Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Big Agnes Sleeping Bag SALE 25% OFF!

All our Big Agnes single Sleeping bags are now 25% OFF. 

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Big Agnes sleeping system, here’s a brief run down.The Big Agnes bags are not insulated on the bottom, instead they have a sleeve for you to slide in your BA pad. Why? There is no point in insulating the bottom if you are just going to squish it flat. Insulation needs to have air moving around and through it to work effectively. Sliding a Big Agnes insulated pad into your bag creates the optimum sleeping system. And you will NEVER roll off your pad again!
If you want to read up a bit more on specific weights and size click here.

Here's what's on our shelves today! Sale is on till the stock is gone!

Super Lights - 800 fill goose down, Pertex Quantum shell fabric.
Mystic SL -9C 800 Fill,  Regular and Long
Reg $469.95 Sale Price $350
Long $489.95 Sale Price $365
Blackburn SL -17C 800 Fill. Only 1 Regular left. HURRY!!!
Reg $579.95 Sale Price $435

Zirkel SL -6C 800 Fill. Regular and Long.
Reg $439.95 Sale Price $330
Long $459.95 Sale Price $345

Classic Down – 600/650 fill goose down, nylon ripstop shell fabric.

Summit Park -9C 600 Down Fill. Only 1 Long left. HURRY!!!
Long $285 Sale Price $215 SOLD OUT!
Storm King -17C 650 Down Fill. Regular and Long.
Reg $329.95 Sale Price $248
Long $354.95 Sale Price $266 SOLD OUT!
Lost Ranger -9C 650 Down Fill. Regular and Long.
Reg $259.95 Sale Price $195
Long $289.95 Sale Price $218

Synthetic Fill – Integrity synthetic insulation, nylon ripstop shell fabric.

Encampment -9C INTEGRITY. Regular and Long.
Reg $184.95 Sale Price $138
Long $199.95 Sale Price $150

Women’s Down and Synthetic – Sized petite up to 5’6 and regular up to 5’10, extra 2” of girth in the hip area.

Ethel -17C 600 Down Fill. Petite and Regular.
Petite $289.95 Sale Price $218
Reg $319.95 Sale Price $240
Roxy Ann -9C 650 Down Fill. Petite and Regular.
Petite $249.95 Sale Price $188
Reg $259.95 Sale Price $195
Lulu -9C INTEGRITY synthetic fill. Petite and Regular.
Petite $184.95 Sale Price $139
Reg $199.95 Sale Price $150

Kids Down and Synthetic – Sized up to 5 ft to keep your little tike cozy.

Porcupine JR -9C 600 Down Fill. Fits up to 5 ft.
$184.95 Sale Price $139
Wolverine JR -9C M3 Synthetic Fill. Fits up to 5 ft.
$114.95 Sale Price $87

How To Buy

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

'Yo Bro' Gravity Gear T-shirts!

The 'Yo Bro' Design..... Lives On!!!
The Original 5 colour print on grey/black or white/black baseball 3/4 sleeve.

This is one of those legendary designs that will always live on through Gravity Gear! 

Dave Robinson was the inspiration behind 'Yo Bro' which he gave to Dale in memory of Grant!

Dave's original sketch from 1993 was on a chalk board. As the chalk started to fade graphic designer, Thomas Bolt revamped it onto paper. With the intent to get it on cloth Dali contacted a small independent company called 'Non-Fiction Designs' and was faced with the question "What colour?" So he went out and bought a box of crayons and photocopied the design and started colouring.  It was he who gave the dude purple hair and blood shot sunnies! And to this day we still send our order to Anthony at Non-Fiction, who has kept the design through his entourage of moves, way to cool to toss. And every so often we get some printed up to remember the brotherly love!

A tribute to Brotherhood and a forever gift to Gravity Gear!!! 

Honey, Indigo, Kiwi and Paprika S-XL (there's sport grey too!!)

Monday, 14 May 2012


Written by Loni Klettl - An Ambassador for our Park and it's People!!

4:20 a.m. May 1. I woke up with a start. It was the day after “ Parks Canada D-Day.”

I sensed a cold grey pallor that hangs, lingers over the town, a unsettling quiet blankets the streets. I feel the icy cold tendrils of despair, disbelief that creeps and engulfs schoolyards and coffee shops. A knife stabs and twists as sadness, realization of a sudden forced life change avalanches down Tekarra, Pyramid and Cavell to the boulders below. Shattering, splintering the coloured mosaic of our town.

My friend Wendy, walked into a room April 30 at 4:00 and was informed that her job didn’t exist anymore. ‘ Surplussed.’ She was not alone; 40 other ‘ affected ‘ or ‘surplussed’ Jasperites stepped over that threshold to receive what could be the worst news of their lives.

Wendy has worked for Parks Canada for 27 years. For the last 15 she has managed the JNP Information Centre with imagination, quiet confidence, wisdom, ingenuity and calm intellect. Wendy has an innate gift; the ability to listen, then assess, a rare trait that many desire but few possess. An unstuffed head, a practical sense of right and wrong gave Wendy the freedom to inspire her staff to ensure park visitors had the best experience possible.

The other 40 ‘affected’ Jasperites all carry their own brand and self code of spirited dedication. To be able to say with pride that their job was their lifestyle and that they have made a difference. These qualities have fanned out, wound, threaded and woven into a tight knit fabric, a community quilt. They all contributed much to make our town a better place to live and visit.

Radical government cuts parallel a poorly planned wartime tragedy. Government ordering generals, commanding officers and managers to make incredible difficult decisions that will have long reaching, unforeseen, unpredictable impacts. Who dies, who doesn’t, others will be mortally wounded and never recover. The lucky ones that survive try to salvage, rebuild. Friends lost, battle scars go deep, scar tissue goes deeper. Dizzy, unfocused eyes fixate on empty chairs, empty offices.

Government has little regard for the most powerful weapon, the human resource. They are unable to comprehend the symbiotic mesh, the intricate clockwork that motivates and inspires Parks Canada employees. They do not deserve this disregard just to satisfy an objective, campaign, or to fulfil the latest government’s whim.

Come on people! , this is Canada, our country, our homes, our parks. Government has gone too far, a headless horseman whipping his crazed, wide eyed horse. Hell bent, bit between its teeth, stampeding, trampling, crushing everything in its desperate charge, oblivious to the destruction left in its wake. This horse must be reined in, leg pressure applied, heels dug in.

My friend, Wendy is unsure about the future. Shock is still resonating, dust has yet to settle. All 41 ‘affected ‘ Jasperites will take their ingrained park values, zest for the environment and national historic sites and channel it elsewhere. An unnecessary exodus of skills, passion and knowledge.

What has been sacrificed ? What has been gained ? What will be affected ? Time is the only honest judge.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Icebreaker Lovers ... Seeking Sales!

Ever wondered why you don't see Icebreaker outside on our sales rack? Well, that's because we keep our precious sheep inside -  on it's very own Special Sale Rack!!
Come in when your passing by, that Icebreaker top you were ogling last month might just be on the rack at 30% OFF!!!!
Here is today's preview!!

There's some skirts, hoodies, real fleece and even some running pieces!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Band-Aid Box......!!!!

Band-Aid Box is just one of those classic routes you just have to climb!!!
This line goes back to 1979, when old schoolers did it on gear, which in my eyes is pretty darn full on. They used to have a tin band-aid box just under the roof containing a log book and pencil and wholla...... that's how it got it's name "Band-Aid Box".
There's no log book up there anymore, and I always think how many entries there would have been since it became a sport route. So,if you've ever climbed this amazing route post your comments and I'll make a little book and put it in the Band-Aid Box that we STILL have at the shop!!!
May 4th 2012 - Guys from Chili enjoying Band-Aid Box!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Mammut Zoom Headlamp

Powerful and precise. The Zoom-function focuses the divergence-angle of the light between 5 and 45 degrees, allowing you to select the range and field-of-view to match the situation - simply by a twist of the hand. Three brightness-levels always provide the best light, with light-ranges between 140 meters and 10 meters. Loaded with additional clever features, the X-Zoom is ready for every adventure.

Super Deal at $65 regular $105!!

Deuter Guide 30+ SL

Deuter Guide 30+ SL
Available right now in Blueberry/Silver or Mandarine/Sun

Arc'teryx Perimeter Pant

New this season the men's Perimeter Pant has it all!
Lightweight stretch nylon make it the perfect hiking and traveling pant. If you just need one affordable pant to do it all and fit perfectly this is the one.

 Contact us to buy!

Mammut Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Beacon

Digital/Analog combo device with 3 antennas. Transmitting 457 kHz. Updates via W-Link. Range Approx. 60 Metres. Battery Life at least 200 hrs. 5-year warranty.

Climb Jasper: Rock Gardens

"Rock Gardens"

A rock garden of history for locals. Home to some classic mind boggling limestone routes. Close to town with a good variety of grades. Popular early in the season and a nice reprieve from any hot sun that does occasionally get encountered here in Jasper.

Not just any old blog!

Gravity Gear Blog - It's Real Baby...

OK, so we finally decided to give the Gravity Gear website an overhaul and in the process decided we wanted to take a more pro-active and down-to-earth approach to the way we communicate with you, our loyal customers, followers, buddies... So we started a blog!  

We wanted to be able to bring you the latest and greatest info, daily, weekly, whenever! A blog seemed the best way to do this, so while we've downsized the website, we'll be bringing you all that and more in this 'blog'.  

You may also notice we've taken the 'online store' down and decided to focus on what we do best... Bringing you the best gear with honest one-to-one advice in the store, via email, or however you want. You know, the kind of service you just can't get from those big online stores that sell to the masses.  

So we're here, we're real, and we want to hear from you. Leave your comments, tell us what you want on the blog, in the store, your latest adventure, or just what you had for breakfast... as long as it's real baby!
We've been here a while ;)