Expedition Tales

  • Simple and Streamlined: Introducing the Eos Down Jacket

    Eos Down Jacket in Bryce Canyon National Park

    The Eos - our newest down jacket - handmade in Seattle

    The Eos jacket was named after the Greek goddess of dawn, and we designed it for all of your early morning adventures that require simple, lightweight, and fast warmth. Whether gearing up for an early ascent to catch the alpenglow or getting cozy in camp, the Eos has just the right amount of insulation to keep you warm on its own or as a layering piece when the weather moves in.

    Every jacket is hand made in Seattle with 900+ fill goose down that is ethically sourced and RDS certified. The Eos is filled with 3.7 ounces of down and easily compacts into an included stuff sack, making it easy to stow once you and the sun are warmed up.

    The down, combined with a low profile hood and zippered handwarmer pockets allow the Eos to keep you warm when conditions change. It also features an elastic drawcord hem and lycra around the cuffs and hood to keep your heat where you want it. Lastly, the jacket is constructed of Pertex Quantum brushed nylon fabric, which is the perfect balance of weight, durability, and protection with a DWR treatment on the exterior of the fabric.

    With spring in full gear, the Eos is the ideal companion for your adventures.

    Eos Down Jacket in the Enchantments, WA

    Fun fact: According to Greek mythology, the goddess Eos is the daughter of Hyperion, who is the namesake of one of our other light to midweight jacket.

  • BD.TV - Spring Film Tour - May 12

    The BD.TV Spring Film Tour will be coming to Feathered Friends April 12! The BD.TV Spring Film Tour will be coming to Feathered Friends May 12!

    BD.TV Spring Film Tour @ Feathered Friends | May 12

    Mark the calendar - it is time to get amped up! The BD.TV Spring film tour will be coming through Seattle on May 12th!

    Back for a second year, the BD.TV tour will highlight some of the best in climbing from Black Diamond athletes.



    Where: Feathered Friends
    What: Black Diamond BD.TV Spring Film Tour
    When: Thursday, May 12th 2016
    Time: 7 PM
    Cost: FREE!
    Bonus: Black Diamond Climbing Equipment and Apparel Raffle | Presenters | Beverages


    Check out the FB Event Page


    See you there!

  • Feathered Friends is Hiring!

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    Looking to jump in with the Feathered Friends team? We're currently looking for a full time Retail Sales Associate to join the team at our Seattle store!
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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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  • Ancient Art - One Aesthetic Climb | 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 painfully clear what makes this climb a classic - it is remarkably aesthetic.

    Because of its sandstone composition, Ancient Art may very well be ancient history in the near future. Check out what makes this corkscrew classic so special, 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.
    In the Fisher Tower's climbing hotbed, Ancient Art is one of the most aesthetic classics. Mark Smiley on the 'summit' In the Fisher Tower's climbing hotbed, Ancient Art is one of the most aesthetic classics. Mark Smiley on the 'summit'
    Mark smiley lower on Ancient Art before the high exposure really kicks in Mark smiley lower on Ancient Art before the high exposure really kicks in
  • 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!

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