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  • The Labor Day Sale at Feathered Friends

    Summer is nearing its end - save on the best in gear, footwear and apparel during the Labor Day Sale! On thru September 7th Summer is nearing its end - save on the best in gear, footwear and apparel during the Labor Day Sale! On thru September 7th

    Feathered Friends Labor Day Sale | Thru Sept 7

    Save up! Labor Day weekend is coming! Drop by the Feathered Friends Seattle store for the best selection on great deals on select sleeping bags, apparel, gear, footwear August 26th through September 7th

    Save on summer and autumn gear from the best brands, including: Arc'teryx, Patagonia, Black Diamond, Mammut, Outdoor Research, Mountain Equipment, Ibex, Exped, Osprey, Darn Tough, Adidas, Scarpa, Salewa, Five Ten, Boreal, Lowa, and more!

    This is also a rare chance to get deals on select Feathered Friends sleeping bag cosmetic seconds!

    What's on sale?

    • Feathered Friends Sleeping bags - limited selection of subtle cosmetic seconds!
    • Up to 50% Off Select IBEX merino wool summer clothing
    • Up to 50% Off Select Patagonia summer clothing
    • 30% Off All Mammut Clothing
    • 25% Off All Mountain Equipment Clothing
    • 20% - 40% Off Select shoes and boots
    • 20% Off All Scarpa and Five Ten rock climbing shoes
    • 30% Off Select backpacks from MHM, Osprey, Black Diamond, Mammut, and Exped
    • 25% Off Select climbing ropes
    • And much more!

    Our Seattle store hours during the sale:

    Get after it!

  • Feathered Friends Sidewalk Sale - Huge Savings - June 26+27

    The Feathered Friends Sidewalk Sale is happening June 26th & 27th! The Feathered Friends Sidewalk Sale is happening June 26th & 27th!

    The Feathered Friends Sidewalk Sale

    This doesn't happen very often. In fact, we have never done this before. On June 26th and 27th, it will be time to save big on Feathered Friends down gear, including down jackets, vests, pants, comforters, and sleeping bags during our Sidewalk Sale! Cosmetic blemishes, factory seconds, prototypes... all on sale!

    This is strictly a first-come, first-served event and only available at the Feathered Friends Seattle store!

    Where: Feathered Friends Seattle Store
    What: The Feathered Friends Sidewalk Sale
    When: Friday, June 26th & Saturday, June 27th
    Time: Starts 10am Friday, June 26th!
    Bonus: Big time savings | 35% - 70% off*

    Don't miss out!

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  • Hummingbird Ridge | Episode 4 & 5

    Hummingbird Ridge on Mt, Logan, Canada's tallest mountain, has yet to be repeated. Hummingbird Ridge on Mt, Logan, Canada's tallest mountain, has yet to be repeated.

    Hummingbird Ridge - Still Waiting for a 2nd Ascent | North America's Fifty Classic Climbs, Episode 4 & 5

    WITH MARK & JANELLE SMILEY

    Those of you fortunate enough to have seen Mark Smiley's presentation at Feathered Friends back in September got a pretty good idea of how brutal Mt. Logan's (19,551') Hummingbird Ridge really was. Now, with the release of North America's Fifty Classic Climbs, Episode 4 & 5, everybody can see why this "classic" has only had one successful ascent... half a century ago...

    Part I

    Part II

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  • The Canadian Pilgrimage - with Jed Porter

    Hut Skiing in the Selkirk Mountains

    -Words and Photos by Jed Porter

    Canada is where it’s at. As much as we Americans love our local skiing, its our northern neighbors that truly hold the goods. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love skiing in all corners of the United States. We have an amazing diversity of terrain, cultures, and climates in which to practice the white and slippery. If an American ski mountaineer were to assemble a “bucket list” of must do trip types, many could be accomplished on home turf. However, there is one type of ski vacation that is simply better in Canada.

    There’s nothing like arriving at a remote backcountry hut after a long day in the uncertain wild. Meagan Buck Porter strips skins. There’s nothing like arriving at a remote backcountry hut after a long day in the uncertain wild. Meagan Buck Porter strips skins.

    Western Canada, with its reliable snow and unique land-use patterns and history, is blessed with some of the best backcountry, hut-based ski touring on the planet. Continue reading

  • Patagonia Worn Wear Tour - April 15

    The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour will roll on through Seattle - stopping at Feathered Friends April 15th! The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour will roll on through Seattle - stopping at Feathered Friends April 15th!

    Patagonia Worn Wear Tour @ Feathered Friends | April 15

    It isn't uncommon for us to see a well-loved, and well-used, sleeping bag or jacket come through the Feathered Friends store looking for a little TLC. After all, there are a plenty of adventures to be had, so why let a small tear or a wash get in the way?

    That is why we are excited that the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour will be paying a visit at Feathered Friends on April 15th! They will be here with their one-of-a-kind bio-diesel van, complete with all the tools to spruce up your gear. So bring your gear that could use a little fixing-up and get it done by the repair technicians from Patagonia, or get the best tips and do it yourself on the spot! Get the most mileage out of your gear, and do double-duty by lowering the impact on the globe. Those of you looking for a deal - Patagonia will have used items for sale as well!

    Be ready for Spring and Summer! Drop by on Wednesday, April 15th!

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Patagonia Worn Wear Tour
    When: Wednesday, April 15th
    Time: 12pm to 6pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Bonus: Food | Product Repair | Repair Tips | Used gear for sale

  • Ancient Art - The Coolest Top Out In Climbing? | Episode 2

    Ancient Art - The Coolest Top Out In Climbing? | North America's Fifty Classic Climbs, Episode 2

    WITH MARK & JANELLE SMILEY

    Episode 2 is live! From perfect splitters, terrible weather, dicey double cornices, stellar granite, Mark and Janelle Smiley saw a lot of what climbing had to offer in 2014. Each climb has attributes that make them unique and special. One look at Ancient Art in Utah's Fisher Towers and it's abundantly clear what makes this climb a classic - it is remarkably aesthetic. It's main corkscrew route to the tiny top is a climb that draws climbers from around the world.

    Because of its sandstone composition, Ancient Art may very well be ancient history in the near future. Check out what makes this classic so special with Mark and Janelle Smiley, and get after it!

    Looking down from the tiny top-out of Ancient Art. Janelle Smiley on the belay. Looking down from the tiny top-out of Ancient Art. Janelle Smiley on the belay.

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  • Fine Jade (5.11a) - Utah's Finest Sandstone Tower | Episode 1

    Fine Jade (5.11a) - Utah's Best Sandstone Tower | North America's Fifty Classic Climbs, Episode 1

    With Mark & Janelle Smiley

    Check out the first episode in 2015 from Mark & Janelle Smiley and EpicTV from Fine Jade, an absolute desert classic. Right on The Rectory in Moab's Castle Valley, with fine views of Castleton Tower, and complemented by some of the finest sandstone cracks imaginable, it should be high on any trad climber's list. See what this fantastic line in Utah's high desert is all about!

    As an epicenter for climbing, Moab's Castle Valley contains many classics, including Fine Jade (5.11a) As an epicenter for climbing, Moab's Castle Valley contains many classics, including Fine Jade (5.11a). Photo: Mark Smiley

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  • Winter Sale is on at Feathered Friends!

    Save on the gear you love during the Feathered Friends Winter Sale! Dec 26th, 2014 thru Jan 5th, 2015 Save on the gear you love during the Feathered Friends Winter Sale! Dec 26th, 2014 thru Jan 5th, 2015

    Feathered Friends Winter Sale | Dec 26 - Jan 5

    Get decked out for winter during the Winter Sale at Feathered Friends. Drop by the Seattle store for the best selection on great deals on apparel and footwear from December 26th thru January 5th

    Savings abound on the top brands in outdoor footwear and apparel, including: Arc'teryx, Patagonia, Mammut, Outdoor Research, Mountain Equipment, Rab, Ibex, Darn Tough, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Salewa, Five Ten, Boreal, Lowa, and more!

    • 20% off Select IBEX merino wool apparel and accessories
    • 20% off All Softshell Jackets and Pants
    • 15% off All Footwear
    • 15% off All Socks
    • 15% off Feathered Friends logo wear

    Our Seattle store hours during the sale:

    Get Winterized!

  • Simone Moro - 'The Call of the Ice' - Dec 3

    It isn't exactly easy climbing 8,000 meter peaks in winter... Simone taking a breather high on Shisha Pangma (8,013m). Hear from renowned Italian alpinist Simone Moro at Feathered Friends on December 3rd! It isn't exactly easy climbing 8,000 meter peaks in winter... Hear from renowned Italian alpinist Simone Moro (pictured taking a breather high on Shisha Pangma - 8,013m) at Feathered Friends on December 3rd!

    Simone Moro and The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8,000-Meter Peaks in Winter

    “Climbing 8000-meter peaks is one of the most physically difficult and mentally challenging endeavors that humans have ever attempted. Steep terrain. Hurricane-force winds. Subzero temperatures. Blinding snowstorms. Near impossibility of rescue. Constant discomfort…then there is Simone…he climbs these peaks in winter.” --Ed Viesturs

    Renowned Italian aplinist Simone Moro will be at Feathered Friends for a special multimedia presentation and to celebrate the release of his new book The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8,000-Meter Peaks in Winter!

    Don't miss stories from the only person to summit three 8000 meter peaks during winter!

    Spread the word! Facebook Event

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Simone Moro multimedia slideshow presented by Mountaineers Books and Feathered Friends
    When: Wednesday, December 3rd
    Time: Starts at 7:00pm
    Cost: FREE! No tickets, but arrive early to claim a seat!
    Bonus: Beverages | Q & A | Copies of Simone's new book will be available plus book signings!

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  • Ibex Extravaganza at Feathered Friends - Nov 20

    Join us at Feathered Friends November 20th for an Ibex Extravaganza! Get your snack on and save 20% on ALL Ibex apparel and accessories! Join us at Feathered Friends November 20th for an Ibex Extravaganza! Get your snack on as we dole out food and drink and save a bundle on ALL Ibex apparel and accessories!

    Ibex Extravaganza at Feathered Friends

    Drop by Feathered Friends on November 20th and check out the best in wool apparel and accessories and receive 20% off ALL Ibex items - including special orders! Ibex representatives will also be on hand to show what makes Ibex special. For evening visits after 3pm, free refreshments will be provided!

    Don't miss it!

    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Ibex Extravaganza
    When: Thursday, November 20th
    Time: Save 20% all day! Free refreshments from 3pm to 7pm
    Bonus: Refreshments, snacks, 20% Off ALL Ibex

    20% off applies only on Thursday, November 20th for in-store Purchases only.

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