Why We’ve Never Followed an Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker…Until Now

The Appalachian Trail. It’s arguably the most popular bucket list item for anyone who’s ever dragged himself or herself back to work after a weekend of peak bagging or adventurous wandering. It’s an idea that’s wistfully discussed around campfires and on car rides home by hikers of all ages... Read More ››

On the Road Again: Running Shoes and Gear Are Back at EMS!

The last time Eastern Mountain Sports carried running gear, the U.S. was boycotting the Olympics in the Soviet Union and our catalog models looked like this: Thirty-four years later, the memories of the Winter Olympics in Sochi are still fresh and so is our new collection of running shoes... Read More ››

Meet Ginger Zee and Support the Mount Washington Observatory!

It’s hard not to like Ginger Zee. Each day on Good Morning America, she breaks down the nation’s weather with the enthusiasm of a cheerleader (and looks to match) the professionalism of a trained meteorologist and the passion of a true weather geek. On any given day you’ll find... Read More ››

Paddling Resources For Better, Safer Days On the Water

With longer, brighter days and spring right around the corner, it’s time to look ahead to the paddling season. March is the perfect month to pick up new gear and research new places for daytrips or extended paddling/camping adventures. It’s also a great time to learn of some seriously... Read More ››

Overnight Adventure on Mount Washington

EDITOR’S NOTE: Of all the perks Eastern Mountain Sports employees receive in exchange for their hard work, Assistant Product Manager Rosie Mansfield recently got to experience one of the absolute best–hiking up Mount Washington, spending a night at the Mount Washington Observatory and calling it “work.” Here’s a recap... Read More ››

Osprey Kode 32 Pack Review

I got the Osprey Kode 32 at the beginning of the ski season. Being lightweight, semi-rigid and designed specifically for backcountry skiing, it really had me intrigued. One thing that stood out initially was that the only way into the main compartment was through the back, no entry through... Read More ››

The Appalachian Trail: One Store Guide’s Journey

In addition to being an incredibly thoughtful son, Eastern Mountain Sports – Buckland Hills, CT store guide Michael Begansky is a dedicated documenter of his outdoor adventures. Nowhere is Michael’s passion for inspiring others to get outside more obvious than the 92 videos he filmed last year–one for every... Read More ››

With Love from the Appalachian Trail

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, Eastern Mountain Sports is all about practicing Leave No Trace and the mantra “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.” However, while cruising our Instagram feed, I came across a photo posted by Michael Begansky that instantly grabbed my attention and my heart... Read More ››

5 Training Tools for Rock Climbing

Pushing boundaries and escaping plateaus are common themes in rock climbing.  It always seems that the more difficult the route or problem, the better the experience one has on the ascent. I have always found that the best training for rock climbing is more rock climbing.  However, getting out... Read More ››

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