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Shoe Sale June 22nd through July 2nd, 2017

Our big annual Shoe Sale starts on June 22nd and runs through July 2nd. Save 15% to 25% on all footwear. On June 24th Bella Notte will be on site with their mobile pizza oven serving from 12pm to 4pm (menu below).

2017-06-25T01:27:15+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Boat Demo June 21st, 2017

Join us on June 21st for our next boat demo of the year. Location is Jacobson Park in Lexington and the time is 4pm to 7pm. We furnish all the gear (boat, paddle, PFD) but come prepared to get wet. We will have several styles to test paddle and a staff on hand to assist you [...]

2017-06-11T22:50:52+00:00 June 11th, 2017|

Boat Demo June 7th, 2017

Join us on June 7th for our first boat demo of the year. Location is Jacobson Park in Lexington and the time is 4pm to 7pm. We furnish all the gear (boat, paddle, PFD) but come prepared to get wet. We will have several styles to test paddle and a staff on hand to assist [...]

2017-05-30T22:15:50+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Osprey Aether/Ariel AG 70

The new Osprey Aether/Ariel AG 70 series just arrived at J&H. This version was just voted Outside's Gear of the Year for 2017. See all the details in the video below.  

2017-05-23T17:29:04+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Hike to Gregory Bald

The Great Smoky Mountains are home to many beautiful landmarks and views but high atop the list is the annual flame azalea bloom atop Gregory Bald. Every mid-to-late June Gregory Bald explodes in a sea of color as the flame azaleas hit their peak. The hike to Gregory Bald can be done as a challenging [...]

2017-05-11T18:09:55+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

Gift Ideas for Mom

Mother's Day is this weekend and we have put together a list of great items for Mom. For casual Mom we have the following: Toad&Co Muse Dress - $85 Sunday Afternoons Riviera Hat - $32 Mona B Adventure Cross Body Bag - $28 Chaco X2 Zvolv - $100 Sherpani Willow Bag - $88 Hydro Flask [...]

2017-05-11T15:17:04+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

Rareform Bags and Packs

We are now carrying Rareform bags, packs and wallets. Founded in 2013 by brothers Alec and Aric, Rareform repurposes vinyl billboards into one-of-a-kind bags, backpacks, and accessories. Once billboard campaigns are over the vinyl is typically thrown away, but Rareform partners with billboard companies to secure the vinyl from them for reuse. Rareform then washes, hand-cuts, [...]

2017-04-20T17:57:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Spring Sale 2017

  Our annual Spring Sale continues through April 30th! Great savings throughout the store including... Select Apparel 10% - 60% Off All Kayaks 10% - 40% Off All Kayak Accessories 20% Off Select Footwear (including most sandals) 15% - 50% Off All Climbing Gear 10% Off or More All Drinkware 10% Off All Coolers 20% Off [...]

2017-04-25T16:28:38+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

GRAYL Ultralight Water Filter

Fill - Press - Drink. That is the complete set of instructions for our newest water filter, the GRAYL Ultralight. This filter will render any fresh water source in the world drinkable in less than 15 seconds and the total bottle/filter weight is only 10.9oz. The Ultralight offers the ultimate protection against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, protozoa), particulates, [...]

2017-04-11T20:44:23+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

The Stewards: Kentucky Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1975, the mission of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters of Kentucky on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy envisions a future for Kentucky where we all enjoy clean air and water, productive working lands, and accessible forests, rivers and parks. The KNC currently has [...]

2017-04-04T15:38:03+00:00 April 4th, 2017|