Outdoor Apparel

Technical Outerwear | Yoga | Running | Casual Wear

Our apparel department is stocked with the best brands from around the world. We have technical outerwear, active-wear, and casual clothing for men, women, and children. We can outfit you for just about every adventurous activity that you have planned. We also carry many styles of casual clothing from top brands like Patagonia, Arc'Teryx, and The North Face. Come in today and see what we have to offer.

Winter SALE

02/13/2017


Save up to 30% off on winter essentials! From skis and snowboards to boots and jackets, we are aiming to get all of our winter apparel and equipment out the door before spring. Including our Bike Shop: Select bikes will be discounted, as well as all winter bike clothing and accessories marked down to 30% off! 


Don't forget to check out our upstairs sale section with bigger discounts starting at 50% OFF! 


If your equipment is getting a little old and you're thinking about replacing it for next season, we recommend doing so now while prices are at their lowest. Our expert fitters can help you find the most comfortable boots and the skis or board that will best fit your needs. We still have plenty of warm apparel and winter footwear in stock. 

 

Winter Warmth

12/08/2016


Everyone has a different approach to winter. Some of us live for snow and like to spend all day at the mountain, while others are more interested in staying warm inside and waiting for summer to return. No matter how you do winter, everyone can agree that there's nothing better than curling up by the fire at the end of a long day and getting comfortable and warm with family and friends. While we may be Fairfield County's top pick for adventure gear, we are also experts in comfort. In addition to all the equipment you need to fuel your adrenaline out on the mountain, we also have your apres-ski gear to hunker down and relax at the end of a chilly winter day... or for the entire day! 


Men's Slippers
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Olukai Moloa slipper, $120; Acorn Slouch Boot, $69; Sorel Dude Moc, $85; UGG Olsen slipper, $110; Haflinger
Classic Grizzly Clog, $120; Acorn Rambler Moc, $85


Women's Slippers
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Haflinger Classic Grizzly Clog, $120; Sorel Out N About slipper, $85; Acorn Slouch Boot, $65; Acorn Chin Chilla, $45; Acorn Original Slipper Sock, $59; UGG Ansley slipper, $100


Men's Apparel
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The North Face LFC Tri-Blend Pullover Hoodie, $36.95; Laundromat Stockholm Sweater, $130; Toad & Co. Ajax Fleece Pullover, $99; Patagonia LW Synchilla Snap-T, $99; Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pant, $99



Women's Apparel
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Patagonia Moonlighters Hoody, $79; The North Face Osito Pullover, $89.95; The North Face French Terry
Pullover Hoodie, $49.95; Patagonia LW Synchilla Snap-T, $99; The North Face Novelty Glacier Pullover, $54.95;
Toad & Co. Revival Fleece Pant, $79


Blankets
blankets

Woolrich Blankets, $119 - $198


Puzzles
puzzles

Assorted White Mountain puzzles, $16

 
Yeti Mugs
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Yeti Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, $29.99; Yeti Rambler Lowball 4-Pack, $79.99; Yeti Rambler Colster, $29.99;
Yeti Rambler 30 oz, $39.99







We are open later during the holiday season for your convenience! Monday through Friday, our hours are 10 AM - 8 PM.

Layer Up

11/03/2016


Whether you are skiing, mountaineering, or just venturing outside on a winter day, it's important to layer properly and wear the right fabrics to keep you dry and comfortable. You never know when you may need to shed a layer (or add one!), and it's very important to have that option. Furthermore, the fabrics that you choose to wear have a huge impact on your comfort and safety, especially if you will be facing the elements. Read on to learn about some of the products we recommend for staying comfortable throughout all the conditions of the coming season.


Base Layer
While we love a good cotton shirt, it is never a good idea to wear this material when trying to stay warm. Cotton holds moisture to your skin and will end up making you colder. Wool and synthetics make the best base layers. Merino wool is breathable and dry and will hold up to a third its weight in moisture before it even starts to feel wet. Wool is also odor resistant, and unlike the itchy wool of the past, merino wool is soft and comfortable against your skin. Synthetics, such as polypropylene and nylon, are specially designed to be moisture wicking, fast drying, and to retain heat.

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base layer: Patagonia Capilene MW Zip Neck, $69
vest: The North Face Thermoball Vest, $134.95
insulated jacket: Salomon Brilliant Jacket, $350


Mid-Layers
Mid-layers are made from a wide variety of different materials. Many fleece pieces are great as mid-layers--check out our favorite fleeces and see which ones we recommend for skiing. Fleece, down or synthetic insulation will trap your body heat from escaping into the cold air around you. Fleece and synthetic insulated jackets have the added benefit of keeping you warm even if they get wet, while down has the advantage of being super packable and light. The best part about mid-layers is how versatile they are, as they can also be used as light outerwear in the fall or on warmer winter days.

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base layer: Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Crew LA, $95
mid-layer: Patagonia R3 Hoody, $199
insulated jacket: Obermeyer Leighton Jacket, $350


Shells
A hard shell will be windproof and waterproof, acting as an important layering piece and allowing you to dress for the temperature underneath and utilize the shell mainly as protection against the weather. Shells are an important layering piece because you can dress for the temperature underneath and then utilize the shell mainly as protection against the weather. Goretex is the top name-brand material used by our brands in waterproofing; it's a durable membrane that can adhere to a fabric to make it wind- and waterproof.

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base layer: Icebreaker Oasis LS Crew, $90
mid-layer: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie, $299
shell: Arc'teryx Tantalus Jacket, $675



Insulated Jackets
Many ski jackets and general winter coats are insulated, offering a ton of warmth all on their own. They can be worn with just a base layer underneath, or a base and mid-layer for additional warmth and layering options. Lots of insulsted jackets are waterproof. Insulated coats are a combination of a mid-layer and shell together. While they aren't as versatile in temperature ranges as layering with a mid-layer and shell, it is very easy to grab only one coat and stay warm and dry on your winter outing.   

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base layer: Hot Chilly's MEC Crew Neck, $60
vest: Ibex Shak Vest, $130
insulated jacket: Bogner Fire+Ice Lela-D Jacket, $700



Vests
Sometimes a base layer can be enough to wear underneath your insulated jacket, but other times you'll feel that you need a little something extra without adding an entire mid-layer to the mix. This is where vests come in, allowing you to keep your core nice and warm without adding too much extra bulk.

Fall is for Fleece

09/15/2016


Fleece is a staple fabric from fall through spring, and with the variety of fleece weights and textures, you can find the right weight and feel for you. Fleece is made of synthetic fibers like polyethylene or recycled plastic bottles. Fleece traps heat from your body in little air pockets, which help to keep you warm. It's great at retaining heat when wet, though it is hydrophobic and generally does a great job repelling water. At the same time, it's a very breathable fabric, so it will keep you warm without trapping unnecessary heat. Whether you need a new mid-layer for skiing or just a casual jacket for everyday use in the fall, we have numerous for you to choose from!

 


Womens


Patagonia Retro-X

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The Retro-X is a wind-proof fleece jacket in a classic, timeless style. The fleece is high-pile, meaning that it is fluffy-looking rather than smooth (but still incredibly soft!). This piece is perfect for everyday wear and fall hiking, and can even fit a mid-layer underneath for added warmth.


Patagonia Reversible R3 
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The R3 made with Polartec high loft polyester fleece, which helps to make the piece more breathable. The grid patterning is tight enough to trap heat, but spread out enough to allow proper ventilation. We also carry this jacket for men. It is perfect as a mid-layer under a shell, or as a stand-alone everyday piece.


Arc'teryx Rho AR  
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The Rho AR is a heavyweight stretch fleece. It can be used as a mid-layer or even as a heavy-weight baselayer for those excursions on super cold days.


The North Face Osito
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The Osito is a hoodie made of polyester silken fleece. It offers lightweight warmth and may just be the softest thing on our sales floor! It makes the perfect everyday piece for fall and keep you cozy under your winter coat once the temperatures drop.


Kuhl Flight Jacket
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If the Osito is the softest piece in our store, then the Flight Jacket is a very close second. It is made of soft and luxurious Italian fleece, which is high pile and makes you want to run your fingers through it. Vintage microsuede accents make this jacket even more unique.




Mens


Patagonia Synchilla
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The classic Synchilla is made of durable heavyweight polyester fleece, and as Patagonia puts it, it is "the pullover that made fleece famous." It's what most people would consider standard or "regular" fleece. While it's a bit bulky to wear while skiing, it is a perfect everyday piece for cool days in fall or spring. We also carry this pullover for women.


Patagonia Better Sweater
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The Better Sweater has the look of a classic sweater on the outside, with the warmth and technical benefits of fleece on the inside. This makes a wonderful everyday piece; it has the warmth you need while also being attractive and classic looking. We also carry this sweater for women.


Arc'teryx Arenite Hoody
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The Arenite Hoody is a full-zip, hard-faced fleece. It feels smooth on the outside, with the fuzzy warmth of fleece on the inside. It is the warmest fleece in the Arc'teryx Essentials collection. It is perfect as a mid-layer underneath a shell. We also carry this jacket for women. 


Rab Nucleus Pull On Jacket
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The Nucleus has grid fleece on the inside, which helps it to trap aid but also makes it more breathable and allows for proper ventilation. This piece makes an excellent mid-layer under a shell, or works well as a stand-alone everyday piece.


The North Face TKA 100 Glacier 1/4 Zip  
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The TKA 100 Glacier is a classic fleece piece that is perfect as an everyday pullover or a mid-layer for skiing. We also carry this piece for women.

Tax Free Week

08/18/2016


August 21st to 27th is Tax Free Week in the state of Connecticut! All clothing and footwear items under $100 will be free of sales tax. Shop for back to school apparel and save 6.35%.


Get your kids ready for school with new apparel from reliable brands like The North Face and Patagonia. Timeless styles, unfaltering warmth and durable fabrics are just a few of the characteristics of our favorite brands. Everyday school attire like vests, shirts, and zip-ups will have your children ready for all-day comfort this fall.

 

Fall Layers for Toddlers

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Patagonia Baby Furry Friends Hoody in forge grey, $55; Patagonia Baby Down
Sweater in moonow/birch, $99; Patagonia Baby Down Sweater in deep sea
blue, $99; Patagonia Baby Down Sweater Vest in magic pink, $99. 

 

Cozy Winter Coats for Toddlers
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Patagonia Baby Reversibe Honey Duff Hoody in indy pink, $99; Patagonia Baby
Reversible Tribbles Hoody in pitch stripe/navy, $99

 

Fall Layers for Boys

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North Face Rev Yukon Jacket in graphite, $99.95; North Face Glacier 1/4 zip in
red, $36.95; Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 zip jacket in nickel, $79; Patagonia
Down Sweater Vest in deep sea blue, $99

 

Fall Layers for Girls
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North Face Reversible Mossbud Swirl Vest in wisteria purple, $76.95; North Face Glacier
1/4 zip in grape mist blue, $36.95; North Face Oso Hoodie in ice green, $89.95; Patagonia
Re-Tool Snap T in tailor grey/nickel, $99

 

Long Sleeve Shirts for Boys & Girls
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Patagonia Capilene Heavyweight in deep sea blue, $45; Spyder Bocca T Neck in black/multi, $50; Smartwool Mid 250 Pattern Zip in dark blue steel, $65; Smartwool Mid
250 Pattern Crew in mountain purple heather, $50

 

 

Footwear


Footwear options include winter boots, sneakers, rain boots, and much more. Growing kids are always in need of new shoes; take advantage of Tax Free Week to save money and stock up on what you need! girls shoes

Sorel Snow Commander in tropic pink, $55; Bogs Classic in grape, $80; Asics
Gel-Venture 5 GS in silver grey, $55; Sorel Slimpack II Lace in nori, $90; Keen
Oakridge Low WP in magnet/berry, $65

 boys shoes

Keen Oakridge Low WP in magnet/blue, $65; Sorel Slimpack II Lace in elk, $90;
Asics GT-1000 5 PS in mid grey, $55; Bogs Classic in mossy oak, $80; Sorel Snow
Commander in black/super, $55




This fall, we are participating in Pay Your Pack Forward, an initiative by The North Face to collect new or gently used backpacks for people in need. If your child has a relatively new backpack that is in good condition, consider donating it here at the store and in return you will receive a $10 gift card to Outdoor Sports Center! If you're feeling extra generous, you can even purchase a new pack here to donate. Head down to the store for more details! 






 

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