In need of a gift, but unsure of what they want? Get a gift card to make sure they get the gift they want. Available in amounts from $5-$500 and they do not expire! Perfect for any outdoor enthusiast!
Call us to have one picked up at the store or sent via USPS.
Summer is now upon us and we get a lot of questions at the store about sun protective clothing. What makes clothes sun protective and why is it important?
Part of sunlight includes rays of invisible ultraviolet radiation and overexposure to these rays can cause sunburn, premature aging of skin and skin cancer.
All clothing protects us to some extent from these harmful rays, but the best protective garments have been given a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) rating between 15 and 50. A rating of 15 is considered good and a rating of 50 is the best, blocking out 98% of UV radiation.
UPF is similar to SPF, the rating system for sunscreen products, but UPF rates the fabric’s effectiveness at blocking out both UVA and UVB rays. An SPF rating notes only the protection agains UVB, the sun-burning segment of the UV spectrum. There are actually three types of UV rays that exist. UVA causes premature skin aging and skin cancer, penetrating more deeply into the skin than UVB rays. These rays
will have an affect on skin during all hours of daylight and can penetrate clouds and untreated glass. UVB causes sunburn as well as premature skin aging and skin cancer. These rays have the most impact between 10am and 4pm and can penetrate clouds, but not glass. UVC is deadly to humans but is absorbed by atmospheric gases before it reaches the earth’s surface.
There are several factors that make clothing sun protective. Fabric that has a tighter weave minimizes the space between fibers and therefore minimizes the amount of UV radiation that can go through. Synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon, because of the polymer make-up, disrupts UV light better than natural fibers like cotton and wool. Dyes also play a role in deflecting UV light, with pigment dyes giving the most protection. Sometimes chemicals are added during the processing of fabrics to help absorb UV light.
Whether we are on the trail or in the water, it is important to protect ourselves against the harmful UV rays. We carry many brands here at J&H that are UPF rated, from performance t-shirts and long-sleeved button-up shirts with extended collars to quick-drying lightweight pants and hats. Most items have hang tags with the UPF rating, but some do not so be sure to ask one of our sales associates if you have any questions!
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These shoes have been hard to get your hands on because they are hand made in Italy and in very high demand these days. Luckily, we have a pretty good stock left, so come in and try a pair out!
The Travelling Light line is a great assortment of travel accessories that provide a technical, lightweight and stylish solution to luggage organization and travel security. This comprehensive line up of travel necessities provides a convenient way to separately pack clothes, shoes, toiletries, documents and other travel essentials without taking up precious space or tipping the scales towards costly airline fees.
Using CORDURA brand ripstop fabric and other lightweight materials, Travelling Light products weigh significantly less than any other products in the category, without compromising strength or durability. 80% of the products weigh less than 3 ounces!
The assortment is divided into 4 categories:
TOILETRY- Ultra-lightweight and water resistant CORDURA fabric keeps toiletry spills contained while internal zippered mesh pockets provide excellent organization- all without adding bulk
PACKING- Lightweight compartments to pack clothing, shoes, and undergarments to maximize space
SECURITY- Protection for documents, passports, money and other valuables
ESSENTIALS- Day packs and pouches that make it easy to locate toiletries, electronic accessories and small items
Stop by the store and check out the collection before you pack for your next trip!
The Bandi belt is an exciting new item that just hit our sales floor two weeks ago. It is the perfect accessory for running, hiking, traveling, or those days when you don’t want to carry a purse. The Bandi is made from soft spandex fabric (like swimwear) that stretches and conforms to the body. It is available in over 40 colors and patterns and will easily match your running or yoga apparel. The main pocket is divided to keep your phone separate from your cash and cards, and the unique fold over design keeps the contents secure. The side pocket is perfect for keys or coins. It is really comfortable to wear and is definitely a more modern, stylish twist on the traditional fanny pack. The Bandi retails at $28.00 and would be a great gift for mom this Mother’s Day!
“From our unwavering focus on the smallest stitching and detail, to our premium leathers and quality materials, we build shoes for a thoughtful and adventurous life.”
This is the mission statement of our newest sandal and shoe brand, Olukai. Imagine your foot sinking slowly into wet firm sand. All at once, it cups your heel, fills your arch, and your toes freely splay out. This is Olukai’s West Sand Principle providing a perfect balance of instant comfort and lasting support. Featured in every product they make, it will leave you feeling connected and comfortable with every step.
Olukai is strongly connected to the island state of Hawaii. Their products are named in the musical Hawaiian language, and they give back to the beautiful place by supporting the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and by donating product, time and labor to the conservation effors of the Maui Cultural Lands organization.
Stop by our store and check out the premium new sandals and shoes. They should be here this week!
I am pretty excited about this new headlamp from Black Diamond. The Revolt headlamp hit our shelves early in January and immediately sold out. Boasting 110 lumens with regular batteries and 90 with the rechargeable batteries (both of which are included!) is plenty light output for even the most demanding needs. The great thing about the rechargeable batteries is that there is no need for an adapter or a separate unit to charge the batteries. There is a small USB port on the side that will plug into your average cell phone charger and charge the batteries right through the headlamp. If the rechargeable batteries die and you are in the middle of nowhere, you can just replace them with regular batteries and keep on moving. You would think all of this new technology would take the price really high, but the Revolt comes in at $59.95.
Black Diamond has been cranking out many uniquely designed headlamps over the last few years. They have built a name for themselves in the lighting world. The thing that initially caught my eye concerning all Black Diamonds headlamps is the dimmer switch. I have had plenty of headlamps that have a high beam/low beam option, but none that dim in the same manner. All of the sleek new designs Black Diamond has put out on the market over the last few years has really created a buzz.
If you are looking for a gift for the gadget guy/gal in your life, a new headlamp with rechargeable technology can always be a good addition. Whether they are scratching their way up a first ascent of a mountain deep in the Himalaya range or reading about someone else’s adventure from the comfort of an armchair in a da
No matter what activity you aspire to do, make sure you put on the Granite Creek Convertible Pant from Mountain Khakis! Whether you are hiking the Appalachian trail, fly fishing in the Blackfoot river, or walking the streets of New Delhi, this clean-cut, rugged and quick-drying pant will be the most versatile pant you’ll ever wear!
Made out of a comfy brushed nylon fabric, the Granite Creek Convertible Pant has a relaxed fit without seeming baggy. It’s wrinkle-resistant and compresses down too, making it the ideal travel pant. It has five discreet pockets including a hidden security pocket, a Velcro-flap cargo pocket, twin hand pockets and a zippered back pocket. With UV 50+ protection and a water-resistant Scotchguard treatment, this pant will keep you protected from both damaging sun rays and from worrying about stains. And if that wasn’t enough, you can easily convert them to shorts, stowing the bottom pant legs through the belt loop or in a pocket, and easily reattaching with the color-coded zips!
The Mountain Khakis’ Granite Creek Convertible Pant has become one of our most popular pant. Come in and check out all the colors available. We keep them year round!