March 01, 2023
Enjoy all the Easton has to offer this spring
While we've had a mild winter - its still been dreary and cold. Spring is in the air! That means warmer days, longer days and getting back outdoors! We're fortunate to be surrounded by nature - offering many things to do from just getting outside and moving around to more intense workouts.
The launch point where the Delaware River and Lehigh Rivers meet is super convenient. Its easy to park downtown and drag your kayak or canoe to the launch point. You can get out of the river at Wy Hit Tuk Park on 611. So stash a car there to drive back up! Check out our accessories to make your water adventure even better! Like our iPhone holder - it fits around your neck and completely seals your iPhone inside, so it can't get any water damage.
There are so many beautiful outdoor spaces nearby. We mentioned Wy Hit Tuk Park on 611. Activities include Picnicking, hiking, biking, birdwatching, and group camping.You can also access this park from the tow path along the canal.
The tow path along the canal is perfect for bike ride, job or a simple walk. You can access the start of the trail at the Northern Terminus Delaware Canal Trail park, just off of 611. Enjoy scenic views of the Delaware River. This is a unique and fun place to visit. And easy to get too with ample parking at the access point.
And lets not forget the Karl Stirner Arts trail just off of Bushkill Drive. Walk, bike or jog along the trail and get immersed in nature. Make a day of it and walk to the Silk Mill where you can enjoy lunch, ice cream or a drink.
Check out Hackett Park just off of Hackett Ave in Easton. The Wilson and Easton Bike Path can be accessed here. In addition they have a disc golf course for some leisurely fun and exercise.
Looking to really get back to nature? The Poconos is just a quick 30 minute drive up route 33. Enjoy the views and trails at Big Pocono State Park on the top of Camelback Mountain, numerous campgrounds and trails and a must visit is the Columcille Megalith Park: Land of Mysterious Rock Monuments in the Poconos. This is a true experience with a mix of nature, paths and rock outcroppings. Other hiking trails include Shohola Falls Trail, Wallenpaupack Lake Trail, McDade Recreational Trail, Irving Cliff Trail, Lehigh Gorge Trail, Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail.
And of course we have everything you need to make your next outdoor adventure fun and comfortable. From stylish jackets and hats to durable footwear. We also have a wide assortment of accessories for camping, climbing and more! Stop by, shop and get inspired!
January 31, 2023
Here at Easton Outdoor Company, we're also looking for the best brands for our customers. Of course we carry apparel from The Northface, Osprey and Patagonia - the big established brands. But we're excited to announce we stock apparel from Toad & Co.
Toad & Co. started in 1995 with a store in downtown Telluride. They were an up and coming apparel company with a purpose. In 1997 they partnered with Search Inc. to found a logistics warehouse called Planet Access Company. The goal was to provide jobs to disabled adults. Toad and Co. provided scraps from the production of their apparel and Planet Access Company would make pillowcases. Toad & Co. was way ahead of the curve - integrating sustainability and a social mission into their business operations.
As the company grew they focused on sustainability. The apparel industry, believe it or not, is in the top five industries that pollute the planet. So they made part of their core mission to minimize their environmental impact and contribute to making the apparel industry a more sustainable one.
All of Toad & Co. apparel is made of 100% sustainably sourced materials. No exceptions. This includes organic cotton and hemp! For example normal cotton is often grown with GMO seeds uses a huge amount of pesticides. So they use organic cotton. All they used recycled fabrics and all of their goods are vegan.
They also have focused on their packaging. Packaging can create an excess amount of waste. So they created a reusable mailer to ship their goods! After you get your order, you can put the return label and send it back - all free of charge! And they are committed to removing plastic from all their packaging by 2026. For Toad & Co - its all about responsible packaging.
Lets not leave out the main attraction - the apparel! Their thoughtfully designed apparel is both stylish, durable and functional! Browse our selection of Toad & Co. Jackets, Vests and more!
December 20, 2022
November 28, 2022
We have a wide selection of men's women's sweaters, hoodies and pullovers in stock. Both fashionable and functional! Sweaters make great gifts. Nothing beats getting cozy in a brand new sweater. We sell all the top brands, so you can be sure that your new sweater keeps you warm for many winters to come!
The Women's Retro Pile Marsupial by Patagonia is one of our comfiest in stock. Its made with double sided, high pile shearling fleece - just as soft on the inside as the outside! It makes for a nice and toasty warm feeling. And those marsupial handwarmer pockets are a delight on a cold day! Its also Fair Trade Certified sewn. We have this is stock in off white with blue accents.
The Women's Mystic Cardigan II by Royal Robbins. Its made with a blend of acrylic yard and mulesed merino wool. It has a classic Fair Isle pattern for a stylish and vintage look.
We also carry the Women's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip by Patagonia. Its made of 100% recycled fleece. A low impact process is utilized when dyed. This greatly reduces the use of energy and water compared with the usual methods. It has super comfy and has a convenient side zipper pocket. This is also Fair Trade Certified sewn.
We also carry the low key but super stylish Men's On The Horizon Crew Sweatshirt by Cotopaxi. We have sizes S - XXL. Overall grey with a colorful branded horizontal bar across the front. Perfect gift for any guy!
Our Men's Ventour Sweater by Royal Robbins is very versatile. Its made of very breathable material to keep you comfortable all day. There are open stitch areas in critical heat zones for additional air flow. Made of Merino Wool blends which makes for natural odor resistance. It be worn for all casual occasions.
Next we have our Men's TNF Bear Pullover Hoodie by The North Face. This comes in black with a very cool branded bear graphics. This standard fit item has set-in sleeves and a kangaroo hand pocket. Available in S – XL.
This is just a small sampling of what we have in store for you. You can't go wrong with a sweater, hoodie or pullover as a Christmas Gift!
October 27, 2022
We also expanded the many accessories we carry. We have loads of headwear, gloves and neckware, just in time for the winter! From basic to fresh and funky, we have something for everyone. We have some really fun hats. Check out the Range Cap by Patagonia - a modern take on a a clasic look. And of course you want to check out the vibrant colors of the Cotopaxi hats. We also carry headbands and earbands.
Other new accessories include sunglasses. The future is so bright, you gotta wear shades! Check out the super cool VRG Voight-Kampff Vision Polarized Sunglasses by Goodr. Looking for something more subtle, but still cool? Try the OG - Going to Valhalla Witness! by Goodr as well. Some of the Goodr sunglasses even float... so you won't lose them! We also carry Rheos, Liberty Mountain and more!
Did you know we also carry some jewelry? Check out some awesome and affordable rings from Groove Life - breathable silicone rings. Great for the active person. Add a touch of flair. These also make delightful gifts.
Looking for drinkware? We carry flasks, beer blankets and travel mugs. Check out "The Admiral" - 20 oz mug that won't tip over. This thing is great for the "boss" in your life. We also carry BPA free drinkware.
We also have a wide assortment of equipment. Over the years we've built quite a following with local climbers. We have everything one needs to scale that mountain, knoll or hill. We even carry climbing footwear from La Sportiva. Of course everyone loves the latest gadgets and tech – we have that! For Example, we carry the Solarpanel 5+ by Biolite. Just because you're in the middle of the woods that doesn't mean you have to stay off of Instagram! Never unplug with this solar phone charger!
So thats just a sampling off all we have in store for you here at Easton Outdoor in downtown Easton. Stop by or browse our site for more!
September 29, 2022
Downtown Easton is going to be hopping for the remainder of the year. Right around the corner is the 19th Annual Easton Garlic Fest! Rain or shine, this pungent event is a must stop. Eat, drink and stink this October 1st and 2nd in downtown Easton. Enjoy tasting events, live music, the Gastric Garlic People's Choice Contest and over 120 vendors! From Garlic Farmers to Packaged food. The event is rain or shine and takes place in downtown Easton. Check out their site for directions, parking, event maps, a list of vendors and the event schedule eastongarlicfest.com
Next up is PA Bacon Fest. This event has been rated one of the best festivals in the country! The event takes place on November 5 and 6th, from 10am - 5pm. Its rain or shine and takes place downtown, from Centre Square out. Enjoy hog wild eats, activities, live music and more! One of our favorite events are the piglet and weiner dog races. The bacon eating contest is always fun to watch as well. And of course the food – Enjoy bacon inspired treats from Easton's beloved restaurants and from vendors from the tri-state area. There is also the bacon and brew tent and of course the Racin' Bacon 5k! This is the Mardi Gras of Bacon! It gets crowded so come early or take advantage of the shuttles. Learn more at their website pabaconfest.com
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.