Gear Review – Ruffwear Approach...

Gear Review – Ruffwear Approach Pack

  There is nothing more fun than a camping trip with your best friend. For some of us, that friend happens to have fur and drool more than average. Sure, that may describe some people you know, but I was talking about your dog. Although dogs don’t need a lot to be happy, they do […]

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

With the change of the clocks and virtually everyone happy with the extra hour of sleep, darkness has taken over the north woods.  Late fall has arrived and with it has brought- headlamp season!  Dark before work and dark when you get out means either stop playing or lighting up with a headlamp.  New this […]

Patagonia One Piece Long Underwear

Patagonia One Piece Long Underwear

Whether it was during a deep powder backcountry ski in the Keweenaw or ascending and ice pillar in Munising, getting spindrift down the backside is downright dreadful.  Fear no more as Patagonia has re introduced a one piece long underwear union suit just like grandpa use to wear!  From the light weight hood/helmet liner all the way down to the […]

Outdoor Retailer- A Final Look

Outdoor Retailer- A Final Look

A final look at a few of the new products to hit the market next summer including the new line of Black Diamond clothing!  We will have the fall release of the BD line in the store very soon.  Bd has also been busy revamping their headlamp line increasing the lumens on most of their […]

Outdoor Retailer-On Water Demo

Outdoor Retailer-On Water Demo

Twice a year staff from Down Wind Sports attends Outdoor Retailer, which  is a buying show located in Utah.  All of the leading outdoor manufacturers gather to show off their latest gear and clothing at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City.  There is also a unique opportunity to test paddle the new 2014 […]

New Gear- Carve Designs Women’s...

New Gear- Carve Designs Women’s Swim Wear

The Upper Peninsula experienced an incredibly long winter this year and it seems like we jumped right into summer.  It’s time to hop on the beach cruisers and head on down to McCarty’s Cove to enjoy a cool dip into the big lake!  As much as we love winter- we really LOVE summer!  This year […]