trailhead is on a historic canal towpath and the trail surface is narrow and in places has rocks and roots. It follows the canal towpath and passes Lock 44 and Lockhouse at the Freemansburg Education Center. Continuing east, the trail also passes Lock 45 and chimney remains of a lockhouse in Bethlehem Township. This trail is known for hiking, walking, running, biking, and bird watching. There are great views of the river from the trail and the wildlife is with you the whole way. The trail is open year-round, but the best times to visit are March through September. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.
SAUCON RAIL TRAIL
If you're coming to Lehigh Valley for a challenge you must visit the Saucon rail trail. Near Center Valley, Pennsylvania, this 12.6 mile hike takes about 5 hours and 17 minutes to complete. It’s an out and back trail and is considered an easy trail to hike. The Saucon rail trail is known for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. It's unlikely you'll encounter other people while exploring, for the trail is less populated compared to others in the Lehigh Valley. The trail is open year-round, but the best times to visit are March through November.
There is so much to explore while visiting the Lehigh Valley. The valley is packed with beautiful outdoor trails and their scenic views are unforgettable. There are a bunch of other things to check out while you're here! Stop by Main street in Bethlehem and check out all the wide varieties of restaurants and shops. Make sure the Lehigh Valley is your stop for your next outdoor adventure.
February 01, 2022
We're pleased to announce that our store expansion is complete. Over the past few years, our customer base expanded a great deal as people rediscovered the joy of the great outdoors. We started to outgrow our original space. After months of planning, renovation and hard work, our newly expanded space is new fully stocked!
As you approach the store, you'll see the difference right away. We now have more window space to showcase product and an additional entrance. The new space is in the adjacent building – we created a doorway between the two buildings to create two showrooms, instead of one.
You're in for an entirely new shopping experience. The main area has been reconfigured to take advantage of the extra space to make for more open space to browse. You'll be better able to focus on what we have to offer and more space to move around in.
Our camping section now has the space it deserves! Our camping inventory and offerings have grown over the years, as camping as increased in popularity. You'll find everything you need for your next camping trip. From the basics like backpacks and cooking equipment to the latest gadgets like our Biolite.
The expansion has given us the space to carry more of the products you love. Our footwear is now triple the size it once was and has a much wider selection. Shop footwear for the entire family! It's fully stocked.
We're also going to be adding new brands to our line up. Stay tuned as new product comes in this Spring for who we're adding. We have also added our own line merchandise! That's right, you can now buy hats and apparel with the Easton Outdoor Company logo. This merchandise is only available here at Easton Outdoor!
We have also grown our team to better serve you. Our knowledgeable staff loves the outdoors and is happy to help you find what you're looking for and answer any questions. We're also always open online! Browse and shop our inventory on our website. You can even order for store pick up. We open Tuesday – Sunday.
So please stop by to explore the new space!
October 01, 2021
No one likes it when retailers start pushing holiday shopping too early. People like to enjoy the holiday season at the appropriate time. Its a special time of year - from spending time with family to making new memories. As you may have noticed, Amazon kicked off Black Friday deals in early October. Other retailers have also started pushing holiday sales. Burt's Bees is already running Christmas TV commercials.
Why is this happening? Both supply chain issues and inflation are playing a role. While that could be an entire blog post on its own, we're going to focus on why shopping early isn't a bad thing.
1. Get what you want. 40% of container ships trying to enter US ports are delayed. That means inventory at retailers is going to be lower than normal. Inventory they planned on having in store by now for the holiday season is severely delayed. You're probably already noticing this at the grocery store and some retailers. To ensure you have a good selection – shop early.
2. There may be less sales. If retailers have less to sell, they're not going to have crazy sales to move inventory. They have the advantage, because people have to buy gifts. So instead of waiting for the sales, shop now.
3. Save time. If you start shopping now, you'll have more time to enjoy all the Holiday activities, like attending parties, ice skating and visits with family. There will be a lot less stress. You can still get in the Christmas spirit by waiting until December to wrap your gifts. Get some hot cocoa, put on some holiday tunes and have some fun!
4. Avoid the crowds and shopping mayhem. Everyone has a shorter fuse nowadays. We're all stressed out and weary from another tough year. You better believe the mall is going to look ugly in December, with frustrated shoppers trying to find the perfect gift. If you get it done early, you'll have more free time and less stress down the road.
5. Shop brick and mortar. Part of the supply chain problem is the lack of truck drivers. This means shipping will most certainly be backed up and delayed this year. In 2019 and 2020 there were some major delays and this year is most certainly going to be worse. So if you usually do all your shopping online a few weeks before the holidays, you may want a new strategy. Save money on shipping and avoid the stress of tracking packages. Go the old fashioned route and visit brick and mortar stores. Enjoy exploring and getting out an about. Make a day of it with a friend. Plus you'd be supporting a locally owned store. While the big box stores have done well through the past year and half, the little stores have suffered. Shop local and make a difference.
You can rest assured that Easton Outdoor Company is fully stocked for the holidays. We carry everything from camping and hiking gear, footwear, hats, gloves, scarves, stylish shirts and tops, back packs, hammocks and more! We truly have something for everybody - whether they are an outdoors enthusiast or not. We carry the top brands: Northface, Deuter, Mammut, Osprey, Salomon, Patagonia, Vasque, Marmot, Royal Robbins and more! And of course we sell gift cards.
Hope to see you soon!
September 01, 2021
It's that time of year again - cool and crisp days, festivals, Halloween and all things Autumnal. We'll take a look at all of the fun things going on outdoors in Easton. Be sure to stop in Easton Outdoor when you're downtown enjoying all Autumn in Easton has to offer!
This festival is back and the stink is still going strong. Get ready, because its this weekend! This festival has something for the entire family. Little Stinkers Row© has plenty of fun things to do for the kids. They have a culinary cooking contest for the kids, which is always fun. In addition to both local and regional food vendors, there is live music, cooking demos and all around fun! Tip: Aman's will be serving up Garlic Masal Fries with Jalapenõ Chutney at their booth.
This is downtown Easton's biggest yearly event. Its kind of like the mardi gras of Bacon! It takes place November 6th and 7th of this year. The amount of food options will blow your mind and delight your taste buds. Its a chance to see downtown's restaurants try to out do each other with their creative bacon offerings. In addition, enjoy live music, kids activities and so much more! The big quesion - Will Oak return with their 50/50 burger? This was the most popular item at 2019 Bacon Fest.
Eerie Easton Walking Tours
The Sigal Museum will help get you in the Halloween spirit! Every Friday and Saturday night in October they will host night time tours of downtown Easton, highlighting the more spooky history of Easton. Learn about the witches of Hexenkopf hill and Revolutionary war ghosts. $10 per person and the tours take place at 6pm and 7:30pm.
Easton/Phillipsburg Halloween Parade
This event is a community favorite. It takes place on Sunday, Oct 24th at 3pm. It starts on McKeen Street in Phillipsburg and ends in Centre Square. This is fun for the entire family. Be sure to work on your costume - there is a $100 prize awarded to the winner in 6 categories.
The Autumn Show
Every year, Autumn delights us with an array of colors. Easton provides access to so much nature. Talk a stroll on the Karl Stirner Arts trail to check out the art and the fall foliage. You'll end up at the Silk Mill, so stop by OWowCow creamery to get some pumpkin spiced ice cream. If you want to go for a longer walk try the canal trail. Take in the color, enjoy the peaceful river flowing and get away from it all.
August 01, 2021
The Poconos is just a quick drive north of the Lehigh Valley and its loaded with great outdoor spaces. This blog post will explore some of those, so you can plan your next outdoor adventure!
Big Pocono State Park
Located on Camelback Mountain, this park has a lot to offer. When you park at the top of the mountain, get ready for 360º of amazing views. It really is extraordinary, especially in the autumn. From there several foot trails go off in different directions. Lower down the mountain a vast maze of mountain biking trails offers a days worth of riding fun. There are also picnic areas throughout the park with grills.
Columcille Megalith Park
This park is like no other. Its a vast collection of rock outcroppings and winding trails, deep in the woods of the Appalachian Mountains. This park is based in Celtic Spirituality and is inspired by the Scottish Isle of Iona. You'll marvel at the rock outcroppings (a lot of great photo opps) This is truly a place to go to "get away from it all"
This expansive park lets you navigate the beauty of the falls. Come ready to really do some hiking as much of trails are uphill. The water is the main attraction here. From gently flowing streams to massive waterfalls, this park has it all. Its been proven spending time in the woods is restoritive mentally and physically. And the water element to that and it really is a great place to go to get back to nature. Plan you trip around busy tourist weekends to avoid the crowds.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
This massive park has it all. Beautiful views, waterfalls, trails for both intense hiking and for just a stroll in the woods. It great for fishing, hiking, camping, bicyicling and boating. There are over 100 miles of hiking trails, three swim beachs and areas for grilling. They also have events from time to time. A bonus is the quaint town of Delaware Water Gap.
While you're in the Poconos there are plenty of other things to check out. Stop by The Crossings Outlets for your shopping fix. Stroll Main Street in Stroudsburg to check out the shops and downtown. Also the Poconos has a wide array of restuarants. Check out Barley Creek Brewing Company (near Big Pocono State Park) or Desaki for a fun night out.
July 01, 2021
Hiking is a simple yet very beneficial outdoor activity. Living in the great state of Pennsylvania provides one with a wide selection of places to hike. In particular the Poconos is a great place to start. From the trails on Camelback Mountain to Columcille Megalith Park you'll find many free places to hike. Lets look at all the benefits:
Hiking makes for a good low impact cardio workout. This helps keep your blood flowing and your heart healthy. It also improves bone density because its a weight bearing workout. You also tone and build muscle in your leg muscles and hips. As you negotiate the terrain, you'll improve your balance. And most of us can stand to lose a few pounds. Hiking helps burn calories and keep your weight down.
Its proven that walking in nature does wonders for your mind. Getting away from technology and the cacophony of everyday life is paramount. Hiking couldn't be better than this. You get a literal change of scenery as you hike and explore a new place. Your mind is working on dealing with the terrain and taking it all in. You're mildly engaged in deciding which way to go and how to do it, so it takes your mind of the day to day worries.
Being surrounded by nature gives on all sorts of things to observe and take in. Domenico Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo's mentor and teacher had a quote up on the wall in their studio: "Nature is the most perfect guide" He was referring to nature being a guide to them as artists. The patterns, colors, and shapes are just perfect. They're artwork in themselves!
To take the mental relaxation a step further, try sketching what you see. You don't need to be an artist to try this. Just do it for fun. As you take a closer look at nature as you sketch, your mind is in a totally different mode from your day to day thoughts. Your sketches will serve as a visual journal of your hike.
Journaling is a great thing to do on your hike as well. You'll need to take a rest at some point. Whip out the journal and write about anything - your hike, your problems and worries, your next great idea ... whatever it is take advantage of the clarity you have on your hike to get your thoughts out.
Depending on where you're hiking, you may need some gear. No matter where you're hiking you'll need a good pair of hiking boots. This will keep you sure footed. You'll also need some basics like snacks and something to drink.
If you're going on a more involved hike be certain to have a first aid kit with you and that your phone is fully charged before heading out. That being said, be sure to take plenty of pictures to capture the moment, but don't get sucked into looking at your phone. You can post on social later. Stay in the moment!
If you work some climbing into your hike, we're got the gear for that too! Check out our extensive assortment of climbing gear. Just be careful!
You can turn your hike into a camping trip to take things to the next level. We have everything you need for a stellar campsite - tents, sleeping cushions, solar chargers, hammocks and more.
So hike on over to Easton Outdoor Company to get everything you need for your next trek.